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Microblading and Nano: What's the difference and which one is right for me?

Updated: Oct 30, 2023

Machine hair stroke, also know as "Nano Brows", is a new technique that has been making waves in the Permanent Makeup industry. It stands out for its remarkable flexibility, natural healed result, and less trauma for the skin. It is suitable for all skin types, including oily, mature, or thicker skin.


In this blog, I'll break down the key difference between Nano and Microblading so you can make an informed decision for your eyebrow enhancement.


Microblading vs. Nano: What's the difference and which one is right for me?

Microblading: The OG

Tool Used: Microblading uses a manual hand-held tool with a row of tiny needles typically aligned in a straight line

Technique: It is a manual technique where the artist creates hair-like strokes by hand, using the microblading tool that create small incisions to deposit pigment.

Stroke Appearance: Microblading produces slightly broader, more defined strokes

Depth of Pigment: The pigment is deposited into the upper dermal layer of the skin, between the epidermis and dermis layer

Healing Time: Healing typically takes around 7-14 days.

Touch-Up Frequency: Clients typically require touch-up appointments every 12-18 months to maintain the color and shape of their brows.

Ideal For: Individuals with dry to normal skin who wants a more prominent, defined hair strokes


Nano Machine Hair Strokes: The New Girl

Tool Used: Nano machine hair strokes involve a digital or rotary machine equipped with an single-point needle to insert pigment into the skin.

Technique: It is a semi-mechanical technique, with the artist guiding the machine to create precise hair-like strokes.

Stroke Appearance: Nano produces slightly thinner strokes

Depth of Pigment: The pigment is deposited into the upper dermal layer of the skin, same as microblading

Healing Time: Healing typically takes 7-14 days.

Touch-Up Frequency: Touch-up sessions are less frequent, usually between every 1.5-2 years

Ideal For: All skin types, especially for those with mature or oily skin.


In summary, Microblading and Nano both can achieve realistic, hair-like result. Microblading is slightly bolder and better suited for those with dry-normal skin, while nano machine hair strokes causes less trauma and can be used on all skin types. The best decision will be one that aligns with your desired results, skin type, and commitment to touch-up sessions.



If you're still feeling unsure which technique is best for you, book a consultation with me and we can determine the best option for you!





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