The field of cosmetic treatment is constantly evolving and microblading is perhaps one of the best examples of an advancement that significantly benefits patient care. Microblading has stepped in as a highly effective and far less painful option for increasing the appearance of brow fullness. This very safe and aesthetically pleasing method began in Asia and has become a well-received option in the cosmetic treatment field over the past 25-years.
Microblading versus Traditional Tattooing
Patients who elect to undergo microblading will be treated in the comfort of an attending physician’s office and can expect the procedure to last anywhere between 1.5 and 2-hours in total. A numbing cream is applied prior to service to ensure comfort throughout the procedure. The physician or his medical aesthetician will then carefully implant fine lines of pigment in small strokes within the brow line using a hand held blade that is made up of several smaller blades for a hair-like effect.
Compared to traditional eyebrow tattoos (which are placed with a larger needle and injections that travel through 7-layers of skin), microblading remains closer to the surface with successful results appearing with pigment placed at only 3-layers deep. These fine-lines that are placed closer to the surface resulting in more natural-looking brows. Where traditional eyebrow tattoos are permanent and tend to change color, the results of microblading are semi-permanent and last anywhere from 1-3 years before a second treatment is required. The pigment used for microblading is organic and is preferred by physicians specifically because it will not fade into green like a traditional tattoo over time.
Result and Recovery Expectations When You Undergo St Louis Microblading
Microblading is a time efficient procedure with minimal to no side effects and patients who choose this route of treatment will be able to resume normal activities the very same day. While some red coloring around the treatment area may be present, this tends to fade within a day or two after the procedure is completed. In general, patients notice visible improvements immediately after St Louis Microblading treatment with the appearance of increased brow fullness happening over the following 10-days.
The impact of this simple procedure on a patient’s lifestyle can be significant. While microblading is a time-saving procedure that allows patients the freedom of getting ready each day without the hassle of applying brow makeup, it also reduces stress associated with brow applications that run or smear during daily and athletic activities. For many patients, microblading is a simple step towards improved self-confidence associated with a facial appearance that is pleasing. In the case of patients who have lost eyebrows due to alopecia or chemotherapy, microblading can boost emotional health linked to regaining a more natural physical appearance.
Learn More about Microblading
Dr. Wright and his team at the St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center believe in a comprehensive approach to patient care. When you’re considering microblading, be sure to schedule an initial consultation so we can get to know you and work together to create a customized treatment plan.