4 Things I Wish I Knew Before Eyebrow Microblading
Eyebrow microblading Auckland is one of the fastest growing beauty trends. It can be used to fill in sparse eyebrows, create natural-looking brows and make them appear fuller. It’s also great for people who want to try something other than eyebrow extensions or threading, but don’t want to commit to waxing or plucking their eyebrows every few weeks.
You’ve probably seen all kinds of before-and-after photos online, which makes it seem like a simple process that anyone can do at home—but there are some things you should know before scheduling your appointment with the brow expert!
Things to Know Microblading
It Is Really About Measuring
I wish I knew that eyebrow microblading is really about measuring. This is a permanent solution to eyebrow loss and requires the expert eye of a professional. Eyebrow microblading can be painful, but it doesn’t have to be. With some pain tolerance and proper care, your eyebrows will look beautiful after the procedure!
Everyone Can Get Eyebrow Microblading
But first, let’s talk about what it takes to become a candidate for eyebrow microblading.
- You need to have a consultation with the artist before getting your brows done. This is so you can go over your expectations for the results, as well as make sure that they’re on the same page with you and give them all of your medical history.
- You need to get a patch test done at least 48 hours before having microblading done on your actual skin. The patch test helps determine if there are any allergies or sensitivities, which can cause an adverse reaction during treatment—and no one wants that!
- You must be 18 years or older in order to have this procedure done (sorry kids!) and also have healthy skin. A patch test will show if there are any allergic reactions or sensitivities during treatment as well as determine whether or not you’re able to take care of yourself post-treatment! If either isn’t true then don’t worry: we’ll tell you how best for us both!
(Note: If none of those things apply then there might still be hope because maybe we’ll just become friends instead?)
Dryness Is a Side Effect
While it’s true that many people experience dryness after getting their brows microbladed, I wish I had known about the treatment options available to me.
You can treat dryness at home with over-the-counter products such as petroleum jelly, or you can go to your dermatologist and ask for prescription medications like hydrocortisone cream or clobetasol propionate. If these don’t work for you, laser treatments are another option that may help reduce your dryness and itchiness while healing.
Your Skin Will React Differently Than Everyone Else
I think it’s important to note that not everyone is a candidate for microblading. If you have thin skin and scar easily, this procedure may not be right for you. It also might not be right for those who don’t want to put their health at risk.
I know many people who’ve had issues with their eyebrows after microblading, so if it were me, I would definitely do some research first before making an appointment with a new artist—or even going through with the procedure at all.
Although eyebrow microblading Auckland isn’t for everyone, I think it’s good to see what other people have experienced during this process in order to gain some insight into whether or not this treatment is right for them (or if they should find another solution).
I am so happy to have had this experience, and I’m even more excited to see what it brings in the future. I can’t wait to see how my eyebrows look after they heal up!