Making the decision to put permanent makeup on is not an easy one. It’s basically like tattooing elements of your face that will define your face features (even if they tell you it is not, microblading is actually one of the most ancient forms of tattoos). This type of semi-permanent makeup is different from other tattoos in that each stroke is drawn on the skin individually, which gives it a more realistic appearance; and just like any other types of tattoos or permanent makeup, it can go wrong.
This is particularly true when people tend to opt for cheaper options without realizing that the person doing the microblading may not be adequately qualified to do so or maybe using the poor quality material. That is why to minimize the chances of this technique going terribly wrong, you need to make sure you go to a certified microblading professional.
When done properly, microblading ink lays in the epidermis and will disappear in six months.However, if the ink is embedded too deep, it may turn into a permanent tattoo, as in it will not disappear in six months.
There are different ways in which a microblading procedure can go wrong:
- The shape is not what you were expecting
- It reflects a poor quality job
- You experienced pigment migration or the shape changes
- The pigment evolved in an unexpected way that you don´t like
- The result is uneven
- The shape is too sharply delimited or the corners are too rounded in the inner corners of the eyebrows
Just like a bad tattoo, low-quality or misshaped microblading can affect a person’s self-esteem, but this mishap can be solved.
So the answer to your question, “can microblading be removed?” is -in one word, yes! Microblading can be removed.
There are several ways in which this can be done. The most common one is laser treatment. The advantage of microblading is that, unlike other forms of tattooing, it can usually be removed with a couple of laser treatments. The disadvantage of using a laser is that it may also remove the hairs. This effectively does the exact opposite of what you wanted to accomplish when you decided to go through a microblading eyebrows treatment.
There are also chemical alternatives, where a specialist treats the area with a removal solution. Similar to the laser option, it is likely to take a couple of sessions.
However, since every case is different, you should consult your esthetician and even a dermatologist before deciding which procedure is the best for you.
How to minimize the risk of having a microblading #fail?
There are certain precautions you can take to reduce the risk of suffering the aftermaths of a bad procedure or getting less than satisfactory results.
- Experts recommend that you go to an esthetician with an advanced certificatefrom an accredited institution.
- Make sure they use the best pigments available, and that they personalize the shade to your tone.
- Checkout their work looking at a before and after portfolio.This helps you ensure that a) they can do the job and b) their technique and aesthetics match your taste.
- Askthem to fully explain the procedure to determine if it is right for you.Also verify that they comply with the sanitary conditions necessary to prevent infections.
In three words: do your research. Learn all you can about the aesthetician you want to work with before you commit to it. Don’t take a cheap alternative just because you can’t afford a renowned artist. It is better to wait a little longer and save enough to be able to pay for a top-quality treatment than to be left with a funny face, or worse, permanent tissue damage.