The Unmatched Power of Microblading



A Beginner’s Guide to The Perfect Brows


What is Microblading?

Microblading is a semi-permanent tattooing technique that creates 3D hair like strokes using microfine needles on the eyebrows. This technique is suitable for who have plenty of existing hair to blend with the created strokes. Additionally, it’s great for those who have good amount of hair and want more volume. For those who have little to no hair, it’s not recommended as the strokes will not blend naturally.g can be used on someone with little to no eyebrows by creating an illusion of a more defined and fuller brow.


Since a number of us spend a lot of time and money plucking, waxing, threading, and filling in our eyebrows; a lot of people consider something more permanent like microblading. Eyebrow trends do change which is why we love the semi-permanent appeal of microblading.


How Long Does a Microblading Last?

With using a manual tattoo technique, tiny hair-like strokes are made while pigment is deposited into the epidermal layer of the skin. Due to the pigment fading over time, it is recommended to have a touch up done every 1-2 years to maintain results as it lasts for up to two years.


What Can You Expect During Treatment?

Microblading can take up to 2 hours. Eyebrow mapping is done before the procedure where the artist will measure and draw the outline of the desired eyebrow shape. Then numbing cream is applied to the area. Next the artist will begin making tiny hair-like strokes to ultimately create a natural looking brow.

Although numbing cream is used for this purpose, it can be a little uncomfortable but tolerable. After treatment is complete, your newly created eyebrows cannot get wet for 10 days. Which makes showering, washing your hair, and working out difficult. I recommend patients to purchase microblading face shields that they can use in the shower. These work wonderful for those who wash their hair frequently.

You can expect for the first couple of days, the color of your new brows being bolder, and darker. Flaking and scabbing can start after 4-5 days. It is very important not to pick at these flakes or scabs. Picking can pull out the pigment leading to loss of color in those spots.

The healing process can take a month as it takes the skin about 30 days to regenerate. Therefore, the 30-day mark is when the true color will show itself. A touch-up appointment is needed 6 weeks after the initial appointment to make any adjustments.


How Much Does Microblading Cost in Nairobi?

The cost of microblading around Nairobi is Kshs 38,000. However, the exact price may vary depending on factors such as the reputation of the esthetician. Moreover, the location of the clinic is also a major factor. Thrive Aesthetics offers competitive pricing for top-quality microblading services, ensuring exceptional results and client satisfaction


How Do You Take Care of Eyebrows After Microblading?

Aftercare for the skin where microblading took place is similar to tattoo care, if a bit more intensive. The pigment immediately following the procedure will appear quite dark, and the skin underneath it will be red. Since needles are used to cut into the skin, it’s typical to experience some redness and sensitivity immediately following.


About 2 hours after microblading, you should run a cotton swab dipped in sterilized water over the area. This will get rid of any excess dye on your brows. Moreover, it will keep the area sterile. It takes anywhere from 7 to 14 days for the skin to begin to appear healed and for the pigment to fade to its intended shade.


Follow these steps to take care of your skin after microblading:

  • Don’t wear makeup for at least a week because the pigments are still settling into the shallow cuts in your skin caused by the blading.
  • Don’t pick at scabs, tug, or itch the eyebrow area.
  • Consequently, avoid saunas, swimming, and excessive sweating until the area completely heals. Afterwards, you can have a follow-up appointment.
  • Keep your hair away from your brow line.
  • Lastly, apply any medicated cream or healing balm provided by your technician as directed.


After your skin heals, you’ll want to protect your microblading investment by taking care of your skin. Applying a sunscreen to the microbladed area may help prevent fading. If you would like additional information, reach us through +254112485103


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