Studio 341,  LLC Orem, UT 84057

Is Microblading, POWDER BROWS AND LIP BLUSING Right For Me?

You're so tired of filling in your eyebrows every day and you’re feeling like you can never quite get them to look like “that one time" when you filled them in to legendary perfection.

 

Your friend just got the powder brow procedure and they look SO GOOD. You’ve decided this is the solution for you too and you’re ready to rock and roll.  

 

But before you make your appointment, there are some really important things to consider before having this procedure done and it goes far beyond choosing the right artist. It’s just as important to determine whether your skin is in good enough condition to be tattooed. From your age, sensitivity to the condition and quality of your skin, a lot goes into the safety and effectiveness of the microblading, powder and lip blushing process.

 

It is always my goal that you have the best results possible from your treatment.

So before you book your appointment, please read the below points to determine if microblading, powder brows and lip blushing are right for you.

 

SKIN CONDITIONS (FACE ONLY)

  • Skin Complications - If you have skin which is prone to complications with eczema, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris and dermatitis (i.e., your skin is constantly flaking, itching, or aggravated), chances are your skin is in a constant state of unrest and shedding and is not suitable for tattooing and therefore won’t hold the pigment well.

  • Excessively oily skin can cause those tattooed hair strokes to blur together and give off an unwanted solid effect instead of a naturally feathered look. You may also require more frequent touchups. If you have oily skin, you should consider having the "Powder Brows Procedure” done instead of microblading.

  • Sunburn - If you are hoping to get microblading or powder brows done, but have gotten a tan or a sunburn, it’s best to wait until your skin has resumed it's normal color and wait until your skin has healed before booking the procedure.

  • Previous Permanent Makeup - People who have previously had permanent makeup may want to change or fix what they have previously had done. Clients may have to consider laser removal prior to a procedure or ask the artist if they can work with their existing permanent makeup to incorporate the old design and colors into the new one.  Always disclose if you’ve had previous permanent makeup so the artist can treat you accordingly.

 

AGE

  • Tattooed hair strokes will not lay properly on skin with deep wrinkles, which can make the overall look appear uneven. Moles, bumps, scars, piercings, and generally raised skin around the eyebrows will also not be able to retain color.

 

MEDICATIONS

  • Accutane/Retin-A - Individuals who have been taking acne medications such as Accutane or Retin-A within the last year have an altered skin condition that will not heal well after the procedure. It’s very important that you wait a year before tattooing the skin. Similarly, Retinol and Vitamin A users should discontinue the use of each a month prior to their procedure.

  • Latisse - Eyelash and eyebrow growth serum bring extra circulation (aka blood flow) to the area resulting in more growth of hair/lashes.  Do not underestimate the power of these products! If you have been using Latisse or any other eyelash or eyebrow growth conditioners, the skin in that area is in a hypersensitive state and will bleed easily. Be mindful to discontinue using these at least 3-6 months before going in for a session otherwise you will instantly bleed profusely.

  • Aspirin - If you take an aspirin daily, you will need to stop taking aspirin for 72 hours before the procedure. Aspirin is a blood thinner and will cause more bleeding, affecting how well your skin retains the pigment.

  • Ibuprofen - You will need to stop taking ibuprofen for 24 hours before the procedure.

  • Prescribed blood thinners - You are not a candidate for microblading, powder brows or lip blushing because these medications thin your blood.

  • Alcohol - You must not drink excessive alcohol (more than one glass of wine, one serving of spirits, or one beer) for at least 24 hours before the procedure.
     

MEDICAL CONDITIONS

  • Hair Transplant - A commonly unknown fact is that scar tissue will form within the eyebrow transplant site. If you've had a hair transplant for your eyebrows, microblading is not a suitable procedure for you.

  • Irregular State - If your body naturally runs hot or you have a bleeding disorder, this will result in excess bleeding and prevent adequate color deposit.

  • Autoimmune - Even more seriously, if you have an autoimmune disorder such as lupus, or frontal fibrosing alopecia, you will be not a good candidate for microblading due to your compromised skin health caused by these disorders.

  • Low Iron Levels in your body - The pigment is an iron oxide-based pigment, so if your body is craving iron it can actually absorb it from the ink and leave you with…orange brows.

  • Other Conditions - If you are pregnant, nursing, have hemophilia, or a heart condition, it is absolutely not recommended that you get any form of permanent make up done as this puts you in a high-risk position.  People who have heart issues often are on medications that thin the blood which will cause excessive bleeding a poor results with microblading.

 

REACTIONS TO TREATMENTS

Below is a list of medical conditions that often cause skin irregularities, making microblading and powder brows an unsuitable procedure for you:

  • Trichotillomania (i.e., the compulsive pulling of body hair) can causes scar tissue in the skin to be prominent, which does not allow the color to heal properly.

  • Glaucoma-If you hope to get eyeliner tattooed, the use of glaucoma eye drops makes eyelash follicles and eyelids hypersensitive, causing excessive bleeding and poor color retention.

  • If you have continued use of Accutane, Retinol, or skin-peeling acids, you may be prone to excessive bleeding due to your altered skin condition, therefore, microblading would not be a viable option for you.
     

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS....

  • Botox- Get Microblading or Powder brows done BEFORE you get botox so your muscles will be in a normal state of movement.  Alternatively, if you regularly use botox, you will need to wait at 3 weeks after botox before doing microblading or powder brows in order to allow the botox to settle in at it's full effect.

  • Other treatments - Do not have any microdermabrasion, chemical peels or laser treatments around the brows for at least two weeks before your procedure. These procedures make skin raw and sensitive, and it needs time to heal before cuts are made.

  • Vacationing- microblading and powder brows is a tattoo and therefore is a mild injury to the skin which takes time to heal.  If you are planning to go on a vacation involving sun, sweating, and swimming, make sure you give your skin two weeks to heal post microblading/powder brows before showing off your newly microbladed or powder brows on the beach!

 

So, if you’re thinking you’re ready for a microblading, powder brows or lip blushing procedure, it is important to know that the results of your permanent makeup will be based on the health and quality of your skin. Results will vary from person to person, and if you have a pre-existing skin condition or are on medications, you may still be eligible for a procedure but should adjust your expectations based on your situation.  Like any procedure, every person is unique and will react differently!