What you should know so you can be ready for that next selfie.
Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow treatment that results in the creation of individual hair strokes using a tattoo technique and a fine micro blade. It’s a popular strategy to help improve the look of your eyebrows. This procedure is used for people that have thinning eyebrows, either by genetics or from excessive plucking. If you don’t like the way that your eyebrows look, then you should keep reading. We address a few of the most frequently asked questions to help you learn more about microblading and how it can help you.
How Was This Discovered?
Microblading began in Asia around the 1980’s. It is also known as micro stroking, feather touch, and the “Japanese Method”. It’s become popular in the US over the course of the last decade.
Do You Use a Tattoo Machine?
Microblading doesn’t require a machine. This art is performed with a microblade. Each hair is hand drawn and are placed very carefully to match your hair color and texture. By the conclusion of the appointment, it will look like real hair.
Is This a Surgery and Do I Need to Take Time From Work?
It’s not a surgery, and you can start wearing your new brows the same day. You shouldn’t need to take any time off unless you perform a very intense labor job. You should, however, avoid working out for the next week. You don’t want to get your brows wet or wear makeup either.
Is This Procedure Painful?
Since it’s a topical procedure, a topical anesthetic is placed over the area to numb it beforehand. Most of the patients we have worked with have experienced little to no pain.
How do I Prepare Beforehand?
The best thing you can do is your own research to determine how you want your eyebrows to look. Look at images to find which type of brows would fit your face the best.
You should also avoid alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil, and Vitamin E. All of these are blood thinners which could be counterproductive. If you need to take an OTC painkiller, acetaminophen would be suitable. Don’t use retinol products during this time. The day before and of your appointment, avoid caffeine sources like energy drinks.
How Long Would My Appointment Be?
From beginning to finish, you should expect to be here for three hours. The majority of that time is used to determine how you want the eyebrows to look. The actual process takes around a half-hour.
Now that you’re better educated about microblading, the only other question to answer is how you want your eyebrows to look. Our microblading artist, Tam Ho, is ready and available if you feel microblading could help you. For more information about this as well as all of the services we offer, go to www.yieldingmd.com . To set up an appointment or consultation, call us at 407-753-4101.