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Healthy_Living   , 44

from Long Island City


Microblading and Extension of Eyebrows


There are many reasons why people want a thick brow line. Mostly it’s due to the trending fashions as thin brow lines are considered fashions of the early 2000’s. There are those who have thick lines naturally, but for those who don’t, there is better solution that will give you a natural look. The most popular methods used are microblading and extension of eyebrows.

The other category of people who are candidates for the two eyebrow improvement practices is people of age. As a person ages, so does the building muscles and cells; the hair follicles become less productive. There is also a continued thinning of hair that eventually leads to loss of it. To reverse the impacts of ageing and reinstate your youthful brow line you can use either the eyebrow extension or microblading.

The last category of people who are candidates for artificial brows is those suffering from medical conditions that lead to hair loss. For example cancer patients as they undergo, chemotherapy can experience hair loss all over their body. To cover-up, the loss and retain a natural look on the face, and more so around the eyes, it is advisable to try microblading or eyebrow extension.

The two methods involve totally different procedures. We can outline the difference as follows:

  • Microblading uses tiny needles shaped like a blade to make micro cuts on the skin. As such it can be said to be more invasive. Eyebrow extension is non-invasive and adhesive is what is used to stick the aesthetic hairs on the skin.

  • Microblading is an incision of thin lines on the surface of the skin where color is applied to make marks resembling your hair brows. On the other hand, eyebrow extension is the addition of more hairs to the already existing ones, to add volume.

  • Since microblading is more like a tattoo, it lasts longer with most of the treatment going for more than 2 years. Eyebrow extensions are seasonal and are most suited for occasions or holidays. They wear off within a month and mostly within 2 weeks.

  • Based on the time they stay put, microblading is more costly compared to the eyebrow extension. Microblading can cost above $500, but an extension can be as low as $150.

  • Microblading is not restrictive on what you do to the brow line after the treatment, but eyebrow extension requires you to keep off the brow line. Even sleeping is sometimes a challenge.

What’s common about the two methods?

The two procedures require designing of the brow line and proper cleaning of the surface in order to get the natural outline. The hairs might require trimming a bit to align them, but if there is no hair, then the facial lineage is used to design the eyebrows. The two processes require almost the same amount of time to complete. In order to get the best results, both of them should be done by a certified cosmetologist.

Probable side effects associated with the two processes

  • There is a risk of getting infections during microblading if the used pieces of equipment are not properly sterilized or high hygiene standards maintained.

  • Allergic reactions can also result from the used pigments in microblading practice. Patch tests are essential to prevent such cases. On rare occasions, aesthetic eyebrow hairs also cause allergic reactions.

  • If microblading goes wrong, it is costly to reverse its effects compared to an eyebrow extension.

Which one is better?

Both microblading and eyebrow extensions are effective and are suited for different occasion although they can replace each other depending on the prevailing conditions. Unless there is a medical condition that prohibits the use of either of the two, they should be treated individually and assessed based on merits. Microblading lasts longer, but it is expensive. Eyebrow extensions are affordable, but they last for a very short time.