Brows are heavily trending now. While in the past, thin (barely there) brows were celebrated, they are now yesterday’s news.

Now, full and bold brows have taken the stage. It's a feature that can make you, or break you. Some have perfected the art of grooming a bold brow, while others are looking for a solution. Microblading has become one of the most popular methods to keep your brows up with current trends...but is it really worth it, or are you better off with other less expensive options? Let’s find out, as we uncover what microblading is all about.

Let’s Explore Microblading

Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo technique used to create the illusion of fuller brows. Go to a microblading specialist for a consultation and find the best brow shape for your face. Then, the specialist helps choose a color that matches your natural hair color and skin undertone.

Step 1: Determine the best brow shape for your face.

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The brow area is then cleaned and numbed for the treatment. The specialist will then use a small handheld tool to manually draw hair strokes. Lastly, they will apply an ointment to help with the healing process.

The process takes around 30 to 40 minutes, depending on how full you want your brows to look.

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I Went For It, Now What?

So, you did it! You had microblading done, now what? Your specialist will have you schedule a follow-up appointment 4 to 6 weeks after. During this appointment, they will check on your beloved brows to make sure you’re happy with them, or see if they need any little tweaks. Results can last between 1 and 3 years -- it all depends on your skin type. The ink tends to fade a little faster on those with oily skin.

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What is the Cost?

The average price range for microblading is between $400 and $800. It all depends on the reputation of your specialist, location, and what their microblading package includes. Sometimes the more expensive packages include more extras.

Are There Side Effects?

If you go to a trusted and experienced brow artist, you shouldn’t have any major side effects. You could get an infection if you don’t follow proper aftercare procedures. Many people think that all microblading specialists are the same. But, some microblading specialists only take a two-day course to get certified. Therefore, before making a final decision on a specialist, make sure to read reviews, and look at their portfolio of before-and-after photos.

How Should I Care For My Microbladed Brows?

The most important product to use after getting a microblading treatment is sunscreen. Sunscreen helps extend the longevity of your brows and prevent against fading from the sun.

Make sure to get off any retinol products about a week before an appointment, and 30 days after getting your brows done. They have ingredients that can cause pigments to fade prematurely.

Don’t wet your brows for a week or two while they heal, and don’t use any makeup on the area for at least a week. Once your brows are all healed, it’s perfectly fine to go back to a normal skin routine.

Conclusion

If you’re tired of filling your brows in daily, and are looking for more of a permanent solution to improving the appearance of your brows, then microblading is a great choice. Wake up every day with picture perfect brows! A true win!