We talk to leading brow specialist Pip McGregor about the most commonly asked question she gets in her Christchurch clinic Making Faces.
She explains, both methods are a form of cosmetic tattoo used to enhance the brows. Micropigmentation is done with a digital machine which deposits pigments into the dermis; and microblading is done with a series of needles that act like a blade. “While we offer both techniques at Making Faces, we advise people based on their skin type, pain tolerance and expected outcomes.”
Micropigmentation has been around 35 years and microblading has become popular more recently. New needle cartridges for digital micropigmentation machines now make creating realistic brows achievable. The digital machines at Making Faces are the latest technology available from Germany, and Pip says you really do get what you pay for.
“Cosmetic tattooing is not something you should try and find a bargain on – it’s a highly specialised treatment and it’s much better to shop for quality.” Hair strokes can be created with both blading and a machine, depending on the cartridge used.
The most important part of any brow enhancement is the operator that you choose. Widely known as an expert in the field, Pip is an advocate for constant upskilling. “It’s really important to get offshore and see what new skills and techniques are coming up. The industry is exciting and changes so quickly.”
Although exceptional eyebrows will always be the signature treatment at Making Faces, Pip is excited to be rolling out some dynamic new treatments this year – stay tuned!