Microblading is a "permanent" technique of makeup created with a thin, angled blade created of a row of even smaller needles. In precise strokes, the microblading blade is coated in ink and then lightly scraped over the scalp, trying to mimic hair. Eyebrow microblading lasts for three years at the most, supplying you with your ideal naturally looking bushy eyebrows or any other form you choose, unlike eyebrow tattoos that sometimes look unnatural and unattractive. Microstroking would probably not last for more than a year for women in their 30s or younger.
It's important to be well educated if you're also interested in microblading! There's a lot of cool stuff about eyebrow embroidery. Eyebrow embroidery, for instance, short of eyebrow extensions (similar to lash extensions), is by far the most natural-looking way to correct uneven or irregular eyebrows without risk of hair loss.
The effects of the semi-permanent makeup last up to three years, and very few touch-ups are needed. Since the observations are not entirely permanent, there is no need to worry about developing eyebrow patterns. You can have your brows microbladed for one year to look fuller and thicker, and you can have them microbladed for two years later to look thinner and sleeker.
Some risks involved with microblading, however, are also present. Microblading of the eyebrow is performed with a blade that cuts through the skin, and over a hundred tiny cuts can be needed in one session. They may cut too deep or miss significant sterilization measures if the individual doing the microblading is not adequately trained, possibly causing an infection. That's the worst-case scenario, of course, for microblading.
The risk of the eyebrow microblading technician actually not doing a good job, and giving you a wonky eyebrow form, is slightly less risky but still frightening.
While most microblading professionals will use a lidocaine-based numbing cream like Zensa and then do the procedure, there is also some discomfort and irritation involved in the process. However, for all, the numbing cream may not be completely effective, and some pain may still be felt.
Before selecting a practitioner, the trick to getting an incredible experience with eyebrow microblading is to do your homework and make sure you are ready for the aftercare procedure involved. While looking for your permanent makeup specialist, see for his work of pre and post photos and spend some time looking at their Instagram or website gallery for microblading.
Some cosmetic tattoo artists prefer longer, more audacious strokes, while others may prefer smoother, shorter strokes. You may see one microblading gallery loaded with precise, artificial-looking eyebrows, while another one will be loaded with a little murkier, more natural-looking eyebrows. The lovely thing about microblading is that "it's all up to personal preference, there is no wrong or right style."
However, if the micro stroking appears to have been performed very closely, that's potentially a problem. Some professionals know that in the before & after photos, very tight microblading strokes look better and can attract more clients, but the reality is that they really don't heal well, and the semi-permanent makeup will probably look fuzzy and messy after 2-3 months.