Dubai: Eyebrow Microblading, is it new?

Eyebrow Microblading, is it new?

Eyebrow Microblading by Candice Watson of Exclusive Aesthetic – The Micropigmentation Specialists to the Middle East.


So Eyebrow Microblading is the newest thing, right? WRONG! Microblading, is in fact older than you may think.

I remember doing a very similar technique to Eyebrow Microblading about 15 years ago and back then we called it Soft Tap which I was never sure why as results weren’t achieved with tapping softly! Nevertheless, Soft Tap was exactly the same method as Eyebrow Microblading is today – a plastic or sometimes metal hand held tool with a various sized needle inserted into the end is used to slice the skin open and implant pigment.

Years ago Soft Tap went very quickly out of fashion with the introduction of micropigmentation machines. Micropigmentation machines are finely tuned to implant pigment exactly at the depth where it should be in order for the process to last 2 – 3 years. Even with the very best trained technicians the eyebrow microblading technique, due to its nature, will not achieve good lasting results. Microblading may look good to begin with for a short time but then will quickly fade unevenly and migrate (spread) over time – the once crisp hair lines will become fuzzy.

Here are a few obvious draw backs to Soft Tap back in the day:

  1. Impossible to achieve a consistent and even penetration of the pigment as it is all done to the therapist’s hand skills
  2. More trauma is caused to the skin because of the delivery method
  3. Pigment has a much greater chance of being implanted at the wrong depth or migration due to poor application technique
  4. Results depend on how light or heavy handed the technician is.

Microblading technicians claim that the results last for a few months however how can this be determined?  The time the pigment stays in the skin is down to the depth it is applied. Too shallow is less time, too deep and you get a permanent tattoo. The results of Eyebrow Microblading depend on how light or heavy handed the technician is.

I have recently done several eyebrow removals on people who had Eyebrow Microblading in Dubai and there was certainly no sign of it fading. Clients complained of the look after 6 months of the initial application. In my opinion the removal of Eyebrow Microblading is far more difficult to remove than normal semi permanent makeup for eyebrows which indicates the pigment was implanted deeper than it should and there was scarring to the skin caused by the blade creating too much trauma to the area.

but Eyebrow Microblading is so much cheaper than Semi Permanent Makeup!

I hear all the time “but Microblading is so much cheaper than semi permanent makeup!” Yes of course eyebrow microblading is cheaper because it is done with cheap equipment, it uses a cheap tool and blade!

We strongly advise you stick to a tried and tested method of micropigmentation and semi permanent makeup for you next eyebrow treatment. As always ensure you choose experienced and knowledgeable specialists. Maybe then you reduce the risks of having a bad treatment and hopefully ensure your treatment lasts more than a few months.

Semi Permanent Makeup by Exclusive Aesthetic

At Exclusive Aesthetic we perform semi permanent makeup for eyebrows. Semi permanent makeup uses micropigmentation to implant pigment at exactly the correct depth for the pigment to be non permanent lasting 2 – 3 years. We use the best micropigmentation machine, needles and pigment on the market to ensure the pigment line is the best it can be.

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Exclusive Aesthetic, the micropigmentation specialists to the Middle East. Established in 2009 in Dubai, UAE offering semi permanent makeup treatments and medical micropigmentation to Harley Street standards in the Middle East.

We offer industry leading micropigmentation treatments for semi permanent makeup including eyebrows, eyeliner, lip line and full lip colour. Our medical micropigmentation procedures include, Tattoo Removal, Vitiligo, Scar Removal and Hair & Scalp micropigmentation.

See our semi permanent makeup page HERE for more information and why you should choose semi permanent makeup for your next eyebrow procedure.

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Author: Exclusive Aesthetic Micropigmentation Experts

Ultimate Micropigmentation by Candice Watson of Exclusive Aesthetic, the Micropigmentation Specialists to the Middle East. Candice Watson has 30+ years’ experience performing micropigmentation in Dubai, the Middle East, the United Kingdom and internationally. Candice’s skill at micropigmentation is unparalleled and her commitment to being one of the best ensure her procedures and training courses are to the highest industry standards. Exclusive Aesthetic and Candice Watson now offers several micropigmentation training courses in Dubai and the Middle East including Semi Permanent Makeup, Eyebrow Microblading, Medical Micropigmentation and Hair & Scalp Micropigmentation. See our website for more details.