Eyebrows frame your eyes and play a crucial role in establishing the structure of your face. Ensuring your brows look their best involves maintenance. For those who are seeking a way to achieve a youthful and natural look, microblading can be the ideal cosmetic solution for you. Many patients want to know what to expect from a revolutionary cosmetic treatment before receiving it, so it is important to discuss your aesthetic goals with your doctor to learn if microblading is right for you. The Center for Smartlipo & Plastic Surgery, a practice located near Philadelphia, PA, addresses frequently asked questions regarding the microblading eyebrow procedure.
Our skilled artist and aesthetician, Janine Slater, has won Best of Philly for microblading and received a similar honor from Allure. She has appeared on Fox and “Good Day Philadelphia,” as well as 6 ABC’s “FYI Philly.” She was also featured in Philadelphia Magazine and Philly Style.
Who can benefit from microblading?
The microblading procedure adds pigment to the skin near your eyebrow hairline to create a fuller, darker appearance to your brows. Patients with thinning, sparse, or light-colored eyebrows may benefit from microblading treatment. The results are semi-permanent, so patients should be willing to commit to results that last for 18-24 months. Patients report mild to no pain during the procedure, often comparing it to an eyebrow threading treatment. However, the microblading technique uses a needle, so patients who are squeamish around needles should be aware.
What is the microblading procedure like?
The microblading treatment should take about an hour to complete. A topical anesthetic is applied to your brow area for increased patient comfort. Then, your doctor will select a pigment that suits your natural brow color and use a needle to create strokes that mimic the pattern of eyebrow hair. The process is similar to getting a tattoo, but the lines are thinner to appear more natural and the effects fade over time. Once your brows look their best, your doctor may apply an ointment to calm the area. You can return home directly after your treatment.
How long can I enjoy the effects of microblading?
Microblading effects begin to fade after 18-24 months as the pigment is semi-permanent. Touch-up appointments can be available, so it is important to continue to communicate with your doctor. For the treatment to last as long as possible, you should follow your doctor’s aftercare instructions.
Your doctor will ask you to avoid getting your eyebrows wet for one week. This refers to face washing, showering, and sweat from exercise. Avoid picking or touching scabs that may appear during the healing process. These should fade after one week, and interference may lead to scarring. If you notice any signs of infection, such as swelling or soreness, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
Microblading available at Smartlipo in Philadelphia, PA
The Center for Smartlipo & Plastic Surgery offers microblading eyebrow services to patients in the Philadelphia, PA area. Dr. Aaron Shapiro, Dr. Durvi Patel, and Dr. Richard Goldfarb specialize in cosmetic treatments for the face, skin, and body. For more information, contact our office online.