Microblading – A Semi-permanent Makeup
Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup where we consider tattoo a permanent treatment. Tattooing is a traditional technique to deposit ink into the second layer of skin (known as the dermis) by the needle. The Microblading technique is a rather new technique to create the illusion of fuller brows. The tattooing technique and Microblading are different procedures in many areas comprising the following points:
1. Machine: The tattoo machines inject tattoo ink into the second layer of the skin or dermis and as the result, it lasts for a long period of time on the skin. Therefore, any modification on a tattoo is usually too difficult, costly, and time-consuming. Microblading blade tool that looks like a pen is different from a standard tattoo machine, and it implants the pigment much closer to the skin surface and the result is semi-permanent. This makes the eyebrow appear far more natural.
2. Procedure: A tattoo artist uses a needle (by hand or machine) to inject pigments under the skin where a Microblading artist draws gentle strokes to create fuller brows and fill areas that the patient might have over-plucked.
3. Pigment (ink): The pigments implanted in the Microblading process are safe, non-reactive substances and specifically manufactured for implantation into the human skin. Microblading pigment fades slowly and it gets lighter, but the tone stays the same. This process helps the patient to retain a natural appearance. Tattoo ink fades usually to a blue-green color tint, especially around the edges of the tattoo and this can leave people with some oddly colored and unnatural eyebrows.
4. Pain: Tattooing is relatively more painful especially in sensitive areas of the body comparing with the Microblading technique. Pain during the treatment is relative. Scared clients usually feel stronger pain, while the other clients compare such pain with the one that they feel when plucking out their eyebrows. In addition, with women having a period there is an increased sensitivity to pain, so it is not recommended to do the treatment while ladies have their period. It is possible to use light anesthetics, in the form of cream or liquid, to completely eliminate pain during the treatment.