What is Microblading?
Microblading has recently become one of the most popular eyebrow enhancement techniques around. It is a game-changer for anyone who wants fuller brows without drawing them on every day. It is a form of tattooing your eyebrows, but it gives a more natural look, is less invasive, and is semi-permanent.
We implant pigment into your skin by using a hand tool with a disposable blade that has several little needles to create little hair-like strokes.
Benefits of Permanent Eyebrow Microblading
If you are one of those people who spends a lot of time every morning drawing on your eyebrows, then this may be the best solution for you. The results are beautiful, very natural looking eyebrows. It is almost impossible to spot the difference between a natural eyebrow and a microbladed one.
Microblading isn’t just for women. At L’Exquisite we also offer microblading for men!
What Is The Difference Between Microblading, Feathering and Ombre Micro Shading?
The microblading procedure is done with a hand tool that has a blade attachment with different needles to create little strokes to imitate eyebrow hairs. That technique alone is beautiful if you have enough natural eyebrows, and micro feathering is microblading with a lighter touch focused on adding just a little to the brows existing shape.
Ombre microshading is done with an electric tattoo machine to implant the pigment into the skin and to create the very popular powder brows look. This procedure gives the brows a softer, fuller finish instead of the typical hair strokes created with microblading alone. Ombre micro shading is a stippling method to implant tiny dots of pigment into the skin, but a combination of microblading and Ombre shading gives the powder brows an even more beautiful appearance.
Micro shading is a microblading technique that adds another dimension to the brows and gives them more depth. This technique will make your brows last longer. Because of that benefit, a skilled microblading artist will do a combination of microblading and micro shading to get the most beautiful, long lasting results.
What To Expect
These are the steps we follow in the process:
- do a consultation to discuss your desired eyebrow shape
- measure your eyebrows by using a measuring tool to make sure your brows are symmetrical
- design and draw on the brows, make sure that you like the shape of your brows and that the shape suits your face.
- choose the pigment colour that is the most flattering for your complexion,
- apply topical anesthetic to numb the skin, but you may still feel a bit of pain at the start of the procedure.
The pigment will fade at least 30% to 50% as the skin heals. Your brows will look much darker for the first week or two and it will take about four weeks before you see the final true colour.
Because of this fading, a touch-up 4 to 6 weeks after the initial microblading procedure is very important to perfect the final look.
It is very important to keep the skin clean and dry for the first five days. Your skin needs to heal and you you do not want to wash away the pigment. So it is best for your brows to avoid swimming, sweating and workouts.
Please be aware that your skin will scab a bit. It’s important that you do not pick off the scabs, because picking it off can result in damaging your skin and may remove the colour.
Because you want the best results possible, and for your eyebrows to stay, a touch-up should be done four to six weeks after the initial procedure. The timing of this first touch-up is very important, please do not postpone it.
Because microblading is only a semi-permanent procedure you will need a touch-up or colour boost every six to twelve months, depending on your skin and lifestyle. This will keep your brows looking fresh and beautiful.
Is Microblading Permanent?
I used to do permanent makeup tattooing. I started before it was even popular, so here are some comparisons of the two techniques.
Both techniques need a touch-up four to six weeks after the initial procedure. depending on your skin and lifestyle, Brow blading will last one to three years. Eyebrow tattoos will last around five years or longer. For both, infrequent touch-ups may still be needed.
The new microblading eyebrow tattoo techniques give your brows a much more natural look than tattooed eyebrows which look more drawn on and flat.
Microblading technique means we draw on fine hair-like strokes manually.
Other names for Eyebrow Microblading
People refer to eyebrow microblading as brow blading, 3D brows, feathering, eyebrow embroidery, shading, ombre shading, ombre powder brow, micro shading, semi-permanent brows, or eyebrow tattooing. So lots of choices for pretty much the same thing.
Microblading Eyebrow Shapes
Eyebrows are an important facial feature, and having beautifully defined eyebrows, whether they are bold or more subdued, they give your face a finished look that stays. Because eyebrows are like a facelift especially for people who don’t have nice brows or maybe have no eyebrows, microblading and shading is the answer, but it will take more time to design and perfect that eyebrow shape and look.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
- with sparse and uneven or patchy eyebrows.
- who draws on brows everyday.
- not happy with their natural brows (and that goes for a lot of us)
Who is NOT a Good Candidate?
People with very oily skin, or people who sweat profusely, or people with chronic conditions and diseases.
We May Require a Note From Your Doctor
If you have recently completed a round of chemotherapy, we recommend that you wait at least six months after chemo treatments before you do this beauty treatment.
If you have any auto-immune disease like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or Crohn’s disease, the note from the doctor should say that he/she is familiar with your condition and deems it safe for you to have microblading done.
Who do we NOT Treat?
Anyone under the age of 18, and we will ask for ID that includes your age before we do the consultation, even if you are accompanied by an adult.
People who are prone to scarring or keloids.
If you had your eyebrows previously tattooed and your eyebrows are too dark it cannot be fixed, so it’s best if you wait for your brow colour to fade, but you can help it along by exfoliating you skin regularly.
People who have broken skin, or a rash, or eczema, or shingles or any other skin condition around your eyebrows, and people who are allergic to lidocaine or other numbing agents.
We never touch people who are pregnant or breast feeding.
If you are a hemophiliac or have excessive bleeding, or if you have Hepatitis or HIV.
And if you are presently receiving chemotherapy you should wait at least six months after chemo treatments have been completed.
Before and After Photos
The Cost of Microblading
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