Microblading eyebrows vs Semi Permanent Eyebrow Tattoo: What's The Difference?
We are pleased to offer Microblading in Leeds. We are specialists in Microblading Semi Permanent Makep and have many years of Experience.
Many clients do not know what the difference between the two procedures are. The process itself is quite alike, but the main difference is in the fact that microblading is a hand drawing process, penatrating skin at superficial depth. While tattooing is done with a machine and sterile needles penatrating skin, at a slightly deeper depth.
What Is Microblading?
Microblading is a technique which involves Hand-Drawing lacerations or fine cuts, with needles being dragged across the skin. It uses a super-fine pen (technically, a bundle of 12 to 15 needles) to deposit pigment into the skin, the procedure then creates fine lines. When this cut heals, if done correctly, it creates a thin, crisp line that mimics the natural look and texture of hair. Due to the nature of pigment insertion, a lot of pigments cannot be forced into the skin/dermis. This, therfore, leads to a shorter lifespan than more traditional tattooing methods, on average, 6–18 months. Iron oxides pigments are preferred by the microblading artists over organic pigments because they are lightweight, compared to the organic pigments. They are easy to insert into the skin with a microblading pen. Iron oxide is a harmless ink and non-toxic.
Microblading Eyebrows Is Not Suitable For Certain Skin Types
Skin Complications, if you have skin which is prone to complications with eczema, psoriasis, keratosis, pilaris and dermatitis, can mean your skin is constantly flaking, itching, or aggravated. The chances are your skin is in a constant state of unrest and shedding and is not suitable for Microblading and therefore won’t hold the pigment well. Microblading is also not suitable for conditions like chronic acne and rosacea. The inherent nature of this type of skin causes easy bleeding, which once again means your skin will not retain the colour very well. Additionally, excessively oily skin can cause those microbladed hair strokes to blur together and give off an unwanted solid effect instead of a naturally feathered look.
The reason we state Microblading is not suitable for certain skin types, has to do with the pigment being deposited so close to the surface of the skin. With skin complications, the constant shedding that takes place means pigment would not be retained in the skin. For this reason we suggest clients fully understand what certain skin types are and what type of results can be expected from microblading.
What Is Micro-Pigmentation or Brow Tattooing?
Micro-pigmentation or cosmetic tattooing is a procedure where the particles of natural and synthetic iron oxide colour pigments are implanted ammroximately 1.5-2mm below the skin surface. This is performed with a specialist digital SPMU machine, which is connected to the hand piece tool, that holds a group of sterile needles. The method uses needles and the tapping motion to penetrate pigment into the skin. This techniuqe is performed either by machine or a manual hand peice. This movement inserts more pigment into the skin at a deeper depth. Semi permanent makeup pigments contain oxides, which do leave the skin easily, unlike traditional permanent tattoos.
Which Method Will Last Longer?
The result of micro-pigmentation or tattooing have longer lasting results. Micro-pigmentation is suitable for most clients and this is due to how pigment is inserted deeper into the the upper dermis with colour staying more stable and less chance of pigment loss.
Types Of Brows
1. Crisp Hard Brow - A defined brow with harsher lines, looks a lot like it was done by a marker.
2. Powdered Brow - Only filled through the middle, ideal for those women who already have some shape.
3. Hair Like Brow - This type is almost like microblading, although the process takes a lot more time. The line might not be as precise or straight as at is with microbladed brows, but the outcome is quite similar and soft.
Microblading eyebrows and micro-pigmentation or brow tattooing, are both a form of tattooing and therefore, is a mild injury to the skin which takes time to heal. Results will vary from person to person, and if you have a pre-existing skin condition or are on medications, you may still be eligible for a procedure but should adjust your expectations based on your situation.
Semi-permanent makeup is a two-part procedure. After the first appointment, you will be required to come back after 6-8 weeks.