Microblading is one of the fastest-growing trends in the cosmetic world today. When using a specific blade with 10 to 12 needles attached, the strokes are scratched into the clients’ skin. The pigment is then directly deposited within these fine lines so that it ends up looking natural and hair-like after healing.

The procedure can be up to two hours long, and many people report feeling little pressure and discomfort (though your tolerance may vary). The technician might tell you to feel free to ask for a break if you feel uncomfortable or need assistance with any steps. Having so many tiny cuts on your body may sound scary, but don’t worry – numbing cream can help minimise pain as much as possible. Every client says the worst part is the sound, but it’s no big deal! The fine hand-held tool sounds like it’s scratching into the skin and making crunching and scratching sounds, but it’s no cause for alarm: these instruments have been used for a while now and cause no damage.

Having the microblading procedure done by a professional will lower the risk of infection and make you feel more comfortable. It’s a safe treatment unless your artist is not qualified or licensed in your area and doesn’t know what they’re doing.

Here are a few of the risks of microblading

  • Infection – This is probably the most potential risk for these procedures and by far the one that can be prevented with the most ease when contacting a licensed professional when you require this type of work. Not only should you do your due diligence in finding a qualified technician, but also checking their reviews and testimonials will help you find someone reliable. Additionally, checking records and asking questions about their sterilization habits would be a great idea even before going into get the microblading done so you know exactly what you’d be getting into.
  • Allergy – Although rare, it is possible to have an allergic reaction to the pigment. These reactions are most commonly due to certain ingredients rather than the actual pigment itself.
  • Keloids – Scars may grow more significant than usual after having permanent makeup done. However, if this has happened before and you are prone to scarring, you do not get permanent makeup or microblading done.
  • Granulomas – These are inflammatory knots that appear around the treated area; this is the body’s way of fighting the pigment because it is a foreign substance in the body. Sarcoidosis is when you have more than one granuloma at a time, which causes some bigger bumps and more swelling. The bumps can happen immediately or take years while also presenting up to a decade after undergoing treatment.

So to answer the questions, yes, permanent makeup is a very safe procedure that, like anything that pierces the skin, has very minimal risks as long as it is performed by a professional such as us here at Rebecca Morey or Looks By Liyah