Microblading and microshading are both forms of semi permanent tattoo that are used on a cosmetic basis to create the perfect brow area. Many people are starting to get this type of treatment in order to make their brows look even better while still having that natural touch.
Whether you’re trying to amp up the brow hairs you already have, or shave often and want something a bit more long lasting, microblading will be your best of both worlds scenario. You can create your own personal style to suit your face and aesthetic, and the options are literally endless as to the kinds of designs you can apply.
Getting your first treatment can seem like a daunting process if you’ve never gone under the needle before, but if you have experience with traditional tattoos, you won’t see much of a difference in getting a microblading treatment. The pain level is much less even though the technique is essentially the same, so there won’t be any surprises in that regard.
No matter whether you’re going to be getting your first microblading treatment or you’ve had many, you should always be sure to take the time and research what the process is about and what to expect.
What to Know Before Your Microblading Treatment
Getting a procedure like this has its pros and cons, so you should take these into account before deciding whether or not to get it done. All in all, your best bet is always going to be researching the shop you decide to go to, as well as which brow artist you end up going with. The length of time it takes for the pigment to fade will depend on numerous factors from the way you take care of your brow area, exposure to sunlight, and washing techniques that you apply.
Your artist may apply numbing cream to the area if you indicate that you’re sensitive to pain or afraid of the discomfort. You shouldn’t experience any serious pain during this process, but some people prefer to use it in order to stay as comfortable as possible while getting the procedure done for the first time.
What Happens During the Procedure
Microblading will deposit pigment under the first few superficial layers of your skin, like a tattoo but with not as many skin layers. Because of this, the treatment will last you anywhere from eight months to a year before you’ll need to go back in for a follow up or touch up treatment.
If you’re going to shave your eyebrows, be sure to do this a bit before your appointment. You may also want to take a few weeks to a few months to grow them out if you want to have as many of your natural brow hairs as possible. This can be a boon for your artist in ensuring that your look is as natural as possible.
Skin Type and Microblading
Your microblading experience will depend on your skin type. Having oily skin can be detrimental to the overall effect of the procedure, so there are some things to keep in mind before getting started. Severely oily skin can cause you to wash your face more often, which allows more of your superficial skin to slough off during the washing and drying process.
Sometimes dry skin can also be exceptionally irritated by the microblading process, and you may end up having a higher risk of complications that can cause infection. Regardless of your skin type, you should be able to take care of and manage the brow area after your treatment so that you can heal in no time at all.
Where to Get Your Treatment
Take advantage of the plethora of online reviews and social media comments for the shops you find on your journey in finding the best microblading artist. If you can’t seem to find much of an online presence, whether a business website or social media, you might want to steer clear.
As well as this, stop into the shop you have your eye on to meet the artists and see the business itself. Ask them any questions you may have about the process of microblading itself and about their business.
What to do after getting your treatment is also of utmost importance, and if anyone seems shifty or otherwise unknowledgeable about it, you should probably take your business elsewhere.
Taking Care of Your Brow Area
Once your microblading treatment is over, the next step in aftercare begins, and this should be taken seriously whether it’s your first time or tenth. The importance of aftercare is the best thing you can do to ensure that your brows look great for a longer period of time than if you simply let them go. Here are some quick techniques that you can use in order to make sure that your healing process is safe and fast:
Use only unscented and sensitive skin soaps and washes for the first few weeks while you are healing, so that your brow area doesn’t get irritated.
Don’t pick at any scabs that form, as these are integral to the healing process in order to prevent any unsightly scars from appearing.
If you have any severe pain, redness, or swelling, inform your artist and also talk with your doctor about the next steps you can take to prevent infection from occurring.
Long Term Aftercare and Follow Ups
If you’ve been taking care of your brows correctly, you’ll be able to enjoy them for many months before you need to return for a touch up. If you want a different style than the one you initially got, you can allow yourself more time to have the pigment fade and make it easier for your artist to work with.
The versatility of microblading means that you can have the same style for years, or you can switch it up and have something new to show off each time you go back. The choice is yours once you’re adequately informed and educated about the process.
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