What is microblading to the eyebrows?

Tags: woman age 35-44 eyebrows safety tattoo

I am definitely looking for a fuller look to my eyebrows and I stumbled across an article talking about microblading. It seems like it is some sort of tattoo to your eyebrow region. What actual is microblading and is it safe?

jessyrx

F, 37, Utah

I went to my regular aesthetician to have my eyebrows shaped. She looked at my eyebrows and asked I ever considered doing something to make them look fuller. I told her that I spent a lot of time each day filling in my brows to get a more defined, natural look. She suggested microblading. I heard of microblading, but I didn't really understand what it was.

My aesthetician said that microblading is essentially cosmetic tattoos for eyebrows. I wasn't exactly thrilled about having a tattoo permanently added to my face. However, the tattoo is not permanent and only affects the surface of the skin. Semi-permanent make-up is used to give the eyebrows a fuller look. I decided to undergo the procedure. It does involve the use of needles, but the process was not painful. It also only took 2 hours for me to have perfectly-filled in and arched eyebrows.

For months, I had been hearing people talk about microblading of the eyebrows. I had no idea what it was. I had been getting my eyebrows waxed for years, but that is it. To be completely honest, I have to say that my eyebrows were never my best feature. So, when I heard people talking about a technique that would make brows look better, I was intrigued. Microblading is sort of like coloring of the eyebrow with semi-permanent makeup. Its basically an eyebrow tattoo that covers the skin and helps the eyebrow look fuller and more natural. The procedure is completely safe, and there is absolutely no risk or side effects to be concerned about. Now, I have been getting the procedure done for over a year, and I plan on continuing for as long as possible!

Before I took a leap and started getting microblading done to give my eyebrows a fuller look, I never would have imagined how easy and essentially low maintenance it would be to fill in my brows. I had considered having my brows just tattooed over for a permanent fix, but the unnatural look was discouraging. Microblading was a semi-permanent alternative that my mother-in-law introduced me to. Instead of being painted on like a traditional tattoo, my artist applied individual hairstrokes of color to my brow region. It was completely safe and relatively pain-free, with only one follow-up appointment for a re-touch after 30 days. I now have full, gorgeous, natural brows. No one can tell that they aren't completely natural because they're so incredibly lifelike!

I had microblading touch up done four weeks ago and it is very safe. If you go to a well-trained microblading technician, he or she will use sterile, disposable microblading tools and wear a face mask during the procedure. My understanding is that microblading technicians are regulated by either the Department of Health or Board of Cosmetology, so they are required to meet high standards of cleanliness and safety. Microblading is a lot like getting a tattoo, except that microblading only applies ink to the upper layers of your skin. When I had my procedure done, the technician applied a numbing cream to my brows, so I didn’t have any discomfort. Then, she took the microblading needle and carefully implanted the ink into my eyebrows. The process took a little over two hours. When she finished, my brows were beautifully arched and defined.

Microblading is a semipermanent tattoo process the deposits color into the top layer of the skin throughout the brow. I had microblading done, and I'm thrilled with the results. I needed to do a little bit of filling in because of all the years of plucking and tweezing and because my eyebrows were naturally thin. I can now say I have beautiful, full eyebrows. The process is safe, and I recommend that you choose an experienced professional who can show you before and after pics from other patients.

My specialist reshaped my brows and took his time to make sure it was exactly what I wanted, and I'm thrilled with the results. Having the perfect eyebrows is a trend that isn't going away, but I just couldn't get mine to look great without going overboard with cosmetics! I'm so happy with my brows.