Unlock the Benefits of Lasting Brow Beauty
Bid farewell to sparse, uneven brows that require daily touch-ups. With Eyebrow Microblading, you can enjoy natural-looking, fuller brows without the fuss. Our technique involves meticulously adding pigment to your brows, mimicking natural hairs for a result that lasts up to 18 months. Say hello to effortless beauty and a more youthful appearance.
Forget daily brow pencils or powders. One session gives you semi-permanent results that can last up to 18 months, saving you time and effort.
Our skilled artists use fine strokes to mimic natural hairs, giving you brows that look as authentic as they are beautiful.
Well-defined eyebrows frame your face, elevate your look, and boost your confidence. With microblading, you’re always selfie-ready!
Maintaining perfect eyebrows can be time-consuming and expensive. To make things easier, a semi-permanent solution like eyebrow microblading can be a great choice. Microblading blends right in with your natural brows and enhances your facial balance and overall attractiveness with minimal maintenance.
What Is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing procedure that reshapes the eyebrows and gives them a fuller look. The process of microblading is done by hand, without the use of a machine (this is one of the main differences between microblading and eyebrow tattooing). A licensed aesthetician will use a specialized tool to add pigment to your brows.
Small, thin needles (microblades) are pressed into the skin with your pigment of choice, and the top layer of skin is transformed to create more pleasing eyebrows. Since this technique is done entirely by hand, your aesthetician has more control over the results of the procedure.
Each new eyebrow hair is carefully drawn in to create natural and beautiful brows. However, the results of the procedure are not permanent and only last around one to three years.
This technique is ideal for people who want to keep up with the latest eyebrow trends but don’t have the time to fill in their eyebrows every day. People with thin or non-existent eyebrows also prefer this procedure, because they no longer have to pencil in their brows.
Risks of Eyebrow Microblading
While eyebrow microblading is generally considered safe, it’s important to be aware of potential risks and complications associated with the procedure. Individuals with certain skin types, such as sensitive or oily skin, may have a higher risk of experiencing adverse effects. Here are some potential risks to consider:
- Skin Reactions: Those with sensitive skin or skin conditions may experience redness, irritation, or allergic reactions to the pigments used in microblading.
- Infection: Infections can occur if proper sterilization procedures are not followed during the initial procedure. It’s crucial to choose a licensed and reputable practitioner to minimize this risk.
- Uneven Pigmentation: If the pigments are not applied evenly or penetrate too deeply, it can lead to uneven color or an unnatural look.
- Color Changes: Over time, the pigment may change color due to factors like exposure to the sun or the use of certain skincare products.
- Scarring: In rare cases, scarring can occur if the healing process is disrupted, or if the skin is overly sensitive to the procedure.
- Allergic Reactions: Some individuals may be allergic to the numbing creams or pigments used during the procedure, leading to itching, swelling, or other allergic reactions.
- Blood Thinners: If you are taking blood thinners or have a condition that affects blood clotting, consult with your healthcare provider before undergoing microblading, as this may increase the risk of bleeding and complications.
How Does Microblading Work and What Can You Expect?
Once you have scheduled your procedure, you will come into our office for your microblading treatment. Our team will help you check in and settle into one of our treatment rooms. They will also answer any last questions you may have.
After you are comfortably seated, the procedure will begin. Your skin will be disinfected and a topical numbing cream will be applied. After the numbing cream takes effect, your aesthetician will begin measuring your eyebrows and drawing an outline to create the new shape and size of your brows.
When the outline is done, and you are happy, the aesthetician will begin filling in your eyebrows with the microblading tool. Each hair is individually drawn into the skin with thin needles.
The microblade will make a small incision and deposit color to create a pleasing and full brow shape. Typically, it takes two hours to completely microblade the eyebrows.
Microblading Recovery Time
Microblading does require some recovery time since the skin needs time to heal. The recovery process can take anywhere from 25 to 30 days. Your eyebrows will need to stay dry for the first ten days after your procedure.
This means that you need to be careful when you wash your hair, exercise, or engage in other strenuous activities. Keeping the eyebrows dry can be a little annoying, but this is an important part of the recovery process.
On your first few days of healing, expect your eyebrows to look a lot darker and fuller. The pigment is just settling in and there could be some redness and tenderness as well.
Within the next couple of days, your skin should feel fine and your eyebrows will thicken more. By the fifth day, you will notice some flaking and scabbing. The scabbing and flaking are entirely normal.
Don’t pick at your eyebrows as this can create skin damage and impact the final look of your eyebrows. Wait for the flaking to stop and let your skin heal naturally. Flaking will stop around the eighth day of healing.
It can take up to a full 30 days for your skin to entirely heal up and for the color of your brows to settle. After six weeks, we recommend coming in for a follow-up appointment to touch up any missed spots and make sure your skin has healed fully.
Your Eyebrow Microblading Consultation
Before undergoing eyebrow microblading, a consultation with a qualified professional is essential. During this consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your specific needs, concerns, and expectations. Here’s what you can expect during the consultation:
The aesthetician will assess your skin type and condition to determine if you are a suitable candidate for microblading. They will consider factors such as oily skin, sensitive skin, dry skin types, or any skin medications you may be using.
Brow Shape and Desired Outcome
Discuss your desired brow shape and the outcome you hope to achieve. Whether you want a natural look, bolder brows, or a combination of brows, your input is crucial in achieving the results you desire. The aesthetician will also assess your existing brow shape and symmetry.
Be prepared to disclose any health conditions, concerns, or medications you are currently taking. This information is essential to ensure your safety during the procedure and may influence the choice of topical anesthetics or other precautions.
The Eyebrow Microblading Cost
The cost of eyebrow microblading can vary depending on several factors. It’s essential to have a clear understanding of the financial aspects before proceeding with the treatment. Here are some considerations related to the cost:
- Initial Procedure: The cost typically includes the initial microblading appointment, where your brows are shaped and filled in with precise strokes. This is the primary session to achieve your desired look.
- Annual Touch-Up: Microblading is considered semi-permanent makeup, and the pigment may fade over time. Many individuals opt for an annual touch-up to maintain the color and shape of their brows. The cost of touch-up sessions may be lower than the initial procedure.
- Frequency of Touch-Ups: Some people may require more frequent touch-ups to maintain their desired brow look. The cost can increase if you choose to touch up your brows more frequently.
- Location and Aesthetician Expertise: The cost may also vary based on your location and the expertise of the microblading specialist. Highly experienced professionals may charge more for their services.
- Additional Services: Some individuals may choose to combine microblading with other eyebrow enhancement techniques, such as microshading. The cost may increase if you opt for multiple services.
Why choose the Doctors at Becker Plastic Surgery
Kirk Lozada, MD, FACS
- Completed his fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and has trained with the top Facial Plastic Surgeons in Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey.
- Has traveled to Ica, Peru with Healing the Children on multiple occasions performing a high volume of cleft lip and palate surgery.
- Is currently a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and has numerous publications and presentations in the field of facial plastic surgery.
Daniel Becker, MD, FACS
- Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology (ENT).
- Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS).
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
- Top-Rated by US News and World Report, Philadelphia Magazine, South Jersey Magazine, Castle-Connelly, and others.
- Read more about rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Becker’s credentials
Nicole Schrader, MD, FACS
- She is a double board certified surgeon in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology & Head/Neck Surgery.
- Is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Has over 20 years of experience, 15+ years in private practice and has performed hundreds of facelift surgeries.
- Dr. Schrader Recognized as Best Plastic Surgeon by Town Topics Readers’ Choice Awards.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Eyebrow Microblading
Microblading is a semi-permanent procedure, so it won’t last forever. After one to three years, the pigment from microblading will start to fade and will need to be touched up.
Microblading requires some healing since the top layer of skin is pierced. It can take up to four weeks for your skin to fully heal.
Microblading will not destroy your existing eyebrows or create any lasting damage to the skin. This is a safe and effective procedure with minimal risks and complications. Be aware that you have to choose an experienced aesthetician to avoid bad eyebrow microblading.
Women and men can undergo eyebrow microblading without any issues. But, this cosmetic treatment is ideal for people with healthy skin. Thin, wrinkly, or sensitive skin is difficult to microblade. Talk to our team during consultation before you choose this treatment.