There’s an old saying—a pluck a day keeps the strays away (okay, we might have made that one up). The point is, everyone knows that a great eyebrow can help you look more put together and truly enhance your look. But if your brows aren’t up to par, put the tweezers away. With microblading near you in Lawrence, you can enjoy amazingly sculpted brows without overplucking and waxing.
Your first step? Research, research, research.
Luckily, our permanent makeup specialists at AesthetiCare have all the inside deets you need to discover perfect brows. All you have to do is keep reading to for your ultimate guide on microblading near you in Lawrence.
What is microblading?
“Isn’t microblading an eyebrow tattoo?”
Eh, not quite. Microblading is a type of permanent makeup that gives the appearance of thicker, fuller, and more symmetrical brows. By creating hairlike strokes among your existing hair, microblading achieves a more natural appearance, rather than a heavy tattooed look.
So before we continue, let’s get one thing straight: microblading, though similar to tattooing, is not technically an eyebrow tattoo.
Here’s how the two differ:
Different tools. Microblading is a tattoo technique, done by hand, that uses tiny, fine-point needles instead of a regular tattoo machine. This allows for finer, more precise strokes so you won’t get that “Sharpie brow” look (yikes).
Different pigment. Traditional tattoos are meant to be permanent, so they penetrate deeper into the skin. Microblading pigment is meant to appear more natural, with colors that will best fit your skin tone and eye color.
Different effects. If you were to get your eyebrows tattooed on, it would be a lot more noticeable (and not in a good way) than if you had gotten microblading. A tattoo machine isn’t capable of making fine strokes that match how your eyebrows would grow. The ink would just be buzzed on—literally.
After getting microblading near you, you won’t have to worry about smudging makeup, uneven brows, or wasting your mornings trying to perfect your brows. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even have time to do a little morning yoga instead.
Who can get microblading?
We have some great news—almost anyone can get microblading. Near you in Lawrence, our clients get microblading to treat thinning or sparse brows, which come come from a variety of reasons, including:
Over plucking and waxing: If you’re one of those people who pride themselves on having phenomenal brows 24/7, you may think that consistent waxing and plucking is the way to go. Unfortunately, all that trauma could eventually stop your hair from growing back.
Plus, for those who thrived in the late 1990s ultra-thin brow era, all that work you put in to get pencil-thin brows could be coming back to bite you today.
Aging: Wrinkles and sagging skin aren’t the only sign of aging. As the years pass, many people experience some sort of hair loss, including losing eyebrow hair.
Thyroid disease: Your thyroid is a crucial gland that secretes hormones to manage your metabolism. Imbalances, such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, cause your metabolism to go haywire. As a result, it can impact your hair’s natural growth cycle, leading to thinning brows.
Pregnancy and childbirth: Similar to your thyroid, pregnancy and childbirth cause your hormones to spike and drop. Those fluctuations could impact hair growth. Usually hair is thicker during pregnancy and thins back out after childbirth.
Nutrient deficiencies: A balanced diet is the cornerstone for your overall health, so it’s no wonder that nutrient deficiency could lead to sparse brows. Nutrients such as biotin, vitamin C, iron, vitamin A, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids keep your body healthy enough to maintain hair growth.
Other medical conditions: Other medical conditions such as telogen effluvium (sudden hair loss) and alopecia areata (autoimmune disease) causes hair to fall out. For some, they could also impact the thickness of their brows.
Genetics: The cold, hard truth is that some people are naturally born with killer brows while others are prone to have thinner brows. You can fight against a lot of things, but genetics isn’t one of them.
However, just because you aren’t dealing with any of the above issues, doesn’t mean microblading near you in Lawrence isn’t a good fit. Microblading also helps:
- Light eyebrows
- Shaved brows
- And much, much more
Oh, and guess what? Microblading isn’t just for women. Men can also enjoy the benefits of fuller brows 🙌
How does microblading work?
Now you know microblading isn’t an “eyebrow tattoo” and you know what it can treat, but how exactly does it work to get microblading near you?
Don’t get your eyebrows in a bunch—we’ve got you 😉
Remember that microblading is a specific micro-pigmentation technique that uses a very fine hand tool to implant color into the skin. With that in mind, let’s walk through the treatment itself.
Once you’re all nestled into your comfortable chair, we’ll use a detailed mapping process to create the perfect eyebrow shape for you. Keyword: you. This customized map considers your natural bone structure and arch so your brows are uniquely your own. It defines where your brows should naturally start, arch, and where they should end.
When you decide you’re happy with the design, we’ll choose the right pigment based on the undertones of your skin. The last thing you want are brows that are too dark or too light. You want your brow color to be just right to match and blend with your natural brow hair.
Next, we apply a medical-grade topical anesthetic cream to alleviate any discomfort (added bonus: the majority of our clients report little to no discomfort during the procedure!). Once the procedure has begun, we use another topical numbing solution throughout the treatment to keep you comfortable until we’re finished. Some people even fall asleep during microblading!
Now here comes the fun part.
We then create crisp, fine hair strokes to fill in your brows, matching the outline created with the map. If necessary, we’ll add more color to create depth and dimension, especially in sparse areas.
When you get microblading near you in Lawrence at AesthetiCare med spa, it takes about two hours for the initial treatment. So after the mapping, choosing a color, and numbing for 30 minutes. You will be here about three hours total,
Microblading frequently asked questions
With so much information sprawled across the internet about microblading comes a lot of confusion. That’s exactly why our team at AesthetiCare is always here to give you accurate information to keep you just as in-the-know as we are. Below are a few questions we’ve gotten recently that you may also be asking yourself right now!
If I get microblading near me, is it permanent?
Go ahead and do a happy dance, because microblading near you is a permanent solution to sparse or thinning brows! While the color is designed to fade about 10% annually, eventually it will fade completely through the skin’s natural exfoliation process. Depending on your skin type microblading can last anywhere between 1 to 3 years.
If you tend to have oily skin, we may recommend your next touch-up after 10 to 12 months. For normal to dry skin, we recommend 18 to 24 months.
How long does it take for microblading to heal?
Your eyebrows may appear darker and bolder at first, because the pigment has only penetrated the top of the skin (BTW, that’s 100% normal). After 5 to 10 days of healing, the color will soften and become more matte, leaving you with a natural-looking brows.
The good news is that microblading near you in Lawrence comes with minimal downtime! You may experience a little redness or swelling for a few hours after the procedure, but many people don’t experience those side effects at all.
Do I need to shave my eyebrows before microblading?
Let us put on our myth-busting gloves. Many people believe that existing eyebrow hair could somehow interfere with the microblading treatment. But that’s not true, and we’re definitely not going to ask you to shave your brows off (whew!).
The real truth? Microblading works with any existing eyebrow hair to create a soft, natural look. As a result, your own brow hair will blend in with the microblading treatment.
If somebody told you that shaving your eyebrows before microblading was necessary, send them this article to spread the word! #MythBusted
Can I wash my eyebrows as they heal?
No. Keep in mind that immediate aftercare is crucial to great end results. Do not get them wet or sweat heavily for 5 to 7 days. We will give you a complete care guide to help you through the healing process.
What are ombre brows?
We’re so glad you asked! Ombre brows are a specific technique of color implantation that creates a more solid, filled-in brow design. Plus, ombre brows are incredibly versatile, so you can achieve a more natural look or go bold with a full-on glam brows.
Soft powder ombre is an ideal procedure for those who have oily skin, those who cannot get hair strokes, or for people who like a more filled-in style for their eyebrows.
*Microblading at AesthetiCare of Lawrence is a two-appointment process to ensure the best results. These appointments include the initial treatment and a follow up appointment after 4 to 6 weeks.
Get the perfect look with microblading at AesthetiCare
If you’re looking for microblading near you in Lawrence, look no further than our team at AesthetiCare. Our name speaks for itself. We care about giving you great results, we care about providing the best service, we care about you.
Our services are more than skin deep. The relationships we build with every single client helps us understand their needs to better serve them; not to mention, we love meeting new people and hearing their stories!
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation!