The beauty industry has evolved in recent years by introducing cosmetic procedures that enhance a person’s appearance. Today, most women apply make-up as part of their morning routine before heading to work. This may entail doing the eyebrows, concealing dark spots, or using that bright lipstick. Achieving perfect eyebrows can be stressful and time-consuming, especially for non-professionals. Thanks to cosmetic procedures like micro-blading offered by specialists at Florida Lakes Spa, you can now attain fuller and natural-looking eyebrows that last for up to three years.
What is micro-blading?
This is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing procedure that uses a hand-held tool with multiple needles to give small markings that mimic your natural eyebrow hairs. The pigment used in micro-blading mimics that of your natural hair and matches your skin tone. Unlike traditional tattooing, which results in a solid area of color, micro-blading gives impressions of tiny hairs. The process may take several hours, and your eyebrows may appear darker afterward. Follow-up touch-ups are necessary after your first micro-blading session because the pigment fades away.
How to prepare for micro-blading
Part of micro-blading preparation includes research. This cosmetic procedure involves breaking into the skin and has the risk of infections. It is best to work with a licensed esthetician to achieve the desired results without any complications. An initial consultation with your specialist will help you understand the measures to observe before the procedure, including:
· Avoid taking dietary supplements such as vitamin E and fish oil since they have blood-thinning effects which could cause bleeding during the procedures. You may also need to discontinue the use of medications like Ibuprofen and Aspirin. Alcohol also causes blood thinning and should not be taken at least 24 hours before micro-blading.
· Refrain from hair removal processes like tweezing and waxing at least a week before micro-blading.
· Do not expose your face to sunlight for long periods to avoid tanning, as it can exfoliate your eyebrows color.
Risks associated with micro-blading
Since micro-blading involves tiny cuts into your skin, there is a high risk of infections such as HIV and bacterial skin infections from person to person. This can happen when the device or tools used are not sterilized. All equipment used for micro-blading should be disinfected before the procedure to avoid infections and any complications.
The pigment used in micro-blading is organic and rarely causes any adverse reactions. Although rare, an allergic reaction is a possible occurrence after the process. You may ask your specialist about the type of pigment used and confirm for allergies before proceeding.
What to expect during the process
Using a topical agent, your esthetician will numb the brow area to minimize pain during treatment. Next, your specialist uses a hand-held instrument to make tiny cuts into the skin and inserts pigment into the small incisions. Most patients feel a scraping type of sensation and tolerable pain during treatment. Since the procedure is detailed, it may take up to two hours.
Micro-blading saves you much time and effort needed to do your brows every day. To explore the benefits of micro-blading, schedule an appointment today with your specialist at Florida Lakes Spa.