Microblading your eyebrows creates a distinctive look and has gained popularity over the years. However, because the application process has some similarities to eyebrow tattoos, there are some common misconceptions.
If you were one of the many people who found themselves amid the over-tweezing phase and now want to bring back fuller-looking eyebrows, you might be considering microblading. Beauty experts agree that proper eyebrow care can dramatically improve your appearance.
In this article, we will discuss some common myths about microblading and explain the differences between microblading and eyebrow tattooing.
Microblading Myths and Facts
There are various benefits to microblading, and below, we will cover some of the many misconceptions you may have heard.
Myth #1. Microblading is the Same as an Eyebrow Tattoo.
Fact. Eyebrow tattooing and microblading are two different techniques.
The only similarity between microblading and eyebrow tattooing is that a technician uses a tool to insert color pigments into your skin for both procedures. Eyebrow tattooing is done using ink during the application.
Microblading uses a special organic pigment that provides rich color; it is safe and only affects the top layer of the skin, which means it will fade into a more natural-looking color. When you tattoo your eyebrows, it is permanent and exceptionally fade-resistant.
Myth #2. Microblading is Painful.
Fact. Microblading may be uncomfortable, but the level of discomfort depends on your pain threshold.
While there may be a certain level of discomfort to microblading, it’s nowhere near as painful as tattooing. Microblading technicians use numbing cream to ease discomfort and are educated, trained, and certified in performing the procedure.
Most women say the pain is similar to tweezing your eyebrows. Following your procedure, the area may feel tender.
While everyone’s skin is different, some women feel like they have sunburn, while others may have light bruising. Both are normal and sometimes occur due to the slight pressure of drying on the more delicate skin around the eye and often disappear within a few days.
Please allow up to four weeks for your skin to heal and allow the pigment to settle.
Myth #3. Microblading Can Be Done at Home or a Nearby Hair Salon.
Fact. For best results, hire a professional.
Find a reputable service provider to perform the microblading procedure for you. Even though microblading is less invasive than tattooing, there is still skin penetration.
Just like tattooing, a possible side effect of the procedure is an infection, and you need to ensure that you find a clean and safe establishment for your microblading. Microblading is an aesthetic procedure, and it is best to find an experienced microblading artist to ensure you’re happy with the shape and color of your eyebrows.
Myth #4. Microblading Produces Permanent Results.
Fact. Microblading results disappear over time.
You’ll be left with a natural look, and every time your skin goes through the renewal process, every 28 days, the microblading pigment will fade. Microblading generally lasts 12 to 18 months. Usually, most women need a touch-up after the pigment settles about 4 to 6 weeks after the procedure.
Myth #5. Microblading is Done With Blades and Staples.
Fact. Microblading is done with needles.
If you’ve been looking on the internet at pictures, it may be easy to assume that the microblading tool is a blade or a scalpel. However, it is a series of needles that the technician uses to make the strokes. These fine needles allow the technician to make very fine strokes and create natural and elegant-looking eyebrows.
Myth #6. Microblading Doesn’t Look Natural.
Fact. Microblading looks very similar to your natural eyebrows.
The tool used for microblading allows each stroke to appear like fine eyebrow hair and looks much more realistic than tattoos. Most people cannot tell the difference between natural eyebrows and microblading.
Myth #7. Microblading is For Everyone.
Fact. Certain factors restrict some people from microblading.
Here are some of the reasons why you may not be able to get microblading:
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding
- If you are under 18 years of age
- If you have active psoriasis or eczema
- If you were taking blood-thinning medication
- If you have severe cardiovascular issues
- If you have uncontrollable blood pressure
- If you have hemophilia, epilepsy, or active skin cancer
- If you have diabetes or glaucoma
- If you have had recent botox or aesthetic laser treatments
Myth #8. Professionals Cannot Remove Microblading Pigment.
Fact. A trained professional can remove microblading safely.
If you get microblading and are unhappy with your results, you don’t have to wait for them to fade or disappear. The good news is a trained microblading professional can safely remove the pigment from your skin.
However, it is essential to consult a professional before removing the microblading. For best results, hire a trained professional to ensure your skin does not become damaged during removal. Please do not try and scrub it off.
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