Alabama Vein & Restoration Medspa

Hormone Therapy, Vein Treatment, and Aesthetics located in Vestavia Hills, Prattville, Tuscaloosa, Oxford, and Cullman, AL

When your eyebrows aren’t shaped right, it can hurt your confidence level and affect your overall appearance. Dr. Charles Hunt, II and the team at Alabama Vein & Restoration Medspa offer microblading, a new method to fill in and reshape your eyebrows. To plan your microblading procedure, call or book an appointment online with the office in Hoover, Alabama.

Microblading Q & A

What is microblading?

Microblading is a relatively new, increasingly popular method to fill in and reshape your natural eyebrow. This is a type of cosmetic tattooing and offers semi-permanent results.

For this procedure, a licensed aesthetician uses a pigment-filled pen to create tiny lines that resemble individual eyebrow hairs. This method does not use a permanent makeup machine, but rather is done manually, with exceptional precision.

This method creates very natural-appearing eyebrows, and typically you can’t tell the difference between the pigmented lines and natural hairs.

Why is microblading semi-permanent?

The pigment used is injected to a depth between the dermis and the epidermis of the skin. So overall, the application is more superficial than a normal tattoo and uses a smaller amount of pigment.

Because of this, your microblading fades over time, and needs to be refreshed to maintain the best appearance of your eyebrows.

Pigment fades at different rates for everyone, but things that contribute to fading may be:

  • Sun exposure
  • Smoking
  • Oily skin
  • Some medications
  • Dark skin colors

While your microblading slowly fade over time, it doesn’t disappear completely, which is why it’s often referred to as semi-permanent.

What does microblading entail?

Microblading is an in-office procedure done by a licensed professional aesthetician. An initial consultation is required to determine your expectations and desire for the shape and color of your eyebrows.

Treatment sessions last around 90 minutes, depending on the amount of drawing that is needed. A topical anesthetic is used to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure.

When your treatment is complete, an aftercare cream is applied. You may have some tenderness on or around your eyebrows, but this subsides quickly.

Usually, 3-4 treatments are necessary for the best overall effect. About 8 weeks after each treatment, a follow-up visit helps determine what other changes are needed to achieve your goals.

Between 1-3 years after you’ve achieved your ideal look, your aesthetician will suggest a touch-up to refresh your eyebrow appearance.

If you feel the shape and color of your eyebrows are important to your appearance, call the office or book an appointment online today.