Full, natural looking brows – we all want them, but unfortunately, not all of us have them. Instead, we’re spending our precious time each morning, painstakingly trying to create them. Sometimes it works and sometimes we just have to make do.
But what if we told you that there is a way that you can roll out of bed and not have to do a thing, and you’d still have perfect brows?
The answer is microblading. You may have heard whispers of this exciting cosmetic treatment as it has gained popularity in the beauty circles in the last few years.
If you don’t know anything about microblading but the idea of retiring your eyebrow pencils sounds good to you, then keep reading to learn more about this amazing cosmetic procedure.
Microblading – What is it?
Microblading is essentially a totally revolutionised eyebrow tattoo. Gone are the days of eyebrow tattoos that used permanent ink to create spindly, skinny eyebrows that permanently gave us nightmares.
Unlike traditional tattoos, microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo treatment and uses a handheld manual tool that looks similar to a pen.
How microblading works is that your cosmetic specialist will use this special microblading tool, which has needles, usually between 6-14 very fine needles, to precisely etch thin hairlike strokes in your eyebrows. They are essentially creating superficial scratches in the skin where coloured pigment can be deposited to create the appearance of natural looking hair.
Microblading experts can create eyebrows of all styles and shapes that look as if they are real hair.
Unlike traditional tattoos, including the very early days of eyebrow tattoos, microblading is not permanent – it is long lasting, just not permanent – and that is because of two things. One, the pigment ink is designed to be naturally metabolised by the body. And two, the layer of skin where the pigment is deposited isn’t as deep as it is with permanent tattoos.
Now, while it may not last forever, it can last a very long time, between 12-24 months in most cases. The length of time that microblading lasts is dependent on a few factors, including your skin type, your post treatment care, and your lifestyle.
Now, people often associate tattoos with a lot of pain, however, when it comes to microblading, many people report that they feel a little discomfort, rather than being in pain. Your microblading specialist will take steps to ensure your comfort, usually applying a topical numbing agent.
Microblading isn’t the cheapest procedure, costing anywhere between $500-$2000 depending on the specialist you work with, the size of the area being worked on, and potential follow up appointments. While it might be a bit of a splurge, you might be spending a lot of money on beauty products and time on creating your brows each day.
Why would I get my brows microbladed?
Ok, so now you know more about what microblading actually is, let’s talk about the benefits of microblading. Strap in, because there are loads of them.
You can stop spending money on the beauty products you were using to create your brows each day, like eyebrow pencils, gels and serums.
You can get a little more time back in your day – especially great if you were religiously filling in your brows each day.
Your brows are always going to be ready to go, the moment you wake up in the morning!
You don’t have to worry about reapplying or refilling in your brows throughout the day, or worse them running or smudging
You can go swimming or get sweaty at the gym and not have to worry
If you have skin sensitivities, you don’t need to worry about trying to find products that won’t irritate your skin.
If you have poor eyesight you don’t have to overcome the challenge of trying to draw your brows on
If you have difficulty using your hands, such as people who have MS might, this is one less task you have to worry about
It’s a great option for people who have experienced hair loss, including those with alopecia, or who have lost hair from chemotherapy treatments.
Almost anyone can be microbladed – it does work better on some skin types than others – but the treatment can work for a huge range of people.
What should I do if I want to get Microblading done?
While you may end up doing a lot of homework about the procedure, it’s always best to speak to a professional specialist. This way, they can answer any questions you may have about how microblading works and if you’re a suitable candidate for it.
A microblading specialist will also offer a consultation before the treatment where you can work together to create the brows of your dreams, including the shape and colour.
If you’re looking for a microblading specialist who is highly experienced, qualified and close to you, then take the hassle out of it by working with Cosmierge. We can help find and match you with a specialist that matches your criteria. All you need to do is answer a few questions about what you’re looking for and we use this info to find the right specialist for you.