Microblading versus Powder Brows

So by now, you’ve heard of Microblading or “Powder Brows” from your cool friend or your coworker. 

You know both are Permanent Makeup Procedures (PMU). But what is the difference? And which procedure is Best your You?


  • Mode of application.
  • Your Heal Time.
  • Your Skin Type.
  • Your Desired Outcome.
  • The Longevity of Your Results.
  • To decide between the two, lets first define the differences between Microblading vs. Powder Brows.


    The pigment is implanted into the skin manually, bit by bit during your brow session. Your brow shape is created by your artist dipping the microblade into an organic vegan pigment and creating your brow, literally one stroke at a time!

    Powder Brows uses an ultra-fine tattoo needle and a Permanent Makeup (PMU) Device to deliver pigment to the skin. Powder Brows are sometimes referred to or called “Ombre Brows.” Powder Brows result in a look most like makeup powder, hence the name “Powder Brows.” 


    In general, Microblading is more invasive as the microblade goes deeper into the skin’s epidermis (upper layers) of the skin. Expect the initial stages of Microblading healing to happen over seven days. 

    In contrast, Powder Brow’s recovery occurs in a shorter period of five days.  Powder Brows heal much faster than Microblading because the pigment isn’t implanted as deeply into the skin. 


    The realism of Microblading depends on the applied “hair strokes” and your skin’s ability to heal crisply. With oilier skin types, your treatment will result in “hair strokes.” However, please expect your strokes to have a more “feathered” appearance. 

    Your artist might suggest Powder Brows if you have oily or more acne-prone skin. Although your “hair strokes” will heal sufficiently in your skin, your strokes’ crispness cannot be predicted or guaranteed. But as the PMU industry advances, different ink formulations are continually created to give better results for oiler skin types.  


    The Art of Microblading is what started the whole eyebrow makeover trend. Microblading –vs. Powder Brows, results in the MOST realistic and Natural looking outcome.  Microblading is best for you if you’re more of a “Naturalista” vs. “Glamazon.”

    However, if you prefer a more defined brow, Powder Brows are your best bet or Crystal’s Signature Brow! Why? Powder Brows most resemble a brow perfectly filled in with “powder.” A Powder Brow’s goal is to look as if you took the time to fill your brows in nicely.   If you want the best of both worlds then a Signature Brow is the way to go tp get that wispy and sheer look towards the front and the definition of a powder brow.


    Microblading vs. Powder Brows, depending on skin type, skin tone, and color selection, typically lasts nine months if you’ve completed only one session or 18-36 months if you’ve completed both sessions. With Microblading, you’ll need an annual touchup to maintain the crispness of your “hair strokes.” 

    Power Brows typically lasts nine to twelve months. Period. Again, this is primarily because the vegan pigment isn’t implanted as deeply into the epidermis. With Powder Brows, expect to schedule your yearly touchup session when you find yourself filling in your brows again– about nine months from your first Powder Brow Session.  

    Please Remember

    If you have additional questions regarding choosing between Microblading vs. Powder Brows vs. Both, feel free to schedule a Complimentary Consult. We’ll gladly walk you through deciding which procedure is best for you! 



    Chemical Peels Versus Facials

    Do you want youthful, radiant skin? A combination of aging, sun exposure, and acne scars can result in dry, damaged skin making you look older than you are? Do you have acne prone, textures skin or textured skin. ? Luckily, you have options to repair your skin.

    Chemical peels and facials can both offer a youthful, restoring and brightening  effect when used properly. But, what’s the difference?

    Chemical peels and facials can both offer a youthful, restoring effect when used properly. But, what’s the difference?

    What is a Facial?

    Facials are procedures which can help a person look younger. Your aesthetician will begin by cleansing your face to remove any makeup or dirt.

    Using a brightly magnified lamp, your aesthetician evaluates your skin type to determine which products to use.
    Many facials include steam to release any blackheads or whiteheads followed by exfoliation to remove dead skin.
    Your aesthetician will then massage your face to relax you and stimulate your facial muscles. 
    This is then followed by a facial mask which is chosen to offer the most aesthetic benefit to your individual needs and followed by a customized enzyme or vitamin c treatment. 
    A final application of toner, serums, moisturizer and sunscreen are added before you are finished.

    Benefits of a Facial

    • Reduce the negative effects of environmental factors such as sun exposure or smoking
    • Heal or treat skin that has become too lax and irregularities in texture
    • Strengthen the natural protective barrier of the skin
    • Stimulate cell rejuvenation
    • Improve cellular reproduction
    • Restore a core resilience to minimize the physical results of aging

    What is a chemical peel?

    A chemical peel removes the outer layer of skin in the facial area. During the procedure, chemical solutions are applied to the facial skin in order to exfoliate the top layers of skin that may be old and damaged.

    Your aesthetician will determine how to formulate these chemicals in order to meet the specific needs and goals of each patient. There are three levels of chemical peels light, medium or deep.

    This procedure stimulates new cell growth so that the skin appears brighter, smoother and more youthful.

    Benefits of a Chemical Peel

    A chemical peel is typically the choice for those who desire a minimally invasive way to improve the appearance of the skin. Results include:

    • Reduce fine lines, wrinkles and freckles
    • Repair sun damage
    • Improve the appearance of acne, acne scars and other mild scarring
    • Correct irregular pigmentation of the skin
    • Smooth out rough or scaly patches

    Basic Differences between Chemical Peels and Facials

    Although the results of these two procedures can be very similar, they have some stark differences.

    A chemical peel uses chemical solutions to strip the surface layer of cells away in order for a newer, healthier layer to return.  A facial uses serums and products to clean pores, extract blackheads, and moisturize the skin.

    Recovery time for a facial is little to none while a chemical peel may have some minimal side effects that require some time to recover. This recovery time will depend largely on the type of chemical peel received. A light chemical peel will require less recovery time than a deep peel.

    Best Time For a Chemical Peel

    Experts say that a chemical peel is a way to give your face a fresh new start. Although you can choose to get a chemical peel any time of the year, winter time is considered a peeling season.

    The best times to book your appointment for the chemical peel at Vanity Image Studio, Media, PA are between November and February.

    Why? Because when temperatures drop and there’s less moisture in the air, there are plenty of heaters around you, your skin dries out quickly.  Chemical peels are designed to create a safe amount of micro-damage that removes the top layer of dry, damaged skin to reveal smoother, more hydrated skin underneath. Essentially, a chemical peel allows new cells to grow more easily.

    A chemical peel has many benefits for individuals of all ages and most skin types.

    Here are a few things chemical peels can do for your skin:

    • Improves the skin’s color, clarity, tone and texture
    • Reduces scars associated with acne 
    • Can be customized for individual results
    • Increases hydration of the skin
    • Reduces discoloration caused by sun damage
    • Can be combined with other cosmetic procedures
    • Leaves skin smoother, and more youthful looking

    As for the benefits of Having a Chemical Peel During the Winter Months? 

    The winter is harsh on skin in a different way than the Summer months are. 

    By getting a chemical peel during cooler, winter months, your skin is much more protected during the recovery/healing stages.

    This is especially true for those receiving treatment in multiple sessions to get the best results or choosing a deeper peel procedure.

    Chemical peels expose deeper layers, which means skin is much more sensitive towards heat and UV rays post-application.

    Because it is less sunny in the winter, hyperpigmentation issues are better resolved by a chemical peel at this time.The vitamins and acids in the peel work to shrink pores, correct fine lines and wrinkles, stimulate collagen and elastin production within the skin, and improve acne and hyperpigmentation.Having a peel in the fall or winter will prepare skin for the spring and summer, and have you looking your best with your skin luminous and glowing.

    Different types available ranging from light to strong. The type and
    depth of the solution is determined at the appointment based on the skin
    issue such as hyper pigmentation, loosing of elasticity, acne, scarring
    or uneven skin tone. One of the most popular peel is our Clarity Peel. It stimulates cell turnover,
    firms the dermis, boosts collagen synthesis, increases moisture, gives
    skin a more youthful appearance, a reduction of fine lines and 
    pigmentation. There is no downtime with the  Clarity Peel -
    you’ll leave your appointment with a healthy glow and able to carry on
    with your day to day activities.

    However deeper peels can take seven to ten days for the top layer of the skin to peel off before the new skin underneath arises. At Vanity Image Studio we offer different peepls according to your indivdual needs.

    The  Triple Peel  is perfect for resilient skin or those who require a deeper treatment, the most modified solution improves sun damage and post acne skin issues. These peels will help improve the appearance of skin tone and provide exfoliation for oilier, thicker and more resistant skin types. After care kit is included to ensure optimal results.

    November is the perfect time of year is to try a more aggressive treatment since the sun’s rays aren’t at full strength. Schedule an virtual or phone appointment today to ensure you’re a good candidate for this procedure, we look forward to meeting you.

    The best way to book with us is online 24/7 by clicking the scheduling button below.

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