For men and women alike, the concept of beauty often lies in the details. Looking in the mirror, it’s not uncommon for people with thinning or non-existent eyebrows to yearn for a more complete or enhanced aesthetic. What could be perceived as a small problem from the outside can make a significant impact on emotional health if left unattended for those suffering from this condition. As with all treatments and services within the greater field of cosmetic alterations, increasing options takes time. Fortunately for those who are looking to enhance the look of their eyebrows for a fuller appearance, microblading has become a highly popular choice. This highly versatile process found its start in Asia long ago and has since migrated into mainstream cosmetic practices across the U.S. While patients love microblading for its proven and successful results, it’s an equally intriguing option in large part thanks to its non-invasive nature.
An added benefit of electing microblading in St Louis to enhance the look and shape of eyebrows is the time-efficiency that comes along with this treatment option. For many patients, a single microblading session will last anywhere from two to two and a half hours and can conveniently be performed in the attending physician’s office. For many patients, this makes microblading not only more comfortable but a super convenient option that works into the schedule of daily life.
Before microblading begins, an attending physician will apply a local anesthetic to the targeted area to numb the skin and ensure a comfortable and pain-free process for the patient. Before local anesthetic is ever applied, the treatment site will have been clearly marked and approved by the patient. Once the area to be treated is numb, the physician can begin the process of microblading. This requires fine lines of pigment to be implanted just below the skin around the eyebrows. The handheld device that is used to insert the pigment is comprised of a collection of small and precise blades. As the pigment is implanted, the blades leave a very hair-life pattern in their wake. As the pigment fills this pattern, the patient will experience results that appear much like thicker and fuller eyebrows.
Many patients who choose to undergo microblading report a sense of satisfaction with results that are perhaps more natural-looking than the traditional tattoo. The difference between the two lies primarily with the depth reached. Where tattooing generally penetrates the first seven layers of the skin for bold and permanent results, microblading only reaches three layers deep. Pigment added to the third layer of skin can provide long-term results with the added benefit of a softer and more natural final look. Overall, the needle size associated with microblading is also significantly smaller than that which would be used with a traditional tattoo.
Many patients enjoy the fact that microblading results in a semi-permanent effect as opposed to the permanent nature of a tattoo. While it can be expected that a patient who chooses microblading will require follow up services within one to three years, this provides time for a patient to redesign their look later on. Another significant difference between microblading and tattooing is the change in coloration over time. Tattoos utilize synthetic ink and come with the potential to fading to a shade of green over the long-term. Alternatively, microblading uses purely organic pigment which will not fade between treatments.
Overall, microblading is considered a very safe procedure that comes with minimal to non-existent side effects. At most, some patients report experiencing redness or swelling at the treatment site which is generally diminished with over the counter pain medication as needed. While some noticeable change may be visible the day of treatment, the vast majority of change will happen over the course of 10 days following St Louis microblading. Because microblading does not require general anesthesia, patients who go this route can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from eliminated risks associated with hospital stays and long recovery times.
Patients who elect microblading to enhance the look of their eyebrows should plan on spending anywhere from $400 to $800. As with all cosmetic services, the cost can vary between patients depending on the number of sessions required to achieve successful results and the severity of the treatment area. The team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center can walk patients through a variety of options related to payment plans and financing.
Beyond the time-efficient process, non-invasive nature and success rate of microblading, patients who undergo this treatment tend to find themselves on the other side of the service with a renewed sense of self-confidence. When you’re considering St Louis microblading and its many benefits, be sure to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Wright at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center. We believe in customized care and can’t wait to join with you on your journey to change.