The world is embracing full eyebrows again.
While this may be great for those with naturally thick eyebrows, the full eyebrow look can be hard to achieve for those with thin, sparse, or lightly coloured natural eyebrows.
Using pencils or powder to fill them in are an option, but if you prefer a more natural look or don’t want to go through the hassle of using makeup every morning, a Toronto microblading spa may be an option for you to consider.
What is microblading, and what are the pros and cons of this procedure?
Keep reading to find out.
What Is Microblading
Microblading is a relatively new but increasingly popular procedure used to add natural-looking fullness to the brows.
Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup treatment where special pigments are placed under the top layer of your skin in hair-like strokes, similar to a tattoo but not as deep.
A pen-like tool is used that’s outfitted with seven or more micro-needles in various configurations to achieve the desired look.
A shading technique may also be used where the brow artist plucks the skin to deposit the ink manually.
How Long Does MicrobladingLast?
The microblading procedure is semi-permanent, and the amount of time that it lasts varies from person-to-person depending on individual skin types.
However, it is expected to last up to two years, with touch-ups recommended on average every six months, but some clients may require touch-ups more or less frequently.
Every person reacts differently to the microblading procedure, so your artist uses the first session to see how your skin and brows react and will help you build a touch-up routine accordingly from there.
Does Microblading Work For Anybody?
Microblading isn’t suitable for everyone. Those with certain health or skin conditions, or those who have recently undergone certain procedures, may not be good candidates for microblading.
Your brow artist may not recommend microblading if you have any of the following:
● Ink allergies
● A prescription to an acne medication such as Accutane
● A prescription for blood thinners
● Recent chemical peels or waxing
Healthy skin is a vital prerequisite for microblading. If you’re not sure, call us to book an appointment and we’ll help you understand whether microblading is right for you.
Does Microblading Hurt?
It is important to go to a skilled and trained brow artist, such as one of ours at Jiva Spa Toronto, to ensure the procedure is painless.
At Jiva Spa Toronto, we strive to make the process as comfortable and painless as possible. Prior to your microblading we’ll use a numbing agent on the brow area.
You may experience some discomfort after the procedure, which can be alleviated with an over-the-counter painkiller.
Is Microblading Safe?
Since microblading procedures are not regulated and the inks are not tested, it is important that you ensure that you go to a reputable and experienced brow artist such as Jiva Spa Toronto.
Complications from microblading can range from minor issues, such as improperly shaped brows, to major complications, such as infection. Going to a reputable artist will minimize the chances of complications.
After the procedure, minor redness and itchiness is normal, but consult with your doctor if you experience any severe pain, swelling, or oozing.
How Long Until It’s Healed?
The healing process varies from person-to-person, but expect the aftercare process to last for around two weeks, and full healing to take around a month.
The day after the appointment, the area may go dark, and then it will soften and peel.
The true colours of the brows will show after around the full month.
Your brow artist will prescribe the best skincare regimen for you based on your skin type; those with oilier skin need to keep the area clear of oil build-up, and those with drier skin need to keep it moisturized.
Call Jiva Spa Toronto
If you’re looking for an experienced microblading brow artist, look no further than Jiva Spa Toronto.
Our highly trained technicians will consult with you to find the best shape and colour for your brows, walking you through every step of the microblading process.
For an unparalleled microblading experience, contact Jiva Spa Toronto today!
390 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1X4
Jiva Spa is a health and beauty spa, conveniently located in the heart of The Annex in Toronto. Specialising in anti-aging, acne, facials, aesthetics, and medi-spa services. Contact Jiva Spa.