Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing technique that uses a small handheld tool to create hair-like strokes on the eyebrows.
It has become increasingly popular in recent years as a way to achieve natural-looking, fuller eyebrows. The process of microblading involves using a small blade to deposit pigment into the upper layers of the skin.
The tool used for microblading is called a microblade or a manual tattoo pen. The microblade is made up of a series of tiny needles that are arranged in a straight line. These needles are used to create the hair-like strokes that mimic the natural growth pattern of eyebrows.
Before the microblading procedure begins, the technician will consult with the client to determine the desired shape and thickness of the eyebrows. They will then use a pencil to draw on the outline of the eyebrows, making sure to take into account the client's facial structure and features.
Once the client is happy with the shape and thickness of the eyebrows, the technician will begin the microblading process. They will use the microblade to create small, shallow incisions in the skin and then deposit the pigment into these incisions. The technician will work in small sections, gradually building up the shape and thickness of the eyebrows. The entire microblading process usually takes between one and two hours to complete. The length of time it takes will depend on the complexity of the desired eyebrow shape and the technician's level of experience.
After the microblading procedure is complete, the client may experience some mild redness and swelling around the eyebrows. This is normal and should subside within a few hours to a few days. It is important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by the technician to ensure proper healing and to prolong the life of the microblading.
Microblading typically lasts between 12 and 18 months and 'touch-ups' can be done thereafter to refresh the treatment.