Permanent Cosmetics, cosmetic tattooing, dermagraphics, micropigmention – what do they all have in common? They are all different names for the same thing. And today micropigmentation of the the brows is taking the beauty industry by storm. But what exactly is it and is it really permanent? Here are some FAQ about microblading your brows:
The most obvious first question to ask would be ‘what is it?’ It’s basically like tattooing on your eyebrows. While the color pigment doesn’t reach as deeply as it does in tattoos, pigmentation is implanted into the upper dermal layer of the skin using a small blade or disposable needles.
Is it really permanent? Not really. Over time the pigment will fade, soften, and become less visible. Still, there will be particles in the skin forever, so if you’ll want to think long and hard before you actually get your brows on to make sure its something you really want – because it will be with you forever.
How long does it last? Results are semi permanent and last between 6 months to 2 years. Some things like anti-aging creams, sun exposure, and tanning beds will make the pigmentation fade quicker.
Does it hurt? We hate to state the obvious here, but you are digging needles into your skin – yes, there will be some pain and discomfort. Luckily, your technician will probably give you a topical anaesthetic to help ease the discomfort. With such help, most people describe minimal to no pain throughout the procedure.
Do I have to shave my eyebrows? No. Micropigmentation is designed to enhance your existing eyebrows. During your consultation your technician will trim and shape your natural brows to your liking, and then use them as a guide for the rest of the process.
Is it safe? Yes. All pigments used in micropigmentation are made from natural minerals and have been labelled as FDA approved. Still, patch tests are recommended to confirm that your skin will not have any adverse reactions beforehand.
What is recovery like? For the first few days, your eyebrows are going to look super dark and intense – don’t panic. After the first 7-10 days they will lighten by over 30%, and will continue to lighten thereafter. The entire healing process can take between 25-30 days, but the actual amount of downtime following a procedure is minimal.
It is worth it? Judging by the number of celebrities who are turning to micropigmentation to enhance their look, it’s worth every penny!