Perception of beauty is often heavily tied to concepts of self-confidence. In light of this important factor, the field of cosmetic alteration is an ever-evolving field of technological advancements and techniques in the name of perfecting the art of changes that also result in an emotional boost. Over the past 25 years, microblading has made a name for itself as one of the most versatile and effective solutions to benefit patient care. For those patients seeking treatment that leaves brows looking fuller, microblading has been shown to provide an effective and minimally invasive approach to successful results. What began in Asia decades ago has since become a common form of treatment that has gained incredible popularity in the U.S.
Microblading is considered an outpatient treatment option and can be performed in the comfort of a physician’s clinical office. Lasting anywhere from one and a half to two hours in total, microblading take a time-efficient approach to patient treatment. Microblading does not require the use of general anesthesia and instead uses precise amounts of a local anesthetic to numb specific areas around the eyebrows that are clearly marked prior to treatment. Once the area is sufficiently numb and the patient is comfortable, the physician will implant super fine lines of pigment into the skin with the help of a hand-held blade that accommodates small, precise strokes. The collection of pigment in this pattern results in a hair-like appearance when the process is complete.
Microblading reaches three layers deep into the skin for successful, yet natural-looking results. For patients looking to compare microblading to traditional tattooing, it’s important to note that tattooing requires reaching seven layers into the skin for a permanent effect that requires the use of a larger needle as well.
Results and Recovery
Many patients choose microblading in St Louis for the fact that the pigments used in the procedure are organic as well as semi-permanent versus traditional tattooing which is 100% permanent. On average, the results gained from microblading are expected to last between one and three years. Patients can enjoy the peace of mind with knowing that organic pigment doesn’t fade to green with time.
Microblading is a very safe and highly effective procedure that comes with the added bonus of nearly non-existent side effects. In general, patients are free to return to their normal everyday activities as soon as treatment is completed. Some patients may notice slight discomfort, swelling or redness at the treatment site which will fade within 24 to 48 hours of the procedure. Any associated discomfort is quickly treated with over the counter pain medications as needed. The majority of noticeable changes due to microblading happen over the course of 10 days following treatment with minimal changes noticeable immediately after.
While many patients choose microblading in St Louis as a means of increasing self-confidence when it comes to fuller-looking brows, this procedure also has time-saving benefits. Patients who are also avid athletes often appreciate the fact they no longer have to worry about brow makeup running or smearing after a strenuous workout. On a daily basis, patients who have enjoyed the benefits of microblading find they save a significant amount of time not having to apply makeup to brows to create the desired look.
The cost of microblading varies from patient to patient depending on the area to be treated but on average, ranges between $400 and $800. The team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center is here to help walk patients through the many financing and payment plan options available directly through our clinic. We have nurses and a medical doctor on site to make sure the procedure is safe and comfortable. There are cheaper alternatives for the treatment but they do not offer the safety and comfort in a medical licensed facility.
Safety and Comfort
Microblading does not require the use of general anesthesia and is considered a highly safe and effective procedure. The exclusive use of local anesthetic means patients don’t have to worry about side effects or potential problems linked to a lengthy hospital stay or recovery period. The medical team uses a combination of topical and injected local anesthetics to ensure comfort of our patients. It is important that patients who have any type of allergy disclose that information prior to undergoing microblading.
Schedule a Consultation with One of our Medical Estheticians
If thin or non-existent eyebrows have long been a problem and you’re considering the benefits of microblading, be sure to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Wright and his team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center. A comprehensive approach to patient care means we take the time to review each patient’s medical profile to ensure a customized treatment plan is safe, healthy and effective. Patients are always given sufficient time to review their many options, ask questions and state procedural preferences prior to undergoing treatment of any type. We understand that each and every cosmetic procedure is tied to an emotional impact. We care enough to recognize both when it comes to putting a plan in place that sets patients squarely on a path to positive change. Call us today at 314-627-0755 to speak with us about our many options and schedule your consultation. Check out the before and after procedures of our amazing clients.