Everything You Need to Know About Microblading: Risks, Healing Process, Aftercare, Indications, Contraindications, and More!
What is microblading? Is microblading permanent makeup? Is it a tattoo?
Microblading is a refined technique where hyper-realistic hair strokes are created manually using a sterile pen and fine needles. Yes, microblading is a form of tattoo, a sophisticated form of permanent makeup.
How do I prepare for the procedure?
Feel free to come with your own makeup and pencils so I can understand your preferences. We will discuss the options together, and I will provide professional advice.
Is microblading painful?
The level of discomfort varies from person to person. Some experience slight tingling during the procedure. I use an efficient and lawful anaesthetic to enhance your comfort.
Risks and Aftercare
How does the healing process work?
After the procedure, you may experience local sensitivity, tingling, and redness. It's important to apply a healing ointment daily and avoid scratching the scabs for optimal results. Healing usually progresses smoothly.
Days 1-10 after the procedure:
The colour will be intense. Fine scabs usually disappear within 3-7 days, depending on your healing process. You can drive safely. Avoid water, shampoo, soap, or any other products on your eyebrows during this period. I provide detailed instructions. A touch-up session is included in the price and is scheduled 4-6 weeks after the initial treatment.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Microblading
Advantages of microblading:
- No need for pencils anymore.
- Natural hyper-realistic eyebrows.
- Full eyebrows, drawn hair by hair.
- Eyebrows are properly reshaped.
- Ideal for people allergic to natural makeup.
- Radiate effortlessly every day.
- Asymmetry is slightly corrected.
- Scars in the eyebrows are camouflaged.
- Saves time.
Disadvantages of microblading:
- The procedure can cause discomfort. I use an efficient anaesthetic to minimize this. Pain is personal and varies from person to person.
- Refreshing the results is typically needed annually. This is normal as the colour fades due to your lifestyle, sun exposure, cleansing, showering, etc.
- Improperly performed microblading can be challenging to remove.
What to Look Out For?
Choose an experienced expert who performs this technique daily. Check photos on the website and social media. Pay attention to the hygiene of the practice. A professional appearance and a good feeling about the expert are crucial.
Safety and Hygiene
When professionally done, the treatment is entirely safe. I use professional equipment, safe pigments, and lawful anaesthetics. All treatments are carried out in optimal hygienic conditions, following the standards set by the Department of Health.
Indications and Contraindications
- Lack of eyebrows.
- Asymmetry in the eyebrows.
- Local or complete hair loss (alopecia).
- Difficulty in drawing eyebrows or loss of patience.
- Allergy to conventional makeup.
- Facial or motor issues.
During the consultation, we will assess whether the treatment is suitable based on factors such as pregnancy, medication, skin conditions, and age (under 18 requires parental approval).
Infections can occur even under the best hygienic conditions. That's why I only use sterile needles and optimal hygiene. Please ensure that the professional has completed the mandatory hygiene course for your peace of mind.
Treatment and Aftercare
Duration of the procedure:
The treatment lasts approximately 2-3 hours, so please allocate enough time. You can drive home immediately after the treatment with no swollen eyes or discomfort.
There are no side effects after the treatment since no medication is given or taken. Typically, the results last about 1 year, depending on factors such as strict adherence to instructions, sun exposure, medication influences, and hormonal changes.
The colour appears dark after the treatment:
Immediately after the procedure, the colour may seem darker than expected, which is normal. Over the following weeks, the colour will gradually lighten until the desired result is achieved.