What Is Microblading – 3D Embroidery Eyebrows – Anyway?
Microblading, also known as 3D eyebrow embroidery, is an advanced semi-permanent brow embroidery technique to create thin, beautiful, realistic hair like strokes on the brows. Pigment is manually implanted directly under the epidermis (the skin) by using a uniquely designed and very tiny blade that leaves natural looking hair strokes. There is no machine used during this process. This semi-permanent tattoo method can not only help give the brow a natural looking lift in order to give a more youthful appearance…but it will also add more fullness and refined definition to give the brows (and face) that beauty boost the client desires the most!
How long do they last? Microbladed brows will vary from client to client, but will typically last anywhere from 2-3 years. With the addition of color refresh touchups, the brows will look very crisp and precise from 12-18 months after the initial procedure.The Microblading Process Simplified…
The Microblading procedure usually lasts around 2 hours, most of this time involves the prep work that needs to be done first. Before the tattooing even begins, we’ll work one-on-one with the client to ensure that we match the right eyebrow shape that best suits their needs and expectations. Also, the actual color of the brow will be selected in order to properly match the skin tone and desired finished look the client is looking for.
Brow artist Silky is a certified microblading artist, having trained in Europe directly under Master Francek Prsa of Branco Babic’s PhiBrows™, the world’s most prestigious microblading academy in the world (she’s the FIRST Phibrows certified artist in Washington DC- Dupont Circle!)..
Once everything is ready to go, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the area to minimize any discomfort. Once the procedure is complete, minor redness and swelling is expected to occur. This will calm down in a day or so, depending on the client. Healing takes about 7 days and the skin will heal over the tattoo pigment during this time.
Initially the color of the new brow will look very dark, but this will soften as it heals over. The most important thing is to keep this area clean and dry as it heals. This means no picking at the brow area and also being sure to apply proper aftercare ointment to ensure proper healing.
A complementary follow up will be scheduled 4-6 weeks following the procedure. During this visit, minor touch-ups may be needed to perfect the shape of the new brows.