Yes, microblading is worth it. My eyebrows are perfect 100% of the time. They are actually better than I've ever drawn them on myself. Most people cannot tell I have my eyebrows microbladed, so they do not look unnatural in any way.If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, you probably know I went through the ordeal that is microblading. This is an expensive semi-permanent cosmetic procedure that I wanted for years, and it was great to finally get it done. But was microblading worth it?Microblading is a form of semi-permanent make-up that involves using tiny needles to deposit pigment below your skin to give you a look of fuller and more defined eyebrows. It can last up to 3 years, but you typically will need to get touch-ups done once per year.I’ve wanted to get my eyebrows microbladed for years, but since the process is essentially a face tattoo, I wasn’t able to when I was pregnant or nursing. Because I had my priorities in order, I scheduled my appointment the week after my baby was weaned.Where you get your eyebrows down and what artist does it will be the largest determinant of the price tag you pay. I paid on the highest end of the scale as far as I know, but I also saw the same artist that did Mrs. Universe’s brows. Not everyone needs to get their microblading done by someone who services beauty queens, but I was nervous about tattooing my face. I was willing to shell out extra money for reputation and results. And know what? I wasn’t disappointed.Expect to spend anywhere from $400 to $700 for the cost of microblading. While you might be tempted to aim below that range in order to reduce your costs, remember that this is semi-permanent make-up. When you pay a premium you are paying for your artist’s time and talent, as well as the quality of facilities and the equipment used.
Can I shower after Microblading?
About two hours after microblading, you should run a wet cotton swab that has been dipped in sterilized water over the area. Follow these steps to properly take care of your skin after microblading: Avoid getting the area wet for up to 10 days, which includes keeping your face dry during a shower.Microblading post-care is very important to the appearance and longevity of your new eyebrows. Do not let any water, lotion, soap, or makeup touch your eyebrow area during the first 7 days after your procedure.After 5-7 days, make sure your hands are completely clean and gently apply the post-care ointment with clean hands. This can be done once at night time, but be sure to use the ointment sparingly as your skin needs to heal itself. Please continue to apply the ointment for 7 days.The following must be avoided during all 14 days post-microblading procedure:Please wash your face carefully around the eyebrow without getting water on the treated area. During the shower, keep your face away from the showerhead or take a bath.Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days post-microblading procedure. However, experience has shown that by following these after-care instructions, these symptoms may quickly disappear.If you have any unexpected problems with the healing of the skin, please contact Microblading LA immediately, to discuss further instructions.
What is more painful Microblading or tattoo?
Getting a tattoo can be relatively painful, especially if they are placed in a sensitive area like the face. The microblading technique involves much less discomfort, especially if the brow area is numbed with lidocaine prior to treatment. Most patients describe the feeling of microblading to be similar to tweezing.This makes a big difference. Microblading features very fine lines and when applied by a skilled artist, those lines do not “bleed out” over time. Not true of traditional eyebrow tattooing. Eyebrow tattooing is usually done by a machine, with much greater injury to the skin. The lines created are not as fine and over time begin to bleed out. If you’ve ever seen someone tattoo handwriting on their skin, only to see the writing get thicker over the years, then you know the effect.The fine lines of microblading often fade over time. For many, they fade over 1 to 3 years. With microblading, there is physically less ink deposited under the skin. In the dermis, where the ink is placed, this ink can move around over time, giving a slighter appearance. When there is a lot of ink, like in traditional tattooing, the tattoo remains very consistent, often expanding. With microblading, the ink will fade or disappear, depending on the skin type and how much ink was inserted.Microblading does not use traditional tattoo ink. We use a different kind of ink that maintains its original hue over time. Many tattooing clients report that their tattoos turn blue or brown over time. With microblading, however, colors tend to get lighter, rather than changing hue.Our artists use a topical anesthetic, which numbs clients of most of the pain. In fact, many microblading clients report little or no pain. Some people fear traditional tattoos on certain parts of their body because of the pain, but this is typically not a inhibiting factor for microblading clients.