Key Elements to Microblading Successfully
Nowadays, Microblading is known worldwide as the safest and most hyper-realistic looking hair drawing procedure. This process was created with love and skin care. It is a unique way of hair drawing following the natural hair growth technique. The Shape of the eyebrows is calculated according to facial morphology and golden proportion. The technique is suitable for anyone above the age of 18 who wants to correct or get their eyebrows in shape.
It is very important to remember that this procedure is very superficial and only affects the epidermis layer of the skin. This procedure works by gently opening the skin with small penetration and holding the tool 45° or 90°. Pigment is determined according to the natural colour of the eyebrow and hair. After healing, pigment can become several shades brighter compared to the original pigment colour; resulting in the pigment colour matching to your natural hair colour. Pictures of prepared shapes are always shown to clients before proceeding with the treatment. This manual technique, is usually mastered in around one or two days.
The aim of any microblading expert is therefore to help unhappy clients have a more presentable look and feel more beautiful. As microblading is a non-surgical invasive type of treatment; microblading artists are able to help and attend to more clients.
What should you consider in order to be successful in your microblading treatment?
To successfully perform the treatment, skin must be undamaged and therefore in good condition. If there is active eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, acne, pimples or any damage in the eyebrow area, the treatment cannot be performed.
Pain during the treatment is relative. Fear felt by the clients usually causes them to feel stronger pain, as the body does not relax. Other clients compare such pain with the one that they feel when plucking their eyebrows. I constantly hear the same phrase; that it is more uncomfortable that painful. It is not recommended for women to be treated while menstruating, as there is an increased sensitivity to pain during this period. However, it is possible to use light anaesthetics, in form of gel or liquid, to somewhat eliminate pain during the treatment.
Treatments such as peelings, fruit acids, chemical peels, laser treatments and more should be made at least a month before, and a month after the treatment. Furthermore, Botox or fillers should not be used. It’s imperative that the treatment is done using sterile and disposable tools, while pigments are of the highest standard.
Usually, correction is done a month after the treatment as 10-15% of strokes are lost after the first treatment. Inserted pigment is very dark during the first 5 to 7 days. 7 days later, it loses up to 40% of its intensity. If you think that the pigment is too dark, do not try to fade it by yourself. Be patient; wait for 7 days until it fades away naturally.
Pigment retention mostly depends on the type of skin. Sweating and sun exposure also affect pigment retention. Usually the expected time for new pigment refreshment is after 10-12 months. If the skin is oily, colour refreshment is required after 6 months. Healing is fully completed 28 days later. A touch-up is required between and no later than 4-8 weeks after the original treatment. If the skin is problematic and oily, several such corrections can be made.
Post-treatment care makes up 70% of total treatment success. Conscientiously stick and adhere to the given advice, because if you don’t do that, you can lose up to 80% of drawn strokes. Rinsing and applying the cream is of great importance.
How successful the treatment will be depends on:
• Skin quality
• Post-treatment care
• Exposure to various external influences.
None of these factors are under the Artist’s control, thus providing any guarantee for the treatment is not possible.
Always consult with your artist before the treatment if you:
• Have problematic skin
• Have serious health issues
• Take certain medications
• If you already have an old PMU on your eyebrows.
Before the treatment, get familiar with the post-treatment care procedure.
Before the treatment:
Before each treatment, the skin should not be burnt, nor in a recovery or regeneration process.
The following treatments are not recommended at least 30 days before the treatment:
• Botox and fillers
• Fruit or lactic acids
• Laser treatments
• Chemical peel
• Exposure to strong sunlight.
How can you make sure you continue developing your microblading skills?
If you are a beauty therapist, get to know the brands you train with and always take advantage of new opportunities to grow your career! Such as competitions and brand ambassador programmes; remember that’s there is always room to learn. Even if you have been working in an industry for 10 years, don’t feel like you are too experienced to invest in new classes. Different techniques and products are always being developed, and it is so important to stay in current affairs and be knowledgeable. Be open to new opportunities!
The best way to learn and experience what is going on in the industry is to continue your education in and outside of the treatment space. Many of us found our way into skin care by actually being a client first; receiving treatments from another professional is an excellent way to experience various techniques and to get inspired.