corrects sparse or thinning brows using a manual tool that administers tiny, pin-like dots in a gradient pattern, creating a semi-permanent powdered effect. It uses a stippling method as opposed to hair stroke pigmentation in microblading. It creates a denser, thicker brow, using dots of pigment instead of strokes, and the results resemble perfectly-applied eyebrow powder.

Microshading is recommended for people who just want a little extra oomph, as opposed to a total brow makeover.

The small, pin-point dots in microshading are subtler and not suited for making big adjustments to shape. Because of its signature gradient appearance, microshading is often referred to as “ombré brows” or “powder fill brows.”

Does microshading hurt?

People often compare the experience of microblading to the feeling of receiving many tiny paper cuts, but less pain is reported in microshading due to the dotting technique. There remains some pain involved since the skin is being incised.

How long does microshading last?

Microshading is a semi-permanent eyebrow treatment, and can last for one to three years with proper maintenance; touch-ups are recommended to lengthen results.

Since this new technique replaces the natural-looking hair strokes of microblading with small dots, it may last longer than typical microblading, with the average treatment lasting two years. Note that your skin type, aftercare routine and general lifestyle will affect how long permanent brows last.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects of microshading are similar to those for microblading. The common side effects include itchiness, redness, puffiness and swelling immediately after treatment.

Skincare after microshading?

  • Avoid getting the area wet for up to 10 days, which includes keeping your face dry during a shower.
  • Don’t wear makeup around your brows
  • Don’t pick, itch or rub your brows
  • Avoid saunas, swimming, and excessive sweating until the area is completely healed and you have a follow-up appointment.
  • Keep your hair away from your brow line.(bangs)
  • Apply any medicated cream or healing balm.

The Duration Microshading takes

Application Time Duration it Lasts
1 Hour 30 Mins 3 to 4 years Depending on Skin Type