The machine method uses a digital pen and a tiny fine needle cartridge. The pigment is implanted into the skin to a measured depth. Think of it like a super fast and far finer version of a sewing machine. This can be used in a super targeted way to implant a precise concentration of colour to create super fine hairstrokes. Or shaded in to create a soft powdery finish, this is suitable for all skin.
Microblading is not a new technique. It was developed over a decade ago in china. It is a manual technique during which your artist uses a tool. This tool houses a sequence of needles tightly packed together to create a blade. This blade is then pulled through the skin to make tiny incisions into which the pigment can be absorbed. Suitable for younger skin only
I have thinning mature skin, are any of these treatments suitable for me?
Yes, but definitely machine only for you. Your skin, particularly on the tail area of the brow will be too thin and delicate for microblading. I would never blade a client falling into this category. I use my machine to gently tease the colour into the skin being extremely careful not to overwork it. Again I have had some really beautiful results on these skin types.
I want a totally natural outcome…
A natural outcome is achievable through both methods. This is more to do with the artist you choose and less about the tool. Study their portfolio in depth. They will need to have developed their art in order to create realism and precision within a brow. In order to create this style they will need to apply the pigment precisely, at the right depth and not overwork the skin.
I want to achieve a makeup look…
I find that clients who like a ‘made up’ look will continue to pencil over their brows after having either microblading or machine method with just purely hairstrokes. At the very least they are after a combination brow machine method. This combines hairstrokes and shading to keep them looking natural with a kick that They’re after. The shading can be cleverly used to create areas of soft density within the brow. But quite often a pure shaded/ombre brow using the machine is what is required. Softness can still be created at the front of the brow to prevent them from looking ‘blocky’. Giving you a Highly Defined Style Brow.