By Best Self Staffer: Kim Cooper
After filling in my brows with a pencil every day for years now, I was so excited to try the semipermanent makeup technique called Microblading. Who doesn’t want to eliminate an item from their morning routine? Microblading is one of the hottest brow trends out there and I was ready to see what all the raving was about.
Heather Dobson, L.M.E., made me feel very confident in her plan of action for my brows. It’s an art form she explained and “eyebrows are sisters, not twins,” meaning there is a technique to making them look natural and not overly perfect. She also reassured me that this treatment is not a permanent tattoo, however, the results are expected to last anywhere from six to nine months.
The process starts with a specialized measuring method and photos to pinpoint the natural arch of your brow. Heather explained that she uses a unique measurement process that allows her to get the best results possible.
The area is sterilized and then the microblade is dipped into the colored pigment/ink, which had been carefully coordinated to match my hair and skin tones. The blade goes across the brow like a fine point paint brush and fills in the areas that need thickening or more color. It is not painful and feels like a slight scratch across the skin.
After both brows have been filled in, a thick layer of dye is applied to soak in completely. The results are immediate, but for a long-lasting effect, the client returns six weeks after their initial session for a follow-up appointment. This additional encounter will keep the brows looking full for up to nine months.
I love the results and have already recommended The Spa of Historic Roswell to a few friends who were impressed with my new look!
Details: 678.404.5115. 981 Canton St., Roswell, GA 30075. spaofhistoricroswell.com
As with any skin care regimen, consistency is the key to overall good results. A consistent daily regimen of cleansing, moisturizing and protection against the sun is a must. Also, don’t forget to get your skin screened in support of good health and skin cancer awareness month.