Microblading - A 2018 Trend That We're Bringing Into 2019!
M I C R O B L A D I N G - This cosmetic beauty trend made it's way up to being one of the most popular cosmetic procedures done in 2018 and we are definitely seeing more of it this year! We've decided to team up with one of our amazing estheticians from our Guildford location to dive deeper into the Microblading world and to get into her point of view as an artist in this field. Amy Bassi has been with the company for more than 5 years and specializes in Eyelash Extensions and Eyebrow Microblading. In today's blog, she will answer some of our most common questions on this growing trend.
What Is Microblading?
A M Y :
Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup treatment that places special pigments under the top layer of the skin, result is tiny hair-like strokes that create natural and fuller-looking eyebrows. Each stroke replicates real hair and the end result is a brow that looks nearly identical to natural hair patterns. Microblading can create or redefine the shape of brows, fill in empty/sparse areas, thicken, extend, and create brows for clients who have lost all of their brow hair.
What's To Expect And Follow?
A M Y :
- Do not let ANY water, lotion, soap or makeup touch your eyebrow area during the first 7 days after your procedure
- To keep dry, wash your face carefully with a cloth. Keep your face away from the shower head and don’t wash your hair while in the shower
- The strokes will appear very natural looking immediately but will be much darker the first week than your desired healed result. Once they peel on day 7-10 they will be 40% lighter than day 1
- Day 7 you can go back to washing your face like normal
PLEASE NOTE: Because of natural skin regeneration, after the recovery period (peeling), brows might appear lighter than original. This might give you the impression that color is fading too quickly. Even with proper care, clients can develop bald spots or lose original hair stroke which make brows look uneven. This is absolutely normal. That is the reason why most guestss need a touch-up after 4 weeks.
What To Avoid After The Procedure
A M Y :
- Increased sweating or practicing sports
- Swimming, hot sauna, hot bath or jacuzzi
- Sun tanning or salon tanning (UV/UVA Rays or chemicals as they have been known to cause a shift in color and premature fading)
- Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic acid on the face or neck
- Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris
- Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds
- Driving in open air vehicles
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