Skin plays a massive role in the outcome of your microblading and eyebrow services.
The process of microblading goes far beyond just finding the right artist. It's just as important to determine whether your skin is ready to be microbladed. From your age, skin sensitivity, skin care and to the condition and quality of your skin, alot goes into the safety and effectiveness of your microblading procedures process and outcome.
As an artist, my goal is to ensure that you receive the best possible results from your treatment. This is heavily reliant on your skin being healthy, strong and calm.
Unfortunately, some pre existing skin conditions, skin treatments and certain products used can heavily compromise the effectiveness and results of microblading. Consultations are done prior to booking a microblading appointment to cover all the basis and ensure you are on the right track and ready to enter into the world of cosmetic tattooing!
Results will vary from each person and if you have a pre existing skin condition or are on medications or certain skin care, you may skill be eligible for microblading however you should adjust your expectations based on your situation. Like any procedure, every person is unique!
Below is a guide to help you determine if microblading is right for you! We do reccommend an in salon consultation to correctly determine if you are suitable and ready to take the leap!
SKIN CONDITIONS - (FACE AND BROWS ONLY)
Skin complications - If you have skin which is prone to complications such as; eczema, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris and dermatitis, your skin is constantly flaking, itchy, red and aggravated chances are your skin is in a constant state of unrest and shedding and is not suitable for microblading.
Chronic conditions - The same goes for conditions such as chronic acne and rosacea. The inherent nature of this type of skin may cause easy bleeding which will result in your skin not being able to retain pigment colour. Additionally, extremely oily skins may cause feather strokes to have a blurring effect due to excess sebum in the skin.
State of skin - If your skin is sensitive, it is likely to be easily aggravated and may bleed easily. If your skin has large pores, specifically in the t-zone the colour may have a blurring effect and result in a powdery look.
Skin type - If you have a fitzpatrick skin type 1 (you are a redhead, have thin skin pale skin with light eyes) your skin is likely to be hypersensitive and your skin may not tolerate microblading well. The same applies if you generally have very thin skin.
Previous microblading - People who previously have microblading may want to change or fix the appearance of what they previously have had done. Clients may have to consider laser removal prior to there procedure or may be able to use a vitamin A cream to fade it out depending on previous pigments colour intensity. Your artist may be able to work on top of the previous microblading however this will depend on the artist and how much pigment is left from the previous work.
Roaccutane/Retin A - Individuals who have been taking acne medications such as roacctuane and Retin-A within the last year have an altered skin condition that has compromise healing and will not heal after the procedure. Clients on roacctuane or Retin-A must be off it for 1 year before microblading the skin. Vitamin A (retinol) should also be discontinuted 4 weeks prior to microblading.
POST CARE SKIN ROUTINE
Continuing at your own discretion , If you are having laser resurfacing, chemical peels or Led treatments after your microblading has healed it is very important that you inform your technician that you have microblading done as the use of light therapy, laser and acids on the skin especially around your brows may lighten or discolour your microblading. It is very important your technician covers the area prior to treatment.
The use of glycolic, lactic and salycilic acid on the skin around your brows post microblading may have a lightening effect on the pigment and can cause fading. Please be very cautious of this.
This is all a guide only, we recommend in salon consultations to correctly determine if you are suitable for microblading.
Book in for your consultation to discuss if microblading is right for you!
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- JESSICA XX