By Tiffany Ash
And so it begins. This picture is the beginning of a microblading appointment to give me thicker, fuller, better brows! I’ve never had super thick, full, bushy, dreamy brows. And I also never even really got that into plucking them. They’re just there, on my face, like blah. And everyday I would work to shape and arch them with a brow pencil. Everyday I would work to take them from blah brows to good enough brows, but I secretly wanted amazing brows! Which led me to making an appointment a few years ago to a more permanent solution. Or shall I say semi permanent?
The beginning of my micro blading session started something like this, with numbing cream on my brows and saran wrap on my face. But having the procedure and actually knowing “all the things” about the procedure are two different things. So recently, I interviewed Jesse Moon with Balance Esthetics to learn more about micro blading.
And here’s the downlow:
Tiffany – “What is micro blading anyway?”
Jesse – “Microblading is a semi-permanent tattooing technique that gives the client a new and complete natural eyebrow appearance. Microblading is used to enhance or reshape the clients existing or non-existing eyebrow shape and or color. This technique uses a manual hand-held tool to implant pigment into the top layers of the skin, resembling brow-like hair strokes and giving the effect of full natural brows based on the clients desired look and needs. Brow mapping is a hand drawn process that outlines and determines the brow placement and appropriate look.
Tiffany -“What is the big difference between traditional tattooing and microblading on your eyebrows?”
Jesse – “Microblading is categorized under permanent makeup, however it less invasive than traditional tattooing. When you get a tattoo, permanent ink is penetrated deep into the skin’s dermis. Microblading uses a semi-permanent ink and is only distributed right above the dermis. While tattoos are permanent, microblading typically lasts anywhere from 1 to 3 years depending on the client’s skin type and lifestyle.”
Tiffany – “What advice can you give for before and after treatment?”
Jesse – “If you think you might be interested in microblading the best advice I can give is to do your research. Not only on your artist and their work, but also if you yourself is a good candidate. There are many pre and post care guidelines you need to follow and commit to. There are contra-indications one may have that could refrain them from receiving a microblade. The best way to find out is to speak with myself or another microblade artist.
xoxo – Tiffany