Admit it or not, we all want to look beautiful. So, we want things to be on fleek. We make sure to use the right shade of lipstick or the best foundation we can find. But all of those would go to waste if we don't have beautiful eyebrows. They often prevent the look from reaching perfection.
Now, some people are fortunate enough to be born with full eyebrows. The majority are less fortunate. Thankfully, there are means to make eyebrows grow or appear thicker. There are growth serums, eyebrow pencils, eyebrow tattooing, and microblading.
Here, we will focus on microblading. What is it, and what are the risks associated with it?
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a procedure that offers natural-looking and defined eyebrows. It is a unique cosmetic tattooing procedure. Unlike traditional tattooing, the inkl in microblading is not permanent. It lasts for up to 3 years only. Thus, it is ideal for those who are still dubious about having something inked permanently in their bodies. To paint a better picture, microblading would allow you to change the shape and style of your brows.
So how is it done?
An esthetician uses a handheld microblade tool with needles to apply color pigments that look like real hairs. Note that the process will break into the skin - more specifically, it will cut the upper layer of the skin. This is important to remember because this is where the dangers of microblading come from.
Beauticians promote microblading by saying it is less painful than getting a real tattoo. Also, they say it causes less damage to the skin. Furthermore, they will tell you that since less pigment is needed, it would not bleed into adjacent skin cells.
Do not buy into this yet. Yes, if done professionally, it could easily make you look prettier. However, based on the testaments of those who have undergone the procedure, it could also make you unable to look in the mirror.
These are the negative consequences that you might experience if you have undergone a microblading procedure.
It Could Kill Your Existing hair Follicles
Microblading requires retouching since the pigment fades over time. This means your skin will be cut over and over again. Needless to say, the repetitive cutting of your skin will eventually leave permanent damage. Aside from damage to the skin itself, it may also kill your existing hair follicles. So instead of having fuller eyebrows, you might end up with none. The worst thing is, there is no going back. You will have to live the rest of your life looking like that.
Risks Of Infection
Every time you cut your skin, you send an invitation to infectious bacteria. Therefore, microblading puts you at serious risk of bacterial skin infection. Aside from that, it can transmit HIV, which you would never want to get.
If you still want to do it despite warnings, it would be best to check the place you are getting the procedure. Is the place clean? Also, don't be afraid to ask what the esthetician does for sterilization. Furthermore, ask whether the practitioner possesses any certification or has undergone formal training.
Whenever you add something to your face, experts advise knowing the ingredients first before committing. Some people are allergic to organic pigment or hair dye. You could be one of them. Forgoing this step could lead to disastrous results.
Microblading will quickly give you noticeable results. However, it is extremely risky. With that said, it would be better to try other ways to make brows look fuller. The best ones are those that promote hair growth—using eyebrow serums, for example. Yes, it requires patience, but at least it does not bite you in the back. Better be safe than sorry - especially on topics that include your face.