Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup treatment. It’s similar to traditional eyebrow tattooing, although it is not permanent. Microblading is done in the dermis layer of the skin and involves tattooing long strokes along your eyebrows to mimic natural hairs. The result is natural-looking eyebrows that usually last 2-3 years. Some touch ups might be required as well, in order to keep the results of the treatment as fresh as possible.
Microshading (a.k.a. powder brows) is a technique that consists of filling in the sparse areas of your eyebrows with semi-permanent eyebrow makeup for a fuller and shapelier appearance. Your brow specialist will start by determining the proper placement for your brows. Next, they will outline your brows, but you’ll be able to decide on the final shape. The styling technique uses a small machine that places thin dots on your skin. It adds pigments, making soft shades similar to what you can get with a brow pencil. Ombre brows give great depth and definition to your eyebrows. It is especially ideal if you have oily or combination skin. It also works best if you want fuller brows without regularly filling your eyebrows with shadow or pencil.
After your initial appointment, once your brows have healed, you will need to return to the salon to have your touch up appointment. This is typically 4-6 weeks after your first session. A touch up appointment is needed for a variety of reasons. It is unknown how your skin will take the pigment, there will be fading, and there could be some unevenness that needs to be corrected. The touch up appointment is done the same way as the first appointment and takes about the same amount of time.