How Long Does Microblading Last?

How Long Does Microblading Last?

Eyebrow filling is that part of the makeup regimen which requires minimum effort and less attention. Some might even think that it is not as necessary as applying eye shadow or lipstick. But if you are a keen observer and true makeup enthusiast, you would know that leaving your eyebrows unfilled or unmade can actually make your overall look feel incomplete.  So, eyebrow filling at the end of your eye makeup is as important as any other makeup step. 


If you suffer from the problem of having sparse or archless brows, you would know how hard it can get to fill in your eyebrows such that they don’t look too dark nor remain sparse. 


This is why microblading is becoming more and more famous as it gives you an easy way to have your eyebrows shaped perfectly all the time without much effort. So if you are finding yourself hopping on the bandwagon of getting microblading done on your eyebrows, read to find out more about it.

What is microblading?


A semi-permanent makeup technique that you can think of as a type of eyebrow architecture. It is essentially a bespoke approach in which the main microblading tool, consisting of microneedles filled in pigment, is used to make incisions on your eyebrow skin. 


The technique is used to give a shape to your eyebrows depending upon the shape and features of your face. Thanks to the tool used in microblading, the entire technique puts in precise featherweight strokes with a medically tested pigment. 


There are no deep cuts involved in the process. The tool leaves behind delicate scratches in the skin where pigment can be filled. 


The tool uses 10 to 12 needles to make stroke-like cuts in your skin which gives your eyebrows a realistic and natural look. 


What is the difference between microblading and tattooing?


The main thing that makes micro blading different from tattooing is the very natural and realistic look that microblading gives to your eyebrows. On the other hand, tattooing looks more artificial and detectable. 


The hair strokes made by microneedles on only the surface level of your skin are actually the reason why microblading looks more natural. In tattooing, a gun is used to pierce deep layers of your skin, making this technique a permanent one while microblading is semi-permanent because of superficial cuts. 


What is the difference between microblading and micro shading?


If you are not new to semi-permanent cosmetics techniques, you might have heard of micro shading as well. And if you think both of these procedures are the same, then that’s not the case at all. 


Microshading gives a very soft finish to your eyebrows while microblading gives a precise look. You can say that microblading is much like using a brow pencil while micro shading gives you results similar to brow powder or pomade. 


Microshading works by leaving tiny dots along with your eyebrows which gives your eyebrows a less defined finish. So if you want to give your eyebrows a more realistic and natural look, micro shading is the one you should go for. But if you are looking for sharply shaped brows, then microblading is your answer. 


Can you develop an allergy to microblading? 


The pigment used in microblading can sometimes cause allergies in some people. Therefore it is always advisable to go for a patch test first before going for the treatment to see if you are allergic or not. 


What’s the usual procedure for microblading?

The usual procedure involves around 4 to 5 steps. It starts with an aesthetician shaping your brows and threading them to give a clean look. Then they apply a topical ointment to numb the area around your eyebrows. 


As the ointment starts working its numbing magic, the technician would usually start measuring the area and analyzing your face symmetry, features, and shape. While doing that, the technician also discusses the shade with you and your preferences. 


Once the skin around your eyebrows becomes completely numb, which should happen in 40 minutes approximately, the aesthetician starts the needling process. The needles cut the superficial layer of your skin and insert the pigment of your choice which seeps in and settles. Should you face any discomfort at this stage, you must tell your technician so he or she can apply more numbing ointment to lessen your pain. 


The pigments need only 5 minutes to give a fine and settled look and then your aesthetician cleans the area around your eyebrows.


You would be normally recommended by your practitioner to have touch-ups in six to eight weeks to fill in any gaps left in the first round or rectify unhealed areas.


How long does microblading last


Microblading lasts about 12 to 30 months but the duration depends on your skin type and pigment. The pigment tends to last longer on normal skin types. However, people with oily skin types will likely see the pigment fading within a 12 months span. 


Microbladed eyebrows will eventually fade in 18 months so top-ups are normally required once or twice a year. Depending on your skin type and pigment, your practitioner would give you a date for a touchup. If you wait longer for a touchup than the time recommended by your practitioner, you will probably have to get the whole procedure done all over again. 


Touchup applications are less expensive than the whole microblading procedure and less time-consuming, so get it done before microblading fades. 


Where can you get microblading done?


If you want perfectly microblade eyebrows, the right color and shape must be chosen which only properly trained and experienced aestheticians can ensure. At Studio Ki Permanent Cosmetics, Vernon BC,  you won’t have to worry about having your eyebrows destroyed because we provided bespoke services. 


We conduct a thorough analysis of your skin type and face before deciding on the pigment shade and eyebrow shape for microblading. Your preferences will be considered and incorporated in the correct way possible. So book your appointment today and start dreaming about eyebrows that you have always longed for! 

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