Before deciding that whether you are a good candidate for microblading or not you need to know these few facts and tips about microblading.
Microblading is a relatively new practice of semi-permanent tattooed eyebrows, lasting 1 to 3 years. Small hair like strokes are manually created in the brow using a very fine blade to deposit coloured pigment. Sometimes referred to as ‘3D embroidery’, this method gives a very natural look. At first the brows will appear quite dark but will fade noticeably over the next couple weeks so it is necessary to have a touch up done.
There are many factors that help in determining the time duration microblading your brows will last. Factors such as aftercare, the condition of your skin and your daily routine can all affect how long your microblading lasts. It also depends on how oily your skin is. Taking these factors into account, your new eyebrows can last anywhere from 6-18 months. After that yearly touch-ups or fills are required.
For microblading two treatments are required. The first one known as initial treatment and the second one to be performed after 4-6 weeks of initial treatment. Both these treatments last up to 2 hours. Your microblading does not show its full results until both treatments and a healing period of 4-6 weeks has passed. The treatment can be a little painful if you have sensitive skin and it really depends on your level of pain tolerance. However, sometimes a numbing agent may be applied to make it easy for the client.
As it is a semi-permanent technique, there are some factors that do not make you a good candidate for microblading and you should not go for it.
- If you are pregnant or nursing then microblading is not for you
- If you are diabetic or undergoing Chemotherapy. Consult your doctor before opting for microblading
- If you bleach your eyebrows, it is not recommended to have this procedure done. The chemicals will bleach the hair & the pigment as well.
- If there is any irritation or skin infection (rash, acne, cold sores) near your brows
- If you have very oily skin then this process is not good for you as it will not appear as dark as you might think
- If you have sun tanned or sunburned skin. Sun tanning should be avoided 30 days before and after microblading
- If you have undergone laser removal of the eyebrows it means you have more scar tissue in your brow area. There is a chance that the new pigment won’t hold up. Make sure that the old pigment must be 100% removed.
- If you have a heart problem or had any organ transplant
- If you have undergone Botox in the past 2-3 weeks.
- If you have used alcohol, aspirin or any blood thinners 24 hours before
- If you are haemophiliac
If you do not fall in the above mentioned conditions, then you are a good candidate for microblading. You will need to take precautionary measures such as avoiding sun bathing, applying make-up on brows or scratching them.