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Differences between Microblading and Powdered brows!

Are you one of the many women out there who long for the eyebrows of her youth, you are not alone. Since your eyebrows frame your face, you know how important it is to have them looking their best. Are you wondering what are the differences between Microblading and powdered brows to give them some fullness?

Both options offer a more permanent solution to sparse brows, but there are important distinctions. Here is some information about the difference between microblading and powdered brows.

What Causes Sparse Brows?

When you look in the mirror, you may notice that your eyebrows are not as full as they used to be. Less hair in the eyebrow area is disappointing to women and men alike. Many women spend a great deal of time plucking, waxing or threading their eyebrows, eventually causing their eyebrows to become sparse.

There are many reasons that we experience hair loss of the eyebrows. Some factors that contribute to brows that are less than full include:

  •  Hormonal changes
  •  Genetics
  • Thyroid disfunction
  •  Years of overplucking and removal
  •  Nutritional deficiencies
  •  Normal aging of hair follicles

Using cosmetics such as eyebrow gel, pencil, or powder is one way to correct this problem. However, this is not a foolproof method, not only is it difficult to select the right color to match and look natural, but it smudges and wears off.

It can also be frustrating because it often takes a lot of time to fill in the brows while making sure that both sides are symmetrical. Tammy Stanek has a permanent solution for this common beauty problem.

 What Is Microblading?

Over the past few years, you may have heard about more and more people using a technique called microblading. This method is used to correct the problem of thin eyebrows. A semi-permanent solution, microblading uses a needle in a hand tool to create the appearance of eyebrow hairs that combine to give the illusion of a much fuller brow.

When you go for a microblading session, you first must decide what kind of look you are trying to achieve. How thick or thin you want your new brows? Then, you need to decide what color best matches your hair, existing eyebrows and skin tone.
Once this has been decided a brow shape is drawn on your face by mapping your bone structure and facial features.

Your skin is sanitized before the drawing, making sure that this practice is safely done. There is some discomfort initially, then numbing gel is applied to minimize the discomfort.

The next step is then the actual microblading, where small strokes mimicking eyebrow hairs are applied one by one using a handheld tool. This tool doesn’t deeply penetrate the skin; rather, it creates small scratches that transfer the pigment into the skin. The actual procedure generally takes approximately thirty minutes.

Then, a calming cream is applied to help your face heal more quickly and more easily.

Now that you know what microblading is, you may be wondering how long this technique generally lasts. The answer to that is that it can range depending upon certain factors but usually lasts for between six months and two years. Certain factors are known to affect how long microblading lasts, such as your skin type in terms of dry versus oily, the facial products you use, sun exposure and lifestyle.

Touch-ups are to be expected once per year. If you have oily skin, your not a good candidate for Microblading.

What Are Powdered Brows?

A different method of achieving the look of fuller eyebrows is through a technique called powdered brows. Powdered brows, sometimes known as ombre brows or microshading, utilize a somewhat similar procedure to microblading but have some additional advantages. Many people prefer this method due to its soft and natural look and less invasive nature.

With powdered brows, instead of merely using strokes to fill in eyebrow hairs, the needle is used to create a powder looking brow. The pigment is deposited onto the skin, which causes it to last longer than the scratches of microblading.

The methodology of ombre brows utilizes a technique of shaded brows to give the appearance of fullness, thus giving excellent definition. You can build upon the initial shading to layer the look of your eyebrows. At first, the brows may seem dark, but they quickly fade to a soft, gentle look.

When given the option of microblading vs. powdered brows, many people choose the powdered brows for aesthetic purposes. Sometimes, a person may want to have a more solid look for her brow, and by getting powdered brows, you can enjoy looking in a mirror and seeing a complete brow.

Other times, a person may want more density in a certain shade. Using the technique of powdered brows, you can get exactly what you want.

And, this technique is the suggested and preferred method for those people who have oily skin, since this skin type does not hold the pigment of microblading very well.

Powdered brows last between one and three years. This brow-enhancing method generally lasts for a lengthier time than microblading and gives a softer, more-filled in look at the same time.

This longer-lasting duration is essential to many people, since one of the reasons people go for semi-permanent eyebrow treatments is to reclaim part of the time-consuming period, they spend applying their makeup daily.

Contact Lasting Beauty Cosmetics Today

Now that you have learned the difference between microblading & powdered brows, you should contact Tammy Stanek at Lasting Beauty Cosmetics to set up an appointment today. Our experienced, professional staff guide you through the process.

Are Permanent Cosmetics Really Permanent?

The cosmetics implantation technique deposits color pigment into the upper reticular layer of the skin (Dermal Layer) and is considered permanent because it cannot be washed off. Unlike traditional tattoos performed on the body, permanent cosmetics professionals do not use traditional tattoo ink (dye).

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