The goal of permanent makeup has always been to liberate us from spending our precious time and money on makeup. So far, it has succeeded tremendously, hence its popularity.
Microblading is one of the most prevalent forms of permanent makeup. It has forever ended the woe of men and women who were either born with sparse brows or lost them somewhere along the way.
Unfortunately, not everyone can undergo this treatment. People with certain skin conditions or medical conditions will have to find other options. Others might have to wait a few months before getting the treatment.
If you are considering getting a microblading procedure done, we strongly urge you to go through the list and ensure you do not fall into the category of those who shouldn’t get the treatment done. Remember, good brows are amazing but nothing is above your overall well-being.
List of Individuals Who Should Not Get the Microblading Treatment
Individuals Prone to Keloids
People with a history of keloid scars are not eligible for microblading treatment. The procedure involves injecting ink under the surface of the skin using needles, which means people who are prone to keloid scars may get them over their brows. It is not a risk worth taking.
Keep in mind that where many artists would refuse to take a client prone to keloid scars, others will be willing to perform the procedure. We urge you to look out for your safety and steer clear of this brow enhancement procedure altogether. Even if an artist suggests a scar-prevention ointment, do not follow through.
Individuals Allergic to Numbing Agents
The microblading procedure involves puncturing the skin with needles to deposit pigment under the skin. The procedure can be painful and therefore artists all over the world use a numbing agent to minimize the pain.
However, if you are allergic to the numbing agent, we are afraid this procedure is not for you as it can get really painful. And if you choose to get the treatment without the numbing agent, it can cause you a lot of stress, anxiety, and discomfort.
Individuals who Are on Blood Thinners
Normally microblading will cause pinpoint bleeding, which is fine. However, if you are someone who takes blood thinners for medical reasons, the bleeding can be excessive and therefore dangerous. It will also make it difficult for the artist to deposit pigment amidst the bleeding.
You can consult your doctor in this scenario, and if they give you the greenlight to skip your blood thinners for a few days, it’s well and good, otherwise, it’s best if you look for other options or wait until you are off the meds – which is a rare possibility.
Individuals on Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy and microblading do not go well together. In this case, individuals undergoing chemo are not entirely exempted from the microblading treatment, they’d just need to wait a couple of months – or maybe a year – to get their dream brows.
Cancer patients can get microblading treatment at least two months before their chemo session or 6-12 months after their chemo session. Either way, they should consult their regular doctor and get a professional opinion before scheduling their microblading treatment. The idea is to make sure that they have entirely healed with one treatment before going for the other.
Individuals With Oily Skin
Individuals with oily skin aren’t a good candidate for microblading treatment. In this case, it is not a matter of safety, but effectiveness. The pigment does not settle well on oily skin and gives a splotched result. It also fades much quicker on oily skin than it does on other skin types. Fortunately, other options of permanent makeup are better suited for oily skin.
Individuals Who Are Pregnant Or Nursing
Women who are expecting or nursing must not get microblading treatment done. They can wait until after they have delivered and weaned the baby before undergoing treatment.
The reason behind this restriction is the lack of research. Although microblading pigment is safe and has been tested by private organizations, they aren’t FDA-approved. With not enough research or evidence, there’s no telling for sure if the pigment is safe for the fetus and neonates.
While there has never been any case that proved the pigment to be unsafe for babies, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Good brows are not worth risking your baby’s life.
Individuals With Transmittable Blood Diseases
Although Individuals with transmittable blood diseases can get microblading treatment, they need to be extremely responsible or they can put other individuals at risk.
People with HIV, Hepatitis, or any other transmittable blood disease need to inform their makeup artists loud and clear about their condition. They should also perform in-depth research to find out which makeup artist is well-versed in dealing with a situation like this and knows all the protocols to follow to avoid the disease from transmitting.
That said, even the most careful individuals can make a mistake and it can cost heavily on others. For that reason, we believe that individuals with transmittable blood diseases must forego this treatment.
Individuals with Botox and Fillers
You can only get your microblading treatment 4 weeks before or after your Botox/filler procedure.
And lastly, anyone under the age of 18 is not a good candidate for microblading. Not only is it illegal in many states but underage individuals are also high-risk clients for developing infection considering their inability to follow the aftercare instructions.
Take The First Step Towards Your New, Confident Self with Microblading Treatment
If the above list does not apply to you, that means you are good for a microblading treatment. That said, even you need to do your research well and have to make sure that your chosen makeup artist is at the top of their game.
If you are in Austin, TX you can skip the last part and head straight to LUXE Brow + Lash
Here, we make sure that safety is our number one priority. We consider the medical history and always have the best interest of our clients in our hearts.