Thin eyebrows can get to be a serious problem no matter how you happened to come by them. Maybe you were born with thin eyebrows, or maybe you made the mistake of plucking yours for some occasion, only to find that they wouldn’t come back later. No matter what the situation happens to be, you’re here reading this because you’ve heard about microblading and you want to give it a try.
Don’t worry, you’re not the first person to become curious and you’re definitely not going to be the last. That being said, you probably want to know what it is, what’s involved, and most importantly, whether or not you should actually try it.
What is Microblading?
First of all, we’re not going to mince words: microblading is a form of tattooing, and in this instance, a pigment will be implanted beneath your skin with a manual tool rather than a machine. The tool is used to draw strokes that will mimic natural hair within your brows.
This implantation is not nearly as deep as a regular tattoo, making it slightly less extreme. We’re pretty sure that you’ve seen microblading somewhere, probably on your Instagram feed, and if you’re thinking of having it done, you do need to make sure you’re properly prepared.
Getting Properly Prepared for Microblading
Cutting your Habits
There are certain habits that you’re going to need to get rid of if you want to start a procedure like this. For example, if you take aspirin on a regular basis, you need to cut it out; it’s a blood thinner. Also, make sure you stop taking retinol at least one week before your procedure as this makes your skin thin and can cause you to bleed more.
Get Some Research In
Obviously, you’re going to have to do some research to find a technician near you, but you will also need to do a bit more research to learn what you’re after, and whether or not the technician is reputable. You’re trusting your face to someone, after all. Your technician should be more than willing to discuss the risks and benefits with you, along with answering any questions that you might happen to have regarding the process.
Working on Yourself
We mentioned doing some prep work, but in addition to stopping any medication that might have an effect on the process, it would be a good idea to avoid plucking or waxing your brows at least two weeks before your appointment. Your technician will be making your new brow shape based on data they’ve collected before the procedure, and you want to make sure that their measurements are correct.
We cannot emphasize enough how important it is for you to communicate with your technician during the process. You can dictate the thickness of your brows, though most won’t let you choose the shape as your decisions may cause the microblading to simply ‘come out’ wrong. If you do happen to have any concerns, make sure you run it by them, and most importantly, make sure you’re getting the result you want.
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