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Microblading vs. Nanoblading: Which One Is Right for Your Brows

If you’ve been on the hunt for a semi-permanent brow solution, you may have come across the terms “microblading” and “nanoblading.” While these two procedures are different in how they look, how they’re done, and what results they offer, both can be great options for defining your brows. The real question is: which one is the right option for your brows? Let’s break down the differences between microblading and nanoblading so that you can decide which procedure works best with your goals!

What Is Microblading?

Microblading has been steadily growing in popularity as more and more people embrace its ability to create beautiful results without having to spend too much time or money on expensive makeup each day!

It is a type of cosmetic tattooing in which very fine needles are used to deposit pigment in the skin. The needles create very fine, natural-looking hair strokes that can fill in sparse eyebrows or enhance the existing shape. Microblading is semi-permanent, meaning the pigment, though long-lasting, will fade over time and will need to be touched up every 12-18 months to maintain results.


The microblading process involves using a handheld tool to make very fine, shallow cuts in the skin to implant pigment. This allows the microblading technician to mimic the fine, realistic-looking hair strokes, giving your eyebrows a more natural appearance. The procedure itself isn’t painful; some may feel slight discomfort or pressure.

What Is Nanoblading?

Though nanoblading is very similar to microblading, it uses a smaller needle which improves precision and accuracy, resulting in more natural-looking brows. There is also less pain and bleeding. Another major difference between nanoblading and microblading is how long the results last—while microblading only last up to 12 months, nanoblading can last up to 3 years. 

It’s considered an upgrade from microblading because it can be done with fewer strokes (though this does depend on your aesthetic goals). Another major benefit is that you get the same natural look as with microblading, without having to commit as much time and money. The process takes about three hours per session, compared to the four hours it takes for microblading.

Nanoblading uses smaller needles and less pigment than microblading, making it a good option for people who are aiming for a natural look but still want some definition in their brows. This procedure can be done in just one appointment, so you don’t have to worry about going back in for touch-ups or additional sessions. 

Aftercare for both procedures is roughly the same so choose the one that’s right for you based on the look you want. Nanoblading does not require a touch-up session for about 2–4 months after your initial appointment, while microblading usually needs a touch-up session within 4–6 weeks of the original procedure.

Which Is Right for You?

Microblading and nanoblading can both be effective at creating defined, natural-looking hair strokes, and they have their own pros and cons. The most appropriate procedure for you might vary depending on your skin type and eyebrow style. 

If you have sensitive or oily skin, nanoblading is the better option because it causes less bleeding and pain. On the other hand, macroblading is better suited for people with dry skin. It is also the more suitable choice for people looking to fill in sparse individual hairs, especially if you want to add more definition to their eyebrows.

There are a ton of options when it comes to getting your brows done, including microblading and nanoblading. To learn more about which treatment might be right for you, reach out to the experts at KCole Studio today!

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