What is Microblading and How Long Does It Last?

What is microblading?

Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure that darkens and shapes the brows to fit your face perfectly! Contrary to popular belief, microblading is not getting your brows tattooed on. Instead, pigment is gently scraped into the upper layers of epidermis with a cluster of extremely fine needles, much shallower than a tattoo. First, the area around your brows is chemically numbed. Afterward, pigment is applied in hairstrokes. Lastly, a stain is applied for about five minutes.

Who gets their eyebrows microbladed?

Microblading is an excellent choice if you have naturally thinner or lighter brows and are looking to achieve a darker, fuller brow. It’s also a great option if you’ve experienced hair loss in your brows. Microblading will result in a natural-looking brow with an architecture that is custom designed by your microblading artist for your face.

How long does it last?

Microblading typically lasts between a year and a year and a half. Everybody’s skin holds onto pigment differently, so the actual duration can vary. If you have oily skin, you should expect your treatment to last closer to a year. Your microblading can last longer, closer to 18 months, if you have drier skin. Following your microblading appointment, you may feel that your brows are too dark, but not to worry! After 4-5 days, your brows will have faded to their final shade. A touch-up appointment is recommended for 6-8 weeks after your appointment.

Can men have microblade eyebrows?

Microblading is for everyone! Microblading is not limited to thin, feminine brows. It is an extremely versatile procedure that can be used to build and fill in brows of any shape on any face. Microblading artists are trained experts that use geometric tools to construct the perfect brow for each individual. When you come in for your appointment, you will have the opportunity to have a conversation with your artist about your expectations and desired results to make sure you walk out happy with your new brows!

Who shouldn’t get microblading?

Though not as deep as a tattoo, microblading still presents the possibility for the materials used to be introduced to the bloodstream. As such, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should avoid microblading. The same goes for individuals who are taking blood thinners, or have blood or autoimmune conditions that may result in excessive bleeding or a weakened immune response. Before your appointment, make sure that your skin is healthy, so this means no scarring, sunburns, microdermabrasion, botox, or anything similar near the brows.

Microblade VS. Powder Brows

Powdered brows use a very similar process to microblading. Powdering, also called shading, will give you denser swathes of pigment in a soft but full brow. On the other hand, in microblading, pigment is applied to the epidermis in precise strokes, with the final result being hair-like lines that blend in with your existing, natural brows. Microbladed brows are often more architectural and structured than powdered brows.