I did a blog two weeks ago about getting back to working out again. Unfortunately, I was sidelined by my eyebrows. Yes, you read that correctly. I couldn’t workout because of my eyebrows.
I had an appointment the next day to have my eyebrows microbladed. It is a type of tattoo, so I couldn’t get them wet for ten days. I’ve never had a tattoo before, so I didn’t know that keeping it dry was going to be crucial to the end results.
I went to a salon-type of place, not a tattoo parlor. The procedure was much less painful than I expected. If you consider this, it is vitally important that you find out if the place where you are doing it uses the proper pigments because they can fade to green if you go to the wrong place. I was referred by a doctor who was familiar with the pigments and results from this salon. Another important thing to find out is if they use a numbing cream first. That is the key to not having a painful experience. The technician told me that some people do not numb at all, so you feel everything.
There are two huge advantages to microblading. The first is that I don’t have to spend time trying to draw them on evenly. The second is that I have a template to pluck my eyebrows, so I don’t have to worry about over-plucking or getting the shape just right every time. Trust me, it’s time-consuming. I will go back in a month to have them touched up. I noticed that I have a slightly higher point on one side that she can fix.
The end result is awesome because they tattoo individual hairs instead of a blob of color. If you look closely at the last picture on the inside corners near my nose, you can see a couple of the individual hair strokes that were tattooed on.
My eyebrows became sparse because I have hypothyroidism. This is the before pictures of both sides. There wasn’t much to work with, so I had to draw them on every day.
This is what it looked like in the middle of the process. I know that it looks a little Groucho Marx-ish, but the end result was fantastic.
Immediately after the procedure, I was a little red. It felt a bit like a sunburn. I had to refrain from using any kind of lightening or acne products on my face while it healed. They are also much darker here than the end result.
By day 5, they were beginning to show what they were going to look like.
Now they are fully healed, so I can get back to working out again.
I paid $350, plus a tip and will need to go back for a touch-up that will cost another $100. It is well worth it to me. I spent a lot of time and money on Anastasia Brow Whiz ($21) and Dipbrow Pomade ($18). I won’t have to do that ever again. I’ll go back once a year for maintenance.