Microblading is a semi-permanent technique used to create beautifully shaped and tinted brows that last for up to 2 years. While this technique has been popular for quite some time, there are still tons of misinformation about this treatment. So before you decide to try microblading, check out this list of debunked microblading myths!
Myth #1: Microblading results are permanent
This is a widespread misunderstanding because the microblading procedure is very similar to tattooing. However, they are still very different things. Tattooing places ink deep into the skin’s dermis layer, creating permanent results. Microblading uses a pigment, not ink, that is placed onto the epidermis layer of the skin. The results will last up to 2 years as it slowly fades away.
Myth #2: Microblading is painful
We won’t lie, microblading can be painful if you’re not working with the right person. These days, a high-quality salon will absolutely use a numbing cream to ease your discomfort. Most people compare the pain to tweezing. So it’s not very painful, but can be a little uncomfortable.
If you’re concerned about any pain, talk to your technician beforehand. A trusted technician will work to manage your discomfort by using topical anesthetics, offering breaks, and checking in on you throughout the whole process.
Myth #3: Microblading is a one-time procedure
A 4 to 6-week touch-up following your initial procedure is absolutely recommended, and in some salons required. After that initial healing window, the pigment will start to settle in allowing you and your technician to see the final results. During the touch-up appointment, your technician may need to fill in any spots to prevent fading gaps. You do not want to skip this appointment!
Myth #4: Everyone can get microblading
While we would love to offer everyone microblading, we are unable to perform the procedure if:
- Under 18 years old
- Are pregnant or nursing
- Have diabetes
- Use any blood thinning medications
- Have a bleeding disorder
- Have active psoriasis or eczema
- Recently had Botox or laser treatments
- Have serious cardiovascular issues
Be sure to bring up any concerns with your technician. We want everyone to safely receive microblading.
Myth #5: I can do microblading at home
Microblading technicians in most states have to receive a certification to perform this procedure. Going to an unlicensed technician can be incredibly dangerous for multiple reasons:
- High risk of infection: This technique involves skin penetration so if the environment is not clean and safe, there is a large chance of infection.
- Results are difficult to reverse: While it is possible to remove microblading pigment, it can be a very painful and expensive process. An untrained technician could place the pigment too deep causing it to turn green or blue. They could also do a poor job and you’re stuck with those results for 2 years.
No matter what, if you have any questions or concerns about microblading it’s important that you work with a trained and experienced technician. Many microblading myths exist because inexperienced technicians performed microblading procedures and created poor experiences for their clients.
For a microblading salon you can trust, book today with Brow Boutique and experience the difference.