Much like any cosmetic trend, the popular shape, size, and fullness of eyebrows are ever-evolving. People pluck, dye, and make up their eyebrows to achieve a specific aesthetic look, but the time and expense it takes to maintain the perfect brow can be tiresome. Microblading is a non-surgical treatment that enhances the appearance of your eyebrows. Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL has committed to perfecting this art.
From filling in sparse areas to defining the eyebrow shape, we cater our work to fit the specific client’s needs. With this treatment, you will see immediate results that require very little maintenance to keep your brows looking lush.
How Does It Work?
Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo that sculpts a fuller, more defined brow. The innovative tool is made up of tiny, fine-point needles that create a disposable blade. The blade scratches and deposits pigment to the superficial layers of the skin. However, the ink isn’t as deeply ingrained into the skin as the ink used in a tattoo gun. This makes it semi-permanent rather than a permanent tattoo. This blade allows for more precise strokes. The practitioner has significantly more control over this device and can create a refined and polished product.
Outlining the Treatment Process
It is imperative to follow the pre and post-treatment instructions to achieve the best outcome possible. While this is not a permanent solution, results can last for 1-3 years if you maintain healthy skin practices and adhere to our care recommendations.
We encourage all prospective clients to schedule a consultation with our team so we can have an open conversation about how we can best meet your expectations. During this meeting, we can help you determine if this semi-permanent solution is the best option for you to achieve the brows you desire. Our microblading specialist constructs a brow shape that best frames a client’s face and decides on a color that compliments their natural hair color and skin tone.
Eyebrows in their natural state make for the best results. Please do not tweeze, wax, or pluck any eyebrow hair for at least one week before your appointment. Taking care of your skin is also essential. Make sure you do not have any type of facial or peel at least two weeks before your appointment. Do not sit in direct sunlight to eliminate the risk of any sun-damage. These simple steps can make all the difference and yield the best results!
Day of Appointment
When you come into the office for your treatment, we measure your eyebrows with a treatment specific ruler. Our practitioner sketches the perfect shape and size that fits each client’s face to ensure your brows are symmetrical. The brow area is then cleaned and numbed, so the entire process is as painless as possible.
The handheld tool makes superficial marks in and along the brow line. Simultaneously, the pigment is deposited, creating delicate hair-like strokes. These precise designs will create fuller-looking eyebrows. The final step to the process is applying a final layer of pigment, which stays in the area for about five minutes. Afterward, the pigment is washed off and your brows will be transformed. The entire treatment takes about 30-40 minutes depending on how full you want your eyebrows to look.
After your session, be sure to take care of your brows and follow our specific instructions to ensure that no pigment is lost. For best results, we recommend keeping the treated area as dry as possible. You can gently wash your eyebrows with water and anti-bacterial soap, but make sure the area is fully dried to keep all pigment intact. Using acidic cleansers or exfoliants will wear down the ink before it has a chance to fully set.
We also advise not applying any makeup or skincare until your brows have fully healed. However, sunscreen should become your new best friend. Just as with tattoos, sun exposure can compromise the longevity of your brows. By avoiding direct sunlight, you are preventing the brows from fading.
Ten or so days following your treatment, your eyebrows will change color and potentially even appear as if they’ve faded. Make sure to eat well and drink as much water as possible to keep the skin hydrated! Your nutrition and vitamin levels directly impact how quickly you heal. The final color will have set in by day 30, which is right around the time when you will come in for your scheduled followup appointment. If you have any questions about the treatment or the healing process, please feel free to call our office. We are always more than willing to help.
How Long Does Microblading Last?
While this treatment is long-lasting and proven to be incredibly successful, it is semi-permanent. The ink used in the blade is not as concentrated as tattoo ink, which allows for such precise hair-like strokes. Your body will eventually metabolize the pigment, and the brow coloring will fade. With proper upkeep, results can last anywhere from 1 to 3 years.
Several factors can affect results, including skin-type, products, and lifestyle. Those with more oily skin tend to need a touchup faster than those with normal to dry skin. While we can’t control what type of skin we have, we can control some other key factors. If you are spending time outdoors, protect your skin and apply sunscreen. Limiting sun exposure, or at least protecting it from harmful rays, will make a difference. Using less abrasive cleansers will also help prolong results. With continued use, exfoliants will lift the top layers of your skin and the color with it. Be gentle on the brows and avoid scrubbing them too hard.
Four to six weeks after the initial session, clients should attend a follow-up appointment to make any adjustments or touch up the eyebrows. This appointment allows our practitioner to check in on your progress. If you have followed the after-care instructions, you should be fully healed and the color will be set. If you need any additional hair-strokes added to the brow, now is the opportunity to do so! We want to ensure our clients are happy with their results. After this session, there is no need to come in for additional treatments for another year to eighteen months.
Without a touchup, your brows will not last nearly as long. Expect fading or color loss to occur after only two to six months. If you forgo this opportunity, then you will not experience optimal results and may miss out on additional pigmenting and any tweaks you or the practitioner would want to apply.
5 Tips to Prolong Your Brow Result
Following the aftercare instructions closely is crucial. While this is a minimally invasive process, your body will be healing. Treating it as such will only benefit the eyebrows in the long-run. Avoiding direct sunlight, resisting applying makeup, and carefully selecting a cleanser will help maintain healthy skin and avoid any pigment fading.
Apply a very small amount of coconut oil to each brow when you wake up and before you go to bed. An organic oil will help keep the skin moisturized and the color intact. Not only will this help with the healing process, but continuing to do this after your touchup will extend the results.
Follow Up With Care Provider
Come in for your touchup within six weeks of your first appointment. Your touchup is the opportunity to adjust anything that didn’t heal the way you’d hoped it would. The touchup appointment completes the microblading process and ensures the perfect look.
Continue waxing every six to eight weeks to maintain your brow shape. If you’re experiencing growth outside of the brow line, pluck away! This way ensures that when you go in for a top-up treatment, your brows will look just as full and manicured as they did after your initial session.
Stay hydrated, and not just during the healing process but as part of your daily routine. Your skin’s health depends on it. Revitalized eyebrows are likely to last longer on more supple, hydrated skin. While we can’t control our age or our skin-type, we can take steps to help keep our skin vibrant, strong, and moisturized.
Anyone who wants a lasting natural brow should pursue microblading. Our certified practitioners have successfully treated countless clients. Whether this has been a lifelong struggle or you’ve just recently hopped onto the big brow trend, we’re here to help!
Hair thinning, loss of definition, and color lightening are a result of your genetics, so both men and women alike utilize this treatment to improve the appearance of their eyebrows.
Those with ultra-light blond hair know the eyebrow struggle all too well. Countless cosmetic products that darken eyebrows were created for this specific demographic. Microblading adds pigment to eyebrows to make them look defined, yet natural. Our specialist creates a color combination based on your natural hair color and skin undertones that will transform your eyebrows and your makeup routine.
In any form, hair loss can be a traumatic experience. Whether your hair loss or slow growth results from stress or a pre-existing condition, we can help create a new arch and fill in the brows to make them appear as natural as possible.
Thicker eyebrows have been on-trend for the past few years. Long gone are the pencil-thin eyebrows from the 1990s. With this treatment, you can enhance your brows without permanently altering them.
Benefits of Treatment
Regardless of your reasoning for seeking treatment, this is a proven method to help reshape your eyebrows and your perspective. Taking the steps to become the best version of yourself will enhance all elements of your life. If you are self-conscious of your eyebrows, this is a relatively non-invasive way to eliminate that worry.
Save Time and Money
A large portion of the cosmetic industry is geared toward creating fuller-looking eyebrows. Omit this from your daily makeup routine. The initial cost of a cosmetic procedure is more than makeup initially, but you make that back quickly over time. If you’re looking for a long-term solution, this method is worth pursuing!
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
Contact Allure Laser Med Spa of Tinley Park, IL today. We’re a female-owned company, and we take pride in utilizing our expertise to help transform lives. We value our clientele and we want to ensure that your experience is an overall success. If you’re ready to put the makeup brushes down and make a change, call us to book a microblading consultation. We can’t wait to be part of your success story.