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Microblanding the currenttrend


The origin of this practice that has become a trend among celebrities around the world, comes from Japan and China, the so-called 'tébori', which means handmade tattoo.

It is something that these Asian countries have been doing for three centuries, by inserting the pigment or ink underneath the epidermis, the most superficial layer of the skin.

In the United States, this method has become very popular since 2015, and a year later in Europe, where most professionals, who implement it, have developed new techniques such as "3D Eyebrows", which uses a pencil and a special needle to insert the pigment in the epidermis, while drawing individual strokes one by one to give a 3D effect. This technique is more superficial than micropigmentation and creates a very natural eyebrow appearance. In Asia, the "6D Eyebrow", including microneedles arranged in group and well-fitting in a pen, is very fashionable today, which allows to make a more precise stroke while working hair by hair.

Thanks to this aesthetic process, the woman does not need to make up this area. The look is enhanced and the face looks rejuvenated, because the eyebrows shapes depend on the dimension of face. For this reason, it is highly recommended for those women suffering from eyebrow hair loss and thickness, due to either excessive or poor practices of hair removal, over time or simply they want to increase their density, darken or touch them up, in the most natural way. “The hair is drawn manually to give it a natural shape and achieve a real effect”, explains Anyelis Cedano, a specialist in micropigmentation.

As recommendations, do not consume alcohol or aspirin before performing a microblading because they favor bleeding. After the whole process, mild effects such as pain, swelling and small bruising may occur in the tattooed area. Specialists advise that the eyebrows’ area must avoid contact with water or any other liquid for seven days, and disinfect it with a disinfectant liquid two to four times a day.

The technique lasts between 6 and 18 months after application. There are some people who wait two years to do it again. For a good main-tenance, it is recommended to get a touch-up of the eyebrows at least once a year and to avoid sun exposure. Anyone with good health, except the pregnant women, can undergo this procedure that lasts about two hours and costs around 200 and 300 dollars.

According to Anyelis Cedano, a specialist in micropigmentation, this semi-permanent treatment is contraindicated for people who suffer from diabetes or thyroid conditions, since the effect of pigmentation would disappear easily. Patients with renal failure, hepatitis or HIV are not candidates for this method either. Those people allergic to pigments should not under any circumstances undergo this technique. It is also not recommended to apply this technique when the area to be pigmented has warts, patches or skin lesions, or if the patient has a skin disease such as psoriasis or hives.

TEXT: Elena Crespo; IMAGES: Archivo