Microblading is semi-permanent tattooing, which uses nine tiny blades (microblades) to deposit pigment under the skin of your eyebrows. It provides definition, enhances fullness and can be used to alter the shape of your brows.
Microblading (or eyebrow embroidery, as it’s also known) uses a specifically designed tool, which bleeds pigment into the small scratches on the epidermis to create fine lines mimicking strokes of hair. The overall look is natural and realistic.
Prior to using the blades, a technician will draw and fill in your brows to determine your desired look.
We’re not going to lie, it’s not totally pain-free. But it’s also not unbearable.
It’s pretty much how you’d imagine teeny-tiny blades to feel on your brows – a bit scratchy. It’s over pretty quickly and once you see your fancy new brows you’ll forget about all the pain.
There can be a little discomfort during the healing process, but again, it’s nothing we can’t handle in the name of fleekyaf brows, right?
For maximum results and to avoid any added discomfort, aftercare is very important. Most clinics provide detailed information on how to look after your newly microbladed eyebrows.
Dr.Manjot’s Clinic provides detailed aftercare instructions for enhanced brows:
At first you’re eyebrows, with their newly defined shape, fully look and enhanced colour will look FAB-U-LOUS. Then you’ll notice the pigment darken – don’t worry it will settle!
After about 3-5 days, your eyebrows will start to flake and peel. DO NOT PICK at the dry skin, keep applying the aftercare balm.
The flaking can last up to ten days and the colour may appear to fade to much lighter than expected. This is normal.
After about two weeks your brows will look how they’re supposed to look, but it’s important to maintain long-term care.
Keep the brow area moisturized and out of direct sunlight as much as possible.
About 4-6 weeks after your first treatment, you’ll need a follow up appointment to top up the pigment and to make any small adjustments to the shape or fullness.
How permanent is microblading? How long does it last?
Again, depending on how thick/full you want your eyebrows to look and how well you stick to the suggested aftercare guidelines, microblading can last between one to three years.
Top-ups may be required within 12 months.