Microblading / Micro-pigmentation
Available only at: South Tampa
Consultation + Procedure.
Microblading (also known as eyebrow embroidery, microstroking, and feather touch) is essentially the technique of implanting pigment after the creation of fine incisions in the skin. It is a form of permanent makeup that provides a means to partially or fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair by using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments to simulate the appearance of hair.
Microblading is performed by manually depositing pigment superficially in the upper region of the dermis using a hand tool with attached needles fused together in a linear grouping; it does not involve the use of a machine. Similar to permanent makeup brow treatments using a machine, the Microblading technique involves drawing individual, crisp hair strokes that, while very natural looking, are nonetheless a form of cosmetic tattooing. The microblading needle groupings tend to contain needles that are extremely fine in diameter in comparison to the needles used in traditional tattooing. However, recent advancements in cosmetic tattoo needle technology have also produced extremely fine needle gauges for machine use. The needles used come in various diameters, so each individual hair stroke's thickness can be customized to each client (depending on the width of their natural hairs) to make the microblading results look more natural.
Technicians typically use a numbing solution to limit discomfort. Like all forms of cosmetic tattooing, if performed correctly, the procedure should result in minimal discomfort.
Many people think microblading is a semipermanent tattoo, but this is not correct. Microblading is a permanent tattoo. The pigment is deposited into the upper layers of the skin, but it is deep enough to make the pigment last. The tattoo, like all other tattoos, will fade. In order to keep the color crisp, a touch-up service is required (on average) every 2 years, depending on the individual's skin and how well it holds the pigment.
We perform microblading using an aseptic technique. Needles must always be sterile and single-use, and the technician must disinfect the area of the skin prior to the tattoo service. Sterile, clinical-grade single-use associated equipment and consumables (hand piece, skin wipes and saline, micro-brushes, dressing packs etc.) are used.