About Microblading/ Semi-permanent Eyebrow Enhancement
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Microblading is form of semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing and is meant to help enhance the appearance of eyebrows. During this procedure, eyebrows can become more defined, helps them appear more “filled-in,” and/or reshape the natural eyebrow. This is a technique that is meant to leave you with very natural look as the microblading technique results in small hair-strokes done by a microblade which deposits pigment into the epidermis of the skin. This procedure does not go as deep as traditional tattoos would penetrate and on average lasts approximately 18 months. Touch-ups can be performed 6 weeks after the initial procedure and is recommended yearly afterwards.
On rare occasion, the pigment may migrate under the skin. This procedure may be uncomfortable for some people. Pigments will fade. Immediately following the procedure, the pigment may appear up to 50% darker than desired. In rare cases, delayed allergic reactions to the pigment may occur. Allergic reactions to anesthetic can occur. This procedure cannot be performed to any person under the age of 18 year old. Infections can occur if aftercare instructions are not followed correctly. There may be swelling and redness following the procedure. You may experience minor bleeding. Possible scarring may occur, however, this is extremely rare.
Possible Risks, Hazards, or Complications
Pain: Some level of pain may be experienced even after the topical anesthetic has been used. Anesthetics can work differently on some people versus others.
Infection: Infection is very unusual. The areas treated must be kept clean, and only freshly cleansed hands should touch these areas. See “after care” sheet for instruction of care following the microblading procedure.
Uneven pigmentation: This can result from poor healing, infection, bleeding, or many other causes. Your follow-up appointment will likely correct any uneven appearance.
Asymmetry: Every effort will be made to avoid asymmetry, but our faces are not symmetrical so adjustments may be needed during the follow-up session to correct any unevenness.
Excessive swelling or bruising: Some people bruise or swell more than others. Ice packs may help reduce the swelling. The swelling or bruising typically disappears in 1-5 days. Some people do not experience this and some may experience it for longer.
Anesthetics: Topical anesthetics are used to numb the area to be microbladed. Lidocaine, Prilocaine, Benzocaine, Tetracaine, and/or Epinephrine cream and/or liquid are used. If you are allergic to any of these, please inform you technician.
MRI: Because pigments used in microblading procedures containing inert oxides, a low level magnet may be required if you need to be scanned by an MRI machine. You must inform your MRI technician of any tattoos, permanent cosmetics and microblading procedures.
The alternative to these possibilities is to use traditional cosmetics and NOT undergo the Microblading/Semi-permanent eyebrow procedure. I acknowledge all of the above listed risks, hazards and complications.