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|Medical Spa Treatments: Microblading|
Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing treatment that fills in sparse eyebrows. The technique uses a hand-held tool with needles to apply pigments that simulate additional hairs. The color fades over time, and yearly touch-ups are recommended to maintain optimal results.
Everyone is a candidate depending on skin type.
2- Before the microblading begins, a topical numbing cream is applied to the area to minimize discomfort, followed by a liquid anesthetic. You might feel a slight discomfort but it is almost painless.3
$400 to $1,400 (depending on your location and the artist’s expertise)
1-2 hours. During you first session (approximately 2 hours), they custom design your brow shape based on your bone structure, eye placement, face shape and other factors. The pigment choice is then selected. Once your shape and pigment are agreed upon, you will then be numbed using a lidocaine cream.
1-2 years. They will eventually fade away without a touch-up.5
Because this treatment is relatively new to the industry, AmSpa believes most states will vary when it comes to regulation. In the state of California, for example, microblading falls under the definition of body art. Therefore, the individual needs to be at least 18 years old, registered with a local enforcement agency, properly trained on bloodborne pathogens and working in a body art facility that meets health and safety code standards, with a valid health permit.
During 10 days after treatment customer categorically must not: sunbathe, wet the eyebrows (pool, sauna), and/or apply makeup on eyebrows, scratch, or sweat excessively (working out)
A follow up appointment is required, usually four to eight weeks after your first appointment. There are a number of factors that affect how well you retain pigment. (Oily skin doesn’t hold onto ink as well as dry skin; if you’re anemic, your body may use iron oxide in the pigment as a supplement and the tattoos will fade faster, she says.) On your second appointment, an artist might go over original strokes to darken them for a client, tweak the shape, or build up sparse brows by layering thinner strokes in between.7
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