What is the Difference Between Microblading and Permanent Makeup?

If you’ve been considering undergoing permanent makeup or micro blading treatment it’s important that you understand the difference between these two procedures. You may see these terms often used interchangeably but there are some differences between permanent makeup and micro blading. We are going to cover some of the main differences in these procedures here so that you can decide what will work best for you:

Both permanent makeup and micro blading can be a form of cosmetic tattoo. This is a practice has been around for many years but the processes of both use organic dyes and a micro insertion to speed healing times.

Permanent makeup is not a forever permanent in the way of tattoos but it is a more permanent solution than microblading. Microblading typically lasts three years but permanent makeup is a solution that can last between 5 to 7 years depending on the person.

Permanent makeup can be applied in more places than traditional microblading. It’s a favourable choice for the lips, eyes, brows and other features across the face. Microblading is an options only favourable for use across the eyebrows.

Permanent makeup is applied using electrically powered machine which is very similar to what a tattoo artist would traditionally use. The microblading process requires surgical cuts using a small knife and a manual solution that is only effective around the lash area.

With permanent makeup can deliver is a greater versatility. It’s a procedure that can be done in many shapes and styles and there are some artists that can use prefabricated stencils as well as experience permanent makeup professionals that do completely custom work. Most of these procedures start with a detailed measuring of your eyebrows and face and the esthetician can draw on several different shapes and colors during your consultation to help you get the look that you want most.

Permanent makeup has long been a popular solution in Europe but its just starting to catch on in the United States. There are many fears of the designs being too permanent but they can be modified or touched up to create results that are subtly different.

Microblading is also a procedure that has been exploding in popularity throughout the United States and people enjoy that it is semipermanent. The only downside to micro blading is that it only delivers natural results to the eyebrows and it’s also a more painful method for producing these results.

Consider some of these top ideas regarding the difference between the two procedures so that you can decide which will work best for your needs.

This post was written by Natali Roshau. Natali has over 10 years of experience as a lash artist and is the owner of Lash Addict Studio. Lash Addict studio offers permanent makeup St Petersburg Florida. In addition to being a lash artist, she also offers eyelash training certifying girls across the nation!


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