My Microblading Experience Was Extremely Positive (Before and After Photos Included)
My Name is Naomi and I am 34 years old. I had my brows microbladed before I left the Philippines last November. My Microblader’s name is Nimrah Garcia, she studied Microblading in Singapore and she’s amazing. I have always been so insecure with my eyebrows. I wasn't gifted my full natural eyebrows. My brows were so thin and hat lots of sparse areas of hair. I had seen a lot of microblading experiences online and I wasn't quite sold on getting it done. I wanted soft-looking, but still full eyebrows. I didn’t want them to look fake. I wanted them to look like natural hairs. After contemplating having my eyebrows microbladed for a bit of time, I woke up one day and decided I had the courage to get the procedure done. Guess what? It was the best decision I’ve made in my life. I can now go out without filling in my brows with makeup.
Microblading is an extremely meticulous process and it’s always two sessions. My first session was about 3-4 hours. Nimrah, my microblading technician, disinfected my brow area first and then applied numbing cream. The cream was left on my brows for about 30 minutes and then it was time to start the procedure. Nimrah began making tiny cuts with the microblading tool, which looked like an X-ACTO knife with little blades. I didn’t feel any pain at all on the first pass. It was easy breezy! The sound of the blade cutting your skin is kind of a bit weird though. I could feel and hear it cutting, but didn't experience any pain at all. When Nimrah was done, she put a pigment over the brows and then let it sit there for about 3 minutes. After that, she made tiny cuts on my brows again. This time, if I were to rate the pain, it was 3/10. I could feel a little pain, but it wasn't bad. It was very tolerable. Nimrah then repeated the process of applying a pigment again. After that, she put a vasoconstricting cream on me that prevented bleeding. She left the cream on for about 30 minutes again and then proceeded with the final touches. It was a bit painful this time, maybe 5/10, but the pain for me is just like “plucking your eyebrows for the first-time pain”, so it wasn’t really that painful. Again, very tolerable. And that was it! My first microblading session was finished!
Typically people return to their microblader 6 weeks after their first session to have a touch up session done. However, at my 2 week follow-up appointment, Nimrah said my brows had completely healed. Most people have a healing period of 4-6 weeks, so I guess I'm a quick healer! Seeing that my brows were completely healed, Nimrah decided to do my second session. Everyone’s healing is different. I have super dry skin -- I think that's the reason why I healed so much quicker than most people. And speaking of dry skin, she said that my brows will last more than 2 years because there’s no oil that will push the pigment out of my skin. If you are oily, then it will fade quickly. Your new brows will likely only last for about 16 months. Anyway, going back to the healing process. It was itchy my first week after the procedure, but Nimrah advised me not to scratch the area, so I didn’t. I did what she said. She gave me a cream to put on my brows before bed and I wasn’t allowed to get my brow area wet for about 7 days. This was hard to do, especially when I showered, but I had to do it!
It has already been 5 months since my brows were microbladed and they look amazing! If I wear full makeup on my face, I still fill in my brows to even them out, but if I'm running out to grab groceries or have coffee with my friends, then I skip filling in my brows now. Microblading has made my life much easier and I would definitely do it again. The entire process was not bad at all and it was the best decision I've ever made in my life! Eyebrow microblading is a life changer and if you're suffering from sparse eyebrows too, I highly recommend it!