So you’ve tried everything from powder, gel, pencil and pigment to stencils and your brows are still sparse? Well, don’t give up because you still have better options at your disposal. Microblading is the new thing in town that’s promising a more dramatic eyebrow look on a long-term basis. It’s a procedure that’s providing a more permanent fix to your thin brows. There are many reasons why it is one of the trending eyebrow tattoo treatments in Melbourne. But just what is it?


What is Eyebrow Microblading?

eyebrow-microblading-300x200Microblading is a revolutionary eyebrow treatment that borrows heavily from eyebrow tattoo makeup. It is a form of tattoo brow where pigments strokes are planted under your skin with a handheld tool (known as a super pen) and not a machine- the handheld tool deposits pigment onto the skin. The pen contains a number of needles (about 12 to 15 needles) which only reaches the superficial layer of the skin hence giving you brows a semi-permanent effect. The procedure involves cutting the skin with fine blades to make incisions where the pigment is deposited.

Microblading eyebrows replace individual hair to mimic the natural hair in your brows. That is why the treatment has become extremely popular, especially with senior women who have a problem of the beginning and tail end of the arch thinning out. However, to get most out of your treatment, get it done by a reputable salon in Melbourne like Paulina de los Reyes.

Is it Painful?

When it comes to pain, you can expect to have some to a certain extent because of the incisions and the use of the needles. However, the pain is relative- some feel it more than others. Most people who have gone through the procedure compare it to a scratch.

However, people with low pain tolerance can use the numbing cream which helps to alleviate discomfort while undergoing microblading brows.

So compared to other treatments such as ombre brows, it is somewhat painful. It is also important to point out that the quality of the salon and the skill level of the technician could also make a difference.

How Long Does It Take To Heal?

If you follow your technician's aftercare instructions, you should be completely healed within 14 days. But it depends on the skin of the patient and discipline in following aftercare instructions. Some will even heal within the first seven to ten days. However, experts recommend for clients to wait a one full month to be completely healed. That is when you can confidently go back to your old life.

How Long Does Microblading Last?

microblading-lasting-effect-225x300Although eyebrow microblading offers a long-term solution or “permanent makeup,” it does not last forever. It’s a semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo, and after some time, the colour of the brows will start fading. However, eyebrow microblading can last up to two years if proper aftercare, including regular touch-ups, is adhered to. Experts recommend a touch-up to the colour and shape of the brows after every six months. With that, you will be able to stay ahead of the fading curve and improve your brow longevity.

Can Anyone Try It?

Unlike most of the eyebrow treatments, not everyone is a candidate for microblading eyebrows. It is an invasive procedure that traumatizes the skin hence not recommended for people with skin problems. If you have bleeding disorders, allergies to ink, shingles or taking acne medication, you may not be a good candidate for eyebrow microblading.


Eyebrow Microblading Pre-Care Tips

The prep part is equally important as the procedure itself. What you do before getting microbladed will make an enormous difference in your treatment results. That’s why pre-care instruction must be strictly followed. Most of the pre-care instruction is to ensure that the eyebrow area is healthy, strong and non-irritated.  The instructions mostly limit the bleeding and reduce skin sensitivity during the procedure. Here are tips on how to get your skin ready for the procedure:

  • -Avoid sun and tanning at least 7 days before the procedure
  • -Do not drink alcohol 24 hours before the procedure because it will dehydrate you and cause excessive bleeding.
  • -Avoid consuming coffee before the procedure since it can cause excessive bleeding
  • -Do not wax, pick, or perform electrolysis one week before the procedure
  • -Avoid any facial 14 days before the procedure
  • Do not take blood thinners at least 48 hours
  • -Do not work out the day of micro blading
  • -Avoid nutritional shakes, fish oil, and prenatal vitamins
  • -Do not take aspirin


Eyebrow Microblading Aftercare Tips

Taking care of the skin where the procedure took place is very important. You must also keep the area clean. Immediately after the procedure (like 2 hours), you need to run a wet cotton swab (dipped in sterilised water) so that it can get rid of the excess dye. The water will also help to sterilise the brow area to prevent infections. In about 10 to 14 days, the skin will have healed. Here are other aftercare tips that will help you get most of your microblading eyebrows:

  • -Don’t wear make up for in the first 7 days because the pigment is still settling into the incisions made by the blading.
  • -Avoid pick at scabs, itch, or tug the eyebrow area
  • -Your hair should be away from the brow line because it can sweep the pigment away
  • -Avoid swimming, sauna, and any activity that would trigger excessive sweating.
  • -No facials, chemical treatment or botox for 4 weeks
  • -Avoid turning or direct sun exposure for 4 weeks after the procedure
  • -You must not sleep on your face for the first 10 days
  • -Avoid sunscreen and topical makeup on the area


How Much Does Eyebrow Microblading Cost?

One thing that you will like about Melbourne’s beauty industry is the availability of quality service at an affordable price. A spot check of the microblading eyebrows cost from the best salons in Melbourne, and its suburbs such as Newport, Williamstown North, and Melbourne CBD shows that cost varies by a small margin.


Where Can I Get Eyebrow Microblading In Melbourne?

woman-in-blue-having-nice-eyebrows-300x178If you want to get eyebrow microblading or any other eyebrow tattooing treatments in Melbourne, you have plenty of places to pick for treatment. There are many reputable salons in Melbourne CBD and its suburbs such as Williamstown North, Altona, Williams and New from where you can get the service. One such salon is Paulina de los Reyes. They have the trust of the Port Philip Bay Area, Altona for almost a decade now. At Paulina de los Reyes, they have some of the most experienced cosmetic eyebrow tattoo treatment experts you can find in Melbourne. You will love the quality of their service and equipment.

If you’re looking for a long-term transformation of your look, microblading is one of the eyebrow treatments that is offering a long-term solution to your thinning eyebrows. It’s one of the trending eyebrow treatments in Melbourne due to its numerous benefits. But to get the most out of the treatment depend on the quality of a salon and the skills level of the technician. That’s why we recommend booking an appointment at reputable salons like Paulina de los Reyes where safety and quality service is a guarantee.


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