The beauty industry is constantly evolving, and there always seem to be new beauty trends making their way into the mainstream at a steady pace. Some of these trends end up fading away as quickly as they started, and others stick around for years, with many of them eventually becoming a cornerstone of the beauty market for decades.
One of the latest trends that has been making quite the splash over the past couple of years is the trend of Microblading, a treatment designed to enhance the eyebrows. And with its steady rise in popularity, it’s safe to assume that this procedure is going to be around for quite some time.
In this article, we’re going to break down everything you need to know about microblading so that you can see if it’s something that would be right for you. You can also check out this video to learn more.
Microblading is a semipermanent tattoo technique designed to give the eyebrows the illusion of increased density. The procedure is performed by an esthetician, who uses a manual tattooing device to deposit pigment into the eyebrows by creating thin, hairlike strokes in the sparse areas so as to mimic that of actual eyebrow hairs. It’s a fantastic, longer-lasting alternative to traditional brow fillers, which typically need to be used on a daily basis. So if you’re someone who’s tired of the daily brow filler application, microblading is definitely worth considering.
Microblading is a great option for anyone who wants to enhance their eyebrows, particularly for people who have eyebrows that are naturally sparse. It’s also great for people whose eyebrows are sparse for other reasons, such as chemotherapy, trauma in the brow area, or scars that have left a portion of the eyebrow without any hair. Adding the illusion of hair and density in these areas can really help improve someone’s self-esteem, particularly if their eyebrows are a source of insecurity for them.
As a general rule, a microblading procedure takes up to a couple of hours from start to finish, though the total time will vary depending on each particular case.
You’ll begin with a consultation with the esthetician to discuss your goals and how you’d like your eyebrows to look. Once a game plan is in place, the esthetician will likely use a topical anesthetic on the brow area to help minimize any discomfort felt during the procedure. The esthetician will then begin administering the pigment into the skin with the use of a handheld tool similar to that of a tattoo device. The sensation is often described as a “scraping feeling”, though it should be noted that the sensation is typically quite tolerable and more uncomfortable than it is painful.
Results can last anywhere from 18-30 months, though frequent touchups are needed, sometimes as soon as 3 months after the initial procedure. How long the results last varies from person to person, and factors such as skin type and lifestyle will determine how frequently you need to have them redone.
There’s a lot of variance in regards to the cost of a microblading treatment, with estimates ranging as low as $250 to more than $1,000. The final cost will depend on how many sessions you need to achieve your desired results and how long the session take. Other factors also play a role in the price, such as the particular fees of the provider and the geographical location where you’re getting the procedure done.
If you want more general information about other permanent makeup procedures, you can watch this video over on Cosmetic Town TV.