There are few things more annoying than penciling, shaping, brushing, and fluffing your eyebrows before leaving home, only to spot yourself in photos or glance at yourself in a mirror and see they’re still uneven or thin. The good news is that recent years have seen well-sculpted brows become so important to the beauty industry you have more choices than ever before to get your dream brows. One method that has caught the eye of brow-lovers across the globe (including celebrities like Rihanna, Selena Gomez, and Kim Kardashian) is microblading.
What does Microblading Entail?
Microblading is a form of semi-permanent tattooing that sees a specialist use a blade made of many tiny needles to make small, superficial cuts in the brow line, which are then filled in with pigments to create darker, fuller brows.
What are the Benefits of Microblading?
- It is waterproof
- It looks natural
- The procedure is painless
- Painless, effective, and safe
Who is Microblading for?
The procedure is popular with people who have thin brows, have no brows (often due to alopecia), or just need a little help filling them in, defining their arches, and feeling a bit more confident.
Is Microblading painful?
Pain is relative but that said, the procedure will most likely feel a little bit uncomfortable. Microblading generally feels like getting numerous small paper cuts over a prolonged period, but most salons will numb the brow area first.
How Long is a Microblading Session?
It’s best to put aside roughly three hours for the procedure as the specialist will need to first perfect your eyebrow shape and draw it on your face as a template. It’s best not to rush the process because you may end up looking more like Frida Kahlo than Cara Delevigne if things aren’t done properly.
How Will it Look Afterwards?
Everyone is different, but it is normal to be a bit red and scabby around your brows for a few days. Sensitivity is also normal, but always consult a professional if you feel you may be having a negative reaction.
What Aftercare Treatments Are There For Microblading?
Consult with the specialist for a comprehensive list but some of the best advice for the first 2 weeks include:
- Do not immerse the brow area in water or rub the area excessively.
- Do not put makeup on the brow area as it is an open wound and using makeup may cause infections.
- Avoid direct sunlight and tanning.
- Do not peel or pick at the scabs.
- Do not go swimming or into saunas.
- No face scrubs or chemical peels.
How Often Do you Need to Go Microblading?
You’ll likely need a touch-up in about a month and then the microblading can last anywhere from 12 months to three years, depending on your lifestyle.
Who Shouldn’t Get Microblading
- Is using Roaccutane.
- Has heart conditions or is using heart medications.
- Has diabetes (may require a physician’s note).
- Has a skin disease or irritations
- Has gotten a deep tan or chemical peels in the last 2 weeks
- Is pregnant or nursing. This can be done at your discretion but check with your doctor first!
Look out For These Microblading Deals:
Get perfect eyebrows with one microblading session at Bloom By Shay.
Wake up with perfect brows every day with a microblading session from PerfectDNATouch Spa.
Make it permanent with one of these makeup options with La Bella Donna Spa.
Save time by skipping your eyebrow routine and get perfect semi-permanent eyebrows at Bodyframe Beauty Clinic.
Get picture-perfect brows in the convenience of your own space from a mobile therapist.
Choose between microbladed brows and permanent eyeliner at First Impression in Durban North.
Please note: deals were available and accurate at the time of publishing.
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