• Lauren Carter Spmu

Do I Need To Shave My Eyebrows Off For Microblading?

Many microblading artists are asked by clients, “Do I need to shave my eyebrows off for microblading?”


The short answer is no. While other micro-pigmentation procedures produce the best results when all the natural hair is removed from the area, microblading does not. You should never shave, pluck, or wax your entire eyebrow off unless advised by a doctor.






The Process


To create the desired look, microblading is done with a handheld, manual tool, rather than using a standard tattoo needle. The blade is small and made up of numerous needles that will be used to create and fill stroke lines with pigment on the skin. This technique replicates the aesthetic of individual brow hairs.


The Finished Look


The final result is crisp, realistic-looking lines that blend seamlessly with your natural brow hairs. The finished look is one that enhances your natural beauty! It's the perfect technique for those with thin brows to achieve a fuller, natural look. As if they couldn't get better, these perfect brows are waterproof and smudge-free.


Before The Procedure


To ensure your safety, before the microblading procedure:


  • Do not have any Botox procedures for three weeks beforehand

  • Do not have a chemical peel two months before your procedure

  • Do not use anti-aging creams or products containing acids

  • Do not do a heavy workout or sweat on the day of

  • Do not tan or get sunburnt the day of

  • Do not wax or tint your natural eyebrows three days prior

  • Do not take ibuprofen or fish oil forty hours before

  • Do not consume alcohol or caffeine twenty-four hours prior

Doing so will affect the results, and could cause your new brows to peel off faster.


Reasons to Reschedule


Please reschedule your appointment if you are under 18 years of age, or if you're experiencing:


  • Cold or flu symptoms

  • Skin irritation

  • Pregnancy or nursing

  • Keloid Scarring

  • Viral infection or disease

  • Diabetes

  • Epilepsy

  • Chemotherapy

  • Heart problems

  • Organ transplant

  • Transmittable blood diseases like HIV


Final Thoughts


Treat yourself to perfect, enhanced eyebrows with microblading. Like any tattooed work of art, you'll need to look after it once the procedure is complete, and take care of the skin as it heals. Don't let the skin dry out or get crowded with creams and products that will irritate the skin. Take the right precautions before and after your procedure to achieve stunning, long-lasting results.


If you would prefer the machine hair stroke technique then you can find out more here.

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