Microblading has turned into a bit of a buzzword in the beauty industry in the last few years. While many people have started testing the microblading waters, many others have no idea what this unique service is. Here’s Mirabile M.D.’s microblading 101.

What is Microblading?

Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup service that fills in and shapes eyebrows. Much like a tattoo, pigment is inserted into the upper layers of the skin to create fuller, natural-looking eyebrows. Microblading is another type of “permanent” makeup. In fact, it is one of the most popular types of cosmetic makeup now.

To achieve natural results, pigment is stroked across the skin using a bunch of tiny needles. The pigment used should be a perfect match to each individual client’s natural eyebrows.

Microblading results typically last between 12 and 24 months, depending on skin types. However, it is important to remember that the pigment will eventually fade, and your natural brows will be back. Those with oily skin tend to notice that the treatment doesn’t last as long as those without oily skin. Additionally, how well you follow aftercare procedures can have a great impact on how long the pigment stays in the skin.

How Much Does Microblading Cost?

The cost of microblading varies. The average cost of a microblading treating is $400, but the service ranges in prices from $350 to $800. Many experienced microbladers will charge a premium for their services, which is part of the reason the price range is so large.

Included in most microblading prices is the cost of the initial service and a touch-up appointment. If you want your beautiful eyebrows to last, it is a good idea to attend both of these appointments. While the first appointment is when the pigment will be inserted into the skin, the second appointment touches up the initial work and helps to seal in the pigment. During the touch-up appointment, you can also have changes made to your brows.

For the first appointment, you should budget between two and a half and three hours. The second appointment tends to last between an hour and an hour and a half.

Microblading shading is an additional procedure that comes with an additional cost.

Importance of Choosing the Right Microblading Stylist

Not all stylists are created equally. It is important that you do a little research before you trust someone to microblade your eyebrows. After all, it is basically like getting a tattoo that lasts up to two years on your face. You will want to work with someone that has a fair amount of experience.

Additionally, you want a stylist that can create the perfect set of eyebrows for your face. You want to find someone who can create the style that you are looking for. You also want to consider how this stylist will apply your brows. While one stylist may stencil the brows on, others might freehand for a more natural look. Decide what type you like by looking at the work of many different microblading artists.

If you are interested in microblading shading, you will want to take extra precautions when looking into a stylist. While microblading requires a stroking motion, microblading shading is a stippling method used in conjunction with the stroking. Shading should only be done by artists who have been trained in the procedure. Shading creates a power filled look. Not all microbladers are qualified to perform this work.

Like in all disciplines, every microblading technician has different techniques. The healing technique that one artist uses might not work best for you. Dry healing and ointment healing are both options. If you have determined that one of these is better for you than the other, then you will need to find an artist that uses that healing method.

What Can I Do If I Hate My Microbladed Eyebrows?

Oh no! You had your eyebrows microbladed, and now they just don’t look quite right. Unfortunately, not all “professional” microbladers are really professionals. Botched jobs are fairly common. Poor styling and changing ink colors are common problems with microblading. At Mirabile M.D., we offer a solution to botched brows.

Since microblading is technically a tattoo, our tattoo removal service is highly effective at fixing messed up microblading. The enlighten laser tattoo removal method removes tattoos, including microbladed eyebrows. If you are unhappy with your microblading, enlighten is the perfect solution.

Fortunately, the tattoo removal process is much easier than it once was, and it looks better than ever before. The enlighten laser uses multiple wavelengths and PICO + NANO pulse durations all in one easy-to-use system. This process breaks up the pigment used on the eyebrows, which removes all unwanted ink.

If you are in the Kansas City Metro Area looking for microblading correction, Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness is here to help. With the enlighten system, we can help you take care of your poorly microbladed eyebrows. Give us a call today at 913-888-7546 to get up a consultation.