What’s the difference between Microblading and Eyebrow Feathering done with a digital machine?
Both Eyebrow feathering with digital machine and Microblading are forms of permanent makeup used to enhance your eyebrows and give a very similar end result. They can either fill in your natural brow or they can create a “fake” brow using tiny hair strokes which is ideal for people who don’t have much hair and want a more defined shape.
Microblading uses 10-16 fine needles configured into a blade shape to deposit pigment into the skin. Once the cuts have been made manually by hand (no machine is used like in tattooing), pigment is left on the skin for a few minutes and then wiped off to reveal your new brows.
Eyebrow feathering with Digital machine uses a conventional needle device which is the size of a hair strand and very flexible. As the needle sits approximately 0.75 mm outside the cartridge it is easier to apply the exact pressure needed to create the super fine and precise hair strokes that is very popular. The very tip of the needle is dipped into the pigment and the vibration pulls the pigment down into the cartridge. It is then dispensed from the needle into the skin. It’s said that it’s easier to get a good result from this technique as there is less trauma to the skin and its almost impossible to implant the pigment too deep, which is where many technicians (who aren’t highly skilled) go wrong with Microblading. (Which is why I use a digital machine)
Micro Blades give exactly the same result but the risk of injury to the skin is much higher. There are few true artists who can Microblade beautifully to achieve the really natural effect of hair strokes.