In recent years, eyebrow treatments have become one of the most popular spa services. And rightly so! These treatments enhance and heighten the natural beauty that already exists. Thanks to the rising and continued popularity of microblading and other new treatments such as brow laminations, there’s no doubt that brow treatments won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. But when it is time to go to the spa, and you see both microblading and brow laminations on the service list, how do you decide which to choose?
Let’s explore the similarities and differences of each treatment option.
What is a brow lamination?
We’ll start with a rising new trend. Brow lamination is like a perm for eyebrows, as it is mainly used to restructure the brow hair. The process involves applying 2-3 solutions to the current eyebrow hair to give a more set and uniform shape for an extended period of time. A setting lotion is then used to help the brow hair to stay “brushed up” and lifted upwards for about 6 to 8 weeks.
Brow lamination is a painless procedure that lasts up to an hour, giving you a result of natural, fuller, and thicker eyebrows. It does not require needles as microblading does and works on all eyebrows and skin types. In order to test that the solutions used won’t cause any reaction to your skin, a patch test is done before the procedure begins. After the procedure, you will only need to add light gel to your brows to shine them up.
While the cost of a brow lamination is low (between $50 to $150 per session) compared to microblading, that cost adds up as you will need to make more frequent follow-up appointments to maintain your look.
How long does a brow lamination last?
A brow lamination will last between 6 to 8 weeks, and you will need to make follow-up appointments in order to maintain the desired look of your brows.
What is microblading?
A mainstay in the beauty world, microblading is a semi-permanent procedure that uses a manual tool to create small cuts in the skin in order to implant pigment in the skin surface, a similar process to getting a tattoo. While microblading works best for those with normal to dry skin, it is a process that can work on any skin type.
Because of how detailed the procedure is, it will most likely last between 2 to 3 hours to complete. There is little to no pain during the process, as the artist will numb your eyebrows before beginning. Afterwards, you will see your natural-looking, thick brows. While microblading does cost more upfront ($400 to $2000), the lifespan of a microblading treatment is such that it is more inexpensive in the long run than other treatments like brow laminations.
How long does microblading last?
The great thing about getting a microblading treatment is that they last far longer than most other eyebrow treatments. Your new look will last between 1 to 3 years, with an initial touch-up 5 to 6 weeks after the procedure and regular maintenance every 6 to 12 months. Based on your skin type and sun exposure, that amount of time may change.
While brow laminations are good if you’re looking for a lower-priced, non-needle procedure, microblading will provide you with a longer-lasting, beautiful, and natural appearance that far outweighs the cost. Our experienced artists are ready and able to answer any questions you might have, so be sure to schedule a free consultation today.