Today microblading is becoming increasingly popular with artists and clients. But it’s still surrounded by a lot of speculation and myths. We’ve selected the most common ones and see if they can be believed.
The very concept of «microblading» comes from the English microblading, consisting of two words: micro — «micro» and «blade» — the blade. Perhaps even in the name is fertile ground for the first myth.
Myth number one. Scarring.
«Microblading», it turns out, means «Microblade»?! You mean it will leave scars? Absolutely not.
The microblading procedure, contrary to its ominous name, is not done with a blade, but with thin needles (0,17 — 0,2 mm each), placed in a certain sequence. And today, there are more than 40 microblading tips (needles).
Depending on the technique, the skin care professional can glide (Slide) or press down on the skin with jerky, quick movements (Tap). Only the top layer of the dermis is affected (0.2-0.4 mm) and no scars are left if the lesions are this deep.
Myth number two. Microblading is a painful procedure.
Of course, the eyebrow area is quite sensitive. However, the craftsman uses a special cream to reduce the sensitivity of the skin. This makes the procedure guaranteed painless.
Interestingly, many clients find the procedure comfortable even without the use of cream.
Bottom line: the painfulness of the procedure is a misconception. Although people may have different thresholds for pain, the use of the cream definitely removes any pain.
Myth three. After microblading, eyebrows look like drawn-on eyebrows.
There are several microblading techniques: hairline, shadow and powder.
The hairline technique allows for the most natural reconstruction of partially or completely missing eyebrows. The shadow technique adds volume, contour and definition to the eyebrows. The powdered technique creates an eyebrow effect with shadow or henna.
A variety of techniques can be used to create any eyebrows with a natural look. In each, the craftsman manually traces a hairline, a shadow, or creates a powdered effect. Because he works with a pen, he has the ability to control his work: to choose the thickness, length and direction when creating a hair.
Bottom line: this fact is also wrong.
Myth four. Microblading is a tattoo.
From this misconception comes a lot of misgivings. One must understand the basic difference between microblading and tattooing.
Microblading is a manual micropigmentation technique, where the master himself controls the depth to which the pigment will be introduced into the skin. With a professional approach is 0,2-0,4 mm. Such a depth is not deep enough to cause swelling of the skin, and even more so, scars.
Moreover, the manual technique allows the craftsman to change the pressure to create hairs with a transition from ultra-thin to natural thickening.
The tattooing, on the other hand, is done with a machine. In this technique is initially assumed that the pigments will penetrate a depth of more than 0,5 mm, and to create a close-to-natural transition is difficult.
Conclusion: microblading and tattooing are not the same thing.
Myth number five. Paradoxical: if it is not a tattoo, then the colour will not stay on the eyebrows at all.
It should be noted that micropigmentation is not only important in depth, to which the skin immerses the paint, the pigment itself is of great importance. Professional composition should have a high concentration, then the master will not need to forcefully «hammer» it into the skin.
In addition, the liquid pigment used for tattooing is not suitable for the procedure. Imagine that eyebrows need to be tinted with water. The desired effect cannot be achieved even on the surface, not to mention the fact that such pigment will not fix in the skin.
Bottom line: fallacy.
Myth number six. The dye can change colour after the procedure.
Unfortunately, microblading is not only done by professionals, so the technology of the procedure may be violated. Micropigmentation materials are not always of good quality.
When using pigments Slide&Tap, as well as when performed by a professional, colour change over time will be very little. If correction is not carried out after 6-8 months, the colour will fade completely.
Fact six: Also a misconception.
To prevent myths from becoming a reality, two factors must be considered when planning the procedure:
The professionalism of the craftsman. You can assess this by asking to see your training diploma. It is necessary to see the master’s work (you must like all works without exception!).
Sterility and safety of workplace.
In addition to general cleanliness and safety of the master’s workplace it is important to see what tools he uses in his work. Modules (needles) and rings must be disposable!