Introduction to Microblading technique

Eyebrows are without doubt one of the brightest and most noticeable elements of our face. Whatever emotion we are experiencing, it is expressed among all with eyebrows. We can raise them in surprise, frown or wrinkle them when we are puzzled. No wonder that many women nowadays are looking for the ways to enhance their eyebrows and make them look attractive, fancy and modern all day long. For those who do not want to spend half of the morning applying eyebrow shadow, gel, paste and what not, micropigmentation offers a range of solutions.

The two most common types of eyebrow micropigmentation techniques are brow filling (a.k.a. shading) and hair strokes. Eyebrow filling has its own advantages. It requires much less often touch-ups, lasts longer, fades slowly, looks good on ageing skin and is a good choice for the patients with little to no natural eyebrow hairs. The alternative technique (hair strokes) has its advantages as well and can also be performed both with machine and more “manual” method widely known as microblading. Let us tell a bit more about the latter.


Example of microblading results by artist Tina Davies

The method of microblading is becoming increasingly popular. As implied by the name, this treatment recreates hairs of the natural eyebrow. Instead of a heavy tattoo machine the artist uses a lightweight portable hand tool, which increases maneuverability, precision and control. The device is equipped with a little “blade” that operates as a needle in a traditional tattoo machine injecting pigment in the skin. The strokes of the microblading device are much finer than those made with a normal needle which makes it increasingly more popular among permanent makeup artists. One more thing that makes this method attractive for artists is low cost of equipment.

Microblading offers a variety of unique benefits for the patients as well. First of all, it is perfect for achieving a trendy look of thick, bushy natural eyebrows. In patients with good natural thickness of eyebrows this treatment helps to create a more defined shape and angle, yet for those with some part of the eyebrow hair missing (for example, after years of irregular unprofessional tweezing) microblading is also a good idea as it fills in the gaps in the most natural way. This method helps the artist to mimic the natural angle, thickness and pattern of eyebrow hairs for the most realistic look. On top of that, this treatment requires very little time to be performed and heals easily with no complications.

Drawbacks of this treatment are not at all numerous. Some artists argue that microblading fades quickly enough because the pigment is injected in the upper layers of the skin, but if performed by a certified micropigmentation artist, it can wear up to 3 years, depending on the peculiarities of patient’s skin, type and color of pigment and some external factors like sun exposure and use of certain facial beauty products, just like any other permanent makeup.

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