Microblading is the manual process of introducing semi-permanent make-up, in the form of colored pigments into the upper layers of the skin, in order to mimic hair on one’s natural eyebrows. The effects last up to 12 months after which the pigment fades leaving the skin and your natural brows exactly as they were. The design is waterproof, smudge proof, and looks completely natural, with this technique we are able to achieve fullness and shape, by mimicking where no hair existed previously. Result looks natural and flawless as hair effect is recreated on the skin.
An iron oxide base pigment allows the color to softly fade over time (depending on your skin type and care, the pigment will fade slowly over 12-18 months) and ultimately vanish. The pigment used in microblading isn’t implanted into the skin as deeply compared to permanent cosmetic procedures and is only implanted to its upper layer of the dermis. If the microstroke doesn’t go deep enough, the color retention may be poor and if too deep, it may cause scarring and the healed strokes may look blurry instead of fine and crisp.
Benefits of Microblading
- Helps achieve natural looking eyebrows
- It doesn’t smear off or smudge
- Time saving
- Can last up to 12 months in most cases even longer
- Safe Application
Recovery of Microblading and Results
Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. While they are healing, you do not want to wet the brows for the first 4-5 days. True reflection of healed color can only be assessed 4 weeks after treatment. Touch-ups and/or correction of the shape/design is recommended at least 4 weeks after initial treatment. It will go from too dark, to too light, to just right!
Immediately after the procedure, the pigment will appear very sharp and dark. This is because the pigment is still seating on top of your skin and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually (do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin).
Once the healing of the skin starts taking place it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly. However, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows. Your eyebrows will be the lightest tones during days 5-12 because the color is absorbed in the deeper layers of the skin. Later skin cells push it back to the upper layers. Once the healing is completed, you will enjoy a pair of beautiful, new, natural looking eyebrows.
Next Step: Schedule Your Consultation
At our SkinCeuticals Advanced Clinical Spa East or West by El Paso Cosmetic Surgery, we take pride when it comes to taking care of our patients, and providing unrivaled services. Whether it is your first time getting a treatment or a repeated patient, we customize each treatment to you. A proper evaluation prior to each treatment will be done to discuss your expectations, questions and create a unique treatment plan to meet your goals. Call today at west: (915)351-1116 or east: (915)702-0380.