Updated: Jul 23, 2021
I absolutely love them! Scroll to the end to see the before & after.
Now this is something I've been wanting to have done for a few years, but the price tag always kept me from doing it. That is until a local aesthetician recently got certified and was looking for "models" who trusted her to microblade their eyebrows since she's new to it. I couldn't pass up the deal, so I made an appointment and waited excitedly anxiously nervously for it :)
My eyebrows have always been thin (not a result of over-plucking from growing up in the 90s...I swear!) but overall easy to fill in and make look a little more substantial. My main goal was to have them look fuller so I wouldn't have to fill them in EVERY.MORNING.
The process was easy and *mostly* painless. The results though, I thought, were worth a little pain. I have a pretty high pain tolerance and assumed it would feel somewhat similar to getting a tattoo, but the tool used is much different and I don't have any tattoos on my face so that was a new sensation haha! The aesthetician put some topical anesthetic on my eyebrow area beforehand, which had to sit for 15 minutes before she could start. After 15 minutes she started to draw out the overall shape and once that was done I was able to look in a mirror and approve or ask for changes. I liked how she had my new brows mapped out so I gave her the go ahead for the next step.
After she chose the best ink color to match my natural brows, she used her microblade tool (which is literally small blades with a handle) and started the process. At first I could definitely feel each stroke, it was pretty painful, but I figured it would be a quick process and just to let her finish. She did one eyebrow then moved to the other. Once she was done there, she asked how I was doing and if I felt any pain so I let her know that it was pretty painful. She said I shouldn't be able to feel anything! So she put a different topical anesthetic on that apparently only works once the skin is broken and it kicks in instantly. Because she definitely wasn't done yet. So when she started blading again, this time I couldn't feel it at all! Thank goodness!
The whole process took about an hour and a half, but the actual microblading was probably only half an hour. I'm beyond happy with how they turned out, and amazed at how the individual strokes look like real hairs! They did fade over the next few weeks, which is a normal part of the healing process, but overall still look great and require only minor fill-in in the morning. I do have a very oily forehead so that might have something to do with how they faded more than others' might. Microblading can last 6 months to two years depending on the individual, so I'm excited to see how long they last for me. I have a follow-up appointment in a few weeks where the aesthetician will do a quick fill in and they'll look even better - and I can't wait!
See below for the before & after of my #microblading results.