Our Minimal Incision Approach vs. Microblading
Nano hairstrokes (done with one single needle) which is the approach/technique that we use versus Microblading (done with a group of 18-24 needles configured into a blade) are both forms of cosmetic tattooing. Both methods create hairstrokes that mimic and blend into your natural hair to give your eyebrows a fuller look. Microblading deposits pigment under the skin using a "blade" to slide across the skin, resembling a paper cut with pigment packed into the cut. The nano hairstroke technique uses a specialized cosmetic tattoo machine to power one small fine precision needle to deposit pigment under the skin through tiny dots forming hair stroke lines (similar to a body tattoo machine but with a much finer, precise needle and a more stable machine specialized for permanent makeup). Both treatments are great for defining your eyebrows when done properly. Whether one performs microblading or nano hairstrokes, we appreciate all cosmetic tattoo artists who are properly educated in cosmetic tattooing and take great care of their clients.
While both treatments are great, we strongly believe that nano hairstrokes technique is more advanced than microblading based on following:
- Nano hairstrokes is more gentle on the skin as it injects pigment using much smaller skin openings. Therefore, there will be less scabbing during your skin's healing process compared to microblading which creates larger skin openings.
- Due to the size of skin opening created by microblading, criss-crossing microblading strokes will cause pigment blurring. Therefore, hairstroke patterns are greatly limited with microblading to avoid pigment blurring. Nano hairstrokes on the other hand, uses one single nano needle that creates more dynamic lines and curves. Strokes can cross and merge more freely.
- For clients with certain skin types or with very little to no hair, microblading will deliver less optimal results with Nano hairstrokes being more suitable for these clients.
- From a professional perspective, nano hairstrokes are without a doubt the most difficult technique in permanent makeup to master and deliver consistent, high quality results. Intensive training and experience is required for nano hairstrokes mastery.