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All Your Burning Questions About Eyebrow Microblading, Answered

We’re certain you’ve heard the term “eyebrow microblading” thrown about while chatting with friends or coworkers, and perhaps you know that it involves a semi-permanent tattoo process to create fuller brows. But what about the nitty-gritty details? At Laser Aesthetic, we’re here to answer some of your most common questions regarding eyebrow microblading.

Common Eyebrow Microblading Questions

Question: Is microblading permanent?

Answer: No! However, that being said, the effects are long-lasting. Anyone undergoing eyebrow microblading should understand that the effects will last as long as 1 to 3 years depending on your skin type, lifestyle and other factors. The inks used are more degradable than your traditional tattoo ink and are also not injected as far into the skin. You will find that sometimes the ink fades and your brows will need touch-ups every year or so.

Question: Do I have the right skin type?

Answer: Some skin types are able to retain the microblading ink better than others, so it’s important to have a consultation with our professionals at Laser Aesthetic first regarding whether or not this treatment is best for you. Those with oily skin will often not respond well to eyebrow microblading as the skin can easily reject the pigment or the ink can bleed, which loses the effect of having individually placed brow hairs.

Question: How long does the procedure take?

Answer: Depending on what our client’s needs are, microblading can take upwards of two hours. The time will be split between mapping out the new look using a stencil and actually applying the ink one strand at a time. We want to make sure that you love your new look, which is why the procedure is often a more lengthy process than other treatments we offer here at Laser Aesthetic. Our specialists want to make your brows look as natural as possible which may require you to come back for a second appointment to complete any finishing touches or touch-ups.

Question: Will the treatment hurt?

Answer: We would be lying if we said that the procedure is painless! If you have ever opted for a tattoo before, the experience is similar. Our beauty spa in Methuen wants to make sure you are comfortable, which is why we offer our clients topical numbing cream before the procedure begins. The treatment is often compared to light scratching on the skin’s surface and you may experience minor bleeding due to the needle injecting ink beneath the skin.

Question: What happens after the procedure?

Answer: After the microblading procedure, your eyebrows will most likely be red and puffy (similar to after eyebrow waxing) but this side-effect should subside within a few hours. Your eyebrows will initially look quite dark due to the ink being fresh, but after the first three to five days the ink will “set” in your skin and lighten to the natural color of your brows. The microblading process will create tiny scabs which are dark in appearance, and these need time to fall off.

Overall, the procedure is minimally invasive and yields great results that are long-lasting and natural looking. If you’re experiencing thinning brows or have always been using brow pencils to fill the gaps, opt for eyebrow microblading at Laser Aesthetic in Methuen. Schedule a consultation today!