I’m sure you’ve read a lot about microblading. There are people on both sides of the fence, and while everyone has a right to their opinion, there are facts and myths. You might be tempted to think, “well, of course you’re going to say that everything about Microblading is great”, but facts are facts and while that notion might be somewhat lost at this moment in time, there’s just no denying them.
Here are 5 Microblading myths we’d like to debunk:
1. Your brows will look unnatural.
It is true that your brows will appear darker than normal in the first weeks after the procedure. Over time, the pigment will lighten and resemble your natural eyebrow color, it will blend seamlessly after that initial period.
2. It's extremely painful.
While Microblading is not a completely painless process, it’s not as painful as some people claim it to be. The area being worked on is first numbed with a cream and this helps stave off any real pain. In comparison, some patients have said that waxing hurts more; the initial application can be a bit uncomfortable, and your eyebrows may feel sunburned in the next few days, but it's all very manageable.
3. It's permanent.
It’s true that the word ‘permanent’ is part of the industry, but that doesn’t mean that it’s a ‘one and done’ procedure. The technique used in Microblading is different than the one used in tattooing, so the pigment used will eventually fade. If you don’t follow up with additional sessions, the effect will fade and will not leave any marks on your eyebrows.
4. Microblading is for everyone.
This is a perfect example of facts that don’t necessarily cater to the business. Not everyone can or should get their eyebrows worked on with this procedure. If you are on blood thinners, it isn't recommended, and some people have sensitive skin that doesn't take to the pigment very well.
5. The process requires the use of a scalpel or blade.
The tool used does resemble a blade, but in truth, it is constructed of many needles fused together. This helps the pigment get deposited into the patient’s skin.
There are many more myths to be debunked, but we’ll focus on these to get started. I’m sure if you do a search online you can easily find many websites touting ‘truths’, but, as they say, you can’t trust everything you read on the internet.