Most of us ladies and some gentle men are pleased with the idea of fuller brows. We go the extra mile by applying shades of eye-pencil to give the illusion of fuller natural brows.
However, this method is only temporal, there are other methods that last much longer and these are microshading and microblading a semipermanent cosmetic procedure.
Here’s what you need to know about how these techniques work.
Microshading allows you to achieve the look of fuller eyebrows with the use of a hand held tool creating tiny dots of pigment by the artist. It is sort of a tattoo procedure the technician places tiny, dots over the eye brow area to fill in thin spots. Microshading technique gives shape to the brows.
This is a semi-permanent technique for improving the appearance of the eyebrows, in which pigment is scratched into the skin in fine, short strokes resembling hair, using a hand tool with a blade formed of tiny needles
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MICROSHADING MICROBLADING
Most times, microshading is confused with microblading. Although they seem to make the eyebrows fuller they are still different procedures.
- Microshading uses pin-like dots of pigmentation to achieve a powdered eyebrow look.
- Microblading uses a bladed needle to apply pigmentation underneath the skin. The technician fills your brows by making hair-like strokes that look like natural eyebrow hair.
Advantage of microshading
- resembles eyebrow powder
- creates thicker, fuller eyebrows
- ideal for sensitive or oily skin
Disadvantage of microshading
- Mild pain and disomfort
Advantage of microblading
- hair-like strokes looks like real hair
- fills and changes the shape of your brows
- ideal for dry skin
- lighter finish
- it could last 2 to 3 years depending on skin type
Disadvantage of microblading
- causes mild pain and discomfort until it heals
Please note that microblading is a 2 session procedure.
To prepare for a microshading procedure, you should avoid the following:
- alcohol, caffeine, ibuprofen, and fish oil 24 hours before the procedure to prevent bruising and bleeding
- waxing or plucking eyebrows 1 week before the procedure
- facials at least 2 weeks before treatment
- sun bathing and tanning beds on the day of the procedure
- retinol or vitamin A products 1 month before the procedure