Obviously, we don’t live in a perfect world, if we did then puppies would stay puppies forever, and everyone would have naturally perfect eyebrows.
As nice as that dream sounds, puppies always grow, and naturally perfect eyebrows are about as common as winning the lottery.
The truth is, not all eyebrows are not created equally and most in Birmingham need at least a little love and care to look their best.
Even though naturally perfect eyebrows are few and far between, eyebrow microblading makes it possible to transform any brows into the closest thing to naturally perfect as possible.
Microblading is a form of tattooing
Unlike a regular tattoo, “microblading is a form of tattoo artistry where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine,” Aava explains. “I draw hair-like strokes with the tool to mimic natural hairs in your brows. Even though it’s not as deep as the regular tattoo, it’s still a tattoo because pigment is implanted under the skin.”
You need to prepare
If you drink a lot, take aspirin, or use retinol, stop one week before your treatment. “Retinol makes your skin thin and then you bleed a little more,” Aava says. “Avoid blood thinners, aspirin, and alcohol.”
It doesn’t hurt (too much)
Pain is relative. “Some during their microblading appointment feel more than others. Overall it feels like little scratches. You feel it, but it’s not unbearable. It’s not like having a baby,” says Aava, who preps her patients’ brows with topical numbing cream throughout the process to dull the discomfort.
Aftercare is essential
That means protecting freshly bladed brows from all moisture — no sweaty workouts or washing your face with water. Some patients experience itching and redness during the first week, which Vaseline can alleviate. Brows will look slightly darker at first, but the color will fade 30 to 40 percent. Aftercare ointments are provided during your first appointment. “Overall they look great right away and you don’t have to hide,” Aava says. “Slight redness and mild swelling is normal.”
Call us, make an appointment online, or stop in to learn more about microblading and the other services we provide to our Birmingham clients.