Microblading: Everything you need to know about beauty’s hottest brow treatment
Gone are the days of super-thin, fine brows. These days, it’s the more natural the better and, along with the best brow products, microblading is one of the most popular ways to amp up your arches.
But unless you’re clued-in on the latest beauty treatments, you might not know exactly how the process works (or, more importantly, if it’s for you). That’s where we come in.
What is microblading?
Microblading is a new and updated semi-permanent make-up where, through manual process of inserting pigment into the upper layers of skin, we create the desired fullness and shape of the eyebrows.
The effects can last up to 12-24 months, depending on skin types, after which the pigment fades, leaving the skin and your natural brows exactly as they were. The results are very natural and lifelike, giving the brows a natural, fuller look.
Microblading before and after:
We get it: what you really want to know is what the results actually look like.
As you can see from the image below, microblading makes the brows appear thicker and fuller without looking too ‘done’ or over-filled.
What does microblading aftercare entail?
For the next 10 days after the procedure, you need to keep the brows as dry as possible. No water is allowed around the brow area, as this can result in the ink being washed out of the skin.
We also suggest avoiding any hot holidays, which will cause you to over-sweat and push the ink out of the skin, as well as activities such as the gym or saunas.
Are there any microblading side effects?
In your first session, it’s very common for your body to try to reject the ink, so you may experience up to 60-80% rejection.
After your 10 days of healing, I would then suggest exfoliating over the area twice a week to help reduce the pigment.
When should you get a microblading touch-up?
Touch-ups depend completely on your own personal preference. If you’ve had just one session, we would encourage you to rebook between 6-8 weeks to ensure all lines and colour have taken, as well as giving you a chance to make minor changes, such as extra strokes.
Once both sessions are complete, clients can re-book anywhere between three months to two years. It all comes down to preference when needing a touch-up.