There are several differences between Microblading and traditional Micropigmentation:
In some cases the client’s health might be put at risk, so it is necessary to find out more about their physical condition before arranging an appointment.
Microblading would not be suitable for people who:
Many clients get in touch with me because they are searching for a solution to hide a gap or wound caused by a scar. In general there is no problem with working on top of atrophic scars, as long as they are at least a year old, and do not have a pink tone or a dark border. However, it is not always easy to guarantee effective long-lasting colour retention since the internal composition of the damaged skin is not always visible to the naked eye.
In the 24 hours before a Microblading treatment, clients must avoid stimulants (such as tea, coffee, caffeinated drinks or drinks with theine), aspirins, alcohol and vasodilators. In the week before, clients should avoid facial treatments, and should not sunbathe or expose their skin to UVA rays.
Clients should avoid exposing their skin to direct sun rays, and should not apply cosmetic powders, makeup or creams with active agents on top of their eyebrows during the first eight to 10 days. In addition, clients should avoid swimming pools, sunbeds, saunas, and any exercise which results in excessive sweating, as well as cosmetic treatments, peels and similar treatments.
Some post-treatment recommendations also depend on the client’s skin type; some clients will need to keep their skin dry by avoiding the use of creams, while others should ensure that they hydrate their skin well.
The recovery process is usually complete within 28 to 30 days. Accordingly, around four to six weeks after the first session it is possible to apply a touch-up.
In general, the recovery process includes several different phases, as outlined here:
Day 1: The client may experience an inflammation in the area which normally resolves itself shortly after the treatment. Eyebrows will appear up to 50 percent darker.
Days 2-3: In the days immediately following treatment, a small crust may form on the eyebrows. Clients may also experience itchy skin as a result of the healing process. However it is crucial that the client avoids scratching the skin as this can affect pigment retention.
Days 4-7: Several days after the treatment is it normal to experience some flaking around the eyebrows. Clients often become worried about reduced colour retention during this stage.
Days 8-28: In the weeks following treatment, the pigment returns to the surface of the eyebrow area and the colour becomes more intensified.
In cases where the client has had previous Micropigmentation treatments on their eyebrows, it is necessary to evaluate whether the technique would be suitable according to the current state of the client’s skin and the saturation of the colour pigment.
This technique usually lasts up to 18 months. This time frame can depend on many factors, such as skin type (more oily skin, for example, usually rejects the pigment within a year), sun exposure, the client’s age, and whether the client has skin-regenerating facials (chemical peels, glyceric acid, microdermabrasion, laser treatments, mesotherapy etc.). However it is also clear that the specific technique, the quality of the pigments, and the type of needle used will all affect the final result and how long it lasts.
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