Microblading goes under a number of different names, including microstroking, eyebrow feathering, 3-D eyebrows, eyebrow embroidering, and micro-pigmentation. The procedure has been performed in Europe and Asia for more than two decades and its popularity is increasing in the United States. Properly trained, certified, and experienced aestheticians and cosmologists are able to create exceptional results for patients with microblading. DFW area residents can obtain a natural looking, full eyebrow appearance through this procedure.
A permanent makeup machine is not involved with this procedure, only a handheld device that creates single fine hair strokes that simulate the appearance of eyebrow hair.
The Device Used
Specialists that implement this procedure use a handheld microblade device to achieve results that consist of fine lines, portraying a real hair appearance. The professional performing the procedure applies feather hair strokes in the midst of existing eyebrow hair to create the intended result.
Microblading can consist of various techniques and approaches. One approach involves the application of 1D eyebrows that consist of all the hair strokes applied in one direction. Another approach involves the application of 3D eyebrows in which hair strokes are applied in a certain pattern over the ridges of the eyebrows, creating a 3D effect.
Two appointments are generally required to complete the treatment process. During the first session, the goal is to settle on the agreed-upon visual appearance. During this stage the microblading professional will use a waterproof pencil to draw the proposed eyebrow design on the client’s eyebrows. Then professional implements the procedure. After the procedures finished the client may notice some mild scabbing which should heal over the course of about one month.
The second session will usually take place about one month after the first session, at which time touchup of the first procedure will be provided. At this stage, the ink within the epidermis resulting from the first session should show up as color settling into the skin. The professional may apply any corrections at this stage if he or she feels it is necessary along with the permission of the patient.
In this second session, the microblading professional may decide the color needs adjusted due to certain unanticipated effects of the ink upon the skin after the first session. These are routine corrections performed as part of the entire treatment process.