Who should avoid microblading?
If you are prone to keloids or post-inflammatory hypopigmentation, microblading should not be attempted as microblading punctures the skin. Any blood disease that is transmittable such as HIV or Hepatitis will make you ineligible for microblading by most licensed artists. It is Brows by Liah’s policy not to perform any procedure on anyone with a transmittable disease. If you are undergoing chemotherapy, Brows by Liah requires that you provide a doctors consent form. This is a great option to restore the eyebrows after chemotherapy. Present skin conditions such as shingles, eczema, or any other condition that is near the eyebrows will need to be nonexistent before a procedure. Oily skin and large pores should consider shading as an alternative to microblading as oily skin tends to lose the hairstrokes from microblading. Allergies to alcohol, numbing agents, or sensitivity to cosmetics may result in an allergic reaction. Brows by Liah offers complimentary allergy test prior to your appointment. This is a simple sticker that has all of Brows by Liah’s products. If there is a reaction, Liah is able to see what specific product caused a reaction and make needed adjustments. An allergy test is recommended to those with sensitivities to cosmetics or previous allergic incidents.
Old tattoos may be microbladed over in some situations. The tattoo must be faded considerably for hairstrokes from microblading to show. Shading or a combo or microblading and shading may be a better option. Removal may also need to be performed prior to treatment for the best result. Other conditions that may cause poor healing results include hormonal imbalance caused by poor diet or pregnancy etc. or thyroid abnormalities. Underactive or overactive thyroid can cause changes in the skin and hormones making the outcome of the treatment unpredictable. Many practices have noticed that clients with thyroid issues have trouble retaining pigment. Changes in your diet, medications, hormones, and even metabolism can affect how your body breaks down the pigment. This may cause additional treatments to be required to achieve the desired result. Although there are many clear cut answers to who should avoid microblading, there are many who may be a three step process instead of a two step process. It’s important to understand that microblading is not a one procedure solution as it is expected that there will be fading of the pigment after the first treatment.
Below is data from a sample of Brows By Liah clients who received treatment from January to August 2019, Clients were sampled after their 30 day healing period after their first and second treatment
Out of 100 new clients
11 clients were satisfied with their results after the first treatment
73 clients were satisfied with their results after their second treatment
6 clients were satisfied with their results after their third treatment
8 clients were satisfied but declined microblading during their touchup and opted for shading
2 clients were extremely disappointed and found the healing process to be difficult and declined their touch up treatment, Both of these clients had hormonal and thyroid issues that were disclosed during their consultation prior to their procedure.
“I wanted to share these results of my practice to give a realistic perspective on microblading. I find that many salons do not track their client satisfaction and cannot communicate success rates. It’s incredibly important that my clients love their brows and I take my work extremely personal. If you are not completely satisfied after your second procedure with me, please schedule a time to meet with me to review my work and make adjustments. “ -Liah