Digital Microblading For Brows
Regular microblading is a great option (just not the one that we use). We wanted to explain a bit of the difference here because there are some big differences.
With regular microblading, everything is done via handheld tools. In a way, it’s kind of like a super-refined tattoo tool. That’s not to say that it’s like a regular tattoo where you’ll see bluing and fading/blurry lines, it’s still a fantastic, semi-permanent cosmetic procedure. And there are some amazing microblading artists out there.
The “blade” is made up of five needle points. These tiny needle points act like micro blades (hence the name!) that slice into the skin. After the slice, the artist fills the slice with pigment.
In a nutshell, that’s it. Of course it takes a lot of skill and artistry to master, which is hard to convey in a short description, but this is the basis.
3D Digital Microblading
The technique we use is what’s known as 3D digital microblading, or micropigmentation. What’s the difference? And why do we prefer this technique?
We prefer this technique because it’s more precise, allows for some different techniques, and because it typically lasts longer.
What’s different about 3D digital microblading, verses regular microblading, is that the tool is connected to a computer that injects pigment into the skin. Injecting, verses filling, allows for a longer-lasting semi-permanent cosmetic. The machine also controls both the speed and the depth.
The machine uses nano needles with a controlled, injection depth of .2mm into your brows. Because the depth, speed, and injection are essentially standardized, this allows for a much more precise brow and one that can last a lot longer. Of course, how long your brows last will depend on so many different factors such as your skin type (which he discuss at length here), but what we do see is that 3D digital microblading typically lasts longer across the board.
And also because the machine does standardize the depth and injection, it’s not as invasive—which means faster and more uniform healing.
The tool also allows us to do other types of techniques such as powdering, where we’re able to fill in the brows more instead of just the strokes. Based upon the pressure and angle is how we get different techniques. Brow lines are done at a 45 degree angle, where powdering is more at a 90 degree angle. The idea here is to mimic the natural stroke of the brow. Some people have longer hairs, more of a rainbow size. Others have short brows. And all in between. After the brow lines are drawn in, powdering fills in the rest, to give the brow a nice, full, and natural looking brow.