The Journey that is Microblading
Being lazy has never been easier.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is an art form and a semi-permanent, cosmetic procedure that enhances your own natural eyebrows. The results are incredibly natural looking. The results typically last 1-2 years, depending on skin type and skincare routine.The first thing that our artist will do is have a consultation with you. This consult is to discuss and see visually what your brows will look like after the procedure. When you come back after deciding you’d like to take this journey to gorgeous brows, there are only a few steps. First, a topical numbing cream is applied to the eyebrow area to minimize discomfort. Second, a super-thin microblading pen is used to draw a customized eyebrow shape by applying individual strokes. And that’s it! Immediately following the procedure, your eyebrows will appear darker, but will fade somewhat over the following 2 weeks during the healing process.
At Skin Therapy of Charlotte, Aubry Gallagher, our licensed and insured tattoo artist, uses only the highest quality microblading needles and pigments. Although microblading insurance is not mandatory in the state of North Carolina, we incur this additional expense because our clients’ safety and peace of mind is our number one priority.
My Personal Journey
The pictures on the left indicate before, first session and then second session.
I am the laziest person ever, so microblading was an obvious choice for me. I had brow hairs, but my arch was wonky. The pain was basically non existent. It was less painful than a tattoo and I say that knowingly because I have 6 of them. I felt some pressure and could hear the pen gliding across my skin. But all in all it felt kind of like having my brows threaded!
I personally love my brows to be super dark, I don’t want to fill them in at all. Aubry listened to me and gave me exactly what I wanted! The after care was easy and simple to follow, wash with baby shampoo and then apply aquaphor if desired. My brows did not flake or scab as much as I thought they would, but keep in mind everyone is different. I think in the end the hardest part was not drinking coffee the day of service.
Be sure to check out our brow services for more information.