The answer is NO.
Before we jump into why it isn’t permanent, it’s important for you to know what is microblading and how it is done.
Basically, microblading is a semi-permanent makeup technique where individual hairs are drawn into the skin with a needle. The pigment is matched to your hair color and coloring, and your ideal shape is essentially tattooed on, with lifelike hairs are drawn into your actual brows to fill them out.
Microblading and Eyebrow Tattooing are two different kinds of brow enhancement technique. Many men and women see the results that others get after microblading and their initial impulse is to get it done which isn’t necessarily a problem, but I think you should take pause for a few minutes and think about it.
The pigment is applied with a specific tool that has a row of several fine needles to create thin hair like marks in the skin. Your artist will choose needles and the blade type according to the technique and the skin type.
The pigment is bladed just below the epidermis and the most shallow part of the dermis, making extremely fine natural looking hair strokes. A very natural result is achieved, as the hairs are bladed into the skin according to the natural hair growth direction. A touch up is included 4-6 weeks after your initial treatment.
Microblading should be differentiated from traditional tattooing which is microblading Permanent. A traditional tattoo is different from microblading Permanent because a traditional tattoo goes deeper into the skin and into an area known as the dermis.
Microblading does not go that deep and enters into a place in the skin known as the dermal-epidermal junction.
Microblading Is Semi-Permanent
Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo. Even though the results typically last between one to three years, the procedure is still classified as a tattoo since the pigment is being implanted into the skin.
Microblading only enters up to the dermal-epidermal junction and because of that, your body will eventually “push” out the pigment over time. The dermal-epidermal junction is the acellular zone that is between the dermis and the epidermis.
The color will fade out over time and you will want to have the color touched up. The amount of time that it takes to fade will depend upon the client’s skin, health, lifestyle and how well the tattoo is maintained.
Microblading results are intended to be semi-permanent in order to achieve the most natural looking eyebrow enhancement as possible and to avoid the implanted pigment from transforming into an unwanted color over time like permanent cosmetic tattoos do.
How Long Does Microblading Last?
Since microblading pigments are not embedded into the skin as deep as traditional eyebrow tattoos, the area will naturally fade over time. Microblading typically lasts 1-3 years, based on skin type (normal, oily, dry) and age (youthful/mature).