By Racheal Ojczenasz – Microblading Specialist at Vagotis Cosmetic Surgery + Skin Center
It doesn’t matter if you like them arched and feathered or straight and bold, eyebrows are arguably the most important facial feature. If you’re not satisfied with the ones you have, there are so many ways to update them, including brow gel, pencils, and even tattooing. But now there’s a very natural option that delivers semi-permanent results. Ladies, we’d like to introduce you to microblading. Unlike the sometimes Sharpie-esque effects of permanent makeup, microblading is more of an embroidery of trompe l’œil strokes that look just like real hairs.
Microblading is perfect for those who want to fully reconstruct, define, cover gaps, or fill-in over plucked brows. Those who just want to add a slight arch are also great candidates, and the results are a natural, undetectable fringe.
During the microblading process a very fine blade is used to deposit pigments into the epidermis, one strand at a time. It’s an extremely meticulous process that takes around two hours to complete. Since the results will last for up to three years before beginning to fade, this attention to detail is key.
Some clients may feel a slight discomfort. A topical numbing cream can be applied beforehand to minimize this discomfort.
The best part about the technique is that there is no down time. Your new set of brows will be ready for a selfie immediately after the process. Unlike eyebrow extensions, which you have to be careful about maintaining, microblading is relatively low maintenance. After a perfecting session 4-6 weeks later, the only maintenance is a yearly touch up.