What’s a nanoblading procedure like?
Nanoblading is a two-step process: the initial procedure and a follow-up, perfecting session. You’ll schedule two sessions with your technician. Your consultation with the technician usually takes place during the first session.
To prepare for your treatment:
Don’t wax or tweeze your eyebrows a week prior to treatment.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, ibuprofen, aspirin, and fish oil supplements at least 24 hours prior to treatment.
Don’t get a facial at least 2 weeks prior to treatment.
Don’t sunbathe or tan the day of your procedure.
Don’t use retinol or Vitamin A products 1 month prior to treatment.
Before your first session, your artist may do a patch test on your skin to make sure you’re not allergic to the pigment ink.
Procedure for nanoblading eyebrows:
You’ll start by discussing the desired shape and color of your eyebrows with your technician. They’ll then draw out the desired shape, removing excess hair and making adjustments for symmetry.
Once you agree to the shape and color, your technician will apply numbing cream to the area being bladed. They’ll then use the needle and pigment to create hair-like strokes and fill in your brows.
After the initial session, you’ll return for a follow-up session in about 4 weeks at which the technician will perfect the look. They might add additional strokes and tweak the shape of your brows. This is known as the perfecting session.
Healing time for eyebrow nanoblading:
It takes about 4 weeks for nanobladed eyebrows to heal. Initially, your brow color may be darker than expected. You may also have swelling, soreness, and redness.
The color will lighten as your eyebrows heal and new skin develops over the area. It will take 3 to 4 weeks for tattoo eyebrows to blend with your natural hair.
What’s the difference between nanoblading and microblading?
Nanoblading is similar to microblading. The difference is that nanoblading uses a smaller needle than microblading. Precision and accuracy improves because of the smaller needle, allowing for more natural looking results.
A smaller needle also means less pain and bleeding. Another difference involves how long results last. nanoblading may only last up to 12 months, whereas microblading may lasts up to 3 years.