Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing procedure that uses a small handheld tool to create fine hair-like strokes in the eyebrows to enhance their shape, thickness, and overall appearance.
The level of discomfort varies from person to person, but most clients describe the sensation as similar to that of getting small paper cuts or scratches. A numbing cream is applied to the area beforehand to minimise any discomfort.
Microblading typically lasts between one and three years, depending on factors such as the person’s skin type, the aftercare routine, and the amount of pigment used.
The initial microblading appointment typically takes around two hours. This includes a consultation, mapping out the eyebrow shape, and the actual microblading procedure.
When performed by a trained and experienced technician, microblading is generally considered safe. However, as with any cosmetic procedure, there are some risks involved, such as infection, scarring, or allergic reactions.
After the procedure, it’s important to avoid getting the eyebrows wet for the first week and to avoid sweating or exercising for at least 10 days. Clients should also avoid picking at or scratching the area and should apply a healing balm as directed by the technician.
It’s generally recommended to avoid wearing makeup on the eyebrows for the first week after the procedure. After that, clients can usually resume their normal makeup routine, although it’s important to avoid any products containing exfoliants or acids that could affect the healing process.
When choosing a microblading technician, it’s important to look for someone who is licensed, trained, and experienced. You should also ask to see before-and-after photos of their work and read reviews from other clients. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or express any concerns you may have before booking an appointment.