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The eyebrows are one of the focal points of the upper thirds of the face. Altering their shape, color, and thickness can all dramatically change the look of the face. This is why many people apply brow powder or makeup to achieve the ideal look of the brows. Often, this involves slightly darkening them and enhancing their shape. However, this requires a daily application to achieve. With today’s technology, our clients can now enhance their brows and have it last years. Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery offers the best microblading Seattle provides.

Permanent Makeup For The Eyebrows: A Microblading Overview

Microblading is a form of cosmetic tattooing that enhances the shape, volume, and overall appearance of the eyebrows. Known as permanent makeup, this allows the enhanced brows to last for years versus a day or several weeks like other options. It offers various techniques that mimic the look of natural eyebrow hairs as well as brow makeup.

In contrast to a traditional tattoo, many microblading procedures use a single blade or a specialized blade in a motorized machine that does not reach as deeply into the skin. This is part of the reason why microblading results are considered semi-permanent and not fully permanent. However, when considering how the face and brow trends change, this is actually an advantage.

Many patients come to Allure Esthetic for microblading because they want to save time in the morning when applying their makeup. They also may have patchiness, lost a significant amount of brow hair, or want to alter the shape of the brows. Microblading allows for these opportunities. It is especially helpful for patients who experience brow loss for a variety of reasons.


Microblading comes with many distinct benefits, especially when compared with other brow enhancement procedures such as a brow tint or brow lamination. Some of the benefits of microblading include:

  • Create an ideal shape to the brows based upon the golden ratio and the patient’s anatomy
  • Fill in patchiness or areas of loss
  • Define the brow arch
  • Color matched to fit the patient’s natural hair color and enhancement goals
  • Looks natural depending on the technique
  • Waterproof and smudge-proof once healed
  • Lasts an average of one to four years depending on the technique
  • Can be touched up and updated as needed
  • Minimal pain
  • Vegan, cruelty free ink
  • Little upkeep is needed once healed
  • Semi-permanent to allow for updating as the face and brow trends change
  • Reduces need for makeup
  • Saves time and money
  • Performed by a certified tattoo artist who specializes in microblading


Most healthy people are good candidates for a microblading session in Seattle. Though, there are certain health concerns as well as situations that may limit or affect your candidacy. This is why during the consultation your microblading artist needs to get a full understanding of your medical history, skin type, and more. Some conditions or situations that can affect candidacy include:

  • Oily skin (for traditional microblading and some combo brows)
  • Major breakouts or skin conditions affecting the brow area
  • Have taken harsh acne medications in the past year
  • Recently have had a chemical peel, used retinol, or had another brow enhancement procedure
  • Are prone to scarring, especially keloids and hypertrophic scars
  • Have unmanaged major medical conditions
  • Bleeding disorders
  • History of multiple or major allergic reactions

None of these conditions or situations will necessarily immediately rule out microblading. However, this is up to your artist, the technique you want, and when you want your microbladed brows.

Types Of Microblading

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is There Downtime Associated With Microblading?

Unlike with surgery, there is no traditional recovery associated with microblading. Though, you will need to refrain from certain activities for several weeks. However, for the most part, there is no reason to take time off work and you can continue performing most of your daily activities.

The limited activities may include exercise, applying makeup or skincare to the area, sun exposure, and wetting the brows in any way. Your microblading artist will review the aftercare expectations with you during your appointment.

How Painful Is It?

Microblading feels similar to getting a tattoo. However, the face is full of pain receptors, which is why we use numbing cream. It may still be possible to feel some discomfort or pain. Though, it is usually minimal and completely bearable.

Does Microblading Look Natural?

Yes, if you want it to. Not all patients desire a natural brow because they prefer the makeup or “done up” look. If you want natural looking microbladed eyebrows, this can be achieved by one of our microblading artists. They will map out the geometry of your brows using the golden ratio and color match the ink to your hair color.

Beyond this, they will use the ideal technique for each part of your brow and will work with you to identify your ideal shape. This can often be determined via examining your face shape.

Can It Be Removed?

Microbladed brows can be removed using laser tattoo removal. However, many clinics and practices will not do this because of the proximity to the eye. The ink will fade over time and if you truly want to get rid of your microbladed brows, your artist can help explore options.

If you simply want to alter the shape of the brow, a touch-up could work. Combo brows or powder brows can help fix or cover old microblading, especially if it has already begun to fade.

What Is The Cost Of Microblading In Seattle?

The price of Seattle microblading will vary depending on the technique you opt for and other aspects of the treatment. Below are the starting prices for each type of microblading available at Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery.

Microblading Prices:

  • Traditional: $300
  • Powder: $450
  • Combo: $475
  • Touch-up: $175

The Best Microblading In Seattle At Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery

Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery is Seattle’s leading plastic surgery practice and medical spa. Offering high quality care and seeing patients from around the world, our facility features world class providers with years of experience. From plastic surgery to injections to medical skincare, we aim to address all of our patient’s aesthetic needs. Allure Esthetic provides the best microblading Seattle offers.

Our microblading artists specialize in the major microblading techniques. They understand how to create the brow perfectly aligned with your facial features. Taking into account your face shape to the minute details of your facial measurements, they are the best at their craft in Seattle.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-209-0988. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator, chat, or our contact form.

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