Microblading in Worcester, MA
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a form of semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing. The technique uses multiple microneedles and pigment to create a natural-looking brow using a manual tool approach. The series of needles are used to embed pigment into the superficial layers of the skin appearing like natural hair and creating the look of a natural brow.
What Can be Expected During the Treatment?
After properly cleaning and sanitizing the area, a topical numbing anesthetic is applied to minimize any discomfort throughout the treatment. Following the numbing application, we create a brow shape and pigment color that best compliments your natural brow bone and facial features. Using precise strokes that begin in the direction of the hair growth, the aesthetician dips the tip of the microblading pen into the pigment and creates hair-like strokes where needed. Once this process has been completed, a pigment mask may be applied. This step utilizes a large amount of pigment to completely cover the eyebrows to ensure each stroke has been thoroughly coated with the pigment.
After the pigment mask is cleansed from the eyebrows, a numbing cream may be reapplied, and each eyebrow undergoes a repeat process of the semi-permanent brow tattoo strokes followed by full coverage of pigment of each brow. The eyebrows are then wiped clean from any excess pigment and a topical emollient is then applied to the eyebrows. It is required that an appointment is made 6 -8 weeks post microblading for any following touch-ups.
Who is a Good Candidate for Microblading?
Microblading is ideal for anyone who is looking to achieve a natural-looking brow. Most people who have experienced hair loss or sparseness of hair throughout the brow will look for a solution such as microblading to fill in their eyebrows. Although microblading is safe and effective for most people, it is not recommended for patients who have the following conditions:
- Keratosis Pilaris
- Chronic acne
- Are currently pregnant or nursing
- Autoimmune diseases, such as lupus or scleroderma
- Retinol or skin-peeling acids should be discontinued 7-10 days before treatment.
- Accutane patients need a year off Accutane before microblading is done to prevent excessive scarring.
What is Expected After the Treatment?
Microblading is similar to a tattoo and therefore is a mild injury to the skin, which takes time to heal. Patients can return to work the same day of their appointment, though the brows may be tender and slightly red. Avoid exercise, sun exposure, and swimming, and make sure to give the skin two weeks to heal post microblading. The eyebrows should not be exposed to any unnecessary moisture like sweat or water (showering is ok). Up to 50% of the pigment that has been embedded under the skin, may filter to the surface and be washed away. The pigment that remains tends to lighten over time.
Scabs will form over the micro-injuries and help to seal in the pigment. These scabs should not be picked, because this can interfere with color retention. Makeup and skin care regimens can be resumed after the patient has healed. Sun exposure is limited until patients can safely apply sunscreen over the area. After your first session, you will be scheduled for a touch up after 6-8 weeks. The pigment will remain in place for the next one to three years, and will gradually fade as new skin cells form from within. Patients are recommended to maintain their microbladed brows by scheduling a touch-up for boosting color pigment when needed.