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Microblading Before and After. What Should You Expect?

The cosmetic and beauty industry has been much revolutionized for a few years. Innovative and useful cosmetic procedures make it possible to achieve the desired look, whether it is your face, lashes, or brows. So if you see anyone with flawless skin, full brows, and long lashes, then don’t get surprised. The secret behind this beauty is Microblading.

Microblading is one such cosmetic procedure (tattooing) that helps you to make effortless, fuller, and smooth brows. If you are one of those enthusiastic folks who want to go for this procedure, then this article is greatly helpful. Here are all details that you should know about the trendy procedure before you book your next microblading session.

Microblading Before and After

Here are some important things which you have to keep in mind before and after microbalding to get better results and beautiful looking eyes brows. First of all, you look for an experienced and certified aesthetician to perform this procedure. Sometimes a certification is not enough.

You have to check the reviews and ask for referrals from your friends and family who have been satisfied with the results. After the selection of a salon or aesthetician makes you satisfied regarding the safe procedure. It is also important to check the sterilization of instruments.

Skin Preparation

Skin preparation is very important before microblading to get the desired results.

  • Don’t wax and thread your face before 24 hours of microblading because your skin gets irritated or react at the time of the procedure.
  • Don’t use active skincare ingredients before one or two weeks of microblading appointment. Skipping 
  • exfoliants (physical and chemical both) are a good idea prior to one week of the session because your skin is fresh and new after exfoliation and can get irritated due to the procedure.
  • Don’t use blood thinners like aspirin and alcohol prior to one week of this procedure because this can lead to excessive blood loss while microblading. Several micro-cuts are done in your skin during the procedure, so excessive bleeding can affect pigment absorption. Moreover, blood thinners make it hard to clot the blood.
  • You can take Tylenol before the procedure since it’s not a blood thinner.
  • No caffeine and fish oil supplements prior to the session. These are also linked with excessive bleeding.

Mental Preparation

As skin preparation is very important for the procedure; similarly, mental preparation is also important.

  •  Be prepared mentally to lie still for a very long time. 
  • You can bring earphones to listen to music. Moreover, if you have any concerns and questions, then don’t hesitate to discuss them with your aesthetician. You can bring a photo of your favorite eyebrow shape and color to achieve your beauty goals.

What should you do after your microblading session?

 After the procedure, there is a strict guideline to follow for speedy healing and avoid infections.

  • The first day is very crucial for taking care. Keep cleaning the gentle residue from the procedure. Use a warm damp towel for this purpose. Keep cleaning gently after a few hours, and there should not any buildup.
  • Don’t forget to use healing balm before bedtime. Apply the balm with a clean finger and use balm until healing
  • Don’t sleep on your side of the face for up to two weeks. It can cause wrinkles or push pigment to come out. Don’t make your hair tight in ponytails, which stress your forehead or brows.
  • Keep your skin hydrated, so drink a lot of water, and better to avoid caffeinated drinks.
  • Must follow dos and don’ts of microblading before and after for speedy healing

Microblading Before and After For Black Skin

Black skin is a little bit tricky to deal with for microblading. Black color (pigment to fill) doesn’t go well with dark skin as black looks gray once it heals.

Suppose you want your eyebrows to be lighter or darker than the brows you currently have, then you have to bleach the brows before your microblading appointment. Sometimes undertones also play well, so you must discuss all these things with your aestheticians.

 Brown/ black skin is more prone to hyperpigmentation after the procedure. Hyperpigmentation can occur after microblading, and it’s normal. Sometimes it goes away after 10 to fifteen days after healing, while sometimes, it takes time. You can use a good sunscreen once your bros heal completely. Sunscreen will help you greatly to avoid hyperpigmentation. The rest of Dos, don’ts, and preparation of the skin are the same for almost every type of skin.  Just follow the guideline of your aesthetician or technician to avoid any problem further.

What Should You Expect?

At the beginning of treatment, the new eyebrow is marked with a pencil, and your aesthetician will ask you to review it before proceeding further. After that, a topical numbing cream is applied, and the procedure is started to give you the desired fuller eyebrows.

 Microblading is a cosmetic procedure as small cuts are made in the skin and fill the pigment. So it can be painful for some people to some extent despite the use of numbing cream. You have to lie still for extended hours. Moreover, you can face some side effects, too, like infection due to mishandling during the procedure. 

Sometimes improper care after the procedure and neglecting hygiene can cause an allergic reaction. Some people can face mild bruising if they have been taking blood thinners. However, there are rare chances of any complications. If you face any allergic reaction, redness, pus, or blister, see a doctor or dermatologist immediately to avoid serious complications.

Final Words

Overall, it is a safe procedure. Infections and allergies are rare but can happen. Your environment must be clean, and the aesthetician must use the newly opened tools for the procedure. You can have a detailed meeting with your aesthetician regarding all concerns. After the procedure, 

You just have to follow the proper guidelines for speedy healing.