Obtaining the perfectly filled and shaped eyebrows can seem like a constant battle, which is why more people are turning to microblading. If you’ve been thinking about having this done, you should know what to expect and how to prepare. Here are the answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions about microblading.
A Guide to Microblading
What Is the Process?
Microblading is a type of semi-permanent makeup eyebrow tattoo. A technician uses a hand tool with very fine needles to etch the appearance of hair into the skin. Depending on the thoroughness of the procedure, it can make slight or dramatic changes. A topical anesthetic is applied first, so most patients little to no discomfort during the treatment.
How Long Does It Take?
Your first session usually takes between two and a half to three hours, and the stylist will talk with you about your desired eyebrow shape, style, and color. Touch-up sessions don’t take more than two hours, and are recommended after four to six weeks and again every 12 to 18 months.
What Should I Expect After My Appointment?
The area will be a little red, and the color of your brows will be darker than normal. As it heals over the next week or two, the redness decreases, and the brow color fades up to 40%. Touch-up sessions will refine the color and keep it the hue you desire. The results can then last between one and three years.
Do I Need to Remove My Eyebrows First?
It’s best to avoid any waxing or tweezing for two weeks before your appointment as this gives your technician the most flexibility in creating a desirable shape. You can begin your normal routine again after your brows have healed.
When you’re ready to transform your eyebrows, visit the professionals at South Shore Studio in Kihei, HI, for experienced quality microblading. This beauty salon employees a team of highly trained estheticians who provide a complete range of services, including waxing, eyelash extensions, blowouts, and extensions. To schedule an appointment, visit their website or call (808) 633-0270.