Am I A Good Candidate For Eyebrow Microblading?
You only have one chance to make a good first impression and when it comes to your face, nothing plays a bigger part than your eyebrows. From thick and full to slim and precisely arched there are many options for the “perfect” brows. It’s a matter of personal taste but one that can make a huge difference to your overall look.
Unfortunately, not everyone can have brows like Jessica Alba or Kendall Jenner, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with what you’ve got. Sparse, patchy or asymmetrical eyebrows are not something you should have to live with, nor should you have to spend a ton of time filling them in and making sure they don’t smudge.
Actress Jessica Alba
That’s where microblading comes in. With this unique tattooing technique you can have the brows you’ve always dreamed of without the hassle of drawn in fillers. And better still, microblading is very natural and discreet so no-one will be able to tell the difference.
So, now that we’ve sparked your interest, you’re probably wondering, “Am I a good candidate for microblading?”
As with any cosmetic tattoo process, there are a few factors that help to determine whether eyebrow microblading is right for you. Before choosing the right artist you need to consider the condition of your skin and if it is ready for tattooing. Your age, sensitivity and quality of your skin can all determine how effective microblading will be.
As an artist, my goal is always to ensure that you receive the best possible results from your treatment. This is heavily reliant on your skin being healthy, strong, and calm.
It’s important to understand that pre-existing skin conditions and skin treatments may heavily compromise the effectiveness of microblading, making it a less than ideal choice for you and a difficult situation for me.
So, before you go ahead and book your appointment, you should read the pointers below and discover whether microblading is for you...
SKIN CONDITIONS (EYEBROW AREA ONLY)
Skin Complications – Sensitive skin may be prone to complications like itching and flaking from common conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris and dermatitis. If your skin is in this kind of state, with continual unrest and shedding, then it will be able to hold pigment well, which mean that microblading may not be recommended for you.
Chronic Conditions – A similar warning applies for individuals with conditions like chronic acne and rosacea, which can cause the skin to bleed easily. Because skin affected by these conditions is may bleed easily, it will not easily retain the color from microblading. If you have excessively oily skin, that may cause issues as well by making the individual hair strokes bleed together resulting in a solid effect rather than the feathering of natural brows.
Dermatitis (i.e., your skin is constantly flaking, itching, or aggravated), chances are your skin is in a constant state of unrest and shedding and is not suitable for tattooing and your skin won’t hold the pigment.
State of Skin – The state of your skin will have a direct effect on the results of the microblading process. If your skin turns pink from the least little scratch, then it is sensitive skin and is likely to be easily aggravated and bleed easily from a procedure such as microblading. Skin with large pores, particularly in the T-Zone around the eyebrows and forehead, will cause the color to blur and result in a powdered look. On deeply wrinkled skin, tattooed hair strokes can end up looking uneven. Likewise moles, bumps, piercings, and generally raised skin around the eyebrows will prevent color from saturating evenly, preventing you from getting the results you want.
Skin Type – Oily skin is not the most ideal skin type for microblading as it can fade sooner and the stroke can merge together eventually due to excess oils under the skin. Powder or microshading (Powder + Shading) may be a better alternative for you as we use a machine to softly shade the colour into the skin proving to have better lasting results. Also, if you have very thin skin, which bleeds easily, then you may not be able to retain the colour from microblading. Book a consultation with Alexia to discuss which technique may be best suitable for you.
Sunburn – A suntan or sunburn can make your skin extra sensitive. If you have a tan or a sunburn, you should wait until your skin completely heals and returns to its normal colour before booking a microblading procedure.
Previous Permanent Makeup – The results of microblading can be seriously affected if you have had permanent makeup applied. If you have already had permanent makeup applied you may want to make changes to it before undergoing microblading. This may involve laser removal or other adjustments. You should let the artist know you’ve had permanent makeup previously applied and ask if it can be incorporated into the new application.
Blood Thinners - If you have haemophilia or a heart conditions that requires the use of blood thinners, then microlading and other permanent makeup procedures are not possible as you are more likely to bleed profusely. You should discontinue using these types of products for at least 7 days before going in for a microblading session to prevent excessive bleeding. Please consult your medical practicioner before stopping any medication.
Other Substances to be avoided prior to your appointment; PRE & POSTCARE
Hair Transplant – Eyebrow hair can be augmented with a hair transplant. Just like any hair transplant, this involves taking hairs from elsewhere on your body and grafting them into the eyebrow. While this may be effective, many people don’t realize that it will also result in the formation of scar tissue, which will make you a poor candidate for microblading.
Irregular State – There are other conditions that can cause your body to be in an irregular state and may prevent microblading from working properly. For instance, if your body naturally runs hot or you have a bleeding disorder, this can lead to excess bleeding which will stop color from filling in properly.
Autoimmune – The presence of an autoimmune disorder such as lupus, or frontal fibrosing alopecia can have serious implications for the health of your skin. Unfortunately, if you have one of these disorders it means you will not be a good candidate for microblading.
Pregnancy & Nursing – You should never undergo any kind of permanent makeup procedure if you are pregnant or nursing.
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS YOU’VE MIGHT HAVE MISSED....
Botox – Since Botox works by preventing normal muscle movement, you need to be careful about scheduling your micro lading procedure if you also have gotten or plan to get a Botox treatment. Ideally, you should have your micro lading procedure BEFORE you get botox so your muscles will be able to move normally, which will allow the micro lading to take better. If you regularly use botox, then you should wait at least 4 weeks after your most recent Botox treatment before doing micro lading so that the Botox has time to reach its full effect.
Holidays – Because microlading is a tattoo it is technically a mild injury to the skin and will need some time to heal. If you are planning a vacation, especially one that will involve a lot of outdoor activities such as sunbathing or swimming, be sure to give your skin two weeks to heal post after your micro lading procedure so that it will look its best.
Remember, the results of your permanent makeup will depend on the health and quality of your skin, so you need to take your current skin condition into consideration before scheduling your micro lading procedure. You may still be eligible for a procedure if you have a pre-existing skin condition or are on medications, but you should proceed carefully and consult with the artist before having the procedure done.
It’s also important to remember that every person is unique and will react to any procedure differently, so results will vary from one person to another. With that in mind, and provided your skin is in good condition and you are otherwise healthy, you should be able to go ahead and make a booking with Alexia today!