Microblading, also known as microstroking, is an advanced brow embroidery technique whereby a superfine row of needles is used to create thin, hair like marks on the skin, which last up to 18 months.
It is ideal for creating a very full and realistic looking brow, and is becoming an increasingly popular method in permanent makeup.
It is quite similar to hair stroke cosmetic tattoo using the machine method, however the strokes are finer, and are not implanted as deeply in the skin. Therefore, cosmetic tattoo brows completed using microblade or microstroke technique are not as permanent.
During the treatment, after a brow consultation, the new brow shape outline is penciled on, the brow area is numbed, and then pigment is implanted into the skin using very tiny needle strokes. These are built up into the new shape, and the area gradually made denser with lots of tiny hair strokes, depending on the desired result.
The treated brows are usually a little tender, and the color a little darker than the healed result – but they are not normally so dark as to be unsightly. Normal activities like work and socializing can generally be resumed the same day. They lighten considerably to a softer tone over the next 10-14 days.