Risks involved in Microblading and Permanent Makeup
There is much you can do to reduce the possibility of complications relating to your procedure. As we discussed in Everything you Need to Know Before your Eyebrow Microblading, it is your responsibility to make sure you choose a permanent cosmetics professional who is licensed and insured to practice in your state, and whom you have thoroughly vetted. It is also your responsibility to follow the aftercare recommendations provided by your esthetician so you can enjoy of optimal results with your new eyebrows.
Nonetheless, sometimes, no matter how much you try, there are unexpected outcomes that may have been unavoidable. This is why it is important you understand the risks associated with microblading and permanent makeup so that you may make an informed decision on whether you will have it or not.
Confused about whether you want permanent makeup or microblading? Read about the differences between the two.
The most common and serious risk with permanent cosmetics is transmission of infectious diseases like HIV, hepatitis, and skin infections caused by bacterias like Staphylococcus aureus, among others. The use of unsterile needles or equipment is the number 1 culprit for transmission of contagious diseases. You should ensure you get your procedure at a reputable establishment that complies with state regulations in order to minimize risk of infection. Make sure you see the esthetician opening sterile equipment before they start your procedure.
Removal is not much of an issue with microblading, given that it is meant to be semi-permanent and in the best of cases, lasts up to 3 years. However, permanent makeup generally lasts longer than 3 years in most people. This is why it is crucial that you do not skimp on getting permanent makeup. It is a tattoo that will go on your face. Permanent makeup it is meant to look natural and enhance your features in a subtle way, but cheap permanent makeup can only go awry. A cheap procedure might be cheap because they are using regular tattoo ink and not organic pigments specifically made for permanent makeup, which are easier to remove or alter than regular tattoo ink.
3. Allergic Reactions
A person can develop an allergic reaction to nearly anything, but reactions to organic pigments are considered rare. You can ask your technician what sort of pigments they use and how they ensure their clients are not allergic.
The easiest way to make sure you do not regret your microblading or permanent makeup is a thorough vetting process of the technician who will perform your procedure. We can’t stress enough how important it is not to rush this process and to be extremely careful when choosing an establishment and a technician.