All you need to know about semi-permanent brows
6 November 2016
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Eyebrows are arguably the most important facial feature because they frame your entire face. If you weren't blessed with full brows - there are many ways to mimic them - brow pencils, gels, pomades and tattooing. However, if you do not want to commit to a permanent tattoo - you can opt for an increasingly popular semi- permanent tattooing process called microblading.
What is microblading?
Microblading is a way of semi-permanent make-up, where pigment is inserted into the upper layers of the skin in a way that it mimics brow hairs.
How long do the effects last?
The effects last up to 12 months after which your brows look exactly like before.
How is microblading different from eyebrow tattoos?
The only difference between microblading and an eyebrow tattoo is how deeply the ink is injected into the skin. The deeper you go, the longer it stays. Eyebrow tattoos last forever, whereas microblading creates semi-permanent tattoos which eventually fade.
Will I need to touch-up?
Yes, depending on how oily your skin gets you will need a touch-up 4-8 weeks after your first appointment. It generally takes two sessions to see the full effects of microblading.
Am I a candidate for microblading?
Microblading is perfect for those who want to fully reconstruct, define, cover gaps, or fill-in over plucked brows.
Does microblading hurt?
Microblading is relatively painless. It is only slightly uncomfortable - but this can be avoided by using a numbing cream 30 minutes before the procedure.
How much does microblading cost?
Microblading can cost anywhere between AED 2,000 - AED 4,000 depending on the salon and technician you choose.
Where can I get microblading done in Dubai?
There are many places where you can get microblading done in Dubai as it is becoming increasingly common. Some places are: Sisters Beauty Lounge (04 339 8500), Michelle Soudi Semi Permanent Makeup (050-8414289) and Oliyah Joseph Beauty and Training Centre (04 427 9040)