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What is Microblading? How Does it Work and What to ExpectHello! My name is Michelle Koenig, and I’m a registered nurse at Trillium Creek Dermatology & Surgery Center.

Have you heard about microblading, but aren’t quite sure what it is and what it all treats? Today, I am going to talk to you about what exactly it is, what it is used to treat and what are some of the benefits of having microblading done.

What is Microblading?

Microbalding is a semi-permanent tattooing technique used for the eyebrows. Microblading can be used on someone with little to no eyebrows by creating an illusion of a more defined and fuller brow.

Many of us spend a lot of time and money plucking, waxing, threading, and filling in our eyebrows. Which is why many consider something more permanent like microblading. Eyebrow trends do change which is why I love the semi-permanent appeal of microblading.

How does it work?

With using a manual tattoo technique, tiny hair-like strokes are made while pigment is deposited into the epidermal layer of the skin. Due to the pigment fading over time, it is recommended to have a touch up done every 1-2 years to maintain results.

What to Expect During Your Treatment?

Microblading can take up to 2 hours. Eyebrow mapping is done before the procedure where the artist will measure and draw the outline of the desired eyebrow shape. Then numbing cream is applied to the area. Next the artist will begin making tiny hair-like strokes to ultimately create a natural looking brow.

Although numbing cream is used, it can be a little uncomfortable but tolerable. After microblading is complete your newly created eyebrows cannot get wet for 10 days. Which makes showering, washing your hair, and working out difficult. I recommend patients to purchase microblading face shields that they can use in the shower. These work wonderful for those who wash their hair frequently.

You can expect for the first couple of days, the color of your new brows being bolder, and darker. Flaking and scabbing can start after 4-5 days. It is very important not to pick at these flakes or scabs. Picking can pull out the pigment leading to loss of color in those spots.

The healing process can take a month as it takes the skin about 30 days to regenerate. Therefore, the 30-day mark is when the true color will show itself. A touch-up appointment is needed 6 weeks after the initial appointment to make any adjustments.

Once again, I’m Michelle Koenig with Trillium Creek Dermatology & Surgery Center. Thank you for listening to this week’s blog on What is Microblading, How does it Work and What to Expect.

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