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Microblading 101

If you've always wanted to have a beautifully arched brow which no amount of plucking, waxing or threading will ever achieve, then microblading is the perfect solution for you.

Microblading, also known as 3D embroidery, is a safe procedure that is becoming increasingly popular as people look for more efficient ways to look gorgeous and well groomed.

The art of adding pigment to the skin to mimic natural features has been around for decades, but the creation of sophisticated techniques which reflect a more natural look is a relatively recent development.

Essentially, microblading is a semi-permanent tattooing technique that can last for a year and a half, perhaps longer.  The tiny needles on a blade are used to create a build-up of pigment which resembles the texture of real hairs. The brows may be accurately shaped and applied in a specific color to make them look entirely natural and flawless.

The procedure takes approximately 2 hours to complete, and the technician will provide post-treatment instructions for you to follow, including an appointment to return for follow-up treatment in 8 weeks.

When choosing a technician, it is important to ask to see examples of their work. Experienced technicians will have images of previous clients to show you, and will discuss the shape of brows which would best suit your facial features, skin tone and bone structure. At your first appointment, or consultation, the technician will explain the treatment, discuss expectations and do a test patch to ensure your skin responds well to the pigment.

When it comes to the cost, microblading is a significant investment, and will depend on where you live and the technician you choose. However, keep in mind that this is an investment which will save time and energy, and give you the perfect shape of brow you've always dreamed of.

As microblading increases in popularity, so does the range of treatment options. Make sure you research well, talk to others, and go with recommendations.

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