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Microblading 101 – Everything You Should Know

Posted by Nima | September 23, 2022

The world is once again embracing full eyebrows. However, while this may be great news for those with naturally thick eyebrows, achieving the full eyebrow look can be difficult for those with thin, sparse, or lightly colored natural eyebrows. Microblading is a great option for individuals who don’t want to use makeup every morning or prefer a more natural look. If you choose not to apply liquid foundation, pencils or powder may be used to fill them in; however, if you don’t want to go through the trouble of applying makeup every morning, NIMA’s microblading may be worth considering.

Thinking about getting microblading done? Here’s everything you need to know about the procedure, from what it is to the pros and cons.

What is microblading?

Microblading is a relatively new and increasingly popular way to add natural-looking fullness to your brows. Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup treatment where special pigments are placed under the top layer of your skin in hair-like strokes, similar to a tattoo but not as deep.

To obtain the desired effect, a pen-like instrument with seven or more micro-needles in various arrangements is used to produce the required effect. The brow artist may also pluck the skin and deposit the ink manually using a shading technique.

How long does microblading last?

The microblading procedure is designed to not last forever, but how long it lasts does depend on each individual’s skin type.

It is predicted to last for up to two years, with touch-ups recommended on average every six months, but some clients may require touch-ups more or less frequently. Different people react differently to the microblading technique, so your artist will first use the first session to observe how your skin and brows respond, then help you create a touch-up regimen as needed.

Does microblading work for anyone?

Microblading isn’t appropriate for everyone. Those who have specific health or skin issues, or who have recently had certain treatments, may not be suitable candidates for microblading.

Your brow artist may not recommend microblading if you have any of the following:

  • Eczema
  • Shingles
  • Ink allergies
  • A prescription to an acne medication such as Accutane
  • A prescription for blood thinners
  • Diabetes
  • Recent chemical peels or waxing

Microblading is best suited for individuals who have healthy skin. If you’re not sure, book an appointment with us and we’ll help you determine if microblading is appropriate for you.

Does it hurt?

The skill and training of your brow artist is important to ensure a painless procedure. At NIMA, our artists are highly skilled and trained to provide you with the best possible experience.

At NIMA, we make every effort to make the procedure as pleasant and painless as possible. We’ll apply a numbing agent on the brow region before your microblading. You may feel some soreness following the treatment, which can be alleviated with an over-the-counter painkiller.

Is it safe?

Because microblading procedures and inks are not regulated, it is vital to only go to credible and experienced brow artists like NIMA. Microblading complications include anything from minor problems, such as misaligned brows, to severe ailments, such as infection. The likelihood of any problems happening post-procedure is reduced by going to an experienced artist.

Once the procedure is finished, it’s normal to experience redness and itchiness. However, you should speak with your doctor urgently if you have severe pain, swelling, or oozing.

How long until it’s healed?

The healing process varies from person to person, but it usually lasts around two weeks and takes a month to complete. After the brow appointment, darkening of the area is normal and it will soften and peel in a few days. The true color and tone of your newly microbladed eyebrows will show after around one month. Depending on your skin type, your brow artist will recommend the best skincare routine for you. People with oilier skin need to ensure there is no oil buildup, and those with drier skin must keep their area hydrated.

What if I want to learn how to do microblading in SLC?

NIMA is pleased to announce our partnership with Couture Brows. Couture Brows is a group of highly respected and experienced microblading specialists who will provide an excellent learning experience in our classes. You will have the opportunity to study cutting-edge methods with some of the best microblading instructors from around the world. You’ll learn how to make delicate, feathery, and realistic hair strokes that resemble real brows. You’ll also learn how to design the ideal brow shape for each face type and eye size in the handbook.

Microblading is a relatively new cosmetic art that has generated a lot of money for creative professionals. This course is designed for individuals with the proper licenses in their state to offer these services. Non-licensed individuals, ME, RN, PA, APRN, MD, and DO are all examples of licensed non-medical personnel. According to NIMA, you should check with your state to see if any licenses are required in your area of expertise. This program has been evaluated and found to satisfy all NV’s “Body Art Card” criteria.

If you’d like to learn more about esthetics classes, check out How To Find Esthetician Schools Near Me, to get all of the details.

What you will learn at NIMA’s courses on micrroblading in SLC

  • Workspace preparation
  • Client preparation
  • Drawing the brow
  • Applying pigment
  • Airbrush blending, stroke, shading, & ombré techniques
  • Students perform 3 model applications
  • Microblading & Soft Tap methods
  • Combo procedures

For more information about NIMA’s microblading training, click here to learn how you may enhance your career.