Microblading: An Overview

We have always been told the eyes are the doorway to the soul. If your eyes are the doorway, then what are your brows? Eyebrows frame your face, protect your eyes from foreign substances and also let others know how you are feeling. Eyebrows can be the most expressive feature of your face regardless if your brows are full, pencil thin, blonde or gray. This may not be the case though, for those dealing with Alopecia, which is an auto-immune disorder resulting in hair loss.

People who suffer from Alopecia may feel insecure in their appearance, mainly if they are used to a more full, sculpted eyebrow.  While Alopecia may cause temporary or permanent hair loss, there have been advancements in beauty techniques to assist those dealing with these issues. One approach is called microblading.

Microblading is a method of semi-permanent tattooing, using small blades to make hairlike incisions while depositing pigment under the epidermal layer of skin. When it comes to the eyebrows, a microblading technician will map out the desired shape and will create hairlike strokes along the brow bone. All strokes are done by hand to achieve a more natural look.

Typically, microblading lasts approximately two years with a touch-up required, during that time frame (varies per individual). This technique has gained popularity over the last few years. While the pigment may be very dark at first, it does fade over time giving you a natural looking brow. Microblading has also helped boost the confidence of people who have the procedure. It makes people feel better and more secure in their skin.

One thing to remember, before deciding on the procedure, is to find a reputable and properly trained microblading technician. Microblading is a great alternative to brow pencils, waxes and powders and offers a more long-term solution to eyebrow loss.

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Susan Carabello

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Susan Carabello is a makeup artist from the Philadelphia area. Her experience includes Runway, Editorial, Bridal and more.