How Safe is Microblading?

If you’re tired of stencilling in your eyebrows every morning, you may have already considered the option of Microblading. Microblading is a tremendously appealing procedure because it’s semi-permanent and means no more stencilling – at least for a few years. Tiny hair like strokes with a special tattoo pen create a completely natural look that requires no daily upkeep. But what’s the catch? There has to be some risks and side effects. Of course there are. Risks include:

  • Allergic reaction – Allergic reactions to organic pigments are rare, but they do happen.
  • Infection – Microblading uses a small needle that breaks the skin. In return, there is serious risk for transmission of infectious diseases. These can include bacterial infections, and in severe cases HIV.
  • Botch jobs – Microblading is a semi-permanent procedure. Covering up bad jobs is not an easy task. If you don’t like the results or complications arise, you may have to spend a significant amount of money to correct it.

Sounds pretty risky!? Well, it’s not really that risky – as long as you take the proper precautions. Here’s how:

To prevent allergic reactions: Always ask your beautician what types of pigment they are using before getting your procedure. If you are unsure if you have any allergies, do a small patch test a week or two beforehand.

To prevent infection: Make sure you do your research and select a professional beautician. Always make sure that their equipment is well sterilized before you let them anywhere near your skin.

To prevent botch jobs: Again, choose your beautician wisely. Make sure you find someone that is reputable and has plenty of experience. The more knowledgable they are, the more likely you are to avoid disaster.

If you follow the proper precautions, microblading is a pretty safe procedure. But if you choose the wrong beautician, you could be putting yourself seriously at risk.

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