How Microblading Works & What You Should Know About It?

Microblading is a cosmetic tattooing technique that fills in sparse areas of the eyebrows to make them appear fuller. In contrast to traditional tattoos, which are permanent, microblading coloring can last up to three years. This is due to the fact that microblading uses different instruments and less pigment.

The treatment is highly exact due to the equipment that is used which is functionally like a pen with the nib being a slanted blade with 10-12 small needles at the end – needles that don’t enter the skin but only softly scrape the surface, just like a paper cut.

The needle extremely precisely implants lightweight strokes with a medical-grade pigment on the epidermal layer of the skin, providing fine, real, and natural hair strokes.

Microblading Eyebrows vs. Tattooing

Microblading, unlike tattooing, is not in the deep layer of skin, but more on the surface. It is also not permanent, as the pigment disappears within 18 months.

The hair strokes are significantly more realistic and finer than any tattoo, as a handheld needle/blade is utilized – there is no electrical equipment that seeps deep with this process. There also is more of a scratching sound, instead of a buzz of a tattoo gun that penetrates the skin so deeply.

Microshading vs. Microblading

Microblading and microshading sound similar, but they’re different. Both semi-permanent eyebrow makeups have slight but crucial variances. Microshading is softer than microblading’s unique hair look. Compare it to brow pencil vs. powder or pomade.

Microshading tattoos small dots along your brows for a less detailed look than microblading.
Professionals often blend both techniques to get the most realistic and natural finish.

How Long Is Microblading Effective?

Microblading can last anywhere from 12 to 18 months, but the duration of the pigment depends on your skin type.

People with mildly oilier skin prefer to need a touch-up every 12 months, while those with normal skin can go up to 18 months. ‘Your brows will eventually disappear if you don’t continue to get touch-ups every 18 months or more. The pigments used to leave no scarring or discoloration, so you wouldn’t notice if you allowed them to fade away.