'Microblading' seems to be very popular in the media at the moment. While both are forms of micropigmentation (the process of implanting pigment into the skin), the techniques, results and process are quite different.
Semi-permanent Makeup Involves using a specially developed medical and cosmetic tattoo machine and needles, specifically for this purpose. The pigment is implanted around 1.5-2mm into the layers of the skin. There are a variety of needles and techniques available with machine work, from super fine natural hair stokes, through to soft ombre powder brows and bolder full powder brows. Some clients choose to have a combination brow - with hair strokes at the front, going through to a powder effect in the full body of the brow. Typically you can expect to have a re-touch up at around 1.5 - 2.5 years.
Microblading is a technique that involves using a hand held tool, which has micro blades attached to it. The technician creates fine hair strokes in the skin by slicing the blades in a hair stroke motion. Pigment is implanted at a much more superficial level into the layers of the skin. Typically you can expect to have a re-touch around 12 -24 months.
Each of these treatments has its benefits; the best thing to do is discuss your requirements with your technician. We will be able to tell you whether you are suitable for semi-permanent eyebrows or microblading.