Microblading 101: What to Know Before You Go

By August 7, 2021 Education

Microblading has been all the rage as a go-to beauty treatment for all walks of life and people are loving the results — revisiting for touch ups time and again. But what does it really mean to get microbladed? We broke down the most frequently asked questions that our microblader artists get to help you better understand what it means to get bladed and beautified. 

  1. What is microblading?

Microblading is a beauty treatment that has gained popularity in the last few years with much prominence due to its transformative nature, relative affordability, and non-damaging properties. Using a technique similar to that of permanent makeup, microblading is a semi-permanent treatment that traditionally uses a blade to create hair-like strokes, which are filled with pigment. 

  1. Isn’t microblading a tattoo?

Microblading is classified as a semi-permanent tattoo, but that label can be deceiving as it is not permanent like a tattoo, it does not typically cause scarring like a tattoo, and most microbladers do not operate in a tattoo parlor. The departments of health and human services categorize microblading apprenticeships as those similar to the tattoo industry, but it is really anything but. 

  1. Who can get microblading?

While most people are eligible for a microblading treatment, it’s best to consult with you microblading artist to talk through any medications your taking that may make you more sensitive. It’s also best for your artist to better understand your skin type. Certain skin types such as those with oilier skin would benefit from a microshading treatment versus a microblading treatment.

  1. How often do I have to get microblading touch-ups?

Most individuals require a touch up every two to three months, however, it does depend on your skin type. Some individuals shed skin skills more rapidly than others requiring a more frequent touchup, while others can go for longer without needing a touch up. Work with your microblader artist to better understand your skin type and what to expect.

  1. Is there aftercare for microblading?

There is aftercare for eyebrow microblading and it’s recommended that you work with your microblading artist to determine requirements for your specific skin type and treatment. Common aftercare may include avoiding makeup use, getting in the pool, or having any facial treatments. It’s best not to get your brows wet for at least a few days and most definitely avoid any type of facial exfoliant. Your microblader artist will provide you with a comprehensive list of instructions to ensure you know exactly how to care for your brows post procedure.

  1. What does it cost for eyebrow microblading?

Microblading can vary in cost depending on a few things including where you’re getting your treatment — Las Vegas, New York City, Los Angeles — and the skillset of your artist. You’ll find that people with less experience quite often charge less. While that may seem to make sense, you are entrusting a stranger to hold a blade to your brow so you should expect to shell out at least a few hundred dollars for a qualified, certified microblading artist. Trust us, this is not the time to go bargain-bin shopping for artists. Pay for quality and you’ll love your brows aplenty.

  1. Where can I get eyebrow microblading?

It depends on your location, as microblading is gaining popularity in all corners of the country. Some of the more prominent hotspots like New York City can cost in the thousands for a consult while also costing a fortune to fly and stay. If you’re looking for a quality facility to get microbladed, then check out MicroBladers Studio + Academy in Las Vegas today.

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