Both Microblading and Nano Hairstrokes are cosmetic tattooing techniques used to enhance or recreate the appearance of eyebrows. They are popular methods for individuals looking to achieve fuller, more defined eyebrows, especially if they have thin or sparse natural brows.
The results of both treatments are natural-looking, but enhanced brows with visible hair strokes, that last a relatively long time
Microblading is performed using a handheld microblading tool, which consists of 12-18 fine, sterile needles arranged in a row (formed to appear like a blade). The blade is dipped into pigment and dragged across the skin to create a microchannel for the pigment to deposit into the superficial layers of the skin. They deposit pigments into the skin to mimic the appearance of natural eyebrow hairs.
Microblading is most compatible with normal to dry skin. Microblading can be applied on oily skin, but typically has a shorter retention rate and strokes may not heal as crisp. Lasts 1-2 years depending on skin type and lifestyle.
Nano hairstrokes technique is performed with a tattoo machine. Some artists call this treatment digital hair stroke brows or machine hairstroke brows. Pigment is implanted using a tattoo machine and an extremely fine needle, which moves up and down to deposit pigment in tiny dots that add up to create a line or stroke. The needle is very thin and enters the skin at a 90 degree angle, so it causes very little trauma to the skin.
Nano hairstroke brows are compatible with a wider ranges of skin types & conditions including normal, combo or mature skin types. Nano hairstroke brows typically lasts 1-3 years depending on clients skin type and lifestyle.
There is less scabbing with nano brows than microblading. A skilled microblading artist knows how to avoid excessive trauma too, but since the blade is dragged through the skin, there’s usually more scabbing.
It's important to have any permanent makeup service performed by a certified and experienced technician to ensure safe and satisfactory results. Additionally, individuals should be aware of the potential risks and side effects associated with the procedure, such as infection, scarring, or uneven pigmentation, and discuss these with their technician before undergoing the treatment.