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Brow Buzz- WTH is Microblading?

What is microblading?

Microblading also called 3D Brows, “feather touch” or “micro-stroking,” is an alternative to tattooing or drawing on your brows.

(Microblading SHOULD be performed by a trained professional, that may or may not need a special license, depending on the state in which they are working.) Shape, size and color will be discussed before the brow art begins. The actual procedure involves making tiny hair-like strokes with a sterile tip appearing to look like a blade, but is actually comprised of several tiny needles. Microblading results can last 12-18 months, which is a big part of its appeal.

Microblading cuts into the skin in the area of your eyebrows and implants pigment into the cuts. There are several things you should know about maintenance and aftercare if you are considering getting it done. Your skin will be sensitive afterwards, and you’ll need to avoid touching the area or getting it wet for up to 10 days after your appointment.

This means NO pools, hot tubs, saunas, etc...

Skincare after microblading

Taking care of the area of skin where microblading took place is similar to tattoo care, if a bit more intensive. The pigment immediately following the procedure will appear quite dark, and the skin underneath will be red. It will take anywhere from 7-14 days for the skin to begin to appear healed and for the pigment to fade to its regular shade.

Microblading Post Care:

  • Avoid getting the area wet for up to 10 days, which includes keeping your face dry during a shower.

  • Don’t wear makeup for at least a week. This is because the pigments are still settling in to the shallow cuts in your skin caused by the blading.

  • Don’t pick at scabs, tug, or itch the eyebrow area.

  • Avoid saunas, swimming, and excessive sweating until the area is completely healed and you have a follow-up appointment.

  • Keep your hair away from your brow line.

  • Apply any medicated cream or healing balm provided by your technician as directed.

Maintenance tips

Most technicians recommend getting a “touch-up” of your microbladed eyebrows at least ONCE A YEAR. This touch-up will involve adding pigment to the outline of the brows that you have already.

After your skin is fully healed, you’ll want to protect your microblading investment by taking care of your skin. Applying a sunscreen to the microbladed area may help prevent fading. Like similar cosmetic treatments — such as eyebrow tattooing — microblading is CONSIDERED permanent but will fade. Fading may occur at a faster rate than brow tattooing due to use of pigment vs. ink as well as the depth of the placement.

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