Hair-like or “feather” strokes is a form of permanent makeup that provides a means to partially or fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments. MicroBlading is a “semi-permanent” tattoo.
The only difference between a semi-permanent tattoo and a permanent one is how deeply the ink is injected into the skin. The deeper you go, the longer it stays. Traditional body tattoos are meant to last, so artists use electromagnetic coil machines to implant the ink deep into the dermal layer. Semi-permanent brows are expected to fade, so artists use a digital pen or microblading tool to implant ink more superficially into the skin.
In this procedure, you get a manual tattoo made with a dedicated tool that looks like a slender Exacto knife but isn’t a blade at all. Artists arrange tiny needles so they can make small incisions in the skin with the tool’s tip depending on the thickness and depth of hair strokes they want to etch. When it gets wiped off, you’ve got eyebrows.”
Yes, usually 4 to 8 weeks after your first appointment. Generally it will take two (2) sessions to get your full effects just like with any permanent makeup procedure. There are a number of factors that affect how well you retain pigment:
1) Oily skin doesn’t hold onto ink as well as dry skin
2) If you’re anemic, your body may use iron oxide in the pigment as a supplement and the tattoos will fade faster
3) Use of daily sunscreen will prevent UV rays from fading your ink.
On your second appointment, your artist might go over original strokes to darken them for you, tweak your current shape or build up sparse brows by layering thinner strokes in between.
1 to 2 years. You really want to continue a maintenance touch up every 12-24 months to prevent them from fading away. Touch up price within this period: $125
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Ensure to go to someone who is skilled. Repeat microblading by an unskilled technician can cause scarring, which is difficult to tattoo over. At each yearly touch-up, you re-create your incisions, so it is likely that scars will form over time (if done by an unskilled technician) . Should this occur, services such as Fractional/Microneedling can greatly assist you as they are used to reduce scarring among other things.