Around here pretty much everyone uses the bike trails, many with inline skates, aka Rollerblades. You may think that the term microblading is all about those rolling wheels.

Alas, you’d get that question wrong on Jeopardy!

Microblading is a form of semi-permanent make-up used to create fuller, more defined eyebrows.

What is microblading?

Not everyone can have eyebrows like Leonid Brezhnev, one of the last rulers of the USSR (look him up!). But many of us have eyebrows that are beyond wimpy. Microblading is a form of tattooing where the pigment is implanted within the skin using a manual, handheld tool instead of a tattooing mechanical pen.

How is microblading done?

We have a microblading pro at Deschutes, Tara McKenna. Tara draws delicate, individual hair-like strokes that mimic the existing hairs in the patient’s brows. Tara’s skills and technique create a very natural, pleasing look. This is night and day better when compared with traditional permanent make-up that often makes for eyebrows that look gray and artificial.

Would microblading be a good thing for me?

Microblading is great for convenience and simplicity. You can benefit if:

  • You want the convenience of perfect brows every day without any effort.
  • You’ve lost much of your eyebrow hair density due to aging, genetics, illness, or overplucking or waxing.
  • Your vision has decreased, making it difficult to apply make-up to your eyebrows.

How long does it take?

Microblading requires two appointments. The first appointment lasts between 60 and 90 minutes, the second between 30 and 60 minutes.

How long will it take for my results to show?

Immediately after your microblading session, the pigment will be very sharp and dark, and you’ll think it is way too strong. Not to worry. This is simply because the pigment is still very high in the skin. It settles in, and the pigment softens. This takes around one month. At that point, you return for your second appointment, and Tara makes any adjustments or touch-ups that you want.

How long does it last?

Microblading doesn’t place the ink as deeply as a tattoo, so the results are not permanent. Your results will usually last from one to two years, and then a touch-up session will probably be needed.

Want to say goodbye to your wimpy eyebrows? Call us at Deschutes, [primary_phone], and ask about microblading.