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Is Microblading Painful?

We’ve all heard the success stories of women and men getting the thicker, fuller-looking eyebrows they’ve always dreamed of thanks to microblading.


But something that holds some people back is the belief that the procedure is painful. After all, the procedure is performed by inserting tiny cuts into the skin, so it makes sense that some believe it’ll hurt!


So does this treatment cause a lot of discomfort, or is it relatively painless? Let’s find out…


What Is Microblading?

Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure that’s designed to enhance the appearance of eyebrows. It does this by mimicking natural-looking hair-like strokes using a pigment, which is a dye-like substance.


The process involves using a handheld tool which usually has a row of very fine needles, to deposit the pigment into the skin.


Before the procedure, the microblading technician will speak to the client to discuss their desired eyebrow shape, colour and thickness. 


Next, the technician will map out the eyebrows, using a number of factors such as facial symmetry and natural brow hair growth patterns to determine precisely where the incisions should be made.


Once the client's desired shape is agreed upon, a topical numbing cream is then applied, before the technician starts to place the tiny incisions and deposits the pigment into the skin. Over time, this gradually builds up the desired brow shape and thickness. 


Does It Hurt?

The short answer to this question is no, microblading doesn’t really hurt at all. As you may have noticed above, the technician will apply some topical numbing cream, which will mean you can’t feel the tiny incision being made.


Afterwards, you may experience some redness and slight discomfort once the numbing cream wears off, but this will calm down over the next day or two and you should be left with the beautiful eyebrows you’ve always dreamed of!


How Long Does Microblading Take?

This all depends on the desired shape and thickness, as well as the condition of your brows before the treatment. So it’s quite difficult to give a precise estimate as it can vary, but it usually takes between one and three hours.


After the procedure, the eyebrows may be darker than expected, but the colour will gradually become less pronounced over the following days as the skin heals and the pigment fades. 


It's always crucial to follow the technician's aftercare instructions carefully to ensure optimal results and prolong the longevity of the microbladed eyebrows. 


Remember, this is only semi-permanent, so you’ll need to get the procedure done again to maintain results. However, following aftercare instructions will help you get the most from your treatment.


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