Gone are the days where, when you happened to get a little too tweezer happy with your brows, you simply had to live with them until they grew back. Now some treatments can not only correct such issues if necessary, but can also give you the brows that look best on your face. At Southwest Regional Med Spa in Columbus, GA, we offer microblading and eyebrow tinting as a way to get beautiful, defined-looking brows. Know the difference between Microblading and Tinting.
What Is the Difference Between Microblading and Eyebrow Tinting?
Both of these two treatments enhance the eyebrows to give you the appearance of fuller, more defined looking brows, yet they use different techniques to do so. Their results last for different amounts of time and there is a vast difference between the total treatment cost of each. Microblading is semi-permanent and is more of an investment, but it will last you upwards of three years.
Tinting is a more affordable, semi-permanent treatment that will give you the appearance of fuller, darker brows but requires maintenance treatments to maintain results, since results only last three to eight weeks. Microblading gives you a new look and can fill in any gaps where you may have sparse areas lacking hairs, while eyebrow tinting enhances the brows that you do have but cannot create the appearance of new hairs.
If you want to reshape your brows and transform the brows you were born with into the brows you wish you were born with, microblading is the treatment that will give you the brows of your dreams.
Microblading is similar to getting a tattoo. It involves the tattooing application of tiny, individual hairs onto your skin to replicate natural hairs and makes your eyebrows appear fuller, thicker, darker, and gives you the perfect shape. The artist utilizes a tattoo-like process to apply pigment just below the skin so that you get lasting results.
How Does It Work?
Microblading is performed by an artist who is fully skilled and trained in the art of eyebrow aesthetics. During your initial consultation, you will review your goals and desired shape and color with your artist, who will also suggest some possible looks that may look best on your face.
What Happens During the Healing Process?
The healing process requires patience. While your eyebrows may appear much darker than you imagined (or wanted!) during the first few days, you can rest assured that they won’t stay this way. Once your body begins the healing process, you will be on your way to the perfect brows of your dreams. Your brows may appear too dark at first, and then lighter than you expected. Once the healing process is complete, you will have the brows that you always dreamed of.
How Long Do Results Last?
Once you undergo an initial treatment, you may be asked to come back in for a touch-up treatment within that same month to ensure the best results. Your artist will give you complete details regarding any touch-up appointments. The total time that your microbladed eyebrows will last all depends on your skin type. Typically, results last anywhere from 18 to 24 months before the color begins to fade.
Getting the Best Results From Microblading
If you have your heart set on getting microbladed eyebrows, there are some ways to prepare so that you can get the best results possible.
Choose a Reputable Artist
Microblading creates the effect of semi-permanent eyebrows. That means, if you don’t like your results, you can’t exactly go home and wash them off. To avoid disappointment or an emotional breakdown over your eyebrows, don’t choose the cheapest option. Do your research, read reviews, and attend consultations. Look at pictures of the artist’s work and make sure that you schedule with someone you can trust.
When you choose to come to Southwest Regional Med Spa to have your brows microbladed, you can rest assured that you will get the most professional treatment from our skilled, experienced artists. We will do everything possible to keep you as comfortable as possible during the treatment and take care of you from your initial consultation to well into your aftercare.
Do Your Research
Find brows that you love so that you can come to your consultation with a picture of what you want yours to look like. Even if those brows can’t be replicated exactly on your face, you will give your artist a starting point so that they can help give you the closest thing to your goal eyebrows. Also, come in with an open mind. While you may love a certain celebrity’s eyebrows, those brows may not look good on you and a good artist will be able to tell you that.
Remember that eyebrow artists are skilled in the art of facial aesthetics, so you can trust that they have seen enough faces and performed enough microblading treatments to have the experience necessary to see what you may not.
Follow All the Preparation and Aftercare Instructions
Once you schedule your appointment, you will be given instructions on how to prepare for your appointment. You will also be given a list of aftercare instructions following your treatment. To get the best results, don’t cut any corners, but instead, follow each directive listed. The dos and don’ts on this list are only temporary and when you adhere to all of the instructions given, you will get the best results possible.
If you are not ready to commit to microblading, tinting is a treatment that will define your eyebrows and help them better frame your face and improve your overall appearance. Eyebrow tinting focuses on enhancing your natural brows so that they look better.
What Is Eyebrow Tinting?
Brow tinting is an affordable, temporary solution for those who want to enhance their brows but aren’t ready or do not want to commit to a treatment like microblading. It involves the application of semi-permanent or permanent hair color to the brows as a way to darken (or lighten) the eyebrows. The longer the dye stays on the eyebrow hairs, the darker or lighter the hair becomes.
Can I Tint My Brows at Home?
Yes, and no. Just because you can tint your brows at home doesn’t mean that you should. Just like you can color your hair at home, you can also attempt to tint your brows at home, but the best and safest way to tint your brows is by having them done by a professional.
Applying chemicals close to your eyes by yourself is not the safest practice, and if you have never done it before, there is a lot of room for error. In an attempt to look like Cindy Crawford, you may end up looking like one of the muppets instead. Once you apply that color, there is no quick or easy way to get it off, only time. So to make a long answer short, you should trust your eyebrows to professionals who apply tint day in and day out and will give you the beautiful brows of your dreams and won’t leave you looking like a muppet.
What Are the Benefits of Tinting?
If your budget doesn’t allow you to commit to the cost associated with microblading, eyebrow tinting is an effective alternative that will help you stay within your budget and have great eyebrows.
Tinting your brows will run you far less than coloring or highlighting your hair. Tinting typically costs less than $30, so you can get it done for less than you spend on your lattes every month.
When you schedule a tinting appointment, the entire process will take less than twenty minutes in total. You can easily add it on to other treatments and once your results begin to fade, you can simply schedule a follow-up treatment so that you can get your tinted eyebrows back again.
If for some reason you need to stop tinting your brows, you can easily do so and then resume treatments when needed. Once your tinted eyebrows go through a full shedding and regrowth cycle, and the color application begins to fade, your eyebrows will return to their original color and will look much like they did before your treatment.
It Saves Time
You may have heard it said that your eyebrows should look like sisters, not twins, however, the most attractive eyebrows are those that are symmetrical. If you spend at least five minutes or more trying to shape and coax your natural brows into the perfect pair of twins, you will find that tinting will shorten your makeup routine significantly.
When you schedule regular brow tints, you can end your hunt for the perfect color brow pomade and avoid spending time trying to draw in the most perfect brows every day. You won’t have to worry about drawing in your brows to try to make them look darker but can wake up every day with tinted brows that look natural and beautiful.
It Helps Define the Faces of Those With Light-Colored Brows
If you are a natural blonde, you may be grateful that you don’t have to spend a lot of time or money trying to highlight your hair, but you also know that while your head may benefit, your eyebrows suffer. Those with light-colored brows often find that they look as though they don’t have eyebrows, when in fact, they do, it’s just hard to tell because those hairs are just naturally so light in color.
Tinting can help those with naturally light brows achieve the definition they’ve been hoping for but never knew how to get aside from eyebrow crayons and pencils.
Which Treatment Is Right for Me?
If you are not sure whether eyebrow tinting or microblading Columbus GA is right for you, we can help. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your goals and analyze your brows. We will also review the steps associated with each treatment and help determine which of them is the best fit for your goals, budget, lifestyle, and your aesthetic.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
If you are ready to get the eyebrows of your dreams, don’t waste another day spending needless time drawing in your eyebrows when you can get the real thing. Our artists will help you choose the best treatment and create the most perfect brows that will accentuate and define your face and help bring out your natural beauty. Contact us today at Southwest Regional Med Spa in Columbus, GA, and schedule your initial consultation.