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Is Microblading a bad idea?

Learning About Semi Permanent Tattooing

Many people utilize cosmetic tattoos in order to get the safe effect as a traditional tattoo, but without the long term investment. You can switch things up easier with a semi permanent tattoo, so if you don’t like something, it’s easier to reverse or change during your next appointment. As well as this, semi permanent tattoos have less of a chance of infection and complications, since they only utilize the superficial layers of the skin that are easier to heal and less prone to bacterial growth. The healing process is lessened because of this, so you can get back to your regular grooming schedule much faster also. Learning about the art of semi permanent tattooing is fun and rewarding, and you shouldn’t let the risks scare you away from the treatment. Obviously, knowing what can go wrong beforehand is much more beneficial in avoiding the problem in the first place, and that if something does happen, you know exactly what to do in order to prevent it from getting worse.

The Advent of Microblading

Natural hair is fickle and doesn’t always look or act the way we want it to, especially in the brow area, where there is less of it and more potential issues with growth. Grooming your brow area can get tiring, and if you have lighter brow hairs, it might be difficult to style things the way you want to over the long term. You can grow out your natural hairs in order to achieve the best look you can right before your first appointment. Consult with your artist as to whether or not this is feasible, and what the plan for your brows is so that you are both on the same page with things. Microblading mimics hair strokes in order to create the perfect brow style for each individual. Whether you want some more pizzaz with what you already have or an entirely new brow style, microblading is the perfect cosmetic tattooing procedure.

Things to Keep in Mind for your Microblading Treatment

A numbing cream is used to in order to keep most of the discomfort away, so that you are able to relax and enjoy the benefits of your procedure without the worry of pain. Your artist will use the needle gun to mimic hair strokes and recreate or touch up your brow area, all usually within under an hour. Ideally, you find a professional artist with experience in the field that understands that there are certain ways that microblading can cause long term issues with your brow area. Ask questions about this beforehand if you’re unsure so that you can have that peace of mind when you go in for your initial appointment. Microblading can cause damage to the hair root follicle that is irreversible, causing your hairs to become ingrown or not grow at all. Scarring can happen if the proper equipment isn’t used, and you won’t be able to get another treatment in your brow area if this happens. Infection due to lack of sterilization is the single most risk factor for infection. Ensure that the artist and shop practice sufficient hygiene to handle all of their customers.

Skin Type and Your Cosmetic Tattoo

It will depend on your skin type as to whether or not the pigment will stay over the duration of the eight to twelve months of the microblading procedure. Since your microblading artist will deposit pigment using a needle gun similar to a regular tattoo gun, the ink will lie just under the top of your skin, and essentially get pushed out over a few months. Oily skin can make this happen much quicker and also make the pigment look faded or almost blurry. Even if you have oily skin, all it takes it some preparation before your appointment and during the healing process in order to make sure that the pigment stays for the long term, even though you will most likely get some fading, it won’t necessarily be as bad.

Who Shouldn’t Get Microblading

There are some segments of the population that should probably wait on getting a microblading treatment done based on health and lifestyle factors. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is best to wait until your body has fully processed both of these life stages before booking an appointment. Those with keloid scars or tissue around their brow area should avoid irritating the area in order to not exacerbate the problem. If you’ve had Botox in the last few weeks, you shouldn’t get a microblading treatment until all of it has settled in order to avoid the chance of a bacterial infection. If sunburns or other forms of skin damage are present, you should also wait for your treatment, as further irritating the skin can cause permanent damage or scarring that you can’t get rid of.

Signs of Infection

In spite of all we can do to prevent it, infections still happen. It’s important to be able to know the signs of an impending infection so that you’re able to curtail it quickly with antibiotics. If you suspect that you have any of these symptoms, get in in touch with both your artist and your personal doctor: Ingrown brow hairs Redness or itchiness that doesn’t go away after a few days Severe pain in the brow area that gets worse over time Weeping scabs accompanied by pain and redness If you’re unsure about whether the symptoms you are having are normal, speak up before it’s too late. It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to these kinds of complications, because most of them do end up being relatively minor compared to if they are left unchecked. As long as you are vigilant in keeping your brow area clean and free of debris, you won’t need to worry about getting any complications from microblading, and you can enjoy your treatment for many months to come.

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Microshading and Microblading Locations

Microblading Downtown Toronto

378 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1S6 Directions

Microblading Markham

7381 Kennedy Road, Unit #105, Markham, Ontario L3R 5B5 Directions

Microblading Mississauga

100 City Centre Dr., Unit #2-311, Mississauga, Ontario L5N 2C9 Directions

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