Microblading vs Micropigmentation

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So you'd like your brows feathered! You love the idea of not having to pencil them in anymore! You also want a natural looking feather brow, like REAL HAIRSTROKES - not a solid, filled in brow. Please read on...

You’ve heard the hype - the words "Microblading" or 'Brow Feathering" and it sounds like a great semi-permanent solution for your eyebrows. Well, it is! However you need to make sure you choose the right "Brow Feathering' procedure for our skin type. There are two types of brow feathering techniques available - "Microblading" and "Nano Strokes".

Here are the main differences:
MICROBLADING is performed with a hand tool made up of tiny blades that the technician uses to implant the hair stroke lines into the skin while implanting pigment at the same time. This is what creates the natural hair stroke look. Unfortunately it is not suitable for all skin types. If you don't have the correct skin type which most do not (normal skin), then this technique can heal with less than ideal results. If your skin is oily or combination with enlarged pores the microbladed hair strokes will often blur and heal a cooler colour.

Microblading also causes some trauma to the skin as the blade creates small cuts and slices to the skin. If you are lucky enough to have the correct skin type and receive perfectly healed results the first couple of times, then great!! However you may want to think about what the the long term blading is doing to the integrity of your skin

NANO STROKES is a very different procedure that is performed with a PMU Machine. This machine is similar to a traditional tattoo machine but designed for permanent make up and therefore is more gentle on the skin with less vibration. The cartridge gently taps the pigment into the skin repeatedly with a very fine nano needle. This causes minimal trauma to the skin yet implanting much more pigment and offering longer lasting results.

Machine tattooing is less intrusive to the skin than the act of slicing with a microblade. Nano Strokes is my preferred brow feathering option for most skin types as the end result is highly satisfactory across the board.

Nano Brows can last up to 2 years as opposed to Microblading which can fade and visually disappear at 6 months. Not only do Nano Brows last longer but they look cleaner, crisper and and wear much better.

So in a nutshell:
• Nano Strokes give you a beautiful natural looking feathered effect just like Microblading.
• Nano Strokes creates crisper, longer lasting hairstroke results
• Nano Strokes cause less trauma to the skin
• Nano Strokes are suitable to everyone (unless you have medium to dark pre-exising pmu tattoo which may require lightening prior).

I hope this information has shed some light on the differences between the two brow feathering techniques available. I am constantly researching and taking advanced training to always bring you the latest techniques and the best. I hold my clients skin integrity and long term results always at the forefront of my work.

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Connie on 0409193599.


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