What is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent tattooing technique used to deposit color (usually on the scalp, or eyebrows), to give the appearance of thicker hair. With microblading, color is deposited into the skin at a different depth than a traditional tattoo, and the pigments are intended to fade away over time as they break down.
Depending on your needs, microblading may require multiple sessions lasting anywhere from 45 minutes to a few hours. The results can last from about six months to two years.
Things to do before you go in for an appointment
Research possible salons and select one with a good reputation. When looking into locations, be sure the salon you select is a functioning establishment that follows health and safety guidelines, and has passed their inspections.
Unlike other cosmetic procedures, microblading does not require a license, as such research is imperative. While the results of microblading will eventually fade, it’s still important to make sure it is done correctly. If the procedure is done incorrectly it can lead to a botched look that can last for months or even years. Before you commit to anything, ask your technician about their experience and to see their previous work.
What not to do before an appointment
So you’ve found the perfect salon, and your technician has years of experience and comes highly recommended. There are still a few things to keep in mind. Firstly, avoid spray tanning and waxes as they can irritate your skin and alter the results. Skip exfoliating treatments and avoid medications like ibuprofen and aspirin as they are blood thinners. Blood thinners can potentially impact your body’s ability to clot blood (which is not good if you are going to be getting numerous tiny cuts on your skin).
Microblading risks and side effects
Microblading does come with a few risks. Firstly, it can lead to some scarring (this usually won’t occur unless the technician lacks training). Despite this, it is not uncommon for scabs to form and for flaking to occur. Your skin will need about four weeks to heal fully. During that time, do not get touch-ups done.
As with any form of tattooing, your technician should be using new clean needles and fresh ink for each client. A lot of things can go wrong if this is not followed. Reusing old needles and ink that was previously used on others can increase your risk of infection or the transmitting certain diseases. After your microblading session, be sure to follow aftercare instructions very carefully.
All in all, microblading is not a particularly dangerous procedure though it is not for everyone. If you have sensitive skin, liver disease, are nursing or pregnant then you may want to look for another alternative to microblading.
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