Are you a good candidate?
Now that we have sparked your interested in the wonders of MicroBlading, you might be wondering are you a good candidate. The microblading process goes far beyond finding the right artist. It is important to determine whether your skin is fit and ready to be microbladed. Factors such as pre-existing skin conditions and quality of your skin goes into the safety and effectiveness of the microblading process.
Unfortunately, pre-existing skin conditions and skin treatments can heavily compromise the effectiveness of microblading, leaving both you and I in an unfavorable situation. Before you go ahead and book your appointment, read the pointers below to find out if microblading is for you.
As an perfectionist, our 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.
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Skin Condition To The Face
If you have skin that is prone to complications such as eczema, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris and dermatitis (i.e., your skin is constantly flaking, itching, or aggravated), chances are your skin is in a is in a constant state of unrest and shedding and is not suitable for microblading and therefore will not hold the pigment well.
If you are hoping to get microblading done but have gotten a tan or worse, a sunburn, it is best to wait until your skin has resumed to its normal color and wait until your skin has healed before booking your appointment.
If you have Fitzpatrick Skin type 1 (i.e., you are a redhead, have thin, translucent skin with light eyes), your skin is likely to be hypersensitive and may not be able to tolerate microblading. The same applies if you just have generally very thin skin - it will bleed easily and not retain color.
Conditions like chronic acne and rosacea can causes easy bleeding, which means your skin will not retain the color resulting in a failed microblading session. Additionally, excessively oily skin can cause the hairlike strokes to blur together and give off an unwanted solid effect instead of a naturally feathered look.
State of Skin
If your skin is sensitive, it is likely to be easily aggravated and bleed easily. A good way to know if your skin is sensitive is if turns pink very easily from a little scratch. If your skin has large pores, specifically in the region of the eyebrows and forehead (the T-Zone), the color will blur and result in a powdered look. The hairlike strokes will not lay properly on skin with deep wrinkles, which can make the overall look appear uneven. Moles, bumps, piercing, and generally raised skin around the eyebrows will also not be able to retain color.
Previous Permanent Makeup
Clients who have previously had permanent makeup may want to change or fix what they have previously had done. Clients may have to consider laser removal prior to a procedure or ask the brow artist if they can work with their existing permanent makeup to incorporate the old design and colors into the new one. Always disclose if you have had previous permanent makeup so the brow artist can treat you accordingly.
Accutane, Retin-A or Glycolic Acid
Clients who have been taking acne medications such as, Accutane or Retin-A within the last year have an altered skin condition that will not heal well after the procedure. It is very important that you stop taking these medications a month before your microblading session. Similarly, Retinol and Vitamin A users should discontinue the use of each a month prior to their procedure.
If you have been using Latisse or any other eyelash or eyebrow growth conditioners, the skin in that area is in a hypersensitive state and will bleed easily. Be mindful to discontinue using at least 3-6 months before going in for a session otherwise you will instantly bleed profusely.
If you have continued use of Accutane, Retinol, or skin-peeling acids, you may be prone to excessive bleeding due to your altered skin condition, therefore, microblading would not be a viable option for you.
Contraindications for Microblading:
Sick with cold, flu, or sinus/respiratory infection
Diabetics--Must be controlled by medication and HAVE DOCTOR'S APPROVAL BEFORE PROCEDURE
Hypertension--Must be controlled by medication and HAVE DOCTOR'S APPROVAL BEFORE PROCEDURE
Thyroid problems/thyroid medication--HAVE DOCTOR'S APPROVAL BEFORE PROCEDURE
Cancer/chemotherapy--Wait 6 months after chemotherapy and HAVE DOCTOR'S APPROVAL BEFORE PROCEDURE
Pregnant or nursing
Blood circulation problems
Heart problems, hypoglycemia etc.
If you have any of these conditions listed you must let us during your consultation.
So, if you think your ready for a microblading procedure, it is important to know that the results will be based on the health and quality of your skin. Results will vary from person to person, and if you have a pre-existing skin condition or are on medications, you may still be eligible for a procedure but should adjust your expectations based on your situation. Like any procedure, every person is unique and will react differently. If all checks out and your skin is in good physical condition, BOOK TODAY.