Brow-tiful

Aug 02, 2018, 07:11 IST | Dhara Vora Sabhnani

Microblading is the newest technique to get fuller brows that the beauty world is obsessed with. Here's all you need to know about this beauty trend

Brow-tiful

The international fashion industry's obsession with bushy-browed models such as Cara Delevigne and Arizona Muse brought brows in focus. But not everyone is blessed with thick brows, nor do people have the time to use multiple products. And this resulted in the popularity of the microblading technique, which promises natural looking brows.

The microblading tool
The microblading tool

What is microblading?
A pen-style tool with multiple thin needles does the job. The procedure starts with the application of anaesthetising cream. The expert will then create the perfect eyebrow that merges with the existing brow. Next, tiny cuts are made into the skin with the tool.

Dr Mohan Thomas
Dr Mohan Thomas

Finally, organic colour is wiped into this space and then wiped off. "A common confusion in India is between tattooing and microblading. This treatment takes at least an hour. Some technicians just draw the shape of the brows and tattoo the whole area in 15 minutes. In a year or two, it turns green and looks fake," warns Dr Mohan Thomas, cosmetic surgeon at Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Institute.

Need to know
> This tint stays for a year or two.
> Go to a specialist. They have a free-hand blade; and need to be an artist to know the direction of the hair growth.
> It looks like real hair.
> Use sun block post treatment, as Indian skin is prone to hyper pigmentation. Stay away from water for the first few days so that the colour stays longer.
> Don't aim to get brows similar to a celebrity as their face shape and skin colour is never the same as yours. Brows need to be created as per an individual's face.
> The treatment costs between Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000.

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