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The Difference Between Microblading and Nano Brows

Top part of woman's face showing her eyes. There are white lines drawn onto her skin to measure her eyebrows to make sure they are even.

Today we are discussing the difference between two popular eyebrow tattooing procedures: microblading and nano brows. We understand it can be confusing to differentiate between these two methods, so we have put together this guide to help you understand what they each are and how they differ.

Firstly, it's important to understand the basics of each procedure before we dive into the differences. Microblading is a semi-permanent tattooing technique where a manual tool is used to create individual, hair-like strokes (with small cuts) on the skin, and then pigment is deposited into each of those hair strokes. It is often touted as being a natural-looking alternative to traditional eyebrow tattoos.

On the other hand, nano brow procedure uses a machine to create very fine strokes, building up layers of pigment on top of the skin without cutting into it. The machine is specially designed to use a very fine needle as thin as a hair, allowing for ultra-precise strokes.

Both techniques are used with the goal in mind to create the look of individual hairs. While nano brows uses a machine, it should not be confused with powder brows, which creates a soft powdery effect with pixels, more similar to a tattoo.

So, what are the main differences between these two forms of techniques?

One of the most significant differences is that microblading is a manual procedure, whereas nano brows uses a machine. Microblading involves making little cuts into the skin. This means that the healing process can take longer - typically around 10 to 14 days. Nano brows treatment is less invasive and typically has less of a healing time. The skin essentially heals itself by forming a new layer over the pigment, requiring minimal aftercare.

Lastly, cost can vary between the two procedures, with nano brows being slightly more expensive than microblading. This is due to the technology involved with the use of a machine, advanced inks, and needles.

In conclusion, BOTH microblading and nano brows techniques can help you achieve your desired eyebrow look. Which one is best for you ultimately, comes down to your preferences, as well as the artist's skill and experience. We hope we've helped answer any questions you may have had regarding the two techniques.

Please schedule a consultation with a professional and qualified artist to assess which procedure might be more suitable for your brow goals, and remember that the more you communicate with your artist, the more likely they are to help you acheive your goals.

We at Cali Girl PMU provide both microblading and nano brow services. If you still have questions, please contact us by text or WhatsApp at 310-867-4885, and we will be happy to assist you.

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