If you’ve been watching on Instagram stories, you know I recently had microblading done. As promised, I’m here to answer all your questions and share my experience with you. From the very first procedure to the final touch up, it’s taken about a month for the whole experience from start to finish. I absolutely love the end result and the fact that I don’t have to do my brows everyday anymore. If you are planning to get it done, there are a few things you must know.
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Microblading: What you should know
It takes time – As I mentioned above, the whole process takes time. And honestly, you’re going to look a little crazy for a bit. If you can plan to get it done on a week you don’t have a lot going on, or don’t care what you look like, I would recommend it.
You’re going to look crazy – Yes I just mentioned this above, but I can’t stress this enough because you need to be prepared that it’s going to look a little weird at first. You have to put salve on your brows to keep them moist so they can heal, and I felt like a total greasy Mario. They are really dark at first, and just look intense, so just be prepared for that. Over the course of the next week, they will also start to itch and flake and may look uneven. This is normal and just part of the process – remember you have a touch up appointment.
It messes with your sinuses – Because the work is being done on/near your sinus cavity, it really stirs things up when the work is being done. It instantly made me feel cold-like symptoms, and I was surprised that they didn’t really go away for a couple of days. I slept really hard that night and continued to feel legit sick over the next few days (itchy/dry eyes, fatigue, and sinus discomfort) and I didn’t have a cold. (Please note: this was just my experience, and may not happen to everyone, but I just want you to be prepared because this is what happened to me.) It wasn’t for a few weeks that I actually felt 100% again. I do think my body is sensitive to foreign bodies, which is why I took it so long to fully recover. It was bearable though, and just more of an annoyance for a couple of weeks.
Now, here are your microblading questions answered:
Does it hurt? – Yes and no. If you watched my live video you probably saw my reaction asking my esthetician if “this was it?”. That’s because when she started, I couldn’t believe that’s how little of pain I felt. She didn’t even use numbing cream! It didn’t hurt me, but I have a high tolerance for pain. Other women have told me they were in tears when they had it done. I will say, after the first hour it definitely starts to feel raw and more intense, though. My second appointment definitely hurt a little more. I think because my skin was more sensitive from all the poking done the first time. It was bearable though, and hey…beauty is pain, right?
Can you get microblading done while pregnant? – I asked my esthetician this and she said she wouldn’t recommend it. Your body and skin change so much while you are pregnant that it’s very likely your body could reject it pretty quickly, and then you’d have wasted all that time and money. Beside that, I’ve read that tiny traces of the ink could be linked to the fetus, so it’s best for baby to wait til post-partum.
How much does it cost? – I’m not sure what the going rate is but I got mine done at Veda and they are offering a huge special right now. It’s typically upwards of $500 there, but they are currently offering an introductory price of $225 for the 1st microblading session and $50 for the touch-up. This is a huge deal, so you don’t want to miss out on it! I go to Amanda at the Southgate location, if you’re wondering.
How long does it last? – With proper care, they should last you 1.5-3 years. You will need to get touch ups when they start to fade, after that. If you decide you don’t want to continue getting it done, just don’t get the touch ups and they will eventually fade.
I absolutely love my brows now, and it’s a blessing to not have to do them every morning! If you have any other questions about microblading, feel free to post them in the comments below!
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