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Try MICROBLADING in Pittsburgh

Now available at The Medi-Spa at Golla Center!

It doesn’t matter if you like them arched and feathered or straight and bold, eyebrows are arguably the most important facial feature. If you’re not satisfied with the ones you have, there are so many ways to update them, including brow gel, pencils, and even tattooing. But now there’s a very natural option that delivers semi-permanent results.

Ladies, we’d like to introduce you to MICRO BLADING. Unlike the sometimes Sharpie-esque effects of permanent makeup, MICROBLADING is more of an embroidery of trompe l’œil strokes that look just like real hairs.

“Our clients are loving it, and there’s no surprise why!
“Microblading is perfect for those who want to fully reconstruct, define, cover gaps,or fill-in over plucked brows.”

Our professional lash and eyebrow expert also revealed that those who just want to add a slight arch are also great candidates, and the results are a natural, undetectable fringe.

Micro Blading from Golla Center

What is microblading?

Microblading is a type of semi-permanent tattooing. Different than a conventional tattoo, this procedure uses fine-point needles to deposit medical grade pigment under your skin. One of the benefits of microblading is the ability to choose the degree of “tattooing”.

For patients considering making  an appointment for our brow services, the options are endless when creating the appearance of full, timeless eyebrows. The look is real and natural – and the results very often surprise. Best of all, it’s possible to custom match your natural eyebrow color.

Your eyebrows might be naturally thinning out. Or, you may have lost your brows because of alopecia. Or, you simply need some help filling in your arches. Whatever your particular reason, microblading may be a solution – as long as it’s done by a cosmetic specialist.

How long does microblading service last?

Microblading typically lasts between 12 and 18 months, although the permanence of the pigment depends on individual skin type. For patients with oily skin, the brow treatment lasts about 12 months before needing a “top up” (normal skin lasts up to 18 months).

After the initial microblading, a “top up” session is required after 6 to 8 weeks. At this time, the procedure is assessed, and darker pigment strokes are added if required (or preferred).

In most cases, your eyebrows will fade away without a “top up” every 18 months.

For the best long-term outcomes, patients should be following all the after care instructions provided by the cosmetic specialist. Over time, your eyebrows will begin to heal, very much like a conventional tattoo – there may be some irritation but it’s totally normal.

How much does microblading cost in Pittsburgh?

As might be expected, the cost of microblading ranges from clinic to clinic and specialist to specialist. On a personal basis, patients have to decide if microblading is worthwhile – that’s a matter of cost and a matter of benefits. Also to consider is the cost of repeat visits.

Our Pittsburgh patients would require this service being performed in at least TWO clinic visits to ensure long lasting eyebrows. Both clinic visits are necessary and both are built into the total cost. Sometimes, a clinic will choose to price the initial visit and follow up visit separately.

Beyond the requisite clinic visits, there are also “touch up” visits required, and these too are part of the total price. Clearly prices will vary based on the time required for each visit. For the best sense of pricing, patients should clarify their procedure prior to committing.

How to Prepare for the Treatment

Patients preparing for microblading in Pittsburgh will achieve the best results when they follow professional recommendations. At the Golla Center, our eyelash/eyebrow expert believes that preparation is key to outstanding outcomes.

The procedure itself requires you to lie still for an extended period of time, so it’s important to wear comfortable clothing, and perhaps bring headphones to use during the procedure. Our microblading specialist recommends the following:

  • avoid alcohol, caffeine, and fish oil before the procedure
  • stop taking ibuprofen, aspirin, and similar medications
  • don’t wax/tweeze eyebrows for 5 days before a microblading procedure

In preparing for your microblading procedure, you may want to bring photos of the brow shape or brow color that appeals to you. This will allow the technician to best reflect your aspirations and work together with you until completion.

Does it hurt to undergo this procedure?

Because pain and discomfort is personal, it’s difficult to gauge for each patient. Cosmetic specialists describe the discomfort as a sensation, rather than a pain. The microblading process is not painful, primarily because a numbing ointment is applied to the eyebrows.

Much like going to the dentist, it’s the sound of the microblading device that many patients find disturbing – even more than the procedure itself. The entire microblading process is actually quite quick, so any associated discomfort is short-lived (even for the sensitive).

After the microblading procedure, it’s not uncommon for your eyebrow area to feel bruised or somewhat tender. As the bruising heals, the micro-bladed area may feel like a sunburn. Typically, it takes two weeks for the eyebrow area to fully heal (as pigment settles).

Can micro-bladed eyebrows be undone?

Because the process of microblading is semi-permanent, it is certainly reversible. In fact, if you left your eyebrows untouched (without doing the “touch up” appointment) they would fade naturally over a period of 6 to 8 months.

For patients who are NOT satisfied with their microblading results, there are several ways to fade the brows. However, most cosmetic specialists would recommend avoiding invasive procedures in order to reverse the procedure.

While invasive procedures might work quickly, there’s a risk of skin damage, and this risk is not worthwhile. Better to let the eyebrows fade away over the course of weeks or months. Still, it’s important to be expertly supervised.

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