Today, I had my first microblading experience. I wanted to share it with you guys just so you could see what the process is like, and also to give a shout out to Elite Brow Design for doing an amazing job. I partnered with Elite Brow Design for this blog post. :)
Microblading Before and After With Elite Brow Design
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The appointment took about 4 hours start to finish, though Cindy says a typical appointment is about 3 hours long. She started by cleaning my brows with alcohol and applying a numbing cream (that doesn't really numb much LOL). Then, the mapping process started. I had NO idea this was such an in-depth process, but if your Microblade artist is as detail-oriented as Cindy is, the mapping process will take a while. You can check the mirror and make sure you love them before the microblading starts.
Cindy drew in my brows a bit so I could easily picture what they would look like after she microbladed them.
What is Microblading?
Cindy says: Microblading is a wonderful way to add the appearance of texture, volume, and definition to your eyebrows using realistic hair-like strokes. I have personally witnessed tears of joy as clients are revealed their new set of eyebrows. There is no greater reward than knowing that you have helped to change someone’s life. I hope that the information provided will help you to choose the right microblade artist for you! Best of luck!
Microblading Healing Process
The healing process for microblading can last for up to four weeks. The first week, you may experience some flaking as the dead skin comes off. After about 10 days, your skin has closed up so you can breathe a little easier. By day 21, you will see what the brows are going to look like now that some of the pigment is gone. In about 6 weeks, you'll do a follow-up visit so your Microblade artist can make sure everything is perfect, and to do touch ups.
Ask to see photos of previous work performed. Is the artist using more than one technique specifically designed for each client or does the artist only know one technique. Ask your Microblade artist if he or she will be mapping out your eyebrows prior to the actual session.
Microblading Before and After
The #1 question I've been asked so far is “how bad does it hurt?!”. To be honest, it wasn't painful at all. However, I seem to have a high pain tolerance so I'm going to err on the side of caution and say it's uncomfortable, but still not actually painful. The worst part, for me, was HEARING it all take place. If I could do it all over, I'd ask if I could wear headphones. Listening to the blade cut into my eyebrows was kinda weird.
My brows are pretty dark right now but they will fade out a little over the next few weeks. I really love the shape of them, and am SUPER happy with how they look. I'm super thankful for Cindy at Elite Brow Design. If you're local, be sure to check her out.
I WILL POST PICS HERE OF THE HEALING PROCESS! :)