11 Jul Micro-blading In Sidcup Bexley
EYEBROWS MICRO-BLADING IN SIDCUP BEXLEY
Micro-blading is a popular eyebrow enhancement technique that improves the shape, definition, and thickness of the brows. Eyebrow Micro-blading is the ideal solution to replace, reshape or enhance to give you perfectly shaped natural looking brows. The eyebrows play a significant role in the aesthetics of the face. The shape, fullness, and symmetry of the brows all work together to highlight the eyes and frame the upper face. If you have thin or patchy eyebrows there is a non-invasive treatment that can instantly improve the eyebrow area.
Micro-blading is a form of semi-permanent make-up, using a tattooing technique in which a small specialised handheld tool made of several tiny needles is used to add semi-permanent pigment to the second dermal layer of the skin, creating very fine strokes that mimic the appearance of natural eyebrow hair. The effects last up to 12 months after which the pigment fades leaving the skin and your natural brows exactly as they were Micro-blading is also sometimes called embroidery, feather touch or hair-like strokes.
WHY GO FOR MICRO-BLADING?
People often think microblading is a type of tattoo. While the techniques may sound similar, micro-blading and eyebrow tattooing are very different.
Micro-blading creates a more natural end result compared to eyebrow tattooing, which results in brows that appear “drawn on” and flat. This is because the micro-blading technique creates individual hair-like strokes that are identical to hair growth pattern of the surrounding eyebrow hair. A good micro-blading technician can make treated areas look like a more dense version of the natural brow hair.
Pigment vs. Ink
Tattoo ink is used for eyebrow tattooing while micro-blading uses a specialized pigment. Ink differs greatly from pigment in the way it fades over time. As tattoo ink fades, it often develops a blue-green colored tint, especially around the edges of the tattoo. This can leave people with some oddly colored eyebrows that often look as though they were created with a Sharpie. In contrast, micro-blading pigment is specifically designed to fade into a lighter version of the color used so the patient retains a natural appearance.
Semi-permanent vs. Permanent
Eyebrow tattoos are permanent. Once the ink is tattooed with an electronic device to implant coloured pigment onto the skin it is there for life (although undesirable fading of the ink as mentioned above is possible). This is very different from micro-blading, which uses an hand held tool where the results typically last about 6 months to a year. Simple “touch up” treatments can be done annually if the micro-blading patient wishes to maintain their enhanced brow. The semi-permanent nature of micro-blading allows patients the ability to change the appearance of their brow as trends change.
Getting a tattoo can be relatively painful, especially if they are placed in a sensitive area like the face. The micro-blading technique involves much less discomfort, especially if the brow area is numbed with lidocaine prior to treatment. Most patients describe the feeling of micro-blading to be like tweezing.
The most important product you can use after a micro-blading treatment is sunscreen. Like with other tattoos, sunscreens help extend the longevity of your brows and prevent against fading from the sun.
WHAT DOES THE MICRO-BLADING PROCESS ENTAIL?
After careful and precise facial measurements are taken, the new eyebrows are designed, individually tailored to each client face shape and style. Upon your approval the treatment area is numbed using a topical anesthetic cream. After 20-30 minutes numbing time, the micro-blading application is carried out. This process typically lasts 15 minutes per brow. Small hair strokes are drawn on and then applied directly beneath the skin surface using a small Micro-blade. The delicate and precise application allows for each hair stroke to be placed individually to create natural, perfectly shaped brows resulting in a completely unique look for each individual.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
The area may feel a little tender for the first few hours after treatment. In some cases, they can feel a little itchy as they heal over the first week. It is advised to follow your after-care instruction to apply Vaseline during the first week. This protects and soothes. The colour will appear darker than expected for the first 6-10 days but will soften and fade out as they heal.