12 Oct Dangers of Microblading by non Permanent Makeup Specialists
What is Microblading?
Perfectly groomed brows can do amazing things for the face: They act as an elegant frame, imparting a more youthful, lifted appearance and add structure that helps define features. Maintenance with waxing, threading, plucking and other grooming procedures are effective but time-consuming requiring daily upkeep. So more and more women are turning to a permanent-makeup solution, crediting microblading for their miraculous brows.
Permanent Makeup Specialists use a microblade tool to apply color pigments that look like real hairs. The colour effect will fade over time, so touch-ups may be necessary to maintain the desired look.
Microblading is said to offer natural-looking and defined eyebrows, but the process typically takes some time to perfect.
The initial procedure may take up to a couple of hours, and the eyebrows will appear darker immediately after the initial treatment.
A lot of people do not realize that microblading is cosmetic tattooing using the same pigments implanted in the skin at the same depth.
The difference is in the tool that is used:
Tattooing is done with a little machine that’s plugged into the mains, with a tiny needle or group of needles.
Microblading is done by hand dragging a group of needles across the skin to create micro-cuts where the pigment is implanted.
Research the risks of Microblading by non Permenant Makeup Specialists
All cosmetic procedures have possible risks and microblading and permanent cosmetics are not the exceptions. It is important you carry out your own research on the possible risks involved in microblading and permanent makeup before you undergo any procedure.
The increased popularity has led to an army of under-qualified practitioners who are quickly taught the technique in order to keep up with demand. So many people are trying to make money by offering training. There are quick courses lasting less than 2 days, and those people are being let loose on the public.
Along with the success stories, come reports of gruesome results: A slew of horrifying microblading mishaps have been popping up online, ranging from unflattering shapes, faded tinting to scary scarring and infection.
Although scarring or infection are rare, precautions should be taken. You should avoid the procedure if someone has a history of keloid [or raised] scars, but as long as the area is cleansed thoroughly with antiseptic, and sterile or disposable instruments are used, there shouldn’t be any chance of infection.
Five common risks of Microblading carried out by non Permenant Makeup Specialists
The most common and serious risk with permanent cosmetics is the transmission of infectious diseases like HIV, hepatitis, and skin infections caused by bacterias such as Staphylococcus aureus, among others. The use of unsterile needles or equipment is the number 1 culprit for the transmission of contagious diseases. You should ensure you get your procedure at a reputable establishment that complies with local authority regulations (practitioners should have a current Special Treatments License) in order to minimize the risk of infection. Make sure you see the Permanent Makeup Specialist opening sterile equipment before they start your procedure.
2. Permanent Pigmentation
Microblading is a permanent makeup tattooing procedure that can last up to 3 years. However, permanent makeup generally lasts longer than 3 years in most people. This is why it is crucial that you do not skimp on getting permanent makeup. It is a tattoo that will go on your face. Permanent makeup is meant to look natural and enhance your features in a subtle way, but cheap permanent makeup can only go awry. A cheap procedure might be cheap because they are using regular tattoo ink and not organic pigments specifically made for permanent makeup, which are easier to remove or alter than regular tattoo ink
3. Allergic Reactions
A person can develop an allergic reaction to nearly anything, but reactions to organic pigments are considered rare. You can ask your technician what sort of pigments they use and how they ensure their clients are not allergic.
Microblading can cause scarring when the blade enters the skin too deeply, reaching the dermis and beyond. Microblading is intended to be a long-lasting micro-pigmentation (permanent makeup) procedure. It should last up to 18 months at the most when performed at the correct shallow depth.
The easiest way to make sure you do not regret your microblading or permanent makeup is a thorough vetting process of the technician who will perform your procedure. We can’t stress enough how important it is not to rush this process and to be extremely careful when choosing an establishment and a technician.
Tips for choosing a Permanent Makeup Specialists qualified to Microblade your brows
Ask if your skin can handle it
Clients with large pores and oily skin aren’t good candidates for microblading because the color doesn’t show up well and can look blurry. And those with rosacea have a tendency to bleed too much.
Make sure your pro is actually a pro
Ensure that the Permenant Makeup Specialists have reviews and referrals, make sure he or she is fully insured, make sure they have a current Special Treatments License issued by the local authority, make sure they are qualified and trained by someone with several years of experience so that they know how the color (pigmentation) wears.
Seek out an age-appropriate look
An elegant middle-aged woman should go for a more delicate, natural look. She can’t get away with a thicker, fashion-forward shape the way a girl in her 20s can.
Try before you buy
Ask the specialist to draw on your brows first what he plans to do with the machine, That way, you can see if you are comfortable with the way it looks before committing to a long-term result.
See for yourself
It is always recommended checking out the specialist’s before-and-after photos, as well as checking for reviews and referrals.