Microblading: What You NEED To Know


Have you ever met someone who simply does not have eyebrows? There are many reasons why someone may experience this phenomenon. Perhaps they recently went through chemotherapy, or by heredity don't grow much eyebrow hair. Whatever the reason, microblading may be their answer. Microblading is a relatively new form of semi-permanent makeup that can enhance or even create an eyebrow for individuals who are lacking. 

Microblading is a semi-permanent form of makeup that is said to have been started 20-30 years ago in Asia. It is performed by a technician discussing with a client what type of look they are seeking, followed by sketching that type of eyebrow onto the client's brow. Once this is done to the client's satisfaction, a handheld tattooing device is used to push the desired pigmentation into the client's skin. 

Recovery. The recovery process is similar to that of getting a new tattoo. It is important to keep the area clean and dry for around a week. Washing the area may result in a loss of the color that one is seeking. Some clients experience an itching or burning sensation, which can be soothed by applying vaseline to the area. 

How Long Does It Last? Microblading is semi-permanent, meaning that it will not last forever. A typical microblading augmentation may last anywhere from one to three years, depending on how one cares for their skin. People who are in the sun often, use harsh makeup, or fail to care for their new brows properly may experience a loss of pigmentation in less than a year. 

Risks and Benefits? As with any form of tattooing, there are certain risks. It is important to make sure that the technician that is performing the microblade is certified to do so in a clean and hygienic manner. Since some bleeding may occur, there is always the risk of blood-borne pathogens, such as hepatitis or HIV. This risk is considerably low, and continues to decline when one is careful about who is doing the procedure and where. For many, the benefits of having eyebrows that they can be proud of outweigh all risks. 

Cost? Microblading will be an investment for most. Depending on where you go, individuals can expect to be paying anywhere from $900 to $1200 for both brows. 

What If I Don't Like It? It has happened where someone paid for microblading and then was unsatisfied with their results. However, as stated above, there are certain things you can do to lose pigmentation more quickly, cutting down on the time that you will be unsatisfied. 

Contact a service, like Kim Dao Permanent Makeup, for more help.


9 February 2019

A Healthy Diet is Important for Healthy Skin and Hair

I was blessed with healthy, thick hair and perfect skin as a young girl. I went to college out-of-state, and I soon started to get acne and my hair started thinning. Everyone told me that it was likely due to stress, but to be honest, I loved college and found most of my first-year classes pretty easy. During my first summer home I put two-and-two together: my eating habits changed drastically at college. My mother always fed us very healthy meals, and my eating habits at college were so bad that I even ate cookies for breakfast sometimes! I found out my hair loss was due to lack of healthy vitamins in my diet and my skin problems were also caused by my poor diet. I created this blog to help other learn how their health, skin, and are all connected, and I hope you can learn a lot here!