Microblading: For the Perfect Eyebrow Every Day
Looking beautiful every day can be exhausting—all the grooming, brushing, moisturizing, and plucking it involves can really wear you out! If you’re like many of us, the daily eyebrow plucking routine can be a time-consuming, an even painful, chore. Who has the leisure time to spend in front of the mirror, taming those pesky little hairs into the elegant arch that completes your look? With microblading, you can say good-bye to the task of plucking out those little hairs one-by-one, bringing tears to your eyes with each painful tug.*
Microblading, sometimes referred to as “eyebrow embroidery”, is an effective, aesthetically pleasing technique for applying semi-permanent eyebrows that look natural and require no daily maintenance. Drs. Burton and Reps Sundin and their team of fully-licensed and highly experienced aestheticians at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery are adept at microblading techniques, which utilize very tiny needles to precisely impart pigment into the skin’s surface in a way that mimics a natural, gracefully curved eyebrow. When complete, your new eyebrows will arch elegantly in harmony with your own natural beauty, and will eliminate the need for daily maintenance or make-up application.*
Microblading is often the recommended aesthetic treatment if your goals are to:
- Implement a graceful, semi-permanent aesthetically pleasing arch to the eyebrows
- Design a customized eyebrow look using your own color and texture preferences
- Enhance thin or over-plucked eyebrows for a fuller, more vibrant appearance
- Involve no risks of unsightly spilling or smudging under the skin
- Never have to worry about smearing or fading in the shower or after a heavy workout
How Microblading Works
Microblading is a comfortable, semi-permanent technique that involves inserting pigment under the skin in fine, hair-like lines. The effect of microblading is very natural, blending in well with your own inherent beauty and providing a vibrant, open look to the eye area. During your appointment with a professional aesthetician at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, you can discuss your aesthetic goals, selecting colors and textures that harmonize and compliment your own natural tones. Your aesthetician will also analyze your facial structure, recommending a brow arch that blends well with your own facial contours, and creates the visual effect that you desire.*
Once you’re completely satisfied with the design, your aesthetician will begin the procedure, inserting pigment under the first layer of skin using a very fine needle. Most patients experience little to no discomfort during treatment, likening the experience to a light scratching sensation across the surface of the skin. Your aesthetician will apply the pigment gently, feathering the needles lightly to attain a natural, hair-like appearance. The precision of the fine needles allows the pigment to be deposited only on the very top layer of skin, preventing the “spilling” effect that is sometimes seen with alternative techniques. The hair-like application of the needle also prevents the appearance of a blocky, artificial aspect.*
Microblading is semi-permanent, and requires regular touch-ups to keep your brows looking their best. Initially, you will find that your brows look a touch darker and heavier than you anticipated. This effect is completely normal and will fade within two weeks, leaving you with the gracefully arched and naturally beautiful brow shape you always wanted. Once the pigment has had a chance to settle, we recommend a follow-up appointment, at about three weeks following the initial treatment. This will help smooth out some of the lines and transitions, ensuring that the final color and appearance are perfectly aligned with your own natural beauty.*
Once your new eyebrows have achieved the perfect look, you are all set! You are ready to greet the world with the confidence that comes from knowing that your eyebrows will be perfect every day, no matter what. Your microblading treatment will need to be refreshed every six months to a year to keep it looking its best.*
*At the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, with offices in Richmond and Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, the highly-skilled team of Board Certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Burton will speak with you about your aesthetic goals and desired outcomes.
Contact the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery
At the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, with offices conveniently located in Richmond and Tyson’s Corner, our ultimate goal is to ensure you achieve naturally-gorgeous results that reflect your inner beauty and vitality, while providing you with excellent medical care that maintains and supports your health and well-being. Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin are both Board Certified in plastic surgery with extensive specialized training and decades of experience, enabling them to stay abreast of the latest advancements in cosmetic surgery and non-surgical rejuvenation procedures. Their dedication to the powerful combination of cutting-edge techniques, open and honest communication, and a patient-centric philosophy is sure to maximize your safety and comfort.*
If you are interested in semi-permanent eyebrow sculpting using microblading, or would like more information on any of our surgical or non-surgical rejuvenation procedures, we encourage you to contact the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery to schedule an appointment today. We look forward to hearing from you!
*DISCLAIMER: Individual results may vary. Results are neither guaranteed nor permanent. All patients must have realistic expectations of what plastic surgery and/or non-surgical procedures can achieve.