Permanent Microblading – Receive Certification in Arkansas
There are thousands of brow products and services within reach to be used with the purpose of achieving lush and thick brows. But once you’ve been through every brow gel, pencil, pomade, stencil and powder and still end up with sparse brows that take up 30+ minutes of your time every day, you’re looking for a more permanent option. For these reasons and more, people everywhere are turning to microblading for that permanent solution.
Microblading, once a few and far between procedure, has blown up on social media over the past couple years, and for a good reason. It’s obvious that women are searching for a solution to their daily struggle. Eyebrows are one of the most important features of the face. Eyebrows frame the face and eyes, for a more attractive, natural look, make you look younger, bring balance to your face and they play a vital role in nonverbal communication. Our eyebrows enhance the facial expressions we use to convey anger, fear, sadness, happiness and other emotions.
Microblading allows people to achieve the perfect look all the time. Imagine waking up with perfect brows. Not having to spend 30 minutes carving around your brows with concealer and going back in with a pencil over and over until it drives you crazy. We’ve all been there. It can be difficult to get even brows when you’re the one drawing them on. Microblading eliminates all of that stress first thing in the morning. You wake up looking fresh and youthful with brows made perfectly to match your bone structure.
The Microblading Consultation:
Your artist will want to meet with you for a consultation. The consultation is a great time for you to ask all of the questions you might have about permanent cosmetics, and the process of getting microblading
Your artist will have you fill out client information forms. These client forms will ask questions about your basic information (address, phone number, date of birth, e-mail address, emergency contact information etc) as well as questions about your medical history and current medical conditions. Your artist will go over all of this information with you to ensure that it is correct but also to ensure that it is safe for you to receive a permanent cosmetics procedure in your current medical state. Once all of that is checked over, and you have given consent for your artist to perform the procedure, your artist will answer any questions you have. Be sure to bring a list of questions, and write down any of your artists answers for your records.
The Microblading Process:
Once you have filled out all of your client forms, your artist will take before pictures and then take you back and begin the pre-numbing process. After the pre-numbing has been left on the area for 20 minutes, your artist will draw on the shape and pick a color, and ask for your approval. Once you have decided on a shape and color you love, your artist will begin the microblading process.
Unlike other permanent cosmetics procedures, Microblading involves the use of a state-of-the-art hand tool that lets the artist create thinner, more precise, hair-like strokes, ingrained into the dermis layer of the skin. The procedure can take up to an hour once the artist starts microblading. You may hear a scratching sound, and feel a tingling sensation on your eyebrow area, but should not be in any pain. The artist is careful to make sure to numb the area well and numb throughout the procedure when appropriate.
You will leave the facility with a gorgeous, fresh set of brows, hand crafted for you according to your bone structure and skin tone. There is no risk of infection in a facility which uses single-use, disposable products only, but there is a risk of infection once you leave the facility. You must make sure to tend to your aftercare: using your aftercare cream at least 5 times a day, keeping the area dry, being sure to not get the area wet when in the shower, and don’t touch the area. Once your skin is completely healed, you may return to your normal skin and makeup routine.
Types of Eyebrow Procedures:
If you have only recently been exposed to the world of permanent cosmetics, and the many different services that permanent cosmetics artists provide, terms like “Microblading”, and “Powder Brows” can be rather confusing. It is essential that you understand all options for procedures that are available to you completely to ensure that you will achieve your desired look. Although Microblading is arguably the most common eyebrow procedure performed by permanent cosmetics artists, there are several other techniques that are designed to achieve different looks altogether. Most permanent cosmetics artists offer three different types of eyebrow procedures; microblading, shaded brows, and a combination of the two.
Many people can attest to having prior knowledge about microblading whether through friends, or social media. In the past couple of years, microblading has become a trend among make-up and beauty lovers who are excited by the possibility of having permanent eyebrows. But what does Microblading entail? Is it safe, and who might be an ideal candidate for Microblading? Who might need to avoid microblading altogether? In order to answer these questions fully, we first need to define microblading itself. Microblading is a permanent makeup procedure in which a handheld, non-motorized tool is used to make small incisions that mimic the appearance of hairs in the skin that are saturated with permanent cosmetics pigment to thicken the appearance of the eyebrows. Microblading is ideal for someone with normal to oily skin that is looking to achieve a completely hair stroked look with no shading whatsoever. Those with very dry, thin, very oily, and easily compromised skin will not be a good candidate for microblading but very likely will be a good candidate for other eyebrow procedures. Microblading procedures are safe for the client when the permanent cosmetics artist has screened the client correctly and used universal precautions to ensure their room is sterile for each client. It is also important that permanent cosmetics artists use single-use items, and provide the correct aftercare instructions for the client to care for their eyebrows in the days following their procedure. It is important to note that many microblading clients experience a moderate or excessive amount of fading and the need for more frequent touch-ups. Permanent cosmetics services are considered to be tattoos because of the nature of the procedure, but in the case of microblading procedures oftentimes the hair strokes fade much quicker than other permanent cosmetics procedures. Most permanent cosmetics artists say that microblading will last up to a year at a time and insist that you receive an initial touch-up and then bi-yearly touch-ups to maintain the longevity of your procedure. For this reason, many clients opt to receive other eyebrow procedures that have the potential of lasting longer with less frequent touch-ups needed to maintain their appearance. It is the look of microblading that keeps clients coming back for additional touch-ups. They love their hair stroked, natural look and will continue to come back for touch-ups to ensure their brows look fresh at all times. Some artists, though, provide a service often referred to as hair strokes that is very similar to microblading except a tattoo machine and small needle are used to tattoo the hairs instead of a handheld, non-motorized tool. These procedures often require fewer touch-ups, but this is also dependent upon the client’s skin condition and the client’s aftercare process. In contrast to microblading, hair stroke procedures can be done on practically anyone with any skin type with beautiful results.
If your routine commonly includes filling in your eyebrows with a brow powder or pencil to achieve a filled-in look, the second most common eyebrow procedure performed in permanent cosmetics might be for you! Shaded brows or powder brows is a procedure performed using a tattoo machine, pigment, and a shading technique to fill in the eyebrows in a way that mimics the appearance of your makeup. This type of eyebrow procedure is completely different than microblading. Shaded brow procedures are much simpler than microblading procedures for an artist to complete, and the bulk of the appointment is often spent drawing the template and ensuring that the brows look perfect before actually tattooing the design. This procedure is ideal for anyone who passes a screening done by a permanent cosmetics artist. Most skin types have no issues healing from this procedure when given the correct aftercare method. This procedure has the greatest chance of lasting longer, but permanent cosmetics artists always advise that you receive at least your first touch-up to ensure that any patches that are caused by your initial procedure are filled in. It is important to note that your immediate results with this type of procedure are always going to be dark and filled-in looking. This is because the artist must build up the pigment within the skin to account for the healing process. Many clients experience some slight to moderate flaking and peeling from their procedure that then reveals a natural-looking brow underneath. Some clients are initially shocked by the outcome of their procedure because of how bold it looks immediately after the procedure. Your permanent cosmetics artist will assure you that within 12 days the procedure will start fading to a more natural look. Then, within 6 to 8 weeks you will be healed and ready to receive your initial touch-up procedure.
The last procedure that is commonly provided by permanent cosmetics artists is called a combination brow procedure or combo brow. This procedure is a mixture of microblading or hair strokes and a shaded brow procedure. Many times this is done by shading in the tail and a small portion of the bridge of the brow and the remaining portion of the brow is filled in with hair strokes or microblading strokes. Because of the convenience, most artists perform this type of procedure with a tattoo machine for both shading and hair strokes. Combination eyebrow procedures can be done on almost any skin type, but microblading strokes should not be done on those with dry, brittle skin. It is strongly advised that combo brow clients receive an initial touch-up in order to ensure that the hair strokes are completely filled in and it is recommended to receive yearly touch-ups to keep your procedure looking fresh.
It is always important that you consult a permanent cosmetics artist with any questions you have regarding different permanent cosmetics procedures or opinions about which procedure might be best for you. In most cases after doing an initial screening using client registration, the artist will ask what type of skin you have and examine your skin for any irregularities that would keep you from receiving a permanent cosmetics procedure. After doing this initial examination the artist will give you their advice for which procedure will work best for you and ensure you receive the results you are looking for.