Microblading and Micropigmentation are two techniques that can help you have perfect eyebrows with just a simple treatment. Which one should you choose and why?
Have you had problems with your eyebrows? Do you think they are out of shape or less dense and thin? If yes, then you are at the right place to find a solution.
Understanding the two techniques
But, what exactly are microblading and micropigmentation and how do they differ?
Microblading is a semi-permanent solution to get your eyebrows in the right shape by implanting pigment under your skin, using a hand tool. It is also known as ‘microstroking’ or ’embroidery’ and is a form of semi-permanent tattoo that does not hurt at all. In this technique, hair-like strokes are drawn in your eyebrows to cover the skin where there’s no growth, to make it look like the original hair. The eyebrows look completely natural and last for a fairly long period of time.
Micropigmentation is a semi-permanent makeup technique which involves inserting pigment which looks similar to eyebrow makeup. It is used to enhance the features of the face, such as lips, eyebrows, and eyelids.
What is the difference between the two?
The two techniques look quite similar but there are some key differences between them which must be noted before choosing one of them.
- In microblading a hand-tool is used to create strokes within the eyebrows, but in micropigmentation, a machine is used to insert pigmentation.
- Although, you might be concerned that using a machine will make the process painful, neither of the techniques is painful. (Some describe the feeling as similar to that of threading.)
- Talking about how long the effects will last, micropigmentation can lasts for longer than three years whereas, microblading will generally not last longer than three years and does require at least one touch up. People looking for a semi-permanent solution which avoids the need for regular touch ups should go for micropigmentation.
- Microblading gives a more realistic 3-D look to the eyebrow hair, compared with micropigmentation, which gives a more even, overall colour and look.
- There is more precision and clarity in microblading as compared to micropigmentation, if you need this. This is because microblading is designed to replicate the appearance of individual fine hairs.
- Microblading is only for the eyebrows, but micropigmentation is also used to enhance other features like lips, eyelids and breasts.
Which one should you choose?
Both the techniques are unique and have different advantages. Both of them take at least 2 hours to complete and can help you painlessly get back amazing, well-shaped eyebrows. If you are looking for overall precision and crisp results then you should go for micropigmentation; but if you are looking for natural results then opt for microblading.
Either way regain your confidence by having your eyebrows restored to their original shape or a new attractive shape.