Microblading is a cosmetic eyebrow restoration treatment. This minimally invasive procedure can produce the appearance of fuller, thicker eyebrows for months at a time, and it is one of many aesthetic services offered at North Shore Med Spa.
What Is Microblading?
Microblading, sometimes called 3D eyebrow sculpting, is a semi-permanent, non-surgical treatment that can improve the appearance of eyebrows that may be sparse, thinning, over-tweezed, and/or over-waxed. It creates natural-looking eyebrows for women and men who have very little to no eyebrow hairs and can also enhance the shape and definition of natural eyebrows.
This cosmetic treatment is similar to tattooing, except the needles do not penetrate the skin as deeply as that occurs during tattooing, which is why microblading is considered a semi-permanent treatment. The pigment used in microblading is deposited only into the top layers of the skin to produce results that last between 12 and 18 months.
How Is Microblading Done?
Despite its name, microblading does not involve the use of an actual blade. Instead, it involves the use of several very fine needles that deposit or push pigment into the skin. The needles used in microblading are significantly thinner than those used in permanent makeup procedures, and they have the ability to produce fine, crisp hair strokes.
Microblading requires careful planning since it is important for eyebrows to be symmetrical on the face. The microblading technician will likely spend ample time performing eyebrow mapping before the procedure, which involves drawing or shaping the eyebrows based on factors including facial symmetry, brow position, and the natural growth of hair.
The highly experienced microblading specialists at North Shore Medical Spa have received extensive training on how to create aesthetically pleasing brows that compliment every man or woman’s facial structure. Eyebrows are typically drawn based on one’s natural face and bone structure, and they may be high-arched, low-arched, rounded, straight, S-shaped, etc.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
Microblading performed at North Shore Med Spa is a two-appointment procedure. Each appointment typically lasts between two and three hours.
The first appointment is a consultation. During this initial consultation, clients meet with a technician to discuss their personal aesthetic goals, along with what they hope to accomplish with microblading treatment. Given there are no contraindications, clients can receive their first microblading treatment during this appointment. The second and final microblading treatment will be scheduled four to six weeks later.
During each appointment, the technician will first apply a numbing cream to the skin to reduce any discomfort caused by the needles. Then, the technician will spend time mapping and drawing the eyebrows before depositing pigment into the skin.
Afterward, clients are given detailed instructions on how to care for their eyebrows following microblading. Aftercare instructions usually advise clients to:
- Avoid touching the eyebrows, exercising, and exposing the eyebrows to water for the first 48 hours.
- Expect itching and scabbing for one week.
- Avoid peeling away scabs, as this increases the risk for infection.
- Avoid applying any makeup, exfoliants, astringents, and anti-aging creams.
- Pat the face dry for cleaning, and avoid soap and face washes for one week.
- Avoid swimming and the use of steam or saunas for two weeks.
- Avoid waxing and eyebrow threading for six weeks.
- Avoid excess sun exposure, as it can cause the pigment to degrade more quickly.
The microblading technician can speak with clients in greater detail about what to expect from treatment and aftercare.
North Shore Medical Spa offers a wide range of aesthetic services that can help you look and feel your best, including microblading, dermaplaning, and chemical peels. Call us today at 516-441-5110 to request a consultation.