Women tired of using makeup daily to create the appearance of darker, thicker eyebrows can find a solution with microblading treatments at our Washington, D.C. practice. Microblading produces natural-looking and long-lasting results using a minimally invasive procedure.
What is Microblading?
Similar to microneedling, microblading uses a small, hand-held device to make precise cuts in the eyebrow area that mimic individual hairs. Each stroke inserts semi-permanent ink into the skin, but not as deep as traditional tattoo procedures. This prevents the ink from bleeding, but also means the lines will fade within 1 to 3 years.
Microblading produces immediate results as your eyebrows will look significantly darker. As you heal during the 2 weeks after the procedure, the eyebrow treatment fades, looking more like your natural eyebrows. We recommend scheduling a follow-up treatment about 6 weeks after the initial procedure for a touch-up to create the final results. After that, a touch-up approximately every 2 years can maintain the appearance of darker eyebrows.
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What Causes Thin Eyebrows?
Thin eyebrows may be an inherited trait, but there are 2 other primary reasons why women’s eyebrows may appear sparse.
Aging causes hormonal changes that may result in thinning hair. That’s usually most noticeable on a person’s head but can also change the appearance of your eyebrows. Overplucking is another reason for thinning eyebrows. Using tweezers is counterproductive if you’re looking for thicker eyebrows because eyebrow hairs can take up to 6 weeks to regrow. Long-term plucking can damage follicle that prevents hairs from growing back at all.
After Your Treatment
During the first week to 10 days after the procedure you should avoid getting the eyebrows wet. Water can wash the ink from the skin. This includes sweating, so you should postpone exercising, too. We recommend not scheduling a microblading treatment if you have a significant social or professional event within 2 weeks of the procedure. The treatment area will appear red and may scab over. You should also protect your eyebrows from exposure to direct sunlight for about a month after the treatment.
If you think that microblading may be a good solution for your concerns, schedule a consultation with Dr. Isaac at the MI Skin Dermatology Center in Washington, DC, today! To find out more about our skin care treatments and to make your appointment for microblading treatment, call (202) 393-SKIN (7546).