Eyes are the windows to the soul, and your eyebrows highlight their beauty. They also serve to accentuate your bone structure and add dimension to your face. The Spa at South Lake, offering two locations in Clermont, FL, provides eyebrow microblading to add fullness and shape to your eyebrows, allowing your eyes to shine.
Is Eyebrow Microblading Permanent? Freedom From Daily Upkeep
Eyebrow microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure, and the results can last for two years depending on the individual’s skin and cosmetic habits. Microblading is not the same as tattooing but should be treated with a similar level of care, as it is a commitment. Microblading involves using a hand tool with small needles to make tiny cuts on the skin. The pigment is then allowed to seep into these cuts.
Tattooing is much more painful than microblading and requires the use of a machine to deposit ink deep within the skin. It does not provide the versatility of being able to update your eyebrow design every year or two. Having your eyebrows tattooed prevents you from being able to reshape or restyle them easily. Eyebrow tattoos are also less natural-looking and often appear blocky and harsh.
Care Will Help Your Brows Last
After Your Treatment
Like most beauty treatments, you’ll want to follow the guidelines of your medical professional as closely as possible for stellar results. You’ll need to stop threading or plucking your eyebrows for a brief period following your eyebrow microblading treatment. For approximately a week following your session, you’ll need to skip to the gym to avoid sweating.
They will also need to be kept as dry as possible during the first seven days after your treatment. This rule means taking great care not to get them wet during bathing. Your eyebrows may get a bit flakey during the healing process but control the urge to itch them as you risk compromising your results.
Many factors can impact how quickly the pigment in your eyebrows breaks down. Sun and saltwater exposure both have the potential to fade brows, so you’ll want to take appropriate precautions if you are an avid beach-goer. Iron deficiency and chronic smoking can compromise the health of your skin and lead to fading as well.
Skincare treatments can fade them, especially options such as chemical peels, which remove the top layer of your skin. You can still use these skincare treatments, but you’ll want to avoid using them on the eyebrow area. The same cautions apply to treatments that involve heavy physical exfoliation.
How To Prepare for Your Eyebrow Microblading Treatment
Making some changes to your routine before treatment will ensure you have the best outcome. Dermal fillers and botox sessions will need to be paused for two to three weeks before your appointment. Tanning and the use of tanning beds will need to be halted also. If you become sunburned, your treatment session will be postponed until your skin has healed.
Eyebrow tinting, waxing, and threading cannot be performed during the week before tinting. This step helps minimize the risk of developing an infection or other skin problems. Your medical professional may temporarily ask you to discontinue your use of certain supplements and medications, such as aspirin and niacin. Your recovery process will be faster if you choose to omit alcoholic beverages for one to two days after your appointment.
What To Expect at Your Treatment
Choosing the Perfect Shape
One of our medical professionals will begin your session by sitting down with you to determine the best brow shape and thickness for your face. If you have a photograph of your ideal eyebrow style, please bring it to your treatment. You can even show us old photos of yourself if you are trying to recreate the more luxurious brows of your youth!
Many clients choose to come in with their makeup applied in the shape they like their eyebrows to be. This choice is extremely helpful in helping us discern what shape of eyebrow you prefer on yourself. Your entirely made-up eyebrows help us understand your end goal and artistic preferences. Once the ideal structure is determined, the shape will be lightly drawn onto your skin with washable ink to serve as a template during the process.
Comfortable and Quick Treatment
Our medical professionals will use their years of training and expertise to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during your microblading session. A cream will be applied to your eyebrow area that numbs the skin. Once the site is ready, a nanoblade or another super-fine-tipped needle device will be used to “cut” eyebrow hair-sized slices into the dermis layer of your skin.
Each hair-like stroke of the device is done individually, allowing for exact eyebrow creation and a natural look when completed. Pigment in your desired color will be applied to these tiny slices, allowing the dye to heal underneath the skin. Eyebrows enhanced this way appear much more natural than eyebrows that have been embellished with typical cosmetic products.
Trust a Professional
When you choose a medical professional to perform your eyebrow microblading treatment, you want to go to a reputable medical spa or office. Microblading causes a semi-permanent change to your appearance and involves breaking the skin, two things you don’t want to be performed by inexperienced individuals. Microblading services run out of nail or hair salons may not have the same level of hygiene as a medical spa or practice.
If you’ve been considering trying one of the inexpensive at-home microblading kits advertised online, fight that temptation! Not only is there a chance that an unclean kit could lead to a devastating skin infection, but the technique of microblading is not an easy one to master. It is hard to achieve consistent depth in strokes, and this can leave you with disastrously unnatural and uneven eyebrows that are costly to repair.
Who Makes an Ideal Candidate for Eyebrow Microblading?
This treatment is very safe and puts the body under little to no stress, making it safe for almost everyone to enjoy. Even so, you’ll still want to make sure to tell your medical practitioner about any medical conditions or illnesses you have, as well as any medications you are taking.
Individuals with Hormonal Changes
Many people notice thinning eyebrow hair as they age; this is commonly associated with decreased production of testosterone and estrogen from your body. Pregnancy or metabolic issues can also contribute to patchy, sparse brows, even in young individuals, due to the hormonal fluctuations their body is experiencing.
Individuals with Over-groomed Brows
We all remember the teeny, over-plucked eyebrow craze of the 1990s, and sadly, some of us have more than just embarrassing pictures as a reminder. Chronic over-tweezing of eyebrows left many individuals with weakened hair follicles from years of heavy plucking. If your eyebrows have failed to regrow to their natural state following over-grooming, microblading is a brilliant way to fill them out and create a full silhouette.
Individuals with Vitamin Deficiencies
If you struggle to ingest enough nutrients in your daily life, your eyebrows may suffer. Lack of iron, zinc, and biotin can all manifest in sparse brow hair. Some individuals also deal with conditions where their body does not digest and absorb nutrients adequately, leaving them with thinning eyebrow hair.
Individuals with Chronic Stress
Stress causes hair loss for many people, and this can impact eyebrow fullness. Those suffering from chronic stress may not ever have their eyebrows regrow adequately and find microblading to be a viable solution.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do You Still Have to Tweeze Your Eyebrows After Microblading?
The medical professional will use pigmentation to draw tiny new eyebrow hairs that fill out your eyebrows. These microscopic cuts do not remove any hair from your eyebrows permanently. This aspect of treatment means you will still need to occasionally tweeze your eyebrows after treatment, usually as frequently as you did before you had your microblading done.
Can I Wax My Brows After Microblading?
You will want to refrain from waxing your eyebrows after undergoing eyebrow microblading. The wax can potentially change the appearance or shape of your eyebrows by removing pigmentation along with hairs when it is peeled off.
Will I Need Recovery Time?
You won’t have to take time off from work following your eyebrow microblading treatment, and changes to their daily routine will be minimal for most people. There will be a few activities you need to avoid in the first week, such as swimming and sweating, but overall, any disruption to your schedule should be minor.
How Soon Will My Eyebrows Improve?
As soon as your treatment has concluded, your eyebrows will have increased fullness and a more appealing structure. Immediately following your session, your brows will look incredibly defined and a bit darker than you desire. Over the next four to six weeks, the pigmentation will gradually fade as your eyebrows heal. That is when you will see the final, beautiful result of treatment.
When Do I Get My Brows Touched Up?
Since the treatment is semi-permanent, most individuals can go for a relatively long period of time before needing to consider getting their brows touched up. The average person will find their session lasts about 18 months. However, they may wish to have them touched up sooner than that.
Is Microblading Better Than Tattooing?
Yes! For most people, microblading is by far the superior choice when it comes to eyebrow enhancement. From a comfort standpoint, tattooing is significantly more painful than microblading and has an increased risk of infection and scarring. An additional concern is fading, since tattoo ink usually fades to blue or green, two colors not usually desired on eyebrows!
Microblading is a more comfortable treatment and provides natural results that are not achievable with tattooing. Microblading also heals much more quickly.
Should I Worry About Scarring?
With proper aftercare, scarring from microblading is not an issue. However, individuals with blood clotting issues or who are prone to keloid scarring will want to consult a medical practitioner to make sure the process will heal properly.
Experience A Transformation
If you’re tired of painstakingly filling in your eyebrows every day and sparse, thinning brows have you frustrated and unhappy with your appearance, consider eyebrow microblading as a solution to your problem. This affordable, low-stress treatment can save you time and give you the sculpted, full eyebrows you’ve always wanted. Your time is valuable, and you can get some of it back by being able to walk out the door without thinking twice about your eyebrows.
If you’re ready to find out more about how beautifully shaped brows can light up your whole face, we can’t wait to talk to you! Give us a call at The Spa at South Lake in Clermont, FL, and schedule an eyebrow microblading consultation today!