What Is Microblading?

What Is Microblading?


Today, I would like to discuss a revolutionary new form of eyebrow semi­permanent makeup called microblading. Eyebrows, they play such an integral role in how well we present ourselves as females on a day to day basis. Every woman wants to look and feel beautiful. We spend hours in front of the mirror fixing our hair, putting on makeup, and trying to look our best. But there is only so much you can do with your eyebrows when you lack the necessary amount of hair needed to shape your brows to fit your face. Unfortunately, eyebrow hair loss is a real concern. Many different factors could lead to eyebrow hair loss. The dermatological community seems to agree that the main reasons for eyebrow hair loss are hormone imbalance, stress, or disease. Coupled with our rigorous waxing, plucking, aggressive penciling, and all around destroying of our brows many of us are left with not much to work with as an end result.

Diseases like Alopecia will cause eyebrow hair to fall with little chance of regrowth. Cancer survivors who have gone through the difficult process of chemotherapy also are at risk of losing their brow hair indefinitely. Furthermore, tress and hormone imbalance can be correlated to eyebrow hair loss as well. The art of tattooing eyebrows has been around for a long time.

Unfortunately, the available form of tattooing for eyebrows before the emergence of microblading involved making a solid shape that was completely filled in. That does not hold to be true any longer.

What is microblading?

Microblading is a manual method of implanting pigment in hair­like strokes in the epidermis to create the look of fuller brows. This form of tattooing is the newest trend in Semi­Permanent Makeup. The natural­looking results are achieved with a sharp, hand­held blade made up of 7+ microneedles. Instead of outlining and completely filling in the outline of your brows with color,

microblading actually allows for the placement of hair like strokes into the skin. Whereas traditional tattooing uses needles on a rotary/coil machine to push ink 7 layers deep into the skin, microblading uses a manual blade and only targets 3 layers of skin. Because the pigment sits so superficially in the skin the strokes are sharp, crisp, and they mimic the look of real hair!

Your new brows will last anywhere between 1­3 years predicated on the environmental exposure it receives.

What is the typical process for Microblading?

Upon arrival, you will be asked to complete the intake sheet and review the after­care. Our brow artist will measure and draw the outline that best suits your face, style, and lifestyle. After agreeing on the shape and color, a topical numbing will be applied while the technician prepares

for the procedure. 3­5 passes are completed on each brow and more anesthetic gel is applied to brows in between each pass. This is followed by a 10-minute pigment soak to saturate the strokes. To complete the process, a healing balm is applied and you are sent home with after-care instructions.

You are asked to return in 4­12 weeks for a complimentary enhancement session in which we will re­enforce the color and make any necessary changes.

Ani Nina aka Neenajaybrows is one of the pioneers and very first instructors of microblading in the Las Vegas and Henderson area. She is also the head Microblading artist at Ivy Laser Salon.

With over 8 years experience in brow shaping and rehab, she is sought after for her treatments and instruction all across the nation.

You can see all her work in instagram @neenajaybrows