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Combo Brows VS Microblading

by | Jan 25, 2022 | Comparison, Microblading | 0 comments

The main difference between Microblading and Combo Brows is basically tattooing. It’s whereas combro brows uses 2 methods on creating a splendid eyebrow and more like painting the brow on the area while microblading is tattooing the eyebrows in which cases you like to create hairlike strokes to give the brows a thicker look. It will last a few months before you could have it filled again or as we know it, touch-up appointments.


Now, What is Microblading? 

Microblading is a semi-permanent treatment that uses a hand tool with a blade formed of tiny needles used to create a hair-like stroke. People often get this treat if ever they have less to no hair on their eyebrow part and would like to enhance their eyebrow look.


What is Combo Brow? 

It is a process where you combine the both microblading and shading technique to give you a more dense and pigmented eyebrows. In microshading, a soft powder is applied to give your eyebrows a good shading. When using the said technique, combo brows are made. 


Who are Combo Brows for? 

It is suitable for clients with normal to moderate oily skin. If ever your skin is too oily for microblading alone, combo brows may be a great option for you. For someone who has very sparse eyebrows, the shading can give it more body while the hairlike strokes keep it natural.


Who should avoid both treatments? 

Individuals under age of 18 – Artists cannot perform these treatments to children even with parental consent.

Women who are pregnant or nursing – As the body is experiencing hormonal changes, it is more vulnerable to infections thus your skin may change and results can be unpredictable.

Individuals with Pacemakers or major heart problems – Most clinics for these treatments use Epinephrine as a numbing agent which can increase your heart rate and can cause Dysrhythmias.

Individuals with viral infections and/or diseases – The risk of developing an infection is higher in people with compromised immune systems. 

Individuals with Lupus – It is the same with Individuals with Viral Infection and/or diseases. The risk of developing an infection is higher than people with compromised immune systems. 

Individuals who have undergone Organ Transplant – It is the same with Individuals with Lupus and Viral Infection and/or disease. The risk of developing an infection is higher than people with compromised immune systems.

Eczema, DermatitisRosaceaPsoriasis or any kind of these skin conditions may compromise the surface and texture of the skin. Procedure performed on skin with these kinds of conditions may have sub par results.

Individuals who are allergic to metal and colour – Artists use small needles and pigments that can contain some metals and colorant, so allergy can stop the procedure.

Individuals prone to keloids – Since permanent makeup punctures the skin, there can always be risks for people that are prone to keloids to heal with keloids scarring. 

Individuals who use Accutane – Accutane alters the skin which can make it thin, dry and sensitive. It can also weaken your immune system. For those reasons, you will wait at least one year after your Accutane treatment and when your skin is back to its normal state.

These two procedures can differ in many ways, even though they are pretty similar to each other. Some of us will think, if these are both tattoos, what is the most affordable procedure and why? 

The cost of Microblading and Combo Brows are pretty much the same. It ranges from $500 to $1000 but it will still depend on the skin type of the client and how much work will be done.


The Healing Process


For Combination Brows, the healing process may take up to 2 – 3 weeks of time. For the first 3 days, your eyebrows will be very dark and then will start to scab eventually. Unlike in Microblading that scabs in patches, Combo Brows can scab in one big (or a few big, depending on the eyebrow) piece. I know it’s pretty gross but it’s the super important part of the healing process. 


What will you expect day by day on the Combo Brows Healing Process?

The Dos and Don’ts of Microblading can be done the same in the day to day healing process of Combo Brows. But what you will mainly do to achieve the best results possible is to take good care of your brows and listen to what your Artist tells you to do.  


What can hurt you the most? 

Being in pain can be really uncomfortable to most people, while some people have very high pain tolerance. Microblading can be really painful but it can’t be on combo brows as it can have little to no pain at all. Microblading is a tattoo treatment used to apply hairlike strokes on an area and what makes it painful is that it punctures the skin with tiny blades with pigment. With this, it can make the microbladed hairs look natural. 

Combo Brows will not be as painful as the Microbladed procedure because of a topical numbing cream used for the procedure. You will feel little to no pain at all. Combo Brows can make a very light natural finish to a beautiful bold brow as it is a combination of Microblading and Shading. Yes, it can make you really uncomfortable but with every other treatment, it is normal to feel that way especially if you are not used to getting your brows done. 

In conclusion, If someone were to ask what is the best procedure between Microblading and Combo Brows, I will say that it still depends on the eyebrow look they are desiring to achieve and what skin type they have. It is important to know what type of skin your client has before you proceed with the treatment as it will be your responsibility if you were to have any mistakes or something wrong happened that concerns the client’s microblading or combo brow treatment.