Eyebrows make a statement. They can transform our face, whether we are animated or at rest. They can even follow trends in terms of shape, size, and fullness. But getting them to look the way you want, day in and day out, can be a real challenge – and time-consuming too.
 
Waxing and plucking reshape but do nothing to improve fullness so you have to add eyebrow powder. You could resort to tattooing, but you may not get the result you want. Fortunately, microblading offers an ingenious alternative that is long-lasting and looks amazingly like the real thing.
 

What is microblading?

In traditional tattooing, ink is permanently implanted into the deepest layers of the skin. Microblading is a form of tattooing, but it is very different in that a specialized pigment is implanted right above the basal layer of the skin (epidermis).

Instead of filling in a space, microblading enables a skilled technician to precisely draw individual hairs. This takes time, but the result is soft and natural appearance that cannot be achieved with traditional tattooing. We can add just a few “hairs” to fill in your natural brow, or reshape your brow altogether. We can produce results that simply look more finished or that are, indeed, stylishly dramatic.

Microblading is a semi-permanent treatment that can last anywhere from 1-2 years.

Who is a good candidate?

This treatment is perfect for anyone who does not want to spend time filling in their brows but wants a natural-looking, fuller and well-defined brow. However, patients who are prone to Keloids are not a candidate for this treatment.

In addition, if you have any of the following skin conditions, you may choose to get microblading, but results may be poor and/or not last as long as expected:

  • Eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, keratosis pilaris cause shedding and irritation, so skin will not hold the pigment well.
  • Chronic acne or rosacea cause easy bleeding which means the pigment will not retain its color. 
  • Excessively oily skin will blur strokes, so the outcome may appear more like a powdered brow instead of detailed feathery strokes.

What are the benefits of microblading?

Microblading looks real and tattooing does not. With microblading, we can achieve the appearance of natural hairs, in whatever thickness you desire. Traditional tattooing can produce only a powdered brow effect without any detailed definition.   

At Eterna Cosmetic Surgery, we can match the pigment color with each patient’s natural eyebrow hair color. We can match any hair color, including gray-haired brows, to suitable pigment colors. That makes microblading a great option for older patients with gray hair, as we can restore the look of a fuller brow, giving the entire face a more cohesive look.

What happens during microblading?

First, we clean and numb the brow area. Then, instead of using a traditional tattoo machine and needle, we use a small handheld wand to draw each hair-stroke. When finished, we will apply an ointment to the brows to protect them and assist healing. The treatment typically takes 2 hours.

What happens after microblading?

There is no downtime. Retinol or Retin-A can cause pigment to fade prematurely, so it’s best to avoid using products near the brows that contain those ingredients for a month after your  (and a week before). Other than that, applying sunscreen will also help protect your brows.

Ready for consistently great looking brows?

Schedule a personal consultation today, and look forward to showing off beautifully-shaped, well-defined, natural looking brows.