What is micropigmentation?
Micropigmentation is a form of cosmetic tattooing exclusive to the face and scalp. Specialized tools designed specifically for these delicate areas of the body allow for a more realistic, natural appearance of hair strands or coloring.
Microblading, or 3D brow embroidery, is a type of micropigmentation that is created with a manual, precision tool that is made up small needles forming a "micro-blade". The microblading techqnique is conducted mostly in the top layer of skin, the epidermis, and gives a more natural appearance of real hair strands in the brow than the traditional, older forms of cosmetic tattooing. Because the nature of the epidermis is in a constant state of shedding, the implanted pigment will only be retained for 1-2 years depending on skin type, daily activities, medications, etc.
Advantages of this semi-permanent tattoo on the brows are better precision, natural shaping, natural coloring, and revision as trends and skin change. Also, because the depth of skin for microblading remains very superficial, topical anesthetic is able to bring discomfort to a minimum or even pain-free.
Microblading is a generally a two-part procedure. You will have your initial session and then 4-6 weeks later you will have the second session, or the completion session. Some clients may require additional sessions for more sparse brow lines, skin type, medications, or just preference. The initial session begins with a consultation to discuss your personal preferences along with a thorough examination of your natural brow line, bone structure, and face shape to create a brow line customized specifically for your face. Once carefully mapped and measured, the brow line is numbed and the microblading portion follows. The second session is considered the "completion session" because it is critical to finishing the procedure. Reinforcing the original foundation from the first session, the pigment is layered and revised for a completed appearance and also for the longevity of the tattoo as a whole.