Brows have become the beauty obsession of the decade – and with good reason!
Not only do they frame the face, but they also serve to highlight certain facial features.
If you are weary of the effort required to achieve the perfect brow as part of your every day makeup routine, microblading could be the solution.
What is Brow Microblading?
Microblading (also known as brow hyperpigmentation) is a painless treatment which produces long-lasting results, with minimal maintenance required.
Fine needles are used to reshape and enhance the shape of the brows, by gently applying semi-permanent pigment to the surface skin layer using feathering strokes.
The person carrying out the procedure must be a licensed aesthetician who has undergone appropriate training; you should also expect that they take the time to discuss and plan your treatment before picking up any instruments!
Whether you are looking for bold, distinguished brows or more subtle changes – microblading could be the solution you’ve been looking for. However it’s not suitable for everybody, for example, those who:
- Suffer from skin conditions and irritations ie sunburn, eczema, acne, psoriasis near eyebrows
- Are under the age of 18, are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have taken Accutane in the past 12 months
- Have been diagnosed with diabetes, epilepsy, a heart condition or an autoimmune disease
- Are susceptible to keloid scarring
- Are currently taking blood thinners
- Have chronic acne/ excessively oily skin
Before your Microblading Treatment
If you have determined that you are a good candidate for microblading, here are some tips to prepare you for your first treatment:
- Botox and dermal fillers should be avoided at least three weeks prior to your appointment
- Avoid chemical peels for at least four weeks beforehand
- Avoid sun exposure to your face at least two weeks prior
- No brow waxing, tinting or threading in the week before
- No alcohol or caffeine 24-48 hours before the procedure
- Avoid medicines such as aspirin and ibuprofen within 48 hours of your appointment
- Avoid getting your eyebrows wet for up to 10 days after your treatment (this applies even when you’re in the shower!)
- Avoid saunas, swimming, and excessive sweating (eg from a gym workout) until the area is completely healed and you have had your follow-up appointment
- Do not pick or itch at the treatment area
- Apply the recommended medicated cream or healing balm provided to you by your technician
How long does microblading last?
How Long Does Microblading Last?
Depending on your skin type, microblading usually lasts between 1.5 to 2.5 years.
Once the pigment begins to fade you can go back for a touch up application. Depending on your skin type and desired look, touch-ups are necessary every six to twelve months.
Microblading is a great way to streamline your morning makeup routine!