Microblading or Semi Permanent Makeup

Microblading or Semi Permanent Makeup?

Microblading is seen as a very popular method for achieving perfect eyebrows but is it really the best treatment for perfect brows? We are seeing lots of advertisements for Microblading and the term Microblading Semi Permanent Makeup is being used. This is somewhat misleading as Microblading and Semi Permanent Makeup are different processes with vastly different results.


Microblading uses a handheld pen-like tool with a “blade” attached to cut the skin beneath the eyebrow and apply pigment. The blade consists of a line of fine needles which are dipped in pigment and drawn along the skin in the shape of a single hair stroke. The technician continues applying individual hair strokes of pigment until the eyebrow has the look of more dense hair. The depth the pigment is implanted is a result of the pressure the technician applies. This is crucial to remember, too little pressure and the pigment will be expelled from the skin over a matter of weeks, too much pressure and the process becomes very painful and there is a high risk of scarring.

Semi Permanent Makeup

Semi Permanent Makeup uses a process called Micropigmentation to implant pigment into the skin. Micropigmentation uses a specialist machine and handpiece with a needle attached. The needle is dipped in the pigment and the micropigmentation machine vibrates the needle to accurately implant the pigment to the skin as a series of minute punch holes. The needle tip is adjustable so the depth of pigment can be controlled and correctly set allowing the pigment to last for 2 to 3 years. This is the main difference between microblading and semi permanent makeup. Microblading relies on the technician’s ability to accurately apply the same pressure to implant the pigment at the correct depth. Semi permanent makeup relies on the skill of the technician to set the needle depth correctly so the pigment implants into the skin correctly.

So which one to choose?

For the question Microblading or Semi Permanent Makeup we recommend micropigmentation and Semi Permanent Makeup. Semi Permanent Makeup is able to implant pigment at the exact and correct depth for the pigment to last in the skin for 2 to 3 years. Microblading is not as exact and relies heavily on the technician to be able to apply the correct level of pressure to each pigment stroke. If performed correctly Microblading can last for a maximum of 6 months.

So for your next eyebrows treatment choose the correct treatment, Microblading or Semi Permanent Makeup. Microblading lasts for 6 months and Semi Permanent Makeup lasts for 2 to 3 years. Don’t be fooled by some offering Microblading semi permanent makeup, this is simply a way to confuse. The best way to check which treatment you are getting is to ask how it is performed. Microblading is performed with a blade scratching the skin and Semi Permanent Makeup uses a machine to vibrate a needle to punch holes in the skin.

We offer Semi Permanent Makeup to the highest standards. All procedures are performed by Candice Watson who has almost 30 years’ experience performing semi permanent makeup and medical micropigmentation in the UK, Dubai and internationally. To make an appointment please see below.

Candice Watson and Exclusive Aesthetic

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

APPOINTMENTS – For Dubai appointments please call LCAS reception on +971 4 375 2393. Appointments available Sunday through Thursday 9am to 6pm. For UK Harley Street appointments please fill out our contact form HERE.

LICENSING – All Dubai procedures are performed under the licence of the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery (LCAS), Healthcare City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

TRAINING is KHDA approved and located at various locations in Dubai.

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