Don’t feel like drawing your eyebrows every morning? Then microblading can offer a solution. With this relatively new semi-permanent make-up technique, eyebrow eye-catchers can be created that remain beautiful for up to three years. In this article we explain what microblading entails, what the pros and cons are and for whom it is suitable.
Microblading is a form of semi-permanent make-up (semi-PMU). With this technique, pigment is applied to the skin, so that the effect is long-lasting, but not 100% permanent.
Microblading is similar to tattooing the eyebrow, but unlike tattooing, the effect of microblading is more natural. Also, a tattooed eyebrow is permanent, which means that you are stuck with the set eyebrows forever. The effect of microblading lasts up to three years. Do you prefer a permanent result? Then you can opt for an eyebrow transplant .
Microblading comes under different names. For example, microblading is sometimes referred to as PMU hair strokes and in other salons microblading is explained as 3D hair strokes. In most cases this involves the same technique.
With microblading of the eyebrows, pigment is applied under the skin with a special pen containing ultra-thin needles. The needles, as it were, make tiny cuts in the skin, which ensures that the pigment settles just below the skin’s surface.
The pigment is applied with a smooth, sweeping motion. The specialist draws ‘hair strokes’ in the skin with a sterile pen in the direction of hair growth. This ensures a natural result. The semi-permanent hairs are less than a millimeter thick.
Having semi-permanent eyebrow make-up applied has many advantages, such as: