“Both Microblading and nanoblading give the brows a natural-looking enhancement by adding extra hair strokes to thinning brows. Both can create a fuller, more youthful, very natural look.”
- Jackie Carini
Nanoblading vs Microblading
Both Microblading and nanoblading give the brows a natural-looking enhancement by adding extra hair strokes to thinning brows. Both can create a fuller, more youthful, very natural look. The difference between the two modalities lies in the method of implanting those strokes; nanoblading is done with a machine, while microblading is a manual technique. The results are very similar, with nano brows being a bit more subtle. We base the choice between the two on skin type – nanoblading is more suitable for oily skin and more mature skin than microblading.
How long does the procedure take, and what’s involved?
Each procedure involves numbing cream to keep you comfortable and brow mapping (pre-draw) before the procedure, which takes about an hour and a half to 2 hours.
Both procedures include a 6-week touch-up or “perfecting session.”
Brows may be dark for the first couple of days and then go through a flaking phase as the skin is healing.
A topical moisturizer is used for the first week, and we advise staying out of direct sun and avoiding swimming as it’s healing.
How long does it last?
Both treatments are semi-permanent, meaning their results last a long time, but do fade eventually. How fast they’ll fade is individual and depends on many factors, primarily skin type, body chemistry, and lifestyle. Microblading lasts about 12-18 months, while nanoblading lasts 2-3 years. Certain factors contribute to the fade, such as sun exposure and topical products containing retinol and acids. It is best to keep these topicals away from your eyebrows and protect brows from the sun.
Call now to book your appointment for a consultation.
Jacqueline Carini, L.E., C.M.A, Permanent Cosmetics Specialist
Other permanent makeup procedures include eyeliner, lash enhancement, lip liner, lip blushing, Areola, and 3-D nipple tattooing after mastectomy or augmentation.
About the Author
Jackie Carini is a Certified Makeup Artist, Licensed Cosmetologist, and Esthetician. Her knowledge, combined with 20 + years of experience with skin, color theory, artistic eye, and attention to detail are all important factors when considering a Permanent Makeup Specialist.