Skip to main content






Why does my Microblade brows look solid?

Microblade strokes (incisions) are extremely fine in width.  The gauge of the needles are extremely thin.  Tattoo artists have to create "hair-like strokes" that are extremely close together.  When the procedure is initially completed, you will see all the pigmented incisions separated to achieve realistic brow hairs.

Now comes the healing process.  According to Wikapedia,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebaceous_gland
Sebaceous gland
Hair follicle-en.svg
Schematic view of hair follicle and sebaceous gland.
Skin.png
Cross-section of all skin layers. A hair follicle with associated structures. (Sebaceous glands labeled at center left.)
Details
Identifiers
Latinglandula sebacea
MeSHD012627
TAA16.0.00.03
FMA59160
Anatomical terminology

Sebaceous glands are microscopic exocrine glands in the skin that secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin and hair of mammals. 

Your skin secretes sebum.  It is usually clear in color and sticky to the touch.  Once the sebum dries, it hardens to form a scab.  It is a way for your skin to protect your wound.

Under the scab, your skin is trying to repair itself.  When microblade strokes (incisions) are placed too closely together, the pigment will blur and blend onto the surrounding strokes.  Meaning, the initial sharp crisp stroke may not stay well defined after your skin repairs itself. It bleeds onto the next stroke.  What determines how a stroke heals varies from skin to skin, and how close the strokes are placed. If you would like wispier looking brows, the stokes should be placed farther apart.


Pretty Please Studio Softap Hairstroke Specialist.
Before Softap Hairstrokes









After Softap Hairstrokes






















Microblade is not for all skin types.  Mature, thin, or wrinkled skin is delicate.  Microblade may be too aggressive and invasive.  Softap hairstokes will be a better solution.  It is gentler on the skin.  Instead of the incisions, the needles have an up/down motion. 

Pretty Please Studio Softap Hairstroke Specialist

San Ramon, CA



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Permanent Eyeliner turns blue grey

Before Permanent Makeup Brows and Liner                                                       After Permanent Makeup Hairstroke Brows and Eyeliner                                                C ommon question asked by my clients: I had permanent eyeliner done in the past.  The original artist used Black pigment.  It looked great at first, but as the pigment faded, it turned Blue Grey.  Why does this happen and what can I do? As mentioned before, all pigment fades over time.  Carbon Black pigment has a lot of the primary Blue color.  Therefore, as the other colors in the Black fade, the blue color remains. Touch ups are essential to keeping permanent eyeliner looking fresh and crisp.  If you have blue grey liner, ask the artist to add Orange Pigment to the Black Pigment to counter balance the Blue.  The Orange pigment will turn the blue into a soft brown, and with the added black pigment, the blue will not be noticeable. For more Before/After Permanent

Cold sores, herpes (HSV-1) for Lip Permanent Makeup Procedures

Common question asked by Permanent Makeup Artist when performing lip procedures..."Have you ever had cold sores or fever blisters?"  On average, 1 in 3 clients will answer "Yes".  Cold sores are highly contagious and is transferable to others. Cold sores or fever blisters pop up on the lips or surrounding skin around the lips.  You may feel a tingling sensation around the mouth.  They are clusters of sores, red in color, and secrete a clear fluid.  They are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1).  HSV carriers have periodic outbreak due to fatigue, stress, compromise to their immune system, over exposure to sun/wind, or  trauma to the lips or mouth area.  Upon outbreak, average duration of time to heal is 2 weeks.  During outbreaks, it is highly contagious to others.   May transfer to others via sharing of utensils, food, toothpaste, kissing, etc... For those people that are not an HSV-1 carrier, Permanent Makeup lip procedure cannot give you

What is the difference between Micro Blading and Tattoos

What is the difference between Micro Blading and other Permanent Makeup modalities. Microblading is a tool that is popular with the newer generation of permanent makeup artists.  The marketing of Microblading has dominated our industry in the past 2 to 3 years. Microblade is a hand held tool where the series of needles are configured tightly to form a "blade" or a "knife".  The artist uses the "blade" to cut "hair like" incisions into the skin.  The pigment is then smeared into the cuts.  The width of the blade is extremely narrow so that the artist can create an illusion of eyebrow hairs. Due to the narrow width of the blade, the artist must minimize the space in between each stroke.  If the strokes are placed too far apart, the tattoo may appear sparse when healed.  If the strokes are placed too closely, then the pigment from each stroke blend into the next stroke and causes pigment migration or a shaded look.  Immediat