Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup procedure that dramatically corrects or fully reconstructs thinning or disproportional eyebrows. The sophisticated technique includes manually depositing small and precisely placed molecules of the pigment directly into the Dermis layer of the skin using sterile, disposable needles. Microblading involves drawing individual, fine hair strokes that yield more natural looking results. The procedure is nearly painless; a numbing solution and anesthetic are used to keep any discomfort to a minimal level. This procedure is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look and define the shape of his or her eyebrows. The results are the most natural looking hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of hair present. The pigments used in this technique have been specially formulated to match your original eyebrow color, and if the eyebrows are still present, blend perfectly into them. Microblading is a two-part process: the initial procedure is typically followed by a touch-up procedure 6 weeks later. At first, the brows will appear darker but fade significantly over a two-week period. It is absolutely crucial to have a touch up done, as it is very difficult to predict how well the skin will retain the pigment.
First, the type of pigment used for microblading has an iron oxide base. Iron oxide has been a popular ingredient in cosmetics like foundation, blush, lipstick, and eye shadow for decades. An iron oxide base allows the color to softly fade over time and ultimately vanish, unlike the inks used in permanent cosmetic tattoos.
Second, the pigment used for microblading isn’t implanted into the skin as deeply compared to the depth used for permanent cosmetic procedures. The proper depth for the color to be implanted during the microblading procedure is the upper layer of the dermis. If the micro stroke doesn't go deep enough, the color retention will be poor, and if it's too deep, it causes scarring and the healed strokes look blurry instead of fine and crisp.
The pigment being implanted to the correct depth, combined with its iron oxide base is what gives microblading results the appearance of natural looking eyebrows. The semi-permanent qualities of the microblading pigment prevent it from fading into unnatural shades that are so common with permanent cosmetics.