Eyebrow Transplant vs Microblanding: What’s the Difference?
Full eyebrows are one of the hottest trends in beauty right now. Thanks to fuller shapes seen on Cara Delevingne, Emilia Clark, and Kim Kardashian, there’s an increased desire to ditch the thinly arched brows of the 90's. There are various ways to fill your brow, but only a few have to option to provide lasting results. Below, we break down the difference between eyebrow transplant surgery and the popular new trend, microblading.
What is microblading?
Microblading is a beauty technique where pigments are used to help fill in sparse areas where hair is thin or thinning. The procedure closely resembles tattooing but with semi-permanent results. Pigment is implanted beneath your skin, and gives the appearance of a full, defined brow. Results last anywhere from 1 to 3 years, depending on care.
There isn't much prep work when taking part in microblading. Drinking plenty of water and avoiding any blood thinner 24 hours before the procedure will help keep bleeding to a minimum. After the procedure, it's important not to get the eyebrows wet which means staying away from sweaty sports or washing the face with water for at least two days. Because of scabbing, some individuals find microblading causes a lot of itching and redness. This is only temporary and applying Vaseline will help to keep the skin and hairs hydrated.
What is eyebrow transplantation?
This procedure mimics a regular hair transplant surgery in many ways. By taking hairs from other areas of the body, the doctor can add them to the brow to create a fuller look. This procedure doesn’t just require a steady hand, but also an eye for creativity. To get the most natural results, the doctor will place hairs individually and strategically along the natural growth pattern of your brow. This process ensures that your new hairs will grow naturally in the shape of your eyebrows.
The procedure can take up to two hours and usually requires a mild sedative. During the healing phase, crust develops around the roots, and the skin becomes a light pink. These side effects are temporary and will go away as soon as the skin heals. Like most hair transplant surgeries, the transplanted hair will fall out. This hair loss usually happens after a couple of weeks and regrows within a few months. The regrown hair will then behave as normal and should follow the growth cycle permanently.
Microblading or Eyebrow Transplantation?
If fuller brows are your goal, then you can't beat eyebrow transplants. The procedure works best for those who have over plucked eyebrows and want a permanent solution to the problem. Microblading is ideal for individuals lucky enough to have thicker eyebrows, but just want to skip the daily routine of filling in a small area. Eyebrow transplants provide the most natural looking results as they use real hair to shape brows, which means you don't have to worry about the color being too dark or blending issues.
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