Fashion and cosmetics have a long history of eyebrow trends. From the pencil brows of the ’90s to the full natural brows of the past few years, there are plenty of trends that women have been using cosmetics and hair removal techniques to achieve. At South Lake OBGYN in Clermont, FL, we know that one of the best techniques to achieve modern trendy brows is microblading Clermont FL.
How Does Microblading Clermont FL Work?
You can think of microblading Clermont FL as a sort of freehand tattoo technique that deposits pigment between existing eyebrow hairs to sculpt the brows, darken the natural color of the brows, and increase the appearance of eyebrow volume. This treatment works by using a very fine blade to feather pigment along the brow line to achieve your desired aesthetic goal.
Microblading Clermont FL is an ideal option for many people, especially those who want to save time applying brow cosmetics, those who want to achieve a more natural-looking appearance, and those who may have other aesthetic goals that they want to achieve using cosmetic treatments. Both women and men can benefit from using this aesthetic treatment.
What Can You Expect From Treatment?
Usually, this treatment will take about one to two hours to complete based on the style you’re trying to achieve. For this treatment, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the eyebrows to ensure that you are comfortable while the ink is being deposited between existing eyebrow hairs. Based on your desired aesthetic goals, you may even combine the treatment with eyebrow waxing or threading to achieve a specific style.
This treatment is highly customized to your goals. For example, you may choose to use the powder brow technique, which resembles permanent cosmetics, or you can use a technique that appears more natural. You may also choose to use pigment that is slightly darker than your existing eyebrows, particularly if you have naturally light hair.
What Should You Do Before Treatment?
To get the best results from treatment, you’ll need to follow some preparation guidelines to prepare your skin for the treatment. For example, you should avoid alcohol, tobacco, and even caffeine for 24 to 48 hours so that your skin is in good condition for your treatment. You should also avoid blood-thinning medications and supplements, which can include aspirin, vitamin E, Ibuprofen, Advil, fish oil, and other medications for at least 24 to 48 hours.
If you use retinol products regularly, you should stop using retinoids for at least two to four weeks, especially in the eyebrow area. It’s also important to avoid exfoliating chemicals with alpha-hydroxy acids for at least two weeks before the appointment. Please avoid waxing, tinting, threading, and plucking your eyebrows for at least one week before treatment.
What Should You Do After Treatment?
Your aftercare instructions are especially important to follow if you want to have long-lasting results. For example, you should not rub the treatment area, pick at any scabs that form, or exfoliate dry skin from the eyebrows, as this can reduce the pigment that was applied during your treatment.
You should also avoid direct contact with the sun and tanning beds for at least four weeks. It’s important to avoid excessive sweating, heat, steam, saunas, hot showers, chemical peels, and retinoids for a few weeks to avoid irritating skin or fading the pigment.
As for skincare, you should wash your face with lukewarm water and gentle cleansers that do not contain active acids or harsh ingredients. You should also be sure to use gentle moisturizers, such as CeraVe or Cetaphil, to keep your skin hydrated, especially around the eyebrows. You will want to avoid applying any makeup around the eyebrows for at least two weeks.
How Quickly Will You See Results?
Usually, it will take two to four weeks to see your desired results. Your initial results will appear darker and bolder during the first two weeks after your treatment, but these temporary results will fade as your body heals from the treatment.
How Long Will Results Last?
One of the biggest advantages of using this treatment is the fact that the results are long-lasting. Most people can expect the results of microblading to last for 18 to 24 months depending on factors such as age, lifestyle, health, skin type, skincare, and the frequency of touch-up appointments. We can give you a better idea of how long your results will last based on the style you are trying to achieve and the color of pigment you are using for your treatment.
How Can You Maintain Your Results?
One of the easiest ways to maintain your desired results is with annual touch-up appointments that will freshen the pigment on your brows in any areas you desire. Some other things you can do to maintain your results can include sun protection and a good diet.
The number one enemy of your long-lasting results is unprotected exposure to UV rays, which will fade the pigment in your brows much more quickly. To get the longest-lasting results possible, you should apply SPF 30 to your eyebrows each day, including on sunny days or days when you don’t expect significant sun exposure. Even inside, UV rays can travel through windows to affect the pigment of your results and your skin.
Good nutrition and hydration are also essential to maintaining your desired results. Your skin thrives when it has plenty of natural building blocks to use to enhance skin health. By eating a balanced diet and drinking plenty of water, you will be able to maintain the health and function of your skin to have results that last as long as possible.
What Factors Make Results Fade More Quickly?
Several factors can make your results fade more quickly. For example, using other cosmetic treatments too soon after your eyebrow treatment will cause your results to fade. This means that you should postpone laser treatments, chemical peels, and other treatments for at least four weeks. Other factors that can make your results fade faster include:
Acidic ingredients in your at-home skincare products can cause the pigment in your eyebrows to fade more quickly. This can include retinoids, AHAs, and other acids such as vitamin C. If you want to achieve long-lasting results, you may want to limit your exposure to acid products, particularly during your aftercare period. That said, you can still use products that contain acids after you have completely recovered.
Age and Health
Your age and health may also be factors for how long your results will last. Typically, older people may not see results that last for longer than 18 months. Additionally, health conditions such as diabetes, viral infections, immune disorders, and certain skin conditions can also cause your results to fade more quickly.
How Frequently Should You Have Treatments?
Because the result of this treatment lasts for so long, you may not need to have a full treatment for at least two to three years. If you want to maintain your results with touch-up treatments, and then a quick appointment once every 12 months can be adequate to fill any areas that are starting to fade.
Why Should You Consider Microblading?
Permanent makeup is typically an option pursued by people who want to achieve long-lasting results or save time in their daily routine. Some specific reasons why you may consider this treatment technique can include increasing natural brow volume, correcting sparse brows from over-plucking, contouring a more full or dramatic brow shape, reducing the use of brow cosmetics, or using this treatment to frame your eyes.
Is This Treatment Right for You?
This treatment is typically a good option for anyone who wants to enhance their beauty by altering the color, shape, or volume of their brows. This treatment may not be a good option for you if you have used Accutane in the last six months, if you have skin irritation or psoriasis in the treatment area, if you are diabetic, if you have viral diseases, or if you have extremely oily skin.
Get the Brows of Your Dreams With Microblading Clermont FL
One of the challenges some people face is achieving a naturally full eyebrow look, particularly for those who have sparse eyebrows or light-colored eyebrows. This treatment can be fully customized to meet your aesthetic goals and can easily be included in your regular treatment plan. Please contact us at South Lake OBGYN in Clermont, FL to schedule your consultation appointment today.