Why does my Microblade brows look solid?

by | May 29, 2024

Microblade strokes (incisions) are extremely fine in width.  The gauge of the needles are extremely thin.  Tattoo artists have to create “hair-like strokes” that are extremely close together.  When the procedure is initially completed, you will see all the pigmented incisions separated to achieve realistic brow hairs.

Now comes the healing process.  According to Wikapedia,

Sebaceous gland

Hair follicle-en.svg

Schematic view of hair follicle and sebaceous gland.


Cross-section of all skin layers. A hair follicle with associated structures. (Sebaceous glands labeled at center left.)
Latin glandula sebacea
MeSH D012627
TA A16.0.00.03
FMA 59160

Anatomical terminology

Sebaceous glands are microscopic exocrine glands in the skin that secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin and hair of mammals. 

Your skin secretes sebum.  It is usually clear in color and sticky to the touch.  Once the sebum dries, it hardens to form a scab.  It is a way for your skin to protect your wound.

Under the scab, your skin is trying to repair itself.  When microblade strokes (incisions) are placed too closely together, the pigment will blur and blend onto the surrounding strokes.  Meaning, the initial sharp crisp stroke may not stay well defined after your skin repairs itself. It bleeds onto the next stroke.  What determines how a stroke heals varies from skin to skin, and how close the strokes are placed. If you would like wispier looking brows, the stokes should be placed farther apart.

Pretty Please Studio Softap Hairstroke Specialist.

Before Softap Hairstrokes

After Softap Hairstrokes

Microblade is not for all skin types.  Mature, thin, or wrinkled skin is delicate.  Microblade may be too aggressive and invasive.  Softap hairstokes will be a better solution.  It is gentler on the skin.  Instead of the incisions, the needles have an up/down motion. 

Pretty Please Studio Softap Hairstroke Specialist

San Ramon, CA