Microblading for men is a new and emerging cosmetic trend. Whereas before, it’s not just the women who want to have their brows and hairlines microbladed. More and more men are taking advantage of these services.
Yes, there’s no need to be afraid of what others might tell you. If you want your brows to look more polished – or if you want to do something about your hairline – then microblading is the perfect service for you.
What is Microblading, Anyway?
You need to know the basics before you sign up for a microblading service.
Microblading is a temporary tattooing procedure. It makes use of a small tool that embeds pigments into the skin – whether it’s the eyebrow area or the hairline. Microblading is popular amongst women – and men as well – because it can recreate the appearance of real, natural hairs.
Eyebrow Microblading for Men
One service that is often offered to men is eyebrow microblading.
Most men have bushy eyebrows, but some have sparse brows. Some even lose the tail of their brows, just like their female counterparts. Maybe you have tried to use your partner’s eyebrow pencil to ‘salvage’ your look. While this works, it can be time-consuming. If you’re tired of the daily drawings – and if you want your brows to look neat and polished all the time – then microblading is a good option for you.
As with any other microblading service, the session starts with a consultation. Here, you can discuss with your aesthetician the way you want your eyebrows to look. He/she can also recommend the best arch according to your face shape.
Once you have given the go signal, your aesthetician will start by applying anesthesia or numbing cream on the eyebrow area. After leaving it on for a few minutes, he/she will draw hair-like strands with the use of a microblading tool.
It is important to note that there will be some discomfort during the process. You need not worry though because it’s tolerable.
The procedure is rather quick, however, it can last for up to 2 hours depending on your brow style.
Each session will cost you anywhere from $350 to $800.
Scalp Microblading for Men
This is perhaps the most popular microblading service for men. After all, male-pattern baldness affects as much as 50 million men in the United States.
While a wig or toupee can hide hair loss, it obviously looks fake. Minoxidil and Finasteride, common hair loss treatments, don’t work as fast as you want them to be. So if you’re looking for a more natural look in just a short time, then your best bet is scalp microblading.
Like eyebrow microblading, consultation is the first step of the process. Here, your aesthetician will be more than happy to recommend a style that looks more subtle and natural. The application of numbing cream comes in next. Once it sets in, your aesthetician will start working on the hairline, the temples, and other affected areas.
Because of the scope of scalp microblading, it takes about two sessions to perfect the look. One session usually lasts anywhere from 1 to 3 hours, and it might cost you anywhere from $750 to $2,000 per trip. The majority of the work will be done on the first appointment, while the necessary touch-ups will be completed in the second session.
While microblading is advisable for both genders, certain populations are discouraged from undergoing the said procedure. They include keloid-prone individuals, those who have had organ transplantation, and those who have liver diseases, such as hepatitis.
Microblading Side Effects
As with any other cosmetic procedure, microblading comes with a few side effects. The treated area may be quite painful, and it may look and irritated. As such, you must keep your hands off from your eyebrow or your hairline for as long as you can.
Microblading Aftercare Tips
While you can go back to whatever you are doing immediately after microblading, there are some aftercare tips that you need to keep in mind:
- Avoid getting your eyebrows or hairline wet for at least three days. That means no showering, swimming, exercising, or getting inside the sauna.
- Avoid tugging or scratching the area.
- Apply an antibiotic treatment or soothing balm on the affected area for at least seven days.
If the area continues to swell – or if you notice some yellowish discharge or scabbing after two weeks, then you need to consult with your physician immediately. These are signs of infection that should be treated right away.
The results of eyebrow or scalp microblading can last anywhere from 1.5 to 2 years. To avoid easily fading, apply sunscreen on exposed areas.
If you want a polished eyebrow or a better hairline, then microblading should be your top option. The results are immediate and natural-looking – as if you have had nothing done on your face (or hairline).