A few things to Know before Microblading your Eyebrows

Thinking about microblading your eyebrows? Before you do, know your who’s, whats, whens, wheres, whys, and hows. Let’s jump right in!

WHO can get microblading?

Microblading is a relatively safe procedure, but it’s not for everyone. Unsuitable candidates include those with heart conditions, diabetes, or skin disease. It is also not suitable for those with allergies to lidocaine, priolcaine, benzocaine, tetracaine, or epinephrine. You’ll also have to lay off the botox for about 2 weeks before you go for treatment – and the same goes for deep tans or chemical peels. Pregnant? My personal suggestion would be to wait until after delivery. Still, this one is up to your own discretion – and maybe that of your doctors as well.

WHAT is microblading?

In summed up words, it’s a form of semi-permanent makeup. It’s basically like tatooing your eyebrows on, except the pigmentation doesn’t go as deep and doesn’t last as long.

WHEN will I need to retouch my eyebrows?

Since microblading pigments are not implanted as deep into the skin as tattoos, the results are only semi-permanent. The term ‘semi permanent’ can be confusing for some. Does it mean a year? 10 years? 50 years? In terms of microblading, it means 1-3 years. And your skin care routine will affect just exactly how long it lasts. If you are a heavy tanner or use products with AHA or Glycolic Acid, your results will fade sooner than those who don’t. And if you want fresh looking brows all the time, you’ll need yearly touch-ups.

WHERE can I get microblading done?

Please don’t have microblading done until you have DONE YOUR RESEARCH. You wouldn’t let someone unprofessional tattoo your body, so don’t let them microblade your eyebrows. There would be nothing worse than a botched ‘tattoo’ job on display for everyone to see – day after day – for the next 3 years! Find a reputable and trained specialist who has plenty of experience in the area.

WHY choose microblading?

In most cases, microblading is a personal preference. Many people are doing it nowadays because it is the hottest eyebrow ‘trend’. For others, it’s as simple as ‘I hate doing my makeup every morning’ or ‘Im an athlete and my makeup runs throughout the day’. And yet for others, it can help to fill in scarce or dull brows.

HOW does microblading work?

We probably should have talked about this question first, but given that we’re going in sequence of the 5 W’s, we’ll talk about it now. And it’s really pretty simple. In microblading, a small handheld tool is use to draw on strokes that mimic natural eyebrow hairs. And really, that’s all there is to it!

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