When you've tried every pencil, powder, pigment, gel, and stencil at Sephora and your brows are still sparse, microblading—a more permanent solution to thin brows—is the last-ditch-effort treatment that promises to change your brow life. The face tattoo technique isn't as scary as it sounds.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a form of a tattoo.Unlike a regular tattoo microblading is a form of tattoo artistry where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine. Even though it's not as deep as the regular tattoo, it's still a tattoo because pigment is implanted under the skin.
If you drink a lot, take aspirin, or use retinol, stop one week before your treatment. Retinol makes your skin thin and then you bleed a little more. Avoid blood thinners, aspirin, and alcohol
Microblading is an investment.
The first treatment can cost up to $650. While lower-priced services are available, Aava cautions against visiting inexperienced technicians. Remember, microblading is a form of tattooing.
Aftercare is Key
That means protecting freshly bladed brows from all moisture–no sweaty workouts or washing your face with water. Some patients experience itching and redness during the first week, which Vaseline can alleviate. Brows will look slightly darker at first, but the color will fade 30 to 40 percent. Aftercare ointments are provided during your first appointment.
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