What is Microblading—and How Can it Benefit You?

 A woman is laying down and getting her eyebrows prepared for microblading

A woman is laying down and getting her eyebrows prepared for microblading

Thick eyebrows are all the rage right now. But whether you just weren’t born with naturally thick eyebrows or you managed to overpluck them in the early aughts when thin brows were the style, you may be wondering if there’s a way (beyond the brow pencil) to fill yours in and keep up with the trends. Eyebrows can really change the way that your face looks and make your features pop if done the right way, so it’s understandable that you want to make sure they are just right.

One technique to getting fuller, thicker brows is microblading. So, what is microblading? What does it do? How does it benefit you? Are there any risks?

Let’s learn all about this hot new beauty trend—and reasons why you may want to consider scheduling an appointment.

Microblading is a Semi-Permanent Tattoo

Microblading is a procedure that claims to improve the appearance of your eyebrows. Sometimes it is also called “feather touch” or “micro-stroking.” The microblading procedure is a semi-permanent tattoo where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine (like a regular tattoo). During the microblading procedure, your microblading professional will make hundreds of tiny little strokes to build a texture that looks like natural eyebrow hair.

It Takes a While

When you schedule a microblading session, you’re going to need to block off at least a couple of hours to get it right. In other words, don’t expect that you can get in and out. Your microblading professional will take their time to make sure that your eyebrows are looking perfect before you leave. You definitely don’t want to rush the process!

Preparing Your Skin is Key

There are some things you need to avoid before getting microbladed, such as anything that can thin out your blood. At least a week before your appointment, cut down your consumption of alcohol, avoid taking aspirin, and avoid using retinol.

It Doesn’t Hurt Too Much

If you’ve never gotten a tattoo before it’s understandable to be a little nervous about the microblading experience, but the truth is that the pain isn’t too much to handle for most people. If you do have a low tolerance for pain, you may want to speak to your microblading professional about a numbing cream that can be applied beforehand to dull the pain a little bit. And even though microblading does sting a little bit, the procedure is completely safe to do as long as it is performed in a clean, safe environment by a professional.

Microblading Means Never Having to Pick Up a Brow Pencil

Although you can achieve fuller brows with the use of a brow pencil or a brow gel, a microblading procedure means that you won’t have to spend several minutes every day fiddling with your eyebrows. They will look natural, look filled in, and you can have a makeup-free way to pop your features and change the shape of your face. The best part is that microblading can last up to six months—which means that maintenance is minimal.

Interested in scheduling a microblading appointment with a professional at Volume Eyelash Extension Studio in Santa Barbara? You can book an appointment online or give us a call at (805) 881-2242!