Microblading is the latest ‘It’ treatment in the world of beauty. Done well, it produces natural results, mimicking real eyebrows – fuller in the centre of the face, with each tiny hair stroke placed with precision. Great microbladed brows should look multidimensional and match the color of your natural brows exactly.
But, the main question we need to know before tattooing our face is – is it safe?
Microblading is a form of semi-permanent tattooing, using blades to embed pigment under the skin. This means it needs to be done by a fully qualified, trained technician, who operates a registered salon with licenses to certify they can carry out their work.
It’s not a decision to take lightly, but the end results are undeniably beautiful (when performed by an expert!)
So, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the safety of microblading, and what you can do to ensure your treatment goes smoothly.
Choose a Clinician
Research your clinician online – most have Instagram pages or websites to display their work, like an online portfolio, so clients can see what they do.
Don’t just go to your nearest salon that offers microblading treatment. Take time to research and choose one which will offer a style you like.
Make sure your chosen clinician is licensed, trained, and has the certificates to prove it. Look into reviews of the salon in general, to make sure they have happy customers.
Equipment MUST be Sterile
You risk contracting a whole host of infections and diseases if the microblading equipment used in your treatment is not sterile. You could end up with staph, strep or even herpes.
Make sure you attend a fully licensed, reputable salon, who upkeep the highest cleanliness standards.
There’s a few things you should know before getting a microblading treatment. Your salon should give you a run-down of the do’s and don’ts, but these are the general rules:
- Don’t touch your eyebrows in the run up to your appointment – leave them natural, as your clinician needs to know what they’re working with, and the skin needs to be free from nicks or damage from plucking.
- Don’t use any facial exfoliators for 3 days before the treatment.
- Any skincare product containing alpha hydroxy acids, glycolic acid, Renova, Retin A, should be avoided in the days leading up to the treatment; or any ingredient which might inflame the skin.
- You shouldn’t take any blood-thinning medication before the treatment. If you take this kind of medication, consult your doctor before booking in with the salon.
- Don’t wear any makeup to your appointment and ideally for a few days beforehand – you don’t want any makeup particles getting into your microblading.
PS – unfortunately, it’s recommended that clients who are pregnant or have diabetes, eczema or rosacea steer clear of this treatment all together.
Microblading Kits – An Absolute No!
We’ve heard rumours of at-home mircroblading kits being available to buy online…
NEVER in a million years attempt to microblade yourself, or get an untrained friend to do so!
Are you a qualified tattoo artist? If not, then step AWAY from the tools.
Attempting to do a procedure this invasive on yourself is a recipe for disaster. It’s highly likely you will penetrate the skin too far and will be scarred for life – far from having the perfect eyebrows you wanted.
So, we’ve covered here that individuals trained in health, beauty and microblading, who work at a licensed salon, are the ticket to getting amazing brows through safe microblading.
If you follow these rules, there’s no reason why microblading is any less safe than other beauty treatments.
Now, get on Instagram for some eyebrow inspo, take the photos to your chosen clinician… then enjoy your new brows!