Does Microblading Your Eyebrows Cause Any Pain Or Discomfort?

By Oct 26, 2021

Do you have thin or light-colored eyebrows and wish that you can somehow thicken them? Or do you suffer from one of the medical conditions that involve eyebrow hair loss such as alopecia? Well, fortunately enough, there is a procedure known as microblading that grants your wish to have thicker and better eyebrows. All you have to do is find a reliable eyebrow microblading service that guarantees high-quality results.

What is microblading?

Some of you might have already heard of microblading but for those who don’t know anything about it, microblading may be defined as a semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo that is used to fill in thin eyebrows in order to make them appear fuller and thicker, and that too in a natural way. This procedure involves the use of a hand held bladed tool which makes strokes that resemble real hair strokes. 

This tends to provide you with a natural-looking feathery eyebrow that you have been wishing for, and its results can last for as long as 3 years but best to get them done yearly as they fade over time. 

Now, let’s address the elephant in the room, that is, does this procedure hurt or not? 

Well, as the name of the procedure suggests, microblading is a procedure that involves having several tiny cuts made on your brow line. Just like a tattoo, all these tiny cuts tend to break the skin in order to fill it with a pigment. Most of the practitioners use an anesthetic before starting the procedure and numb the area completely. So, rather than feeling the pain from the cutting of the blade, you are more likely to feel just the pressure of the microblading tool that would be on your face, or you might only feel a scratching sensation every now and then.

However, if no anesthetic is used, the pain can be a whole lot worse, especially if you have low pain tolerance. To put it into words, the procedure might feel like something is scratching your skin constantly. Hence, it is important that you discuss the use of an anesthetic with your practitioner before beginning the procedure.

Some things to keep in mind before your appointment

• You should make sure to avoid tanning or sunbathing for a few days prior to the procedure.

• You should not indulge in laser treatments, chemical peels, or any other facial treatments a few weeks before your appointment.

• On the day of the procedure, make sure to avoid alcohol and caffeine and other blood thinners. 

• A week prior stop using Retin-A 

By keeping in mind these steps and following them till the day of your procedure, you are likely to feel way less pain or irritation during your appointment.

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