Things You Should Know Before Doing Microblading

Things You Should Know Before Doing Microblading

What is Microblading?

Microblading is a semi-permanent make-up technique also known as hair strokes technique. In most cases, thin lines are placed around your eyebrows manually with a knife. This effect should ensure that you get natural and fuller eyebrows.

The treatment takes about 2-3 hours and in most cases 2-3 touch ups are required.

Depending on how well you follow the aftercare and your skin type, the result will remain visible for 1 to 3 years.

The treatment can take a few hours

Before the treatment actually starts, everything is measured. This is also called brow mapping. For example, we look at your face shape and which eyebrows best suit you and your wishes.

The average time for a permanent make-up eyebrow treatment is approximately 2 to 3 hours. You can prepare yourself by removing all your make-up, for example.

Some treatments are very sensitive

If you go for a Microblading treatment, it can be sensitive. Looks logical, because cuts are made in your skin by means of a small knife. It is possible to apply for a cream through your doctor. While this numbs the unpleasant feeling, it also has a drawback. The cream itself can prevent the ink from absorbing well into your skin. If I had to describe the pain on a scale of 1-10 with Microblading treatment, I would give it a 5.

With powder brows, the pain is much less, because the needle simply goes less deep into your skin. A big advantage of this is that it cannot leave scar tissue. Also, the pain from the treatment on a scale of 1-10 is only 1. You can safely say that the treatment is virtually painless, but it is sometimes described as an unpleasant feeling.

Your eyebrows lighten after two weeks

If you are going to tattoo your eyebrows for the first time, it can be a bit thrilling. The last thing you want is that the shape isn’t pretty or the color isn’t right.

Keep in mind that the eyebrows appear very dark for the first two weeks. This is because a crust can form. Once the crusts fall out naturally, the color will come out very lightly. This turns even darker until week 4 after the treatment.

Good preparation is half the battle

Good preparation is half the job. This also applies when you go for a semi-permanent make-up treatment. You can describe the process in 3 phases. The first phase is the preparation phase. There are a number of actions that you can take so that the treatment offers the best outcome.

Do not sunbathe two weeks before the treatment and avoid the tanning bed
It is not recommended to use face peels two weeks before the treatment
If you want to dye the eyebrows, you can do that up to 1 week before the treatment
Do not use products that have a blood thinning effect 24 hours before the treatment. Think of: drugs, alcohol, caffeine, etc. This is because it affects the blood circulation and you will bleed more heavily during the treatment. As a result, the pigment will absorb

(Almost) anyone can do it

In principle, anyone can qualify for a permanent make-up (PMU ) eyebrow treatment. You must be 18 years old.

Often people choose one of these techniques because they don’t like their own shape, or because they don’t feel like drawing their eyebrows. In addition, a PMU artist can make your shape much more suitable for your face, making your eyebrows look perfect for a long period of time.

Treatments are also suitable for people who have little or no own eyebrow hairs or no symmetrical eyebrows.

For people who have certain allergies, it is always recommended to discuss this with a doctor first. It is also possible to do a so-called patch test. This is done by taking a small test behind your ear.

Yet there are situations when it is better not to do a permanent make-up eyebrow treatment:

  • For scars less than a year old.
  • Pregnant women.
  • When you have treated your eyebrows with laser / PMU in the past three months.
  • On irritated skin (for example: strange bumps, swelling, dark moles).
  • If you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • If you have undergone a Botox treatment within 2 months.
  • If you take blood thinners

And also with the following conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • hemophilia
  • During chemotherapy
  • Chronic skin disease such as eczema and psoriasis
  • Immune disorder
  • Cardiovascular abnormalities
  • When using anti-acne agent
  • Allergy to pigments or other materials with which PMU is put.

These are my tips that I would like to share with you. If you have any comments or questions? Feel free to send me a message.

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Yerelin Guerrero is a renowned makeup artist in the Tampa Bay area and central Florida.

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