Microblading your eyebrows? Here's what you need to know

Microblading is the name given to the procedure of tattooing the eyebrow spaces with a semi-permanent ink for providing a more aesthetically pleasing brow. The procedure enhances the look of the eyebrows by giving them a fuller more luscious look. It is a minimally-invasive procedure that takes several hours to complete. The most time-consuming portion being the preparation phase where the healthcare professional will outline where exactly to tattoo.

The tattoo ink used is semi-permanent and has autolytic properties, meaning the body breaks it down with time. The ink is tattooed into the spaces between the hairs strategically to enhance the fullness of the brow. Depending on your skin tone, you may need touch-ups throughout the year. For some 2 may be sufficient, however, for others the results of the procedure may remain for even up to 3 years.

The procedure takes several hours. The preparation of the outline is important for a good outcome. Eyebrow shape can be manipulated and various results are there to choose from. Clients have a wide variety of looks to choose from. After choosing, the healthcare professional will outline the desired shape and mark for consistency before beginning the microblading process.

Results may vary from individual to individual. Facial bone structure varies from person to person. Genetic predisposition plays a huge role in hair growth and therefore eyebrow consistency and overall shape. Skin color varies from person to person. So, expecting equal results, as perhaps another person, is unrealistic.

For those more receptive to pain, a numbing agent can be applied or injected to help them through the process.

For results to be appreciated, clients usually have to wait around 7-14 days. For the first few days, the eyebrows may appear markedly pronounced but once the healing process kicks in, the micro bladed brows become lighter giving them a sleeker, fuller and overall better look aesthetically.