Microblading for your eyebrows
If you are a regular browser of Instagram, follow celebrities or fashion models then the chances are that you have already seen the magical results of microblading. Using this precision, painless technique of implanting featherweight strokes near the epidermal skin layer of the brows, you can have perfectly shaped, fuller looking eyebrows without spending hours penciling them in.
How is it similar and different from having your brows tattooed?
Although microblading may be called a kind of tattoo it differs from eyebrow tattoos as it doesn’t penetrate deep into the skin but rather gently scratches the epidermal layer of the skin. Another key difference is that microblading is semi-permanent as compared to permanent tattoos. Their color and texture start to fade over a period of 10 to 12 months.
Is microblading painful?
Prior to the treatment a numbing cream will be applied to block the sensations produced by the needles.
Things to consider prior your microblading session
Allergic reaction: Microblading is not an invasive procedure but if you have sensitive skin then there may be a chance of having allergic reactions to the ink or the ointment used to numb the area. Expert professionals at Dvida Spa usually run a patch test before the treatment to ensure the safety of the client.
Vitamin E: As vitamin E is a natural blood thinner, this may create complications during the treatment. Clients are advised to stop taking food items one week before the treatment that are rich in Vitamin E such as avocado, vegetable oil, nuts, and seeds to name a few.
Avoid skin treatments: To avoid unnecessary skin irritation, it is better to avoid botox treatment, facials, peel-offs and sunbeds at least two weeks prior to the treatment.
How the microblading procedure works
Microblading is a safe and proven multi-step procedure that will transform how your eyebrows look. There are 5 key steps to the procedure:
- A Dvida Spa specialist will clean the desired treatment area.
- Then they will apply a topical ointment to numb the skin around your eyebrows.
- During the 40 to 50 minutes it takes for the numbing cream to work, the specialist will evaluate your facial features such as symmetry, brow length, natural arch and brow shape. They will use this evaluation to determine the perfect shape, texture and tone for your eyebrows. If you already have a shape in mind, feel free to bring in your image and work with the specialist to pick the perfect shape for you.
- Then the specialist will implant the color pigment with featherweight strokes into the epidermal layer of your skin.
The specialist will make sure your brows are beautiful and full. You may have to visit us one and a half or two months later for a touch-up session to fill in the gaps or adjust the color of the hair strokes.
Aftercare and maintenance
Taking extra care of your skin after microblading is necessary to maximize the results. Usually, the pigment appears darker after the treatment, but within a week or two, it slowly starts to fade to its regular shade.
After the treatment, run a stroke of wet cotton dipped in sterilized water over your brows to drain the excess dye and remove any dust.
Avoid wearing any make-up around your brows for a week so that the pigment settles.
Keep the area as dry as possible for 10 days. Try to cover your brows during a shower and while washing your face.
Don’t rub or scratch the area if you feel itching. If the itching is intense consult the specialist.
Use gentle cleanser to maximize the duration of the pigment’s effect on your brows.
Will I ever need microblading again?
Microblading is a temporary technique. Depending on the rate the pigment fades on your skin you might need to repeat the treatment in 10 – 12 months.
If you are sick of starting your morning wasting hours trying to get perfect, full eyebrows using pencils, then microblading is for you. Contact us at Dvida Spa – 312-374-3352, email [email protected], or book an appointment online.