Hey pretty ladies! I shared my microblading experience on Instagram stories a few months ago and have since received many questions from you guys. I absolutely understand the hesitation, so I wanted to go into a little more detail in hopes of calming your worries.
I’ll start by saying that I truly had a wonderful experience with Emily at Magnolia Medspa in Cumming, GA. She is a total perfectionist and treats microblading as an art, which it is! I went in for an initial appointment where we decided the shape, color, etc. For reference, I love a squared brow and blonde dye to match my fair complexion.
Emily made sure I was completely satisfied before I left – and oh let me tell you. Not having to mess with my brows has been a legitimate game changer. As you can see in the before (below), my brows are very blonde and hard to see. I loathed filling them in every morning (they never looked the same or natural) and during summer months/exercise, water washed them away. Now I hop out of the shower, throw on mascara and go. YAS please.
Now let’s backtrack for a second. What is microblading? It is a form of permanent makeup where pigment is manually bladed into the skin of the eyebrows to make natural, hair-like strokes. There are generally two visits – your initial treatment and one touch-up six weeks later.
Now, for the questions I’m commonly asked:
“Does it hurt?”
The level of pain will differ from individual to individual, but I can best describe it as a little bit uncomfortable. Your skin is prepped with a numbing cream that sits for about 30 minutes prior to treatment. I could somewhat feel the pressure but was not in any pain.
“How long did the treatment take?”
The first session only took a couple of hours and the touch up was about the same!
“What was recovery like?”
I was told I might experience itching, discomfort or scabbing, but to keep Bacitracin ointment on my brows. I kept them clean and moisturized but thankfully didn’t experience any of the other side effects. My brows only took a few days to heal to the natural color.
“How long does it last?”
About one year. Your brows are much darker immediately following treatment and fade within a few weeks to the intended color. I have had my brows done for about four months and they still look amazing.
“It is pricy, do you think it is worth it?”
If my raving about not having to mess with my brows anymore isn’t enough, I’ll just say that I plan to have them done again next year. Never going back to my bald days. 😉 Also remember: you get what you pay for and this is your face we’re messing with.
I hope that you find this post helpful and my experience encourages you to go for it! If you have additional questions or concerns, PLEASE feel free to reach out to me. I’m happy to help!