Microblading is a manual, semi-permanent technique of hyper-realistic eyebrow drawing in which the shape of eyebrows is calculated according to facial morphology and golden proportion. The technique is intended for anyone over the age of 18 (persons under 18 must be accompanied by their parents) who wants to correct the aesthetic problems of their eyebrows. In order to successfully perform the treatment, the skin must not be in the regeneration process, i.e. it must not be damaged. If there is eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, acne, pimples or any damage in the eyebrow area, 7 days before treatment the client can use a cream that will eliminate the problems (instructions for use can be found on the package).
Pain during the treatment is relative. Scared or apprehensive clients usually feel stronger pain, while other clients compare such pain with the one they feel when plucking out their eyebrows. In addition, with women menstruating there is an increased sensitivity to pain, so it is not recommended to do the treatment at this time. It is possible to use light anesthetics, in the form of cream or liquid, to completely eliminate pain during the treatment.
Abrasive treatments such as peelings, fruit acids, chemical peels, laser treatments and similar should be avoided a month before the treatment. Also, one month before the treatment, botox or fillers should not be used. Pigment is applied manually in the surface layer of the dermis. Pigment is determined according to the natural colour of the eyebrows and hair. After healing, pigment can become several nuances brighter compared to natural hair colour.
Symmetry is calculated using a brow application. It is calculated while the client’s eyes are closed because in that way mimetic muscles that can affect eyebrow symmetry are relaxed. Pictures of prepared shapes, as well as all other important information, are stored in the application, under the Treatment History section. Strokes are always drawn in the direction of natural hair growth in order to achieve hyper-realistic eyebrow look.
Treatment is done by using sterile and disposable tools, while pigments are of the highest standard. Correction is done a month after the treatment as 10-15% of strokes are lost after the first treatment. Inserted pigment is very dark during the first 5 to 7 days. 7 days later, it loses up to 40% of its intensity. If you think the pigment is too dark, do not try to fade it by yourself. Be patient, first wait for 7 days until it fades away naturally. For how long the pigment will be retained mostly depends on the skin oiliness. The oilier the skin, the shorter pigment retention is. Sweating and sun exposure also affect pigment retention. On average, expected time until new refreshment of pigment is 10 to 12 months. If the skin is oily, it takes up to 6 months. Healing is completely done 28 days later and then it is necessary to add the pigment that was lost in the meantime. If the skin is problematic and oily, several such corrections can be made.
Post-treatment care makes 70% of total treatment success. Conscientiously stick and adhere to the given advice, because if you don’t do that, you can lose up to 80% of drawn strokes. Rinsing and applying the cream is of great significance.
How successful the treatment will be depends on:
Exposure to various external influences
None of these factors are under the artist’s control, thus providing any guarantee for the treatment is not possible.
Before the treatment always consult with your artist if you:
- Have problematic skin
- Have serious health issues
- Take certain medications
- Already have an old PMU on your eyebrows
Before the treatment
- Familiarize yourself with the post-treatment care procedure.
- The skin should not be burnt, nor in recovery or regeneration process.
The following treatments are not recommended 30 days before the treatment:
- Botox and fillers
- Fruit or lactic acids
- Laser treatments
- Chemical peel
- Exposure to strong sunlight
By Sarah-Donia Cherif
Instagram: @sarahdoniadc (microblading artist)