Microblading is a form of permanent makeup that provides a means to partially or fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments. by a few different names like, microstroking, micropigmentation, eyebrow embroidery, eyebrow feathering, and 3D eyebrows.
Microblading is performed by depositing pigment superficially in the upper region of the dermis with the use of a hand tool with attached needles fused together in a curvilinear grouping, and may involve the use of a machine with a specially devised hygienic needle cartridge. Similar to permanent makeup brow treatments using a machine, the Microblading technique involves drawing individual, crisp hair strokes. This technique is a process that may be used to improve or create eyebrow definition, to cover gaps of lost hair, to extend the eyebrows, or may be used as a full reconstruction if the brows have little/no hair. Each microblading stroke is applied individually, allowing the tattoo artist/beauty therapist control of the shape, color and density of the completed eyebrows.
This process results in the pigment being implanted into the skin, which is known as micropigmentation. With the proper technique, microbladed eyebrow results look beautiful and completely natural. The needles used come in a variety of diameters so that the thickness of each individual hair stroke can be customized to each client depending on the width of their natural hairs as to make the microblading process look more natural.
The pigment being implanted to the correct depth, combined with its iron oxide base is what gives microblading results the appearance of natural looking eyebrows. The semi permanent qualities of the microblading pigment prevent it from fading into unnatural shades that are so common with permanent cosmetics.
Microblading is a tattoo. The tattoo, the same as all other tattoos, will fade depending on the pigment used, the environment and skincare products used. In order to keep the color crisp, a touch-up service is required up to every 2 years depending on the individual’s skin and how well it holds the pigment.
The treatment begins with developing the desired shape, then using individual tattoo strokes or ‘feathers’ in the area to plot the shape and style requested. The color choice is patient specific and is mixed using a natural selection of semi-permanent micropigments to complement hair color and skin tone. Varying shades of hypoallergenic micropigments react differently with each skin type and fade accordingly, depending on skin regimen, sun exposure, environmental and after care precautions.
Our technician will use topical anesthetics to limit discomfort.
Microblading is performed using aseptic technique, needles are always sterile and single use. Our technician will disinfect the area of the skin prior to the treatment. At Skintellect Laser & Aesthetics only clinical grade single use associated equipment and consumables are used (hand piece, skin wipes and saline, micro-brushes, dressing packs etc.)
Immediately post treatment, eyebrows will appear darker than expected, but will fade 50% during the healing process over the following 2 weeks. The 2nd application 6 weeks later includes a touch up to ensure micro-pigments are healing properly and responding well.
Microblading, although semi-permanent, lasts between 6 – 18 months if proper aftercare instructions are maintained.
Serious complications are uncommon though it is important to stress that like all forms of tattooing risks associated with Microblading include pigment migration and color change, as well as short term or long terms reactions to pigment ingredients.