Depending on the day, your brows can be your best friends or your worst enemies.
Not sure how to tame these unpredictable strips of hair growing above your eye sockets? We’ve got one word for you: microblading.
Microblading is like applying makeup to your brows to achieve beautiful, natural eyebrows. Through microblading, you bring your dull or over-plucked brows right back into shape.
However, before you have a microblading procedure done for the first time, here’s a rundown of ten things you need to know about it.
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1. Microblading Came from Asia
Microblading has been around for over two decades and originated in Asia. However, it’s picking up steam in the US due to the stunning results associated with it.
2. It’s Different from Getting a Tattoo
Microblading is similar to getting a tattoo but doesn’t involve the use of a machine. Instead, a handheld microblade is used.
The artist can use his or her handheld microblade to skillfully create fine lines – ones that look like real hair. All hair strokes are painstakingly drawn and then blended with your existing brow hair.
In the end, you’ll have beautiful eyebrows that should last you for a couple of years.
3. Your Procedure Has Two Parts to It
Your microblading procedure will feature two parts.
First, you’ll work with your specialist to create your new eyebrow design. Then, you’ll undergo your procedure.
Second, you’ll attend your follow-up consultation. This consultation will take place a month to 1.5 months following your initial session.
4. It’s a Semi-Permanent Procedure
As we mentioned earlier, your microblading procedure results may last a couple of years. In other words, it’s semi-permanent – not permanent.
Nonetheless, the more you care for and maintain your brows based on your microblading specialist’s instructions, the longer they will last.
5. Watch out for a Lot of Sun
After your microblading has been completed, you’ll want to avoid tanning beds or other sources of ultraviolet rays. That’s because these rays will cause your brows to fade a lot faster than they should.
However, if you take good care of your brow area following the procedure, you’ll extend your new brows’ lives. Try to get a touch-up every six months to 12 months for the best results.
6. Don’t Worry about Pain
The great thing about microblading is that you won’t develop painful scars as you would with a tattoo.
Sure, the term “blading” may seem a little scary on the surface. However, the truth is that microblading is a generally comfortable procedure.
7. Changing the Shape of Your Brows Is Possible
In the past, having brows that were over-tweezed was “in.” Nowadays, more natural-looking and bigger brows are fashionable.
What’s so wonderful about microblading is that you can quickly alter the shape of your brows to keep up with the current trend, no matter what it is. You can’t beat that!
8. Microblading Is Different from Using Pencils
Just like microblading is different from getting a tattoo, it’s different from using pencils.
Pencils or powders may give your brow area a matte appearance. However, microblading will make your brows look fuller and more natural looking.
A specialist will work with you to choose a brow color that looks best on you, taking into consideration your natural hair color and skin tone.
9. Your Brows Will Be Easy to Maintain
What you’ll love about microblading is that your brows will be low key and easy to maintain.
The ink that specialists use during their microblading procedures is smudge proof. That means you won’t have to worry about watching a sudden downpour wash your eyebrows away.
10. You’ll Be Eager to Do Microblading Again
After you’ve been through the microblading process and have enjoyed its positive results, you’ll most likely jump at the opportunity to do it again!
How We Can Help
We offer top-of-the-line microblading services!
Contact Amanda White at DFW Microblading of Murrieta and Temecula to find out more about how our microblading procedure can enhance your appearance and make you feel more confident than ever before.