Permanent Makeup & Microblading

What is Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup is a form of cosmetic tattooing in which pigment is implanted into the upper layers of the skin. The most common areas for permanent makeup are the eyebrows, eyelids, and lips.

Permanent makeup can be used to enhance or correct the natural features of your face. For example, if you have sparse eyebrows, permanent eyebrow makeup can give you the full, defined brows you desire. If you have thin lips, permanent lip liner, and color can give you a fuller, more youthful appearance.

Permanent makeup is also an excellent option for people who have difficulty applying conventional makeup. Permanent makeup can also help people who have allergies to conventional cosmetics.

The pigments used in permanent makeup will gradually fade over time. The exact length of time depends on factors such as sun exposure, skin type, and age. Touch-ups may be required every one to three years to maintain the desired results.

The Pros of Permanent Makeup

Permanent makeup can be a great way to save time and money on your beauty routine. It can also help you achieve a natural look that can be difficult to achieve with traditional makeup products. Here are some of the pros of permanent makeup:

  • Permanent makeup can save you time on your beauty routine.
  • Permanent makeup can help you achieve a natural look.
  • Permanent makeup can last for years with proper care.

What is Microblading?

Microblading is a form of permanent makeup that involves using a fine blade to deposit pigment into the skin. The result is a natural-looking eyebrow that can last for several years.

Microblading is becoming increasingly popular as more people seek out ways to achieve their desired look without having to use makeup every day. This type of permanent makeup can be an excellent solution for those who have sparse eyebrows or who want to add definition and shape to their brows.

The microblading process begins with the consultation, during which the technician will assess your facial features and discuss your desired look. Once the consultation is complete, the technician will clean your skin and apply a numbing cream to minimize any discomfort.

Next, the technician will use a special tool to draw individual hairs onto your skin. Once the design is approved, the technician will begin microblading, which involves making small incisions in the skin and depositing pigment into these incisions. The entire process usually takes about two hours.

Afterward, your eyebrows will appear darker than they will eventually heal, but they will lighten up over time. You'll need to return for a touch-up after about six weeks, at which point the color will be more consistent with your natural eyebrows.

The Pros of Microblading

The biggest advantage of microblading over other forms of eyebrow tattooing is that it can create very realistic-looking hair strokes. This gives the brows a softer, more natural appearance.

Another pro of microblading is that it is less invasive than traditional tattooing methods. The needles used in microblading are much thinner and do not penetrate as deeply into the skin. This can make the procedure less painful and reduce the risk of complications.

Lastly, microblading is considered to be a semi-permanent procedure. This means that the pigment will eventually fade and will need to be touched up every few years. For people who are not ready for a permanent commitment, this can be a good option.

To learn more about our permanent makeup and microblading, visit our office, Love Medical Spa, at 2250 NW Flanders St., Portland, OR 97210. You can also reach us at (971) 500-9009 and schedule an appointment.