Whether your eyebrows are a little sparse, completely lack eyebrow hair, or you’d simply like to improve their shape, microblading beautifully solves the problem with semi-permanent ink. When microblading is performed by the experienced team at Bopp Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery, the strokes produced resemble natural eyebrow hairs. If you’d like more information about microblading, call their office in Metairie, Louisiana, or schedule a consultation online.


What is microblading?

Microblading refers to a technique used to enhance the appearance of your eyebrows with semi-permanent ink. Women choose microblading when they want to reconstruct, define, reshape, fill-in, or cover gaps in their eyebrows.

Although microblading is similar to a tattoo, or permanent makeup, it’s considered to be semi-permanent. It softly fades over time because of the pigment used and because the color isn’t injected as deeply into your skin compared to the depth used for permanent cosmetic procedures.

Microblading produces results preferred by many women because the ink is meticulously applied in feather-fine strokes that resemble natural eyebrow hairs.


What should you expect during microblading?

Before ink is applied, the team at Bopp Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery will draw the shape of your eyebrows so you can see what the results will look like and make adjustments, if necessary. After you approve the new eyebrow shape, you’ll receive a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort.

The microblade tool holds a series of microblades arranged in a shape that resembles a precise, thin artist’s knife. After coating the micro needles with your selected color, the ink is applied using fine, micro-cuts in the skin.

Microblading is a deliberate, artistic process, so it can take as long as two hours. The length of your microblading may vary, however, depending on the extent of the ink being applied.


What should you expect after microblading?

Since your eyebrow ink is applied by making tiny wounds, you’ll go through a healing process. During this time, it’s important to take care of the treated area, so you’ll receive specific aftercare instructions.

Your new eyebrows look great right after the procedure, but as the wounds heal, be prepared for some light scabbing. When the scabbing falls off, you may not see any color, but don’t panic. The pigment continues to stabilize and gradually reappears.

Healing is complete after about six weeks. At the time, you’ll have a touch-up appointment to complete your eyebrows.


How long will your new eyebrows last?

You may need a touch up in 12-18 months to offset any fading that occurs. Otherwise, the results of microblading should last about one to three years. The speed of ink fading depends on variables such as the amount of time you spend in the sun and your skin type.


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