What is microblading: the newest in eyebrow design?

Microblading is a new beauty treatment with which perfect eyebrows are obtained using a semi-permanent makeup technique. Its origin is a traditional Japanese technique that was born between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, also known as Tebori, which was used for tattooing, and means “tattoo by hand”, since the procedure is completely manual, using only needles and inks, without the intervention of any machine.

What is Tebori technique?

The Tebori tattoo technique consists of pricking the skin only at the dermis level with very fine needles, while applying pressure with the other hand on the skin.

It is possible to make any type of tattoo with this technique, but nowadays, it has become relevant due to the eyebrow design that has become fashionable due to its natural and spectacular result.

It is indicated for people who have suffered hair loss in the eyebrows due to some health problem or disorder, or for those who have little eyebrow population, allowing them to show a natural and perfect eyebrows improving their aspect and beauty.

Advantages of microblading versus micropigmentation

The advantages of this technique in comparison to micropigmentation are:

  • The strokes achieved with this technique are very clear and there are no “spills”.
  • This method is ideal for anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their eyebrows.
  • It can also be used to convert a compact eyebrow into hair to hair.
  • People who are not comfortable with their eyebrows or who suffer from alopecia, or any other hair loss condition such as chemotherapy, can benefit from this technique.
  • Quick healing, less pain, more natural 3D hair.
  • Low cost compared to appliances, needles, and other instruments used in other techniques, being the pen a “compact metal pencil”, making it virtually unbreakable.

How microblading works

Microblading is the latest in the semi-permanent makeup industry, it is especially used for creating and designing eyebrows hair by hair or shadow. It is a technique that is easy to perform, quick to heal and much more natural looking due to the type of needles used.

It is performed with a metal pen and a special needle that achieves a 3D design, depositing pigment in the epidermis. The inorganic pigments with mineral base are hypo-allergenic, making the procedure less risky and without the possibility of allergic reactions. These edges glide with gentle pressure and cause a fine cut that is barely distinguishable from real hair. This technique is more superficial than micro-pigmentation and creates a very natural eyebrow appearance. Existing eyebrows can also be thickened or darkened by giving them a more defined and profiled shape.

Does microblading hurt?

The treatment is not painful, but it can be somewhat uncomfortable. For this type of treatment, a local anesthetic is used to help reduce the discomfort.

Can I use microblading?

Eyebrow microblading is not suitable for everyone. This treatment is not indicated for people who have diabetes, who are pregnant and people taking Sintrom (anticoagulant medicine), among other health problems.

Microblading duration

The treatment lasts 2 hours, depending on the eyebrow characteristic and the work that needs to be done to make it perfect.

Once the service is done, the client should return after 28 days to perform an eyebrow retouching to perfect and review those places that are not well defined.

The results of this treatment usually last between 8 to 12 months, depending on the skin type and the care that the client has, after this time, the pigment gradually disappears until it disappears completely.

What kind of care should be taken?

Proper care is essential to achieve better results, during the first 2 hours after treatment, do not allow water to come in contact with the eyebrows. For 5 days after treatment, apply plenty of moisturizer to prevent crusting. Do not apply baby oil or petroleum-based products.

In the first few hours after your treatment, if you detect any sensitivity around your eyes, although this is unusual, please call your technician to discuss your symptoms.