Microblading vs Microshading: Which is Better?

Microblading vs Microshading: Which is Better?

Shout out to all the ladies who regularly fill their eyebrows with pencil or powder to give them a thicker, natural, and fuller look. Your stamina deserves a round of applause. Women who have thin eyebrows know how frustrating it is to fill up their eyebrows every time they have to leave the house. Well, there is good news for you!

Two amazing procedures have been introduced to solve this problem. One of them is known as Microblading and the other is known as Microshading. The two treatments share the same goal but there is a difference in the procedure. Let’s dive into the details of both treatments to see which one is better.

What is Microblading? 

Microblading also referred to as Micro stroking is a cosmetic procedure in which pigments are inserted into the skin of the brow area. For this purpose, a hand-held device with bladed needles is used that draws hair-like strokes. This gives an impression of natural brow hairs. It is a semi-permanent technique and the pigment fades away after a specific time. 

What is Microshading? 

On the other hand, there is microshading. It is also a semi-permanent makeup technique but here minute pin-like dots are placed all over the thin spots in the eyebrow area. The final result does not give an appearance of natural hair stroke. Instead, you get a powdered effect which also adds fullness to your eyebrows. As a result, you get perfectly shaped and thick eyebrows. 

Which one is better?

Well, that depends on what you want. Your requirements determine which treatment is better for you. One technique doesn’t suit everyone. Many women prefer powdered effects while some prefer a real hair-like look. 

Let’s compare both techniques for your better understanding. 


The microblading procedure has the following pros and cons.

Pros Cons
It creates real hair-like strokes It lasts for only six to eight months
People with dry skin are ideal candidates You will experience slight pain or discomfort
Offers a lighter finish  The procedure is not covered by insurance


Microshading has the following pros and cons.

Pros Cons
It gives a powdered effect to the eyebrow. The results last for only 3 to 6 months. 
The eyebrows appear thicker and fuller. The treatment is not covered by insurance.
It is effective for oily and sensitive skin.  You will feel mild pain and discomfort.

The Final Verdict 

After analyzing the pros and cons of both treatments, it will be easier for you to decide which treatment is better for you. Also, do consult with a dermatologist before choosing the treatment. Discuss your requirements with the expert and follow his/her recommendation. An experienced dermatologist can help you choose the best-suited semi-permanent makeup technique according to your skin type. 

At Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, we have a team of board-certified dermatologists. You can schedule a consultation with them by filling out the form given below. one of our team members will get in touch with you to book your appointment.