There may be some clueless in the room and that is that microblading is a beauty technique that is becoming very fashionable, although it has really been around for a long time. Throughout this text we are going to learn in depth what microblading is, what dangers this harmless beauty treatment hides and who should never do it.
It is quite likely, especially in young girls, who have heard of microblading, and although a priori it seems a non-invasive, painless and harmless technique, perhaps there is a small print that is almost never told and that it is convenient to inform people that they are going to do it.
This is why here we want to talk at length and in-depth about microblading, from the definition of this beauty treatment, to telling its many dangers and without forgetting to tell which profiles of boys and girls cannot, or should not, have a microblanding.
What is eyebrow microblading?
It is a semi-permanent treatment that is done on the eyebrows. Nobody is born with perfect eyebrows, there are those who paint them and make up daily, there are those who use oils to grow their hair in those areas and there are also those who take more risks and decide to have an aesthetic treatment that consists of coloring their hair. brows almost permanently, but it really does have an expiration date, it’s not like a tattoo.
Microblading is the ultimate eyebrow makeup and can be used by both men and women, regardless of age, skin color, race, ethnicity, etc. Of course, in the case of minors it is not allowed, or at least, if it is a company with principle, it should not allow minors.
This technique will allow us to show off bushy eyebrows just how we want or how it best suits our face, with more color, larger, etc. In other words, it is a kind of eyebrow reconstruction, where local anesthesia is used through creams, since various cuts are made in the epidermis to introduce the pigment to “tattoo” small hairs.
It is a quick process that lasts one hour and has a useful life of between 6 and 24 months, depending on the treatment, the type of skin, the care we do, the type of material used, the technique used, etc. Sometimes a refresher session is needed, which usually takes place a month or two from the first session and usually lasts an hour as well.
In addition, there is an important piece of information that we recommend doing before having paid for the treatment, and it is a test of our skin. First to find out if we are allergic to materials, anesthetic cream and also to see if our skin is healthy or has some type of damage or infection incompatible with this beauty treatment.
Why is it dangerous?
To begin with, it is dangerous if we choose a center not authorized by Health , with metallic pigments instead of vegetable ones. Is that tomorrow if we have to undergo a medical test, such as an MRI, the eyebrow area will become inflamed and we will feel a lot of burning and pain as it interferes with the magnetic field of the MRI machine.
In addition, in many centers anesthesia is used, and this only has to be manipulated by a doctor, not by personnel without the necessary qualifications and experience. In many centers anesthetic creams are used, and even so, the cuts are felt and within a few hours everything will be inflamed, as well as the following days. The problem comes when there is pus and infection.
It is also dangerous if we have a skin problem, such as dermatitis or seborrheic dermatitis. Although we do not have it directly on the eyebrows, it is something that affects our skin and if we have it on the beard or scalp it can spread and also appear on the eyebrows.
When making cuts in the first layer of the skin, these can become infected and cause wounds, pain, abscesses, irritative dermatitis, etc. Hence, we make sure that this medical center has sanitary controls and all the material is perfectly sterilized and disinfected.
If we have sparsely populated eyebrows, we recommend undergoing a microblading treatment, but you have to make sure before that everything is in order. We say this because there is a lot of labor intrusion and in many hairdressers these treatments are being carried out. In the end, cheap is expensive, and our health is at stake.
Who should not do microblading?
There are a series of microblading contraindications that serve as a filter to know if we are suitable or not to undergo this beauty treatment. We recommend informing ourselves well about each clinic or center where this technique is performed, consulting everything, from the materials, the duration, the care, the price, etc. And before opting for one, visit a dermatologist and talk to him about all the pros and cons and have him examine our skin.
If we are on the following list, we are very sorry, but we do not recommend continuing with the microblading treatment. What’s more, if we bring this information to the attention of the center and they still want to give us the treatment, we are taking a long time to leave, since we could lose all the hair on our eyebrows.
- Autoimmune diseases like HIV.
- Pregnancy, at any point in this process. Neither during breastfeeding.
- Scars, keloids, or broken capillaries.
- If we take clotting medications.
- Seborrheic dermatitis.
- Sensitive skin.
In summary, check that our skin is healthy, that we are not allergic to materials, that the center is certified by Health, that it is a vegetable dye, that we are in a trusted center with medical and experienced personnel, that we explain the whole process well (the pros and cons), that it is the professional himself who decides whether to carry out the treatment or rather opt for micropigmentation, that the materials are sterilized and that they carry out tests before starting the treatment.