While the skinny, over-plucked brow was once in style, the natural, thick and emphasized brow has now taken over! Since this trend emerged, microblading has become one of the most popular eyebrow maintenance techniques in the beauty industry. Microblading your eyebrows involves injecting semi-permanent ink into the brow to help fill in the sparse areas. Before undergoing this procedure, here are some things you should know!
It’s a 2-Part Process
Typically, the appointment is approximately 2 and a half hours long, while the microblading only takes place for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. First, patients will discuss what they want their eyebrows to look like, and from there, the professional will create a template based off the patient’s facial features and expectations. Once it’s approved, then the microblading process will begin. Once the original appointment is complete, its recommended that patients come back 6-8 weeks later for a touch-up.
It’s Slightly Painful
Most professionals will apply a topical numbing cream beforehand; however, you might feel slight discomfort and pain. Once the procedure is complete, patients should expect some redness and swelling, but it’s generally pretty unnoticeable.
You Might not be a Good Candidate
Women who are pregnant or nursing are not good candidates for this procedure. Also, those experiencing chemotherapy are recommended to wait until their treatment is done so that you don’t risk getting an infection. If you take blood thinning medications, talk to your doctor first about whether or not you’d be able to do this procedure.
There Will Still be Natural Hair Growth
If the procedure is done correctly, it shouldn’t impede on your natural hair growth. In fact, it can boost hair growth! While you may find it inconvenient that you still have to groom the area, it’s actually better for you because it will make your eyebrows look fuller and the grooming will only be minimal.
The Healing Process takes Approximately a Month
While the first few days your eyebrows will be more noticeable and sharp, once 4 or 5 days pass, you can potentially expect some mild flaking and scabbing. Never pick the flakes or scabs! If you do, it could ruin the pigment and lead to hair loss. It can take approximately one month to see the final result, fully healed.
Book a Consultation
For beautiful, full and shapely eyebrows, get started on the microblading process by booking a consultation with Dr. Boulos today!