If you didn’t catch the last post about what Microblading is, you can check it out here! The short and sweet of it is that microblading is a hot treatment right now and the US is finally catching on to this wonderful method of shaping and defining your eyebrows. We talked a lot about what microblading is and some basic misconceptions about the practice, but today let’s take a look at many common questions people have about microblading so you can determine which of our procedures is right for you!
Is Microblading The Same as Getting a Tattoo?
Yes…no, wait, yes? Okay, so it depends on how technical you want to get about it. Microblading belongs to a class of procedures called permanent makeup. It’s not really like getting a tattoo. Instead, permanent makeup is considered micropigmentation. While there are certainly differences in the machines used to impart the ink/pigment as well as what ingredients are in the respective “dyes”, the biggest difference is that the pigments that are used with permanent makeup procedures such as microblading go nowhere near as deep as tattoo ink.
This is the primary reason why permanent makeup/microblading should not be considered in the same vein as tattoos, it’s certainly convenient and can save you a lot of time and hassle with shaping your eyebrows or applying makeup every day.
How Long Does Microblading Last?
Microblading will last anywhere from 1-3 years depending on your skincare routine and your lifestyle. If you spend a lot of time in the sun or expose your skin to harsh conditions frequently, naturally the pigments will not last as long. Not having to apply makeup—even for a year, is a huge benefit to many people.
Even more importantly, consider how there are many outdoor activities that women avoid because they don’t want to smudge their makeup or mess it up. With microblading, anything you’ve done to your eyebrows is going to stay that way rain or shine. You can jump into the pool and take pictures right after and still look 110%!
Is Microblading Painful?
We always do our first pass without any numbing cream so that we can avoid smudging the makeup pencil that we use to design the shape. However, after that first pass we ask if the client would like to apply any numbing cream to the area before we continue on. About 85% of our customers say it isn’t necessary, however we do occasionally come across someone who is more sensitive to pain and we’re always happy to numb them. After that, the procedure goes off without a hitch!
How Soon Can I Exercise After The Procedure?
In general, it’s recommended that you wait a standard 7-10 days before you do any intense exercise that will cause you to sweat excessively. By that same token, you should really avoid being out in the sun or in intense heat for prolonged periods of time if you can help it.
For those of you who love to move and be active, you don’t have to be a couch potato during the healing process. Light exercise and some sweating is fine, but be prudent about keeping your brow clean from sweat or moisture as often as possible.
Boca Raton Microblading and Permanent Makeup
Microblading is popular for a reason, imagine the time you take every day to do your eyebrows and now imagine if you could just wake up and not do that. Oh, the freed up time! You could even manage to eat breakfast before rushing out the door for work or school, or whatever errands you need to run. Imagine that, breakfast in the morning!
All jokes aside, at Wafa Brows we take what we do very seriously. We’ve had many people come in with poorly done microblading jobs that other less experienced people have done, and it gives microblading a bad rap!
When done by skilled hands, it’s an incredibly diverse procedure for giving your eyebrows the shape and look that you desire. Best of all, when you get your microblading done at Wafa Brows in Boca Raton, you’ll be getting a completely custom job done—no stencils involved!
The end result is a completely natural-looking set of eyebrows that are always soft, yet sexy! We think our work is bold enough to make a statement but subtle enough to not be distracting.