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Does Microblading Eyebrows Hurt?Does Microblading Eyebrows Hurt?

Microblading in an innovative way to recreate a natural eyebrow look by applying pigment under the skin in the brow area.
Many patients are concerned whether microblading non plastic surgery procedure will cause pain and discomfort during or after the treatment. The treatment provider will address these issues during the initial consultation to help the patient make an informed choice.
Modern Body Contouring and Laser Center (MBody), led by board certified plastic surgeons, provides microblading or permanent makeup for eyebrows to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding locations.

Precise Treatment with Minimal Discomfort

The treatment provider will make use of a very fine blade to precisely and gently deliver the pigment into the uppermost layer of the skin. They will apply smooth, feather-like strokes to recreate the effect of natural brow hair. Very fine strokes of the blade and precise pigment application in the topmost skin layer will not only produce desirable aesthetic results, but will also minimize the discomfort.
Prior to the treatment, the provider may apply a numbing cream in the targeted area. This will further ensure that the patient remains comfortable during the procedure. Most patients will not require pain medications when topical numbing cream is used. The patient may experience a mild stinging sensation as if the skin is caught with a plucker.
However, each patient’s pain tolerance can vary, and they may report different experiences. But in most cases, patients do not feel much discomfort during or after the procedure. The numbing cream is typically applied one to two hours prior to the treatment so that its full effects are established before the microblading is performed.

Manual Control

Although many tattooing techniques today involve the use of automated machines, permanent eyebrow makeup with microblading is usually performed with the help of specialized manual hand tools. No machines or needles are used in this process.
The manual treatment approach produces more customized outcomes, while the patient feels more secure and comfortable because the treatment provider will work in accordance with the patient’s comfort levels.
When the procedure is performed by a skillful and trained microblading aesthetician, most patients will not experience any unusual discomfort. Patients often describe the experience as similar to a “scratch” on the skin, which is easily bearable.


The patient should be ready to follow the surgeon’s advice for recovery and aftercare in order to ensure complete safety and comfort. The surgeon’s team will provide detailed aftercare information.
The first week following the treatment is vital for the healing process to set in fully. The patient should refrain from using makeup in the treated sites during this period, and keep the area dry.
Most patients will not require any pain medications after the treatment, and can resume their normal routine immediately. Considerate plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas across the landscape for microblading.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit

Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.

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