Microblading methods have evolved to suit more patients and aesthetic goals. Nearly every patient can find a technique that works best for them. Below are the types of microblading that our artists offer at Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery.
The original and well practiced method of microblading is known as traditional microblading. This technique involves creating hair-like strokes that mimic the look of the natural eyebrows. While it does look natural for people with average fullness, some with thinner brows or who want to dramatically alter the shape could obtain a less natural looking result. For some, this is not an issue because natural results are not everyone’s goal.
Additionally, for people with oily skin, the natural excess sebum can cause the hair strokes to blur during healing. It can also make the results fade faster. Therefore, this technique is not usually recommended for people with oily skin. Thankfully, there are options for people with oily skin wanting to enhance their brows.
The powder brow method, sometimes called ombré brows, uses a pattern of small dots that resembles brow makeup. Many may consider the results less natural, but for those that draw on their brows every day, or already apply heavy brow makeup, it will take on the same look. For most, it just looks like you are wearing makeup.
This technique works for oily skin since the precise healing of the strokes is not necessary for a good result. Powder brows also provide great results for aged skin, where the more precise methods may not provide the best or longest lasting results.
Among the newest microblading techniques, combo brows utilize both the traditional and powder methods to create a hyper-realistic result. It is one of the most natural microblading methods currently available. It uses the tenants of the golden ratio as the other techniques do. Though, combo brows take it a step further.
The inner, wide portion of the brow tends to include more wispy, visible individual hairs. This makes the traditional method idea for recreating this while providing enhancement. The outer portion of the brow tends to have a higher volume of hair, but may not take on the ideal shape. This is where the powder technique can fill in, darken, and generally enhance this part of the brow.