Unlike microblading, microshading does not tattoo full strokes along the browline, but rather small points to “shade” in sparse areas. Instead of creating the illusion of individual hairs, microshading fills in the entire brow with light pigmentation through the use of a fine tipped needle.
The results will not appear to be individual eyebrow hairs, but rather a shading that more closely resembles penciling or powdering your brows with makeup, microshading “provides for a more airbrushed and powdered brow look
There are a couple of steps to the procedure:
- The first hour is used to draw the shape with a removable pencil. We custom design your brow shape based on your bone structure, eye placement, face shape, and other factors. The pigment choice is then selected. Once your shape and pigment are agreed upon, you will then be numbed using a lidocaine cream.
- Before the micro shading begins, a topical numbing cream is applied to the area to minimize discomfort, followed by a liquid anesthetic. You might feel a slight discomfort but it is almost painless.
- The next step is playing pigment under your skin. It is not like a regular tattoo, a pigment is implanted under your skin with a micro shading electric pen to create dots on the brows giving a powder look. This process can take up to two hours.
- Initially stronger in color your new brows will soften in 2-3 weeks. The results will last up to 3 years before they start to fade.