The overarching difference between the two is that Microblading is the process of pressing and dragging the application pen, whereas Hand-Application taps the application pen atop the skin’s surface. Hand-Application is preferable for those with delicate and sensitive skin.
The Microblading pen consists of a row of fine needles that penetrate the skin simultaneously when pressed to the skin’s surface. While pressing down, the pen is dragged along the skin, essentially creating a column of light incisions. For these reasons, Microblading is not the right method for every skin type.The Hand-Application method, also utilizes a similar pen. However, the pen is not dragged across skin, but is instead tapped gently atop the skin’s surface, avoiding the drag-incision making.