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HWhat is the difference between microblading, tattooing and permanent eyebrow makeup? Sputtering or classic drawing: how to understand the techniques of a permanent? Is this a painful procedure? Experts answer.

Who does permanent eyebrow makeup and why?

“Light sparse eyebrows are the most common reason for contacting a specialist,” explains top permanent makeup artist Anastasia Smolskaya. Girls are worried about light hairs, which are practically invisible on the skin. Staining in this case gives a temporary result. And the permanent lasts up to one and a half years with proper care during the rehabilitation period. Answer the question “how long does permanent eyebrow makeup last?” it is possible, knowing the individual characteristics of the client. Indeed, least of all the permanent is kept on the eyebrows, and this is logical. There are many sebaceous glands in the forehead. The pigment is pushed out along with the secretion. In addition, this area is exposed to direct sunlight at its best – the paint will fade.

Another nuance to consider is the quality of the materials. In good salons it is high – permanent eyebrow makeup lasts a long time.

What are the differences between permanent makeup and microblading?

Despite the fact that in some sources you can find information about the differences between tattooing and permanent makeup, in fact it is one and the same procedure, served in beauty salons “under different sauce”. “These are absolute synonyms,” says the owner of the beauty salon Beauty Manufactura Anna Serikova. In both cases, the pigment is clogged to the same depth. This technique has one important feature: if you apply the pigment a little higher than necessary, then there is a chance that it will acquire a bluish tint. “Another procedure is biotattoo. It really differs from a permanent, since in fact it is just staining with henna (I told you more about it here) ”, – says Anna.

The situation with microblading is more complicated. In this case, small incisions are made with a micro scalpel, pigment is clogged in them, after which the skin heals. Experts have mixed opinions about this service. Anna says microblading is a short-lived procedure. Recently, many refuse it, as there is a risk of fading of the shade with spots. She is supported by Anna Savina, an expert on permanent makeup and director of the University of Permanent Makeup in Milan: “Microblading of eyebrows is micro-incisions of the skin into which a colored pigment is poured. Woeful masters post beautiful photos on Instagram right after this traumatic and dangerous procedure. What do we see? Eyebrow hairs thinly traced by the blade. But what happens to the face afterwards, nobody shows! On the Internet, you will not find a single reliable result after this procedure. Indeed, in the process of healing, the incisions inevitably scar, the pattern blurs, and thin hairs turn into thick serifs. Equipment for permanent makeup is expensive, and a microblading blade is no more than 100 rubles. And microblading master classes last no more than two days, and permanent make-up takes much longer to study. “

Permanent eyebrow makeup: healing

Anastasia Smolskaya explains that when performing a permanent, the skin is still damaged. The needle injures the upper layer of the dermis, almost without touching the capillaries. During the procedure, a yellowish, water-like liquid is released – lymph. After a while, it, mixed with pigment, dries up.

To cleanse the skin and prevent the formation of crusts, you need to wash at home and wipe the areas where the permanent was made with chlorhexidine. Not to be confused with hydrogen peroxide! After that, it is better not to wet them – no baths, pools and saunas. You can relieve the feeling of tightness and speed up the healing process with the help of Bepanten, Panthenol and Vaseline – such is the banal eyebrow care after permanent make-up.

Two weeks after the procedure, you should refrain from physical activity and solarium. And do not forget to consult with the master if you have any questions – there is too much unverified information on the Internet that has nothing to do with reality.

Is this a painful procedure?

“There are several factors to consider to answer. The most important is the pain threshold. This concept means the minimum level of irritation at which a person begins to feel pain. This is an individual indicator. The lower the pain threshold, the stronger the sensitivity to the procedure, ”says Anastasia.

When applying permanent makeup, the upper layers of the dermis are interfered with. It feels like a slight tingling sensation. The procedure does not cause severe discomfort. The eyebrows are the most painless area.

Anesthesia is allowed before and during the procedure. Craftsmen use application gels – no injections. With a low pain threshold, it is recommended to take an anesthetic drug.

Permanent eyebrow makeup techniques: which one to choose?

Velvet, permanent, spot, pixel spraying and nanotechnology are all names for shadow shading, one of the most popular techniques in the permanent makeup category. Powdery eyebrows can be seen, for example, at Anastasia Reshetova: “Usually I do permanent eyebrow makeup using the powder technique at the master Vitalia Khilimon. I like that this procedure is as natural as possible, and over time, the residue from the pigment becomes zero. It gives the effect of eyebrows tinted with shadows or a pencil without weighing them down, and they look natural. The master applies dots in a certain sequence, which create the impression of a slight haze “(about what other procedures for eyebrow care the stars choose, read here). This technique allows you to achieve naturalness and at the same time make your eyebrows lush. But you shouldn’t forget about the classic application: “Blending takes only 30-40 minutes. But it is much more difficult to work in the technique of drawing each individual hair. This is aerobatics in permanent make-up, and it is this technique that allows you to achieve the feeling of an absolutely natural eyebrow! ” – says Anna Savina.