Microblading - Eyebrow Embroidery

Microblading, Eyebrow Embroidery

What Is Microblading, Eyebrow Embroidery?

So since microblading, eyebrow embroidery is such a new beauty procedure, many clients still have A LOT of questions about the process. We’ve heard it referred to as microblading, eyebrow embroidery, microfeathering and micropigmentation, but these words are not as interchangeable as one might think. So in this post we want to address a few questions and common misconceptions about microblading, that you can share with potential clients, or anyone you know who might be curious about the process!

Here are a few of our most frequent microblading Q&A’s.

What is microblading exactly and how is it different than permanent makeup?

Permanent Makeup is a form of cosmetic tattooing, also known as micropigmentation. It has been around since at least the 20th century, but maybe even longer There’s even evidence that Queen Cleopatra of ancient Egypt had cosmetic tattooing! It is a cosmetic technique where pigment is inserted into the skin to resemble makeup. It is typically achieved using a machine or manual hand tool to create permanent enhancements to the eyebrows, eyes, lips, and body.

Microblading is a technique of cosmetic tattooing performed specifically on the eyebrows. Like earlier methods of cosmetic tattooing, it is done by manually depositing pigment into the second layer of the skin (dermis). But what makes it truly unique is the hand tool used. The unique formation of needles allows the artist to create the look of real eyebrow hairs by tattooing very fine hair-like strokes in the skin. 

Do you have to shave off your eyebrows to get it done?
No! Microblading, Eyebrow Embroidery is done to enhance what you already have to make the eyebrows look as natural as possible. Microblading is a great solution for people who have over-plucked their eyebrows, or who have naturally very thin/light eyebrows and want to accentuate the look of eyebrows on their face. It is not necessary, nor recommended for a client to get rid of any natural hair he or she may already have. 

Does Microblading Scar? 
No.  Microblading itself will not cause scarring. What can cause scarring after a microblading procedure is picking at the healing skin. This is why it is extremely important to make sure NOT to pick at any scabs or flaking skin after they have had a microblading procedure. Picking could result in the loss of pigment as well as scarring.

What Can I Expect After a Microblading Procedure? 
The healing process after a microblading procedure varies from client to client based on many factors. This could include, but is not limited to: the artist’s technique, pigments used, aftercare instructions, whether or not shading was done, as well as just overall how someone’s body and skin reacts to the procedure. Some of the most common things clients can expect after a microblading procedure are: Tenderness in the area Pink or redness around the affected areaSwelling Thickening and darkening of the areaModerate to thick scabbing 3-4 days after the procedure, scabs will begin to flake off anytime between days 5 – 10. After scabs flake off, pigment color and strokes will look light, grey, and blurry After area is fully healed (4 weeks after procedure) the pigment will return to full color.

How Long Does Microblading Last?
It really depends on the client and the health of their skin, however microblading procedures should last anywhere from 1 to 3 years. Microblading typically will require touch-ups when the pigment begins to fade.

Microblading is a form of semi-permanent makeup and is subject to fading over time due to exfoliation, sun exposure, skincare products and other environmental factors that may increase exfoliation of the skin.

Microblading, which is also called as Eyebrow Embroidery is a procedure that is one of the services of permanent makeup. Though unlike traditional cosmetic tattooing, it is not as invasive and is considered semi-permanent.