Say goodbye to those thin, sharp, over-plucked brow trends from the 90s and 2000s and embrace the new, full, natural brows of today. Made popular by celebrities such as Cara Delevingne, Zendaya and Lily Collins, voluminous brows are here to stay.
From plumping, filling in and gelling, those of us who have jumped on this trend can tell you that gorgeous thick brows can take up quite a bit of time every day. And as busy women, we’d prefer not to spend that much time every single day manually perfecting our dream brows.
Luckily enough, the latest brow trend is cost-effective, natural and results in long-lasting results — introducing microblading. Microblading is a type of eyebrow architecture that creates the ideal thick brow shape based on your own unique face.
How microblading your brows works
By creating tiny, hair-like incisions in the outermost layer of your skin and depositing pigment into those incisions, a technician creates fake eyebrow hairs. A special tool is used and the colour of the pigment will depend on your preference and the suggestions of a qualified microblading technician. Thanks to topical numbing ointment, microblading your brows is painless and the results can last up to 18 months. So, you can enjoy thick, full brows for months on end without even lifting a finger.
But before you hurry away to book an appointment, here are 5 important things you should know about microblading vs powder brow:
- It’s not a permanent eyebrow tattoo
Unlike tattoos that penetrate the deeper layers of the skin, microblading is focused on the surface. The result is far more natural and finer hair-like strokes made by a handheld tool — no whirring electrical gadget that deeply pierces your skin. Because of the more superficial nature of the incisions, microblading creates natural-looking, semi-permanent eyebrows that are custom-designed for your face. The colour will likely begin to fade after 18 months but can be redone or touched up along the way.
- The cost of microblading your eyebrows
Microblading your eyebrows costs between $500 and $1200, depending on the experience and skill of your technician. If you receive a quote for anything cheaper, be wary that you might be signing up for a low-quality and potentially painful treatment.
- The process takes less than 2 hours
While this might sound like a long time, the majority of this is spent outlining and planning the perfect brows for your face. The best brow practitioners use a Fibonacci gauge. A Fibonacci gauge is another name for a ‘ratio’ that all facial features have. A good technician will meticulously design the perfect pair of eyebrows based on your unique face. From planning to waiting for your skin to go numb and the actual brow microblading, the entire process will be over in less than 2 hours.
- There’s no downtime
The best practitioners work in clinically sterile environments resulting inno swelling and bruising, so you don’t have to worry about hiding your face after your microblading treatment. While your new brows may initially be darker, they will soften beautifully in less than 2 weeks.
- The follow-up appointment
2 to 4 weeks after your initial treatment, you’ll need to return to your technician for the follow-up appointment. Naturally, as your skin heals, a new layer will form causing the colour to fade.. The touch-up session simply brings the colour out again — so you can enjoy bright, full brows for longer.
Book an appointment with the experts today
Are you ready to take the plunge? Established in 2012, we have done 1000s of cosmetic and medical procedures, we are Melbourne’s go-to clinic for brows, eyes, lips and correction treatments. Book a free consultation at La Klinic today — we’ll walk you through the entire process and answer any questions you may have about microblading your brows.