It’s common for the eyebrows to become thinner over time. Although this issue is very normal, developing patchy eyebrows can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Fortunately, we can easily fix this issue with microblading. At Texas Laser and Aesthetics in Austin, Texas, we can use this cosmetic technique to give you full, natural-looking eyebrows.
How Long Does a Microblading Session Take?
Microblading is a cosmetic technique that is used to enhance the shape and volume of your eyebrows. During your appointment, we will use a specialized device known as a microblade to make semi-permanent tattoos in your treatment area. Since your treatment will be customized to fit the condition of your brows, the length of your appointment will vary. That said, this is usually a quick, efficient process.
A Quick Treatment
You should plan to spend up to two hours at our office. Blocking off sufficient time for your treatment will prevent you from feeling rushed during this process. Further, you will have ample time to ask us questions about your treatment.
Beginning Your Treatment
We will begin your treatment by cleaning the skin around your eyebrows. Next, we will make temporary marks on your skin. These marks will allow you to see the anticipated improvements in your brows. We will adjust your eyebrow design based on your feedback.
After listening to your feedback, we will apply topical anesthetic to your skin. This treatment will help you relax as we enhance your eyebrows. You’ll need to wait up to thirty minutes for this anesthetic to numb your skin
Transforming Your Eyebrows
After the anesthesia has taken effect, we will transform your brows with our specialized tool. During this part of your treatment, we will draw artificial hairs in your target area using tiny needles that deposit pigment into your skin. Adding this pigment to your skin will change the shape of your brows and make them look fuller and more attractive. This process usually takes about forty-five minutes to an hour.
Why Have My Eyebrows Become Thin and Patchy?
There are a number of issues that can cause your eyebrow hairs to become thin and patchy.
As you age, your estrogen levels will decline, and you will become increasingly likely to experience hair loss. Similarly, going through pregnancy and giving birth to a child can alter your hormone levels and cause your eyebrows to thin.
Sometimes thinning eyebrows are an indication that you have a medical condition. For instance, eating an unbalanced diet can cause hair loss. Further, autoimmune diseases like psoriasis and alopecia areata can damage your eyebrows. In addition, medical issues like eczema and contact dermatitis can cause your eyebrows to thin.
You are likely to develop thinning brows if you aggressively pluck your eyebrows for a long period of time. Repeatedly removing your eyebrow hairs will cause permanent damage to your hair follicles. As a result, your eyebrows may never return to their previous appearance. Similarly, using certain types of makeup will damage the hair in your eyebrows.
What Issues Can This Treatment Address?
We will adjust the microblading process to fit your unique goals and desires. For instance, we can use this technique to fill in thin or patchy eyebrows. Adding pigment to your treatment area will make your eyebrows look fuller and more defined.
We can also use this treatment to change the shape of your eyebrows. For instance, if your eyebrows do not match each other, we can use this technique to give your brows a uniform appearance.
How Should I Prepare for My Appointment?
You’ll have a consultation before your appointment. At this point, we will examine your skin and discuss your medical history. We will also talk about the changes that you would like to achieve in your brows. If you have a specific look in mind, you may want to give us images of celebrities or other people to use as a guideline.
During this meeting, we will give you a few simple rules to follow before your appointment. For instance, you might have to delay your appointment if you have a sunburn or infection in your treatment area. To avoid developing these issues, you should not use irritating skincare products or expose your skin to intense sunlight. You also should stop waxing and plucking your eyebrows for three days before your treatment session.
We may also advise you to avoid taking any medications that will thin your blood, such as ibuprofen, for two days. In addition, you should not drink alcohol the day before your appointment.
Will I Have Any Downtime After My Appointment?
Since this is a minimally invasive, comfortable technique, you won’t have any downtime after you receive this treatment. Instead, you will be able to return to your job and most of your other activities immediately. That said, to achieve optimal results, you must follow our simple aftercare instructions.
You should not get your eyebrows wet for the next seven days. To accomplish this goal, you’ll need to avoid engaging in exercise that causes you to sweat heavily. You also must avoid getting your eyebrows wet when you take a bath or wash your face.
It’s important to avoid any activities that could irritate your treatment area during your recovery period. For instance, you should not pluck or wax your eyebrows for at least two weeks.
After about seven to ten days, you will develop scabs in your treatment area. To help your body recover from your treatment, you must not pick or scratch these scabs. If you leave the scabs alone, they should heal after about a week.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
It’s common to achieve your desired changes in your eyebrows after two treatment sessions. During your first treatment, we will carefully craft your new look. During your second appointment, we will touch up your results and give you a chance to make additional adjustments to your eyebrows.
You’ll receive your touch-up session once your body has recovered from your initial treatment. During this appointment, we will evaluate your new look and discuss your feelings about the initial changes in your eyebrows.
If you would like to refine your new look, we can accomplish this goal during your touch-up session. For instance, if you have decided that you would like fuller brows, we can deposit more pigment in your treatment area. We can also make additional adjustments to the structure of your brows.
When Will I See Changes in My Eyebrows?
You will not see the final results of this treatment immediately, and you shouldn’t worry if your eyebrows look very thick and dark after your appointment is complete. Your eyebrows will lighten over the next several weeks, and you are likely to see the final results of your treatment within about one month.
How Long Will My Improvements Last?
Unlike a traditional tattoo, the changes in your eyebrows will not be permanent. Instead, your body will slowly process and remove the pigment that we deposited into the skin in your treatment area. As your body clears away this pigment, your eyebrows will gradually return to their previous appearance.
Since your body might process this pigment more or less quickly than other people, the duration of your results will vary. Further, using certain skincare products and cosmetic treatments can affect the longevity of your results. Extensive sun exposure can also cause your results to fade more quickly. That said, the changes in your eyebrows are likely to last for several years.
The semi-permanent nature of this treatment allows you to try out a new look without making permanent changes to your eyebrows. If you want to regain your old look, you can allow your results to wear off. Alternatively, you can maintain your enhancements by receiving periodic maintenance treatments.
Is This Treatment Safe?
This is a minimally invasive treatment that has a favorable safety profile. We have extensive experience using this technique, and we have helped many people successfully transform their eyebrows. In fact, we teach a two-day course that instructs people on how to use this eyebrow enhancement method in a safe, effective manner.
Will My Improvements Look Natural?
This is a sophisticated technique that provides very natural-looking improvements in your eyebrows. To help your improvements blend in with your eyebrow hairs, we will use pigment that matches your natural hair color. Further, we will use our specialized tool to draw tiny strokes on your skin that look similar to your actual hairs.
Can I Perform This Treatment on Myself?
You might have come across at-home microblading kits. Further, many people publish tutorial videos that promise to teach you how to perform this technique on yourself. Although you might be tempted to save money by enhancing your eyebrows with one of these kits, we do not recommend performing this technique on yourself.
Since you have not received professional training, you will not know how to use this technique in a safe manner. As a result, you are likely to deposit pigment into the wrong layer of your skin. This error can cause you to develop an infection or permanent scars on your face. Fixing these issues can be frustrating, expensive, and time-consuming.
You will achieve much better results if you receive this treatment from a professional. At Texas Laser and Aesthetics, we know how to transform your eyebrows in a safe, comfortable manner that will not cause you to develop scars, infections, or other issues.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Since this cosmetic treatment works for all skin tones, you should be a good candidate for this eyebrow enhancement technique. That said, certain skin and health conditions can preclude you from receiving this treatment.
For example, if you use retinoid-based skincare products or intense exfoliation treatments, your results are likely to last for a shorter period of time. Accordingly, you might have to alter your skincare routine to enjoy the full benefits of this treatment. Further, if your skin is very oily, you may not achieve optimal results from this treatment.
In addition, you should not use this technique while you are pregnant or nursing. You may also be ineligible for this treatment if you have a blood disorder, autoimmune disease, a history of severe allergies, or a tendency to develop keloid scarring. Similarly, receiving certain injectable treatments and cosmetic procedures can affect your eligibility for this treatment.
Improve Your Eyebrows
Enhancing your eyebrows with microblading will transform your face and make you look younger and more attractive. This technique is quick and comfortable, and your new look is likely to last for several years. To learn more about this amazing cosmetic technique, contact us at Texas Laser and Aesthetics in Austin, Texas for an initial consultation today.