Posted on April 19, 2022

Eyebrow Lamination vs Microblading: What’s the Difference?

Eyebrow Lamination

Your eyebrows are one of your face’s main highlights, and getting the perfect shape is desired by many. However, finding the right style for you and a suitable method can take time. Natural-looking and full eyebrows are currently trending, and there are many methods to achieve them. Two highly requested treatments are microblading and eyebrow lamination, but what are they and is one better than the other? Read on to find out.

What is microblading?

Microblading is a popular tattoo technique for people with thin eyebrows who desire a fuller look. It is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo procedure used to help eyebrows appear thicker.

The process takes 2 to 3 hours and involves a unique microblading tool that uses small needles to scratch the skin. A medical-grade pigment is then rubbed into the skin. Many salons offer a numbing cream to be used before they start

The tool’s precision allows feather-like strokes to be applied, giving the appearance of natural, realistic hair strokes.

Unlike a standard tattoo, microblading lasts 18 to 30 months and needs to be touched up roughly every 6 to 12 months.

What is eyebrow lamination?

Eyebrow lamination is a much newer treatment and quickly gaining popularity. Like microblading, its purpose is to deliver a fuller looking brow but without any tattooing. Eyebrow lamination is also a suitable treatment option for those whose eyebrow hairs wander in different directions, as it helps provide a more uniform shape.

The procedure straightens and lifts the individual hairs of your brows with the use of chemical solutions. Your eyebrows can then be styled to your desired shape, and the treatment only takes approximately 1 hour to complete. The fixing solution will keep the hairs in place for around 6 weeks.

What is the main difference between the two?

While microblading and eyebrow laminating are both semi-permanent eyebrow transformation procedures, offering similar full and flawless results, there are some noticeable differences between the two.

One of the main differences is that microblading will last considerably longer than eyebrow lamination. In addition, the procedure takes a lot longer.

As microblading involves making small incisions in the skin, you can expect some pain. The pain you experience will vary from person to person, with some reporting little to no pain and others experiencing a bit more. Eyebrow lamination, on the other hand, is entirely painless as it only involves applying solutions to your brow hairs. You may, however, experience some irritation from the chemicals.

Another difference worth talking about is who is suitable for which treatment. While both procedures offer similar advantages, those with conditions affecting hair growth, such as alopecia, will not benefit from brow lamination as it enhances your existing hair.

Once you have found the shape which perfectly suits your face, you need to choose the method that works for you.

If you prefer to only have a treatment every 2 -3 years and don’t mind a bit of pain, go with microblading. However, if pain isn’t your thing and you don’t mind coming into the salon for regular treatments, eyebrow lamination is a better choice.

Both methods will leave you with flawless and fuller eyebrows, and when you have found the treatment you prefer, maintaining your desired look and keeping your brows on point is easy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What you need to know before microblading.


Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo, used for the purpose of reconstructing sparse eyebrows or simply to enhance already full brows. The proper ink is chosen and mixed to fit your exact skin tone to look the most natural and realistic. We then create small, hair-like strokes to perfectly mimic natural and gorgeous eyebrows.


Healed microblading results last anywhere from 1-2 years, depending on your skin type. If you have oily skin, results usually fade a little faster than those with dryer skin types. Touch-ups are required to maintain the microbladed look. First touch-up is included.


Please read the faqs page completely to ensure that you are an eligible candidate for microblading. Prior to your procedure: -Do not take Advil or other blood thinners such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Niacin or Vitamin E ,drink alcohol or take caffeine within 24 hours of your procedure, go tanning within 24 hours of the procedure, make sure to not have had facial fillers done at least 2 weeks prior to the procedure. Do not do facial fillers at least 2 weeks after the procedure.


-Anybody can get microblading done as long as the following does not apply. Those who are: Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor),Viral infections and/or diseases,Epilepsy, A Pacemaker or major heart problems, Had an Organ transplant, Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.), Sick (cold, flu, etc.), Pregnant or Nursing. Please contact us if you have had any facial fillers in the past two months*. Please contact us if you have used any prescription acne medication in the past year*.


Microbladed brows typically take 6 weeks to fully heal. Within the first week the pigment will appear much darker, and your eyebrows will look very bold. Do not worry! This is part of the healing process and it means that you are healing properly. After the first week the eyebrows will begin to get lighter, as by now the scabbing should be taking place. This is also normal! Around week 2, most of the scabbing should be done, and you will begin to see your full and natural eyebrow shape come through. Let it heal naturally, and only begin to wash your eyebrows with a mild foamy anti-bacterial soap after 14 days.


There should be absolutely NO picking at your eyebrows for the first 10 days. The first 10 days are the most crucial for having healthy healed eyebrows. Let the epithelial crust and natural scabbing occur on its own. After the first two weeks, you are allowed to begin washing them again. Try to keep the area as dry as possible in the first 10 days. Do not swim in fresh, salt, or chlorinated pool water for at least 2-4 weeks following your procedure. Limit sun exposure for 14 days following the procedure. For the first two weeks, avoid:Water, cleansers, creams, makeup, heavy sweating in the brow area, tanning and heavy sun exposure, Facials, facial fillers, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion.


Discomfort is minimal, although a numbing cream is applied to alleviate any discomfort.