What is Microblading

What is Microblading and what to expect from it?

Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing procedure that fills in sparse eyebrows with beautiful hair like strokes. The technique uses a hand-held tool with needles that form a razor shape to apply pigments to the skin.

We used the expertise of providers on RealSelf to bring you answers to common microblading questions as you decide if it’s the right treatment for you.

1. Should I get an eyebrow transplant or microblading?
” Microblading is a semi-permanent method of enhancing eyebrows with tattoo pigments.

The brows will appear darker at first but fade over the two weeks following treatment. The results last from one to three years. Hair transplants, in contrast, are permanent. They will require trimming, however, as the transplanted hair grows like scalp hair. Microblading, as it fades, can always be followed by a touch-up, if desired.”
– Said Elda, a microblading artist from Fine Strokes Microblading Michigan.


2. Is it normal for the color to flake off in the first week?
” Fading almost to the point of it appearing to have disappeared is normal. Most technicians offer a touch-up after the first procedure to perfect the eyebrows.”
– Dr. K. Roxanne Grawe, a Columbus, Ohio, plastic surgeon, said in a RealSelf Q&A


3. Can microblading cause hair loss?
” Trauma to your eyebrow can cause hair loss. This includes microblading. You need to wait to see if hairs will grow back.” says Dr. Jae Pak, a Los Angeles hair restoration surgeon.


4. Why do my eyebrows look darker the next day?
” It is normal for the brows to feel thicker and darker right after microblading. They will fade within days to weeks. Be patient; it will get better.” -Says┬áDr. Alain Michon, an Ottawa physician


5. Can I undo or reverse microblading results?
” It is possible to lighten and correct most brows. The pigment will fade in time, and there are ways of helping the pigment fade a little quicker.”
– Dr. Patricia Faraz, a Ladera Ranch, California


BONUS: How much does microblading cost?
According to my research, the average cost of microblading is $425.