A short overview of the microblading procedure

Microblading is usually done to improve the appearance of eyebrows by covering gaps caused by hair loss, extending the eyebrows, or full reconstructions. The eyebrows look very real and natural.
Drawing your eyebrows every single day with a pencil can be tiring. Welcome to the microblading world. Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow cosmetic tattooing procedure.

Microblading procedures can be of great help to people with conditions that lead to hair loss, such as hypothyroidism.

Anyone can have microblading as long as they are adult and in good health. However, anyone who is pregnant, breast feeding or diabetic should not have the procedure.

The standard advice is that you should have sufficient rest before the procedure, and this means abstaining from workouts. You should not drink alcohol, caffeine, or take any blood-thinning substances, such as aspirin, for the 24 hours before the procedure. Also you should not pluck or wax your brows or exfoliate the area around your brows. And it is recommended that you drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated in advance of the microblading procedure.

The microblading process starts with the technician measuring your brow bone for the best results. A desired shape is then developed with removable pencil till you feel that it resembles the kind of shape you want. You can decide to have your eyebrows – to give a few examples – arched, feathered, straight or bold.

Before the procedure begins, you can have some anaesthetic cream applied, to make sure you feel comfortable, but really the level of discomfort from the procedure is very low.

The eyebrow area to be treated will be disinfected. The equipment to be used during the procedure will be sterile and will be either single-use or specifically sterilised to avoid any risk of infections.

Once you are ready for the procedure, your therapist will use a special hand-held microblading tool to draw individual strokes, one-by-one or in groups, by depositing pigment under the upper region of the dermis. Being deposited under the skin ensures that the colour lasts longer. The hair-like strokes will be applied so that they look as close as possible to natural hairs on the brows.

Eyebrows that have just undergone the microblading procedure should be kept away from moisture to ensure that healing is completed as quickly as possible.

After this procedure, the tattooed area might become itchy. Your microblading salon may provide you with an aftercare ointment; but mild solid oils such as Vaseline can be very effective in relieving the area.

The eyebrows may appear darker than you like after the procedure, but don’t worry, the colour will start to fade to its permanent appearance. This process will depend on your skin type, exposure to environmental factors such as sunshine, the pigmentation used, and also the skin care products which you use after the procedure.

Because of the small amount of pigment that is used in the procedure, a touch-up is required for maintenance of the microbladed eyebrows a few months after the initial procedure. But if you look after them, and have any touch ups when necessary, then the beautiful appearance of your eyebrows after microblading will last for anything up to three years.