What is Microblading? Important Things You Need to Know

By Milla Rosen, October 22, 2021


Microblading is a technique involving the use of small needles to fill in eyebrows. These needles are employed to hand-draw intricate and fine hairline strokes on the eyebrow to deposit pigment under the skin. This procedure is performed to fill in gaps in the brow and give the look of a realistic and symmetrically filled browline.

Although microblading is a temporary treatment procedure, the effects don’t wear off until after a long time, 2 years or more. This technique is quite similar to traditional tattooing methods. The success and long-lasting effects of the treatment process largely depend on the artist’s capabilities and experience. It is best to consider a certified microblading artist if you’re planning to opt for the service.

Like getting a tattoo, microblading utilizes little needles to deposit shades of pigment on your skin. The distinction between the two is for the most part is the depth at which the pigment is deposited on the skin. When done accurately, microblading utilizes colors that are intended to lighten and fade away over the long haul, allowing them to disappear. Conventional tattoo techniques utilize a machine and are for the most part intended to deposit deeper in the skin.

Things to keep in mind before microblading

Even though modern methods are safe and extensively tested for any lapses. It would be mindful to keep the following things in mind while going in for a microblading procedure.

  • Do not go in for microblading if you have allergies to the ingredients in the ink being used. Also, pregnant women are recommended to not partake in this procedure.
  • It is imperative to not apply any form of lotion, sunscreens, face masks, peels, etc to the skin at least a week before the procedure. Chemical peels should be avoided for at least 2 months before the procedure.
  • Consumption of caffeine and alcohol should be avoided before the procedure.
  • Any user of blood-thinning medication would not be eligible for the treatment.

Steps to follow after microblading procedure

The skin remains quite sensitive right after the procedure and adequate recovery time is required for the skin to heal. Some of the precautions to take are as follows:

  • Follow all instructions communicated by the clinic, especially regarding the use of cotton swabs soaked in water to clean the brows. Use of after-care ointments and creams is also encouraged. The clinic will advise you on the frequency of cleaning required.
  • Avoid activities that can cause sweating. Also, refrain from using cosmetic and beauty products of any kind.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight and direct contact with warm water, through showers or otherwise.

How long do microblading results last?

Since the procedure is semi-permanent, the results will fade over time. How long the effects will last depends upon a lot of factors such as practitioners’ capabilities, the ink used, etc. However, you can expect the treatment to last at least 20 to 30 months.

Closing thoughts

Now that we have detailed the process and the effects of microblading. It is extremely important to mention that quite a few inexperienced microblading artists are plying the trade out there. Since this is a matter of your skin and your health overall, it is advisable to only visit reputable and certified microblading artists, like the ones at Elite Institute of Micropigmentation. We are the best scalp micropigmentation and microblading clinic in Atlanta, Georgia. Reach out to us for a consultation today!

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