What is Microshading?Microshading eyebrows allows you to achieve the look of fuller eyebrows with the use of a hand held tool creating tiny dots of pigment by the artist. Typically, this is done in the brow area and replaces a traditional eyebrow treatment. This is also referred to as powder brows. The procedure is ideal for any skin type, and great for those with thinning brows and sensitive skin. Even oily skin is fine for the treatment, and microshading offers darker pigment and resulting thicker, fuller looking brow hairs. You can still use your natural hairs in your design, and have the artist simply fill in what doesn’t grow or what doesn’t grow right. This lets you utilize the best of both worlds in order to create your ideal brow shape and fullness. For people that have thinning hair or trauma in their brow area, microshading offers a way to recreate lost areas with darker pigment that look just like natural hair. It’s important to find someone who is knowledgeable of the cosmetic tattoo industry to do this procedure for you. Oftentimes, these are tattoo artists who are looking to diversify their offerings for a changing cultural climate, where customers are looking for a brow expert to create the ideal eye design.
Things to KnowThe cost of getting a microshading procedure done can vary, but you can expect an experienced artist to charge more. It’s a good idea to look through their portfolio to see examples of their work. You should be able to see many different brow and skin types throughout in order to get the best variability between what they’ve done and what you want to see on your own face. You can use your natural hair in conjunction with microshading, and use the pigment as a filler to enhance your look without the most intensive. You can also combine this with microblading for a look that is referred to as combo brows. You’ll typically need to come back for more than one visit in order to get the whole treatment done. You can usually schedule your follow-up appointment a few weeks after the initial one, where you can get a better picture of what the healing will do to the overall design. Usually, you’ll just need a few small touch ups in order to get your brows where you want them to be. Aftercare for microshading is similar to that of a normal tattoo, where you’ll need to keep the area clean, and watch for signs of infection. These include swelling, redness, and any sort of awkward irritation. If you have any concerns regarding your skin, ask your artist if they have seen something similar, but make sure that you see a doctor if the pain or redness becomes more serious. There aren’t too many problems with this type of procedure, but these warnings shouldn’t be taken lightly, as infections on the face can be life-threatening if not recognized early.
Our Favourite Microshading Aftercare Products
After InkedAfter Inked Tattoo Moisturizer delivers effective skin moisturization and helps to preserve the colours of your microshading. There's no petroleum so it won't stick to or stain your clothes. This moisturizing skin lotion, enriched with Grape Seed Oil, can also be used on any permanent makeup procedure on lips, brows, eye liner, and areola, as well as an after-laser tattoo removal moisturizing lotion. After Inked is Dermatologist tested, non-allergenic and non-irritating.
PurSanPurSan Aftercare is a specially formulated Vegan skin cleanser used to clean and moisturize as part of an aftercare regimen for fresh tattoos and piercings. It revitalizes, refreshes and purifies skin without drying it out. Gentle yet effective, PurSan contains no parabens, fragrances, colourants or alcohol. Chloroxylenol (PCMX) is a proven antimicrobial ingredient shown to be effective against bacteria and viruses without burning or irritating the skin. Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (Hypromellose) is an ultra-high grade lubricant ideal for sensitive skin.
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