Over the past couple of years a huge number of people ranging from celebrities to common ones got their eyes tattooed. Just look at the ravishing Helen Mirren, at the age of 72, how beautifully she flaunts the biggest beauty secret – bold brows. In an interview with Daily Mail, she reveled:
“I’ll tell you what I had done recently which I love – I got my eyebrows tattooed. I was fed up of my brows barely being there and when one of my girlfriends got it done, I thought they looked great. They’re very lightly and delicately done – but it means when I get up in the morning and I have no makeup on, at least I have eyebrows.”
~ Helen Mirren
So if you too are fed up of sparse eyebrows, you can go for microblading.
Basically, it is a semi-permanent tattooing technique which helps creating hairlike strokes. It is done in order to fill in the thinning brows. The results are satisfying and give you an effortless full brow, eliminating the need for expensive brow pencils or gels.
Who need microblading?
As stated above it is a type of permanent cosmetics, it is majorly used by those who wish to have better-looking brows. But it is not necessarily intended to replace the looks. In fact, it is a great alternative to those that have suffered from hair loss due to one of these problems:
- Thinning eyebrows
Besides, it is also a great alternative for those who are running short of time. So, if you are really busy professional or an athlete, and want to look at your best all of the time, it is for you.
Is it similar to a tattoo?
You can expect the process to be same. It also includes implantation of pigment or ink into the skin, similar to a tattoo. But it doesn’t make use of tattoo equipment. It is the use of state of the art digital technology which is quiet, precise, and more delicate.
Let’s have a look at the 3 major things you need to know before you choose microblading.
Yes, it is not ‘permanent’. Reason being, cosmetic tattooing is bit different from body art tattooing. It is more superficial to the skin and the inks used are much more degradable. So it is your own immune system which will digest the ink, and fade away the pigment. Usually, it lasts for one to three years, as per your skin and lifestyle.
If you really wish to keep it in same shape and color, it will require a few touchups. These can be yearly or bi-yearly.
Results vary as per skin types!
This is due to the fact that some skin types are better at retaining ink than others. Experts believe that very oily skin types turn out to be the daunting ones. These are difficult to work with and they are at greater risk of rejecting the pigment. Moreover, these are highly prone to pigment hydration.
Pain is a factor!
Yes, microblading will be painful. However, you don’t need to worry for the same. You can use a numbing cream like Dr. Numb to overcome your fear of pain. It alleviates the discomfort caused during the procedure and dulls the pain receptors for some time. It is a popular lidocaine cream which ideally desensitizes your skin for somewhere around three to four hours.
Being used for years in the cosmetic world, it is famous for application before processes like tattooing, piercing, waxing, and laser treatments. Having 5% lidocaine, a numbing agent, when applied to the area to be treated, it produces a numbing sensation.
So, now you can have painless microblading done. Isn’t that amazing?