Microblading at Gem Beauti is a new tattooing technique by which a fine, narrow needle is employed to add semi-permanent pigment to the patient’s skin in a few minutes. When microblading was first introduced in the 1990s, it was hailed as a cosmetic method that would help remove fine lines and wrinkles. Microblading could also help people who were born with scarring because of burn scarring, keloid scarring, or acne scarring. The name microblading comes from the small number of needles used during the tattooing process.
During microblading, the artist uses a miniature, flexible needle to inject pigment into the targeted area using controlled pressure. The artist can control how much pigment goes into the body by varying the pressure of the needles and the depth of the injection. This procedure is much safer than other tattooing procedures, especially for pregnant women who are breastfeeding. Some microblading artists prefer to perform the procedure with anesthetics on hand because there is less risk of blood loss during the procedure. However, anesthesia is not necessary to perform microblading.
There are several different microblading techniques. One microblading technique called brow shaping uses a continuous, curved needle to “fade” the brows. This technique allows the artist to define the shape of the brows and make them look natural. Another microblading technique called line drawing uses an artist to trace a line on the patient’s skin so that the shape is exactly the same as the line. Finally, another microblading technique called shading makes use of a fine brush to blur the eyebrows and make the face look more round.
Microblading needles are very fine and hollow. As the microblader injects the pigment into the skin, the needles push the pigment deep into the upper layers of the skin, where it hardens. As the color moves downward, it blends with the top layer of the skin, and thus appears as a natural line. The microblading needles must be inserted into precisely in order to get the precise effect.
After the needles are injected into the skin, the patient must be made to stand still for a few seconds while the needle is being traced. Then, he or she can apply pressure to the area with light strokes. After a few successive strokes, the lines on the patient’s face will disappear until the pigment is blended with the surface of the skin, forming the desired shape.
Microblading costs a lot less than tattooing. The microblader costs a lot less than a tattoo machine, which takes a great amount of time to use and can cost thousands of dollars to purchase. In fact, some say that getting a microblading artist instead of a tattoo artist is like getting your eyebrows done in the morning and not having them done all day. The microblading artist can get the job done much quicker and much cheaper.
Getting a microblading last anywhere from three to eight weeks before the pigment will start to fade away. The process is so simple that many people can do the procedure at home, which means you don’t have to go to a professional. The results can be dramatic because it will feel as if the color has been permanently added to your skin.
If you want the look, but are nervous about injections or a touch-up application, the process is easy enough to do yourself. You’ll need a good pair of prescription glasses to see very well, and the microblader that the technician will provide you should come with directions. The technician should also have a website for you to see before you make any purchases. There’s no need to pay more than $100 for this procedure; and to make it easier on yourself, it really shouldn’t take more than an hour or two. As long as you are willing to put in the time before the end result, you should be safe.