The appearance of your eyebrows can have a dramatic impact on your overall appearance. For example, when eyebrows appear thin, you can look older than you are. On the other hand, eyebrows that are full and dark are typically associated with youth. If eyebrow cosmetics aren’t cutting it anymore, treatments such as microblading at South Lake OBGYN in Clermont, FL can simplify your eyebrow-shaping routine.
How Often Should You Do Microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow shading technique that uses ink to darken and shape the eyebrows. The results of this treatment can last for 18 to 30 months. Your skin type may influence how long your results last, since oily skin may work through the eyebrow pigment quickly. Some of the skincare products to use, such as chemical exfoliants, may also shorten your results.
When Will You Need a Touch-Up?
For this semi-permanent technique, you will usually need to attend a few touch-up appointments to keep your eyebrows looking sharp. Your first touch-up appointment will usually take place six to eight weeks after your initial treatment. From there, your touch-up appointments can be as often as every six to 12 months based on the pigment remaining in your eyebrows.
What Do You Need To Know About This Brow Treatment?
There are a few things you need to know about this eyebrow treatment so you are prepared for your appointment. For one thing, microblading is a different technique than micro feathering, although both of these techniques are a type of semi-permanent makeup. Another thing to know is that your technician will customize your eyebrow shade and shape to match your aesthetic goals so that you can enjoy natural-looking results.
How Similar Is This Treatment To a Tattoo?
Many people say that this treatment is a type of tattooing technique. While the treatment is similar to tattooing because it deposits ink into the skin, the depth of penetration for the ink is different.
In particular, a tattoo will deposit ink into the deepest dermal layers of the skin, while a microblade tool will only deposit ink into the upper layers of the skin. The depth of the penetration for your eyebrow treatment is similar to a paper cut.
What Happens During the Treatment Process?
Several steps are involved in your treatment. You should expect to set aside at least one to two hours for your initial appointment, and at least another 30 minutes for any touch-up appointments you may need to attend. The specific steps involved in your treatment will include:
First, your technician will need to shape your eyebrows. Typically, this is done by tweezing or threading away stray eyebrow hairs that are up above or below your desired eyebrow zone. This initial shaping will give your technician a blueprint for the next steps of the treatment.
Before your eyebrows are shaped, you and your technician will need to go over your exact aesthetic goals or even use reference photos so that your results develop as desired.
After eyebrow shaping, the eyebrow area will be cleansed to remove any dirt, oil, or lingering makeup. Then the area will be numbed with a topical solution so that your treatment is comfortable. Usually, the numbing solution is allowed to sit on your skin for at least 20 minutes.
The next step of your treatment will be depositing the ink with the special microblade tool. This tool includes a dozen very fine-tip needles that will deposit ink into the skin in a way that mimics the natural appearance of eyebrow hairs.
After the needling phase, the final pigment will be applied to your eyebrows. The final pigment is the step that will seal in your desired eyebrow shade. The pigment will be applied very thickly on your eyebrows and left to sit for at least 10 to 15 minutes before it is removed.
The final step is removing the pigment from your skin and cleaning the area. You may choose to apply a soothing serum or moisturizer to the area, particularly if you have sensitive skin.
What Should You Do Before Microblading Treatment?
Before your treatment, you will need to follow a few rules so that your treatment can be successful. For example, you should avoid tweezing, waxing, or picking your eyebrows for at least one week before your treatment. This is to reduce the risk of skin sensitivity, ingrown hairs, or inaccurate eyebrow shaping.
You also need to avoid the use of tanning beds for at least two weeks, as well as direct sun exposure. Do not use any exfoliating facials or products for at least two weeks, including retinoids. Do not use supplements such as fish oil or vitamin E for at least one week before your treatment. You also should not drink alcohol for at least 48 hours and you will not be able to take aspirin or ibuprofen for 24 hours before your appointment.
What Are Your Aftercare Instructions?
Your aftercare results after your microblading treatment are important to follow so that you do not compromise the pigment on your eyebrows and so that you can reduce your healing time. During the first week, you will need to wash your eyebrows with a gentle antibacterial soap that is fragrance-free and dye-free.
After cleansing, you will need to gently pat your eyebrows dry and avoid exposing your eyebrows to any acids or exfoliants. You may be instructed to apply a soothing oil, such as rosehip oil, to the eyebrows after cleansing to soothe the skin in this area.
When Can You Tweeze or Wax Again?
You will usually be able to tweeze or wax your eyebrows again at least four weeks after you have had this semi-permanent brow treatment. However, if you are going to have a follow-up appointment six to eight weeks after your treatment, it may be best to postpone waxing or tweezing your eyebrows until after this appointment.
When Will Results Develop?
It will usually take several days for your eyebrows to develop. Most people will see early results about 10 days after treatment, although it may take up to 30 days for the pigment of your eyebrows to appear more natural. For this reason, it’s recommended to have this treatment at least one to two months before any important life events.
Can Microbladed Brows Be Removed?
Although this treatment produces semi-permanent results, there are ways to remove the eyebrow pigment if you aren’t totally satisfied with your results. This is done by using a special saline solution that gently removes the pigment deposited into the upper layers of your skin. You can remove and revise your eyebrows during your follow-up appointment.
What Is the Best Eyebrow Shape for You?
Choosing the right eyebrow shape for you will depend on various factors, including the shape of your face, the spacing of your eyes, and your aesthetic goals. Overall, most people want to achieve natural-looking results with this brow treatment. However, if you want to have a more dramatic appearance or accomplish certain trends such as soap brows, you can use this treatment to do so.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
There are a few benefits of this treatment, including the longevity of your results. For example, when you use a semi-permanent brow treatment, you will no longer have to use eyebrow pencils, gels, or powders to darken and shape your eyebrows every day. This can free up a significant amount of time and also be easier to maintain throughout the day.
Are You an Ideal Candidate?
Most people who want to enhance the overall appearance of their eyebrows are good candidates for the treatment. If you have thinning eyebrows, uneven eyebrows, or asymmetrical eyebrows, you may be a good candidate for this treatment. Your skin must be healthy to be a candidate for this treatment, so you may not be qualified if you have a condition such as eczema or psoriasis in the desired treatment area.
Simplify Your Brow-Shaping Routine
If you’re tired of using brow cosmetics every day to shape and shade your eyebrows, it might be time to consider a more permanent eyebrow-shaping method. Microblading is a treatment that can produce results that last for well over a year and can be customized to meet your exact aesthetic goals. If you think this treatment is a good option for you, contact South Lake OBGYN in Clermont, FL today to schedule your consultation.