Microbldading is the technique of creating fine individual hair strokes to create the appearance of darker or fuller brows. Microblading can be the solution to areas in the brows missing hair, or to correct asymmetries. This service can either be done alone or with the shading technique in the Combination Brow. Microblading is perfect for those missing a few hairs in areas or who wish to keep the appearance of a natural brow look.
The Shading or Powder Brow technique is a form of shading with pigments that can be applied manually or by machine that give the brows a soft filled in appearance.
The Blade & Shade or the Combination Brow combines microblading and the shading Powder Brow technique to create the appearance of "filled in" brows with visible hair strokes. This technique may be better suited for those who have hair loss, previous permanent make up, have oily skin, or those who prefer a make-up ready look.
Depending on many factors such as: oiliness of skin, hidden scar tissue, skin care routines with retinol or other prescribed topical medications Microbladed brows can usually last anywhere between 12 months to 2 years. It's recommended to have a yearly touch up session to maintain and 'refresh' appearance of brows.
Depending on the service, microblading sessions can last anywhere from 2 hours to 3.5 hours. At Sol Y Mar Studio, you and your brows are taken very seriously and will never be rushed.
The healing time may be different for everyone, however usual skin healing takes a minimum of 1 month. The first few days after the session the brows will get 40% darker then begin to lighten by the end of the first week. By weeks 2 and 3 the brow color will begin to appear again with the new skin. During the healing time, it's strongly recommended to follow the after care instructions in order to achieve the best results:
With each initial session, a touch up session is required to achieve the final and best results. It's highly recommended to plan big events accordingly and ahead of time.
Microblading is a form of Permanent Cosmetics. By utilizing fine needles in various shapes, the application of hair strokes can be replicated with great precision. Microblading can help those who have overplucked (haven't we all?), or those who are naturally missing hairs in areas of the brow or would like to correct asymmetries. Microblading can give the appearance of more hair or fuller brows by adding hair strokes.
There are several techniques to permanent makeup in addition to microblading, such as the different shading techniques. Shading can add a soft filled-in appearance creating the look of fresh make up. The look is similar to adding powder make up to the brows giving the name of the "powder brow." The powder brow can be created with a machine or a manual tool. The machine technique can create a smooth gradient transition from the beginning of the brow to the tail which is known today as the popular Ombré Brow. These shading techniques can be combined with microblading to create the ultimate shaped and full brows that you can imagine! The combination brow creates perfectly shaded brows with strategically placed hair strokes .
Permanent cosmetics, Semi-Permanent Makeup, Cosmetic Tattooing and Micropigmentation are terms used interchangeably to describe the art of implanting pigment within the top layers of the epidermis. Within approximately two weeks, the top layers of the skin will slough off and leave the appearance of realistic hair strokes or pigmented skin. The procedure can be done with a machine or with manual tools. At Sol Y Mar Studio, only sterile disposable manual tools are utilized.
American Academy of Micropigmentation. (2019). Permanent Cosmetics Information. Retrieved from https://www.micropigmentation.org/permanent-cosmetics-information