MY EXPERIENCE WITH MICROBLADING (1 YEAR LATER)

Last year, I was kindly offered to get a service done by The Eyebrow Doctor. I took a look at her services and noticed she specialized in Microblading. If you aren't familiar with Microblading, it is a semi permanent makeup procedure which is meant to create stokes that resemble hair in the place of your eyebrow. The process is used to enhance, reshape or create your eyebrows with a natural effect.

Before I dive in, I wanted to tell you about my eyebrows, to give you some background information. They are naturally thin and I have never really messed with them. With a tweezer, I will pick away strays. In the past I have even tried threading but I do find it painful when I don't have a lot of hair to begin with. I've stuck with filling them in with a eyebrow pencil for many many years, even before Anatasia Beverly Hills was a thing. Since I heard about microblading becoming more popular I looked into it. However, I never found anyone that I thought would be right. Although I wanted the procedure, I still wanted natural looking eyebrows and that wasn't the style I kept seeing. I didn't want to just wake up one morning and all of a sudden look like Cara Delevingne (I mean, I wish) but you know what I'm saying, I wanted to look like me but more enhanced. Besides not liking anyone's style, I also didn't know if I could trust someone. I didn't personally know ANYONE who had them done and going to a complete stranger to get a semi-permanent procedure felt risky.


When The Eyebrow Doctor contacted me. I did extensive research and found out she was .... and she worked with a lot of notable clients... and although I do think you can't always believe pictures provided on the internet. However, the results and reviews I saw were outstanding. So I accepted and made an appointment.


I didn't really have any pictures or concepts in mind to show her because I know everyone's face is different. Someone else's eyebrows might not have the same effect on my face. I figured she would figure out what would be best for me. 



As soon as I walked through the door, she made me feel so comfortable. She answered all of my questions but in reality she gave me all the information before I even had to ask. She felt like a friend and that really calmed me down. I was a little nervous for several reasons but once I was there and chatted with her I knew it would be okay. 


She first started the process by taking a look at my eyebrows and asking me what I wanted and what my concerns were and what I was looking to accomplish. She then explained the process for me and picked out a shade of ink that would match my natural eyebrows perfectly. 


She outlined my eyebrows to figure out what shape would work for me and were she needed to fill in with stokes. Once she finished the outline she asked me to take a look in the mirror and asked me what I thought. I really liked that she took the time to show me a mock up of what I should expect and asked me what I thought. 


Next, she applied the numbing cream. She explained that as the procedure went on she would keep applying the numbing cream and I would feel it less. We waited about 15 minutes for the numbing cream to sink in. 


Almost everyone asks, did it hurt? I wouldn't say it hurts but it is uncomfortable. Mostly because you can hear the blade. She did explain that one side or area might be more painful than the other because it depends on your nerves. I did experience more discomfort with my right eyebrow compared to my left. But as the process went on, each time she finished a stoke she would add more numbing cream and soon I could barely feel a thing. 


About an hour or two later we were all done. I was a little red but my eyebrows looked incredible. I posted it on instagram stories and so many people DM'd me asking me so many questions. I was so blown away. 


I wasn't really sore afterwards, but I was very careful with them. So after the process, she explained what I needed to do to take care of them. She also let me know that right after the process my eyebrows were going to look darker and bolder than the actual results. Reason being is because they were healing and they were scabbing over.That could last up to a week. She advised me to apply vaseline.



  • Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in color, more sharply defined or even have a more filled in appearance. This can last up to a week after the treatment while the initial healing process takes place. The treated area may feel a bit like sunburn afterwards but there should be minimal discomfort and minimal redness.
     
  • During the initial healing period, there may be scabbing, flaking or peeling of the skin. If that happens, do not pick, and allow the scab or dry skin to come off on its own. This is very important! If scabs come off prematurely, the pigment will come out with it!
     
  • The complete healing process takes about 4-6 weeks, at which time the true color of the tattoo is evident. During this process, your tattoo will soften and lighten. Be patient, even if you think too much color has been lost, as your skin is still regenerating and naturally exfoliating.

Results will definitely vary. The longevity of the procedure will be different depending on your skin type and texture. 


I also have to note that prices will vary and will include different packages such as touch ups and retouches. In my opinion, Mircoblading isn't something you want to "save money" on. I'm not saying the most expensive option is the best but just do extensive research and ask people you might know who had them done. Youtube videos can also help you decide which avenues to take when deciding if this is right for you. I've seen such horrible results on the internet. Although this isn't a permanent process, you don't want to waste your money, your time and end end up feeling worse than when you started. 



MY HONEST REVIEW


When I first got them done I was so in love. She did an amazing job and I don't regret it for a second because it was something I really wanted to try, not just for me but for my audience. However, the reason I waited a year to write a review is because I didn't know if it was puppy love or the real deal. Of course the eyebrows looked great at first, they looked more impactful and bold. Now they look similar to my before pictures, they still look a little more filled in but I definitely need to go in for a retouch. After all, this is just a semi-permanent process so they are meant to fade and since everyone is different some people may have better and longer results. 

I would also recommend to first go in for a consultation before committing to anything the day of.  



(I did not edit these photos because I wanted you to see the actual difference between them) 


BEFORE





DURING


 AFTER
This is the Eye Brow Doctor- Piret Aava. I couldn't recommend her enough! She has so many years of training and is so specialized in her field. If you are in Miami, New York or Los Angeles and you are wanting to get your eyebrows done, I would definitely check her out. You can find her information HERE.





(This post is not sponsored) These are my own thoughts and ideas and I am not trained in this field so please seek professional help for any questions regarding your own health.


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