Microblading is a semi-permanent method of tattooing to enhance brows that is more natural looking than a traditional tattoo. It creates a natural appearance, imitating real hair strokes that reconstruct, define, fill gaps and correct brow shapes that can result from over plucking. The result will imitate natural looking hairs and blend with existing brows creating a 3D effect.
How is microblading done?
Microblading is an extremely meticulous process and a session can take about 2 hours to complete. The first hour is spent measuring and ‘mapping’ with a pen to achieve the symmetry and shape of the brows.
Once the shape is agreed upon by you and your provider, any excess hair outside the drawn in brow are tweezed, and then the first pass of ‘strokes’ will be done. The color mask is then applied for 5 minutes. After the color mask is removed topical numbing cream will be applied to help with any discomfort. More strokes are then added using 2 different tools to add volume and fill in gaps. Lastly, a color mask is applied.
For optimal results we follow the clients skin type, adjusting the pressure and technique accordingly. We use a dual blade method (called a 6D method) where you get thin strokes and thicker strokes that allow for the brows to look hyper realistic and dimensional.
Before leaving the office you will be given after care instructions and products for your at home care.
What are the results?
When the treatment is complete your brows will appear 15% larger and 30-40% darker than the final healed results.
Final results after the first session can be seen just after 3 weeks. A second session or the “touch-up” is recommended between 6 & 8 weeks after the first session to fix any small imperfections as well as make the brows darker or a but thicker if desired.
How are the brows maintained?
To maintain your results it is recommended to “refresh” every year. Unlike traditional tattoo ink, these pigments fade over time as they are not deposited as deeply in the dermis. Depending on your skin type, results can last between 6 months and 2 years. The sun and any form of UV rays are the biggest ‘enemies’ of microblading as it will cause the pigment to fade. It is highly recommended to always use a sunscreen with SPF 50 as well as avoid using any products containing skin lightening ingredients such as hydroquinone or benzoyl peroxide.
Before & After Photos
Why Maine Laser and Aesthetics?
Dr. Geraldine Ollila, Amanda Cornell, and the entire Maine Laser and Aesthetics team have dedicated their careers to providing solutions to men and women for a variety of skin conditions through the use of aesthetic medicine and technology. Our beautiful office located in Falmouth, Maine is your destination for exceptional care in a welcoming and peaceful environment.