The microblading of eyebrows and the micropigmentation of eyebrows are techniques within the semi and permanent makeup of eyebrows. Both are used as a method to correct the eyebrows profile, and is very common among women suffering from sparse eyebrows, with little hair or baldness due to excessive hair removal. It is also a technique that we apply for when it is sought to define a very populated eyebrows, to redefine the volume of the same ones and also to obtain a symmetry in the look.
Both the microblading techniques of eyebrows and the micropigmentation of eyebrows are easy to perform and fast healing with the difference that with the technique of microblading is always done hair by hair and with micropigmentation can also perform a shadowing.
Therefore, in this sense, micropigmentation is more versatile because it can be performed hair to hair and shading, since there are cases that the patient has his own hair and only need to give it more density.
What are the differences between eyebrow microblading and eyebrow micropigmentation?
The microblading is performed with a metal pen resembling a small scalpel and the micropigmentation is performed with a one-point needle to design hairs and needles with three or five points to create re-densification.
In both cases they are inorganic pigments with mineral base since they are hypoallergenic reducing the risk of the implant and without possibility of allergic reactions.
How does the process of microblading works?
The shape of the eyebrows are measured during a design test with a special tool in which we draw lines of symmetries. A range of different shapes and sizes blades helps imitate the original eyebrows hair. As with any eyebrow makeup procedure, we analyze the skin tone, the light resistance of the pigments used, the client’s sun exposure habits (let’s say that it is a person who is more in the sunlight than others for example), hair color, expectations …
Do they last the same?
No, another of the differences between microblading and eyebrow micropigmentation is its duration. The microblading of the eyebrows usually lasts about 2 years, inferior to the traditional permanent makeup, whose duration will depend on the type of skin, age and the applied care.
Is it a better technique than the other? With which better results are obtained?
There are professionals who say that microblading of eyebrows is better than micropigmentation because it is done much more superficially, but most practitioners of micropigmentation think that depends on the professional’s expertise. We can find professionals of microblading who do not dominate the technique and deepen more of the account, and professionals of the micropigmentation that carry out their work with much skill and obtain a effect of maximum definition with shallow depth.
Consequently, we could conclude that the sharpness of the strokes is more in function of the skill of the professional than of the technique that is applied. And that is why most professionals think that we can not say that one technique is better than the other in terms of eyebrows.
Each person with the help of our professional specialists in micropigmentation and microblading must decide which technique is decided according to their desires and particularities.
Are there other alternatives to microblading and micropigmentation?
Yes, in many cases it is possible to have a hair transplant in the eyebrows, and is an increasingly common treatment. There are cases such as cicatricial alopecia where eyebrow transplantation gives spectacular results and patients recover their self-esteem, since the eyebrows have an essential role in our image to be in the face, the part of the body that is always visible.
In any case, if you have little hair in the eyebrows or want to give you more volume and definition, consult specialists.