Difference between microblading and micropigmentation

They say there that the eyebrows are “the frame of the face”. If you’ve ever plucked your eyebrows, you’ve noticed how your face changes with the shape of your eyebrows. Eyebrow care has become so popular that there are even places that specialize in eyebrow beautification. In these places, you can wax or tweeze your eyebrows, apply makeup, and more.

But besides all this, they have developed aesthetic techniques that will allow you to look perfect for your face. Through micropigmentation and microblading, you can modify the appearance of your eyebrows. You will be able to cover the imperfections of your eyebrows, or fill in the spaces where you don’t grow hair. All this taking into account the shape of your face and the eyebrow design that best suits your look.

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If you’re thinking of using either of these two techniques, even if you’re just looking for a change of look, take a look at this post. Here we’ll explain what each technique is about and what the difference between them is. This way you can choose the one that best suits your situation.

What is microblading all about?

The microblading process is also known as “hair-to-hair pigmentation”. The professional who performs microblading must first design the desired shape of the eyebrow on your facial skin. Once the shape has been decided, the specialist will inject pigments into the skin of your face. This will be done through a tool called “tabori”. This tool cuts in a very subtle way the most superficial layer of the epidermis of your face. And it is in those small cuts where the pigment will enter.

One of the biggest advantages of microblanding is the natural finish. Microblading will look like small hairs have been drawn to complement your eyebrow hairs. A good professional will make sure that these new hairs have even the same orientation as yours. This makes your eyebrow look totally natural, as if you had not had any procedure done.


What is micropigmentation about?

You can associate micropigmentation with a tattoo. Just as in microblading, first you must decide on the design of your eyebrows together with the professional who will be in charge of the aesthetic treatment. The professional will probably recommend a suitable shape for your look and your face. Once the design is decided, the professional will use a dermograph. The dermographer will inject the pigment into the epidermis, which is the outermost layer of your skin, and into the dermis. This means that the pigment from the micropigmentation will be deposited deeper in your skin than the one from the microblading.


Needles with different tips are used for micropigmentation, and each of these needles has its specific function. A particular characteristic of micropigmentation is that it not only draws hairs, but also creates a shading effect on the eyebrow. This technique is very useful if you want to give some volume to your eyebrow.

Differences between microblading and mcropigmentation

1. Duration

The result of microblading is semi-permanent. Whereas, if you have the micropigmentation procedure done, the result will be permanent. This means that, with proper maintenance, the effect of microblading will last approximately two years on your face. On the other hand, the effect of micropigmentation can last up to four years.

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2. Price

The price can always vary depending on the place where you perform the procedures. However, although both require some investment, microblading is generally cheaper than micropigmentation.

3. Techniques and tools

As we mentioned before, the tools used for micropigmentation and microblading are not the same. Also, the way the skin is pigmented is not the same either.


We want to make it clear to you that both processes are quite simple. Although you will need to take certain care after performing either of the two techniques, they are very safe. Just look for professionals in aesthetics who take the necessary hygiene measures and know what they are doing. You will see how your eyebrow skin heals quickly and you will get the result you want.

Which of these procedures do you think is better? Have you ever used one of these two techniques to improve the appearance of your eyebrows? Let us know in the comments.

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