I speak with many clients every day and the most common questions I get is; What is Microblading? I think that is what I want, can you tell me more? I do feel there is a misconception when it comes to permanent makeup treatments in the sense that there are so many treatments out there, which can, of course, be confusing for those that haven't got in depth knowledge of the permanent makeup industry.
That is precisely why I would like to tell you what microblading is in a simple way, so you can make a well informed decision when deciding if microblading treatment is for you, or if you should go for a different kind of eyebrow treatment. There are loads of information on the internet that are not completely reliable, so always be mindful and ask around if you are not certain. We advise everyone to do their research before making an appointment with a permanent makeup specialist.
Read reviews, speak to them, ask your friends if they know someone who has had treatment in a nice salon. Having your precious eyebrows microbladed is an investment in money, time and looks. So, you want to make sure you are getting the best treatment out there. Because let me tell you, you will absolutely love it if done perfectly.
Microblading Is a Manual Tool
Microblading is a treatment that should always be performed with a certified microblading artist. Microblading is just one type of cosmetic tattoo or semi permanent makeup. In short, microblading stands for a small blade. Makes sense since micro stands for extremely small and blade obviously for the blade. It can also be described as very fine needles. Microblades are used to create fine, natural strokes that will look like natural hairs on your skin.
When performing the treatment, the microblading artist uses this blade to insert pigment into your skin and create a hair-like eyebrow semi permanent tattoo, also known as hair-strokes. Some artists are also trained to create shading effects with special type of microblades. The pigment should only be inserted into the top layer of the skin. If not done properly, it can cause bleeding, which can then result in a change of color of the pigment with time. The results will not be the same, so again, pick your technician wisely. All microblades should only be used once, and the hand piece if not disposable should be sanitized in a sterile oven.
What are the types of microblade tools?
As mentioned here above, microblade is a small manual tool that consists of very fine needles that are made of surgical steel. The needles can vary in shape, diameter, and quantity of needles. All depending on the desired final result, it can vary which type of blade the technician will use to perform the treatment. As with the pigments, it is important to be certain that the artist is using a tool of the highest quality. Unfortunately, it is possible to purchase microblade tools from sellers that are not necessarily focusing on quality.
Choosing the Right Technician for Your Microblading Treatment
Number one, two, and three is to do your research and select a certified PMU artist
- Ask them what type of pigments they are using and check if they are of good quality.
- If you are getting your treatment done in the United States you want to make sure the pigments are FDA compliant, or ECHA compliant if you're within the European Union. You are allowed to ask these questions, and it's a red flag if you can't get this information.
- Make sure the artist is certified and has received their certificate from a respectable academy, this is critical. You would like to make sure you can trust your artist because this is a process of a few weeks, and it's important to feel comfortable completing the treatment. You want to feel welcome to ask if you feel like something is not looking or feeling like you were expecting.
Microblading is an excellent treatment that has helped so many men and women enhance their looks and feel more confident. To be able to wake up with gorgeous eyebrows is worth it all, I promise. If you require any further assistance, feel free to email us. We are always happy to discuss and answer any question you might have.