What is Microblading?

Microblading is a specific technique used to tattoo the skin.
It involves a small handheld tool that has multiple tiny needles
that deposit semi-permanent ink into the skin.

To Microblade or Not to Microblade?

Anyone can benefit from it. From those who have little to no hair to even the thickest of eyebrows, microblading gives a polished, yet sculpted brow look without having to spend the time achieving the same look of precision with makeup.

Microblading is not a one-size-fits-all service. Each client calls for a custom process depending on factors such as skin texture, skin type, eye shape, face shape, and client goals. Microblading allows for the client to have the look of eyebrows perfectly tailored for their specific wants and needs. You can’t get any better than that.

The Microblading Process

Microblading services usually involve at least two appointments. The initial meeting is your consultation. The micro-blading technician observes the client and essentially “maps” out what they believe to be the best brow shape and color for them.

Eyebrow mapping happens by finding the center of the client’s face, eye set, brow bone placement, and ensuring both sides are even. Mapping out the eyebrows gives an excellent idea for what the brows will look like after the procedure, and it’s here that clients can make any changes.

After the shape is drawn out and the color is chosen, numbing cream can be applied topically and absorbed for a painless experience. The experience itself is relatively painless and can compare to eyebrow threading, but for those with low pain tolerance, the cream takes the slight sting away.

The technician will then draw thin strokes to blend into your natural hair growth and deposits ink into the superficial wounds. They continue this step until they look as desired. The microblading process itself takes about an hour depending on how full the desired look is and how many strokes are required.

Aftercare

When the eyebrows are filled, and to the client’s liking, post care instructions are relatively simple. Avoid water and sweating (your skin will naturally sweat slightly throughout the day, but no heavy workouts!) to preserve your freshly treated brows.

Keeping the area dry is imperative as it ensures the area is clean and free from bacteria. If you live in a particularly humid environment or can’t avoid the sweat, a little healing ointment will help aid in keeping the bacteria out. After a week, you are free to live life, as usual, avoiding heavy scrubbing in the eyebrow area.

The affected area will be dark at first, but lighten up as they heal. A sign of healing is for the skin to scab a bit, and it is important to not pick at your eyebrows. The ink is still being deposited into your skin during this healing time and pulling at them take away a lot of the pigment the look requires.

Microblading Emotion

Mill Pond is Here For You

With proper care, microblading can last for years. Most technicians recommend a touch up every year to ensure they are fresh-looking and are retaining the pigment well, but the initial effects of microblading can last for years. Imagine the time and money you save by not having to fuss over your eyebrows every morning. Microblading allows you to wake up looking (and feeling) your best.

Talk to our specialist to see if this beauty trend is a good fit for your life. If you’re ready to take the next step, you can stop by the salon, give us a call or book your appointment now through our online portal. We’re prepared to help you achieve your brow goals and answer any questions you may have.

FAQ

Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure that uses a small handheld tool and hair-like strokes to give the eyebrow a fuller appearance. Microblading differs from a tattoo because, in place of ink, Microblading uses a pigment.

The pigment will slowly fade over time, giving the eyebrow a more natural look while enhancing natural beauty. Fading also allows the technician to change the shape, shade, and appearance of the eyebrows as the face changes over time.

While each client experience is unique, at Mill Pond Salon, you can expect to pay $500 for your initial Microblading appointment. This price includes a 6-week perfection session.

For a yearly touch-up after your Microblading appointment for work done at Mill Pond Salon, you can plan on spending around $250. For touch-ups on Miroblading done at another salon, you will pay the full price.

While Microblading may be cheaper at other salons, it often does not include the price of a touch-up appointment, making it more expensive overall.

You can expect your Microblading session to last anywhere from 1-3 years. The longevity of your Microblading procedure is affected by many factors, including your skin type, your skincare regimen, and your initial aftercare during the healing process.

To ensure your eyebrows last as long as possible, avoid chemical peels or physical exfoliants near your brow area.

Because Microblading doesn’t penetrate as deeply into the skin as traditional tattooing, it is a semi-permanent procedure.

The needles used for Microblading are thin, which means there are very few complaints of pain. However, some clients do feel slight discomfort during their Microblading procedure.

The pain level can most commonly be compared to eyebrow threading and is not comparable to that of a regular tattoo.

If you are sensitive to pain, there is a topical cream. You can request your technician use during your Microblading procedure to numb the area and take away the slight stinging sensation.

(IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are a daily smoker or your scheduled appointment is during your menstrual cycle the pain may slightly intensify.)

You should not get Microblading if you:

  • have any skin conditions near your eyebrows like rosacea, eczema or rashes
  • have a disease that is transmittable by blood like HIV or Hepatitis
  • have had fillers like Botox near your eyebrows
  • are currently undergoing chemotherapy
  • are taking blood thinners or are taking medication with blood-thinning side effects
  • have thin skin, or are susceptible to keloids
  • If you are pregnant or nursing

If you have alopecia, it is best to consult with your primary care physician before Microblading your eyebrows. If you would like to know whether you are the right candidate for Microblading, schedule a consultation appointment.

When considering getting Microblading or other eyebrow tattooing procedures, it is best to think about how much time you spend filling in your eyebrows daily.

You may also want to consider the way you feel about your eyebrows when you are not wearing makeup. While Microblading is on the pricier side, the convenience of saving time and the feeling of boosted confidence of makeup-free eyebrows can make the procedure worth it for you.

Microblading isn’t for everyone, but it is worth the money if you decide this kind of procedure is for you.

With such fine strokes used in Microbading, damage to the eyebrow hair follicle is unlikely. Microblading typically does not stop your hair’s natural growth.

However, it is important to note; this procedure does not encourage hair growth either.

With improper training and practices, Microblading can ruin your natural eyebrows.

That is why you must choose a reputable salon and technician for your Microblading procedure. Our technician at Mill Pond Salon is experienced and has logged hundreds of hours of experience performing this procedure on clients.

While very experienced, our technician at Mill Pond Salon continues her training with a master educator on a regularly to provide the best Microblading services possible.

If you choose an experienced and vetted Microblading technician, the likelihood of ruining your natural eyebrows is low.

It is normal to get a touch-up from your technician anywhere from 6-8 weeks after your initial Microblading procedure.

This touch-up appointment is known as a perfection session and included in the original cost of your Microblading at Mill Pond Salon. A touch-up is added after the initial Microblading because it can help fill in any sparse areas that may have appeared during the healing process.

With proper care, Microblading can last for years. But even with care, most technicians recommend a yearly touch-up to keep your brows looking their best.

While they are healing from Microblading, your eyebrows need to be kept as clean as possible. It is best to avoid wearing makeup for two weeks after a Microblading session.

For optimal healing, follow all aftercare instructions given to you by your technician. You also need to avoid getting your eyebrows wet. (This includes sweat!)

Keep your newly Microbladed brows moisturized and protected per your technician’s instructions.

Tattooed eyebrows and Microblading are similar, yet each one offers a different look. One procedure isn’t necessarily better than the other, but one may be better suited to the eyebrow look that best suits your aesthetic.

If you like a more dramatic eyebrow, tattooing is probably the procedure for you. When finished, tattooed eyebrows look more like makeup than Microblading does. Tattooed, ombre style eyebrows may last longer than Microblading, however, because they penetrate more deeply into the skin.

Because of the very delicate, hair-like strokes, Microblading tends to give the eyebrows a more natural look than brow tattooing does. If you want something a little more subtle and natural-looking, Microblading is your best bet.