Eyebrow Embroidery - A Comprehensive Overview
Eyebrow EmbroideryEyebrow embroidery, more commonly known in the West as microblading, is a semi-permanent tattoo technique used to create the illusion of fuller, more defined eyebrows. Instead of a machine, microblading professionals use a manual handheld tool to draw individual hair strokes, mimicking natural hairs in your brows.
- Classic Microblading: This involves creating fine hair-like strokes to fill in sparse areas.
- Powdered Brows (Ombre Brows): Instead of individual strokes, a powdered effect is given as if the brows are tinted. It offers a soft gradient look, where it's lighter at the start of the brow and then gradually becomes darker.
- Combo Brows: This is a combination of microblading and shading, offering both hair-like strokes and a powdered background.
- Microshading: Similar to microblading, but instead of hair-like strokes, small pinpoint dots are created.
- Microblading Pen: This handheld tool holds the microblades and is used to manually etch strokes into the skin.
- Microblades: Ultra-fine needles that are used to deposit pigment into the skin. They come in different sizes to match the thickness of natural eyebrow hairs.
- Pigments: Specialized ink used in microblading that fades over time. It differs from traditional tattoo ink.
- Numbing Cream: Applied beforehand to reduce discomfort during the procedure.
- Consultation: Before the treatment, a consultation is usually scheduled to discuss desired brow shape, color, and any allergies or medical conditions.
- Drawing: Before starting, the technician will draw and shape the brows using a removable pencil. This acts as a guideline during the procedure.
- Numbing: A topical anesthetic is applied to minimize discomfort.
- Microblading: The procedure begins, and hair-like strokes are etched into the skin using the microblading pen.
- Pigment Setting: Once the desired shape is achieved, pigment is applied over the brows and left for a few minutes to let it sink in.
- Cleanup: Excess pigment is wiped away, revealing the final look.
- Procedure Time: Typically 1.5 to 3 hours.
- Healing Time: Full healing can take 4-6 weeks.
- Results: Results can last 1-3 years, with touch-ups recommended every 12-18 months.
- Avoid Blood Thinners: It's advised to avoid alcohol, aspirin, or any medications that thin the blood 24-48 hours before the procedure.
- No Tanning: Tanning can change the pigment of your skin, affecting the end result.
- Avoid Caffeine: It can increase sensitivity.
- Clean Skin: Come with clean skin, free of any makeup or lotions.
- Redness & Swelling: Common immediately after the procedure.
- Avoid Water: Keep the brows dry for at least a week.
- No Exfoliation: Avoid products that might cause skin peeling.
- Avoid Sun: Exposure can cause the pigment to fade faster.
- Touch-Ups: A touch-up session might be necessary 4-6 weeks after the initial procedure.
We understand that choosing the right eyebrow embroidery treatment can be daunting for those unfamiliar with the options. At AE Browart, we offer face-to-face consultations to help prospective clients gain a clearer understanding of each treatment, ensuring they make informed decisions tailored to their needs.