What is Nanoblading?
What is Nanoblading? What is the difference between microblading and Nanoblading?
Just like microblading ,Nanoblading is a is a semi-permanent tattoo technique, but involves using tattoo machine with a single flexible “nano” needle . Nano brows will give you a more structured bolder look while maintaining “hair like “ strokes. This technique is ideal for oilier, sensitive skin types since these skin types bleed and react more.
How long does the Nanoblading procedure take?
Nanooblading requires 2 sessions to achieve the final results. I take my time with my clients. The first visit takes approximately 2 hours and the second visit takes approximately 1hour.
Who can have Nanoblading?
With all semi-permanent makeup procedures, it is the practitioner’s responsibility to make sure that there are no contraindications to treatment. It is recommended that a doctor be consulted prior to treatment if a medical condition exists.
This technique is ideal for oilier, sensitive skin types, since these skin types bleed and react more.
How Long Does Nanoblading Last?
Nanoblading results can last anywhere between 2-4 years.
Since Nanoblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade over time
A lot of factors can affect the pigment durability:
- How your skin is reacting to the pigment,
- Excessive sweating,
- Your skin type (oily, problematic skin pigment will stay less – for this skin type we recommend shading/powder technique)
- Your skincare routine will also have an effect on the longevity of the pigment. Patients who tan, use chemical peels or products with AHA or Glycolic Acid will fade faster as your skin will resurface faster.
Does it hurt?
Like all semi-permanent procedures nanoblading will require a topical anesthetic which can be topped up throughout the procedure making it relatively painless.
What to expect during the healing process?
Nanoblading is a TWO-STEP process. The first step is the initial procedure and the second step is your 4-8 week touch up visit.
After the procedure, the area treated will be a lot darker and more intense which is normal. This will last 2-3 days until the skin calms down. Swelling/edema is really very minimal, however, it must be mentioned that some swelling happens. Every skin type is different, every skin type takes pigment very differently and heals differently. Your skin can be healed in a few days without any healing phases mentioned here.
After a few days, your new nanobladed eyebrows may appear very faintly which is due to the new skin forming over the treated area. They can also be flak and itchy, due to skin healing. Week 3-4 is where natural exfoliation has happened and the color emerges. Once they are healed, they will become lighter and they will blend in with your natural eyebrow hairs. They will fade gradually while your skin is naturally renewing.
What is to be avoided after nanoblading treatment:
During the first 10 days after your nanoblading treatment: all cream and makeup on the eyebrows area. Avoid workouts that involve a lot of sweating, sauna, facial massage and steam.
In the next 30 days: sunbathing, tanning beds, light therapies, chemical peelings, microdermabrasion, creams with regeneration factors. Avoid laser treatments over the treated area(Fraxel, laser IPL) because they can destroy the pigment and cause burns.