What is Microblading

How much time do you spend making your eyebrows look good? Are you tired of threading, waxing, plucking, freezing, tweezing, and penciling in your eyebrows? Do you wish for an better way to enhance your looks? Microblading by Ruth Swissa may be the solution for you.

What Is Microblading?

Microblading is also known as a semi-permanent form of cosmetic tattooing that relies on a handheld tool to create hair-like lines in the eyebrow area that are not as deep as a regular tattoo. Because the finely detailed lines are drawn by hand, they ensure that the eyebrows seamlessly blend in with your natural ones.

The tool also deposits pigments under the skin to give you realistic-looking eyebrows. The semi-permanent nature of microblading lets you change the look of your eyebrows when you feel like it or when beauty trends change. If you want to preserve your current look, you can come in every one or two years for a touch-up because pigments fade over time. Without intervention, microbladed eyebrows typically last as long as three years.


What Does Microblading Feel Like?

Microblading takes about 45 minutes, and because it involves breaking the skin, you may be concerned that the procedure will hurt. Keep in mind that pain is relative, and what others may find painful, you may experience only as a mild sting that disappears after a short while. Patients who have experienced microblading say that the technique feels no more traumatic than tiny scratches on the skin.

A topical anesthetic can numb the area if pain is a concern, minimizing or eliminating any unpleasant feeling.


How Do I Prep for Microblading?

You will be provided with a step-by-step instructions on preparing for the treatment to achieve the best results, such as the following:.

  • Avoid chemical peels 60 days before treatment and Botox 30 days prior.
  • Do not touch the eyebrows with threading, plucking, waxing, or hair removal a week before the procedure. 
  • Avoid anything that thins the blood, such as aspirin, and anything that thins the skin, such as retinol or other anti-aging creams. Otherwise, you may suffer from too much bleeding.
  • About 24 hours before your procedure and until you’ve completely healed, you should avoid alcohol or anything with caffeine, such as coffee.


What About Recovery?

After microblading, you must protect your new eyebrows from moisture for at least a week. Avoid swimming, washing your face, or doing anything that can produce sweat, such as working out. During recovery, your skin may scab and flake, which is part of the natural healing process. You may need to buy a face shield when you take a shower. If your freshly bladed skin touches water, the scab may come off, eliminating the pigment.

It is crucial to avoid picking at the skin, or you may lose the color in those areas. If the areas are feeling itchy or looking red, you can relieve symptoms by using Vaseline. The aftercare ointment that you’ll receive can also help, so follow the instructions. Avoid wearing makeup or applying any facial products while your eyebrows heal.

Your skin will regenerate in about 30 days, which is when the true color of the microbladed eyebrows will reveal itself. During the first week, your eyebrows may appear darker but will then lighten up permanently by about 30 or 40 percent.

How Do Powderbrows Compare to Microblading?

Like microblading, powderbrows is a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure that creates or enhances your eyebrows through the use of a small machine. However, this device relies on a small needle to insert pigment into the skin as opposed to the skin incisions made by microblading. Powderbrows produce a powdery makeup effect, while the microblading mimics the more defined appearance of natural eyebrows.

The healing process for both treatments is similar and involves scabs, flaking, and changes in skin color. Because powderbrows does not incise the skin, it may feel less painful. If your pain tolerance is low, a numbing cream can eliminate any sensation.

As a cosmetic artist, Ruth’s “combination technique” mixes the feathery look of powderbrows with the defined hair strokes of microblading to reward you with a natural and bold look. Your eyebrows will attract attention with their fuller and more elegant appearance.

If you’re ready to enhance your beauty, please contact Ruth Swissa, who has facilities conveniently located in Beverly Hills and Calabasas.


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