Microblading 101: Your Complete Guide to Semi-Permanent Brows

by | Sep 5, 2023 | Permanent Makeup

Microblading has become one of the hottest trends in semi-permanent makeup over the past few years. If you’re interested in cutting down your daily brow routine or achieving fuller, natural-looking brows, microblading may be right for you! Belle La Vie Beauty Bar introduced microblading to the Quad Cities. We’re the original and still the best!

What is Microblading?

Microblading is a cosmetic tattooing technique that allows you to have the appearance of fuller, natural-looking eyebrows. Unlike standard eyebrow tattoos, microblading uses a handheld tool with ultra-fine needles to deposit pigment into the superficial layers of your skin. The results look like actual hair strokes along the brow area.

How Long Does Microblading Last?

With proper aftercare, microbladed brows can last between 1-3 years. I recommend coming in for a touch up session every 12-18 months. Factors like your skin type, sun exposure, and microblading aftercare regimen impact longevity.

The Microblading Process

Your initial microblading session will take 1.5-2 hours. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Consultation – I will shape and measure your brows. You’ll select the right pigment color.
  • Numbing – A topical anesthetic is applied to keep you comfortable. This takes 20-30 minutes to fully kick in.
  • Tattooing – Using a handheld blade, I’ll deposit pigment into the top layers of your skin with hair-like strokes.
  • Touch-ups – A follow up session 4-6 weeks later is scheduled to fill in any missing strokes.

How Much Does Microblading Cost?

At Belle La Vie Beauty Bar the cost for microblading is $450.

Is Microblading Painful?

Most people report microblading as causing minimal discomfort thanks to numbing creams used. You may feel some mild scratching or pinching sensations during the tattooing process. Any pain is temporary.

Microblading Aftercare

Proper aftercare is vital for great results and preventing infection. Here are some microblading aftercare tips:

  • Keep brows dry for 5-7 days post-microblading.
  • Use a gentle cleanser to wash brows morning and night.
  • Apply a thin layer of aftercare ointment as directed.
  • Avoid sweating, tanning, facials, swimming, or picking at scabs.
  • Refrain from sun exposure or chemicals on brows for 4 weeks.
  • Microblading delivers gorgeous, natural-looking brows that don’t fade or smear – ideal for active lifestyles!

Say goodbye to penciling, filling, and tracing your brows every morning! Microblading is the semi-permanent secret to naturally fuller, beautifully shaped eyebrows. The results look so realistic, no one will know you didn’t wake up with perfect arches. Let Belle La Vie Beauty Bar map out and microblade the brows of your dreams during a convenient 1.5 hour session in our luxurious Davenport salon. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about microblading. We’ll assess your brows, discuss desired shape and color, and help you get started with this life-changing treatment. You’ll leave with brows ready for a daily closeup! Contact Belle La Vie Beauty Bar now to add microblading to your self-care routine. 801-916-5755