Microblading, a form of eyebrow embroidery, is a semi-permanent makeup procedure that allows you to dramatically fill-in, correct or completely reconstruct lost eyebrows. It was first introduced in Asia in the noughties and is performed using a special pen to manually deposit pigment in the basal layer of the epidermis. It does not involve the use of a machine.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Microblading must be performed in a sterile environment. Unlike permanent makeup brow treatments, Microblading techniques involve drawing on individual, clean and crisp hair strokes that are more natural looking than tattooing, brow pencils or powders. The microblading pen blade contains numerous pins that are 3 times thinner than tattooing needles. When performed correctly, the procedure is virtually painless. Practitioners normally use a numbing solution to limit discomfort. The practitioner must disinfect the skin thoughtfully and use disposable tools (pen, blades, micro-brushes).
The eyebrows frame the face and, designed and performed well, the treatment can offer a pleasing aesthetic transformation to the face.
The most common complication is poor application of the pigment and pigment migration/pigment fanning. Experience and technique of the practitioner are key to a successful outcome. There may be some redness following treatment but this normally fades within a few hours.