Microblading is a semi-permanent tattooing technique that uses ink that is applied by hand, using a manual device, to fill-in eyebrows that are sparse or thin by creating hair-like strokes. The desired eyebrows are drawn or outlined in the area to be treated.  Pigment is implanted under the skin by a cosmetic tattoo specialist using a handheld tool. Hair-like strokes are drawn to crate the look of natural hair in the brows. It is considered to be a tattoo treatment since pigment is implanted under the skin.

Good candidates for microblading include patients that have lost eyebrows or eyelashes thanks to medical conditions such as chemotherapy or some form of trauma to the area. In addition, it is a good option for patients that want to camouflage scars.

The cost of microblading is anywhere from $500-$1400. The final cost depends on how many sessions are performed, the extent of the work provided, fees charged by the service provider and the section of the country where the treatment is performed.

There might be some mild swelling in the area being treated as well as some redness.  The results can be seen immediately. The brows will look a bit darker at first but the color will fade by up to 40%. It takes about two months for the final results to be become visible. The body will absorb some of the ink so a follow-up treatment will be needed after three to six months. Overall, the final results can last for up to one year.

Medical Permanent Makeup and Microblading

Medical Permanent Makeup and Microblading

submitted on   Tue Oct, 20, 2015 by Laura Reed, OD, CPCP, FAAM     
Medical permanent makeup is a cosmetic procedure that implants pigments into a patient’s skin. Medical permanent makeup, also known as micropigmentation or cosmetic tattooing, mimics the look of eyeliner, eyeshadow, eyebrow pencil, lip liner and/or lipstick. Patients who have difficulty with...