Microblading is an advanced brow embroidery technique whereby a manual handheld tool with a row of superfine needles is used to create thin, hair strokes into the second layer of your skin, pigment is then applied.
It is ideal for creating a very natural and realistic looking brow, and is becoming an increasingly popular method in permanent makeup.
It is quite similar to hair stroke cosmetic tattoo using the machine method, however the strokes are finer, and are not implanted as deeply in the skin. Therefore, cosmetic tattoo brows completed using micro blade or micro stroke techniques are not as permanent. They are really to be considered semi-permanent, lasting usually around 12 months before a retouch is required.
During the treatment, after a brow consultation, the new brow shape outline is pencilled on, the brow area is numbed, and then pigment is implanted into the skin using very tiny needle strokes. These are built up into the new shape, and the area gradually made denser with lots of tiny hair strokes, depending on the desired result.
The treated brows are usually a little tender, sometimes redness can occur and the colour a little darker than the healed result – but they are not normally so dark as to be unsightly. Normal activities like work and socialising can generally be resumed the same day.
They lighten considerably to a softer tone over the next 10-14 days.
The skin will dry and may flake a little leaving the colour around 50% lighter during the first week of the healing process, you will be supplied a vitamin balm to apply after treatment to keep them moisturised.
Semi permanent pigments fade over time, so before needing topped up they will seem more ash/grey/pinkish based. This is normal for permanent make up (brow) treatments and depends on which colour pigments are required for use on your brows