Eyebrow tattooing, and microblading, among others, has become a familiar procedure for many women to keep their eyebrows in perfect shape. For the majority of women who resort to this slightly painful manipulation, tattooing has become a necessity, allowing one to forget about a pencil smearing under certain weather conditions or regular eyebrow dyeing. But in the life of a woman there are moments that require a revision of all their passions and habits, including facial care. Many manipulations and procedures during pregnancy and breastfeeding can affect the child, and future mothers often do not know whether it is possible to microblading eyebrows during pregnancy. Making the right decision helps knowledge of the features of this procedure.
What is microblading?
Mycobliding is a manual eyebrow tattoo, in which hair touches are applied not with an ordinary eyebrow tattoo machine, but with the help of a special manipulator – “handles”, which ends with a removable module with a very thin blade (the name speaks for itself – micro – small, blade – blade, blade).
The main difference between microblading and tattoo is:
- The use of a special apparatus. Ordinary tattoo machines are distinguished by a straight moving needle and low vibration, but the thickness of the blade and the speed of the “departure” of the tattoo needle do not allow this device to be applied quite thin strokes, but this is possible under the manual tattoo machine.
- The difference in visual effect. Equipped with a 0.18 mm blade handle for microblading and manually applied strokes, you can create the effect of real hairs. These hair touches are difficult to distinguish from the real ones even with close visual inspection, and even the highest-quality ordinary tattoo creates the impression of artificial eyebrows.
- The level of discomfort. Of course, everyone has their own pain threshold, and even ordinary tattooing seems to be almost a painless procedure, but most of the clients claim that microblading is a more benign procedure.
When microblading is recommended
Microblading is effective when needed:
- Correct the color and shape of the eyebrows (manual application of strokes allows you to maximize the shape to the ideal).
- Eliminate the asymmetry of the eyebrows, which is hard to fight with ordinary cosmetics. Eyebrows from birth or due to damage may be one shorter or higher than the other, or they may simply look asymmetrically as a result of random hair growth, but microblading successfully copes with these defects.
- To get rid of bald spots caused by injuries or unskillful correction. It is through this procedure that scars and scars are hidden.
- Increase the thickness of the eyebrows or even almost completely recreate the eyebrow devoid of hairs.
Thanks to the application of the dye by hand, the color is evenly distributed over the entire brow, and the direction and length of the hairs are ideal for a particular type of face.
How is the procedure
Microblading is carried out in several stages:
- The master selects the shape of the eyebrows, draws it with a pencil and discusses with the client the chosen shape and future color. It is important to take into account that the effect of naturalness is achieved due to the presence of real hairs next to the drawn ones, therefore micropigmentation depends on the initial data (the pigment should not be applied very far from the natural brow border).
- An anesthetic preparation of local action (cream or ointment) is applied to the area of impact. Cosmeticians usually use Emla cream. After applying the cream, it is necessary to wait 45- 60 minutes before the injection of the pigment itself – during this time the preparation penetrates the skin and allows you to painlessly insert the needle to a depth of 2 mm. With microblading, the puncture depth is less than with conventional tattoo (up to 0.8 mm). Whether it is possible for pregnant women to do microblading depends largely on the anesthetic.
- With the help of a handpiece, the master puts thin lines in imitated contours at different angles, creating imitation of hairs. To introduce the pigment under the skin, a thin blade at the end of the handpiece is dipped into the pigment and micro incisions are made through which the dye penetrates the dermis. Since each “hair” is applied manually, this stage takes about 30 minutes for an experienced specialist. The hairs can be drawn both in the European technique (of the same length, thickness and color), and in the east (hairs of different lengths “lie” in different directions and may have a different shade).
After the procedure, there is a reddening of the treated area (the hairs drawn in this way are microtraumas of the surface layer of the skin), slight swelling is possible.
Since the scars are microscopic, almost no crust after the procedure.
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Despite the active advertising of this permanent make-up technique as perfect, universal and absolutely painless, the procedure has its own nuances, which make you think about the need for it:
- This is primarily contraindications, which include a tendency to allergies or to the formation of keloid scars, autoimmune and skin diseases, as well as fat skin type and pregnancy. Oily skin is a conditional contraindication – with this type of skin, the pigment can change its shade. The same applies to pregnancy, since hormonal changes in a woman’s body can give an unpredictable result when performing micropigmentation.
- The pigment in the layers of the skin does not remain as long as with the usual tattoo – with proper care for the eyebrows, it lasts from 10 to 18 months. At the same time, the painlessness of the procedure is directly related to the timing of the preservation of the effect – the less the skin is damaged during the procedure, the less painful sensations, but the pigment is not injected deeply enough and when the upper layers of the skin (epidermis) are renewed, it disappears.
- The thin lines that are observed immediately after the procedure, in the process of restoring damaged skin, begin to blur slightly, so the final result of eyebrow correction is seen after 2-3 months. That is why when making a decision on microblading, you should not focus on the photos of fresh work.
It is important to take into account the structural features of the skin – micro pigmentation was invented and Asians began to successfully apply, in which the skin differs from the skin of Europeans by increased elasticity, density and amount of the natural red pigment (in Asians it is less). For owners of European-type leather, the result is different, and not for the better.
Positive features include:
- A decrease in the intensity of the color by about 30% a week after the procedure (in most cases, eyebrows seem too bright to clients immediately after microblading).
- Gradual fading of the color over time, without changing the shade (eyebrows do not get a red or blue hue).
- Rather fast recovery of the skin after the procedure (it is important to remember that the absence of visible crusts does not mean the absence of microtraumas, therefore, eyebrow correction is performed after 4-6 weeks, after full recovery of the skin).
Why pregnant women are not recommended microblading
There is no unequivocal ban on microblading during pregnancy, but since each woman is distinguished by individual features of the skin and the course of pregnancy, micropigmentation is not recommended, since:
- During pregnancy, the pain threshold can change, and the quality of the tattoo made with the help of micro incisions is a rather painful procedure. In the case of pain, the body of a pregnant woman may react differently.
- Anesthesia is applied to anesthesia during the application of hairline strokes, the components of which can cross the placental barrier and have unpredictable consequences for the child. So, Emla cream rarely causes side effects, but can cause flushing, itching, irritation, pallor and swelling at the site of application, and sometimes angioedema and anaphylactic shock in some individuals. Since the lidocaine and prilocaine contained in the cream penetrate the placental barrier, and there are currently no clinical data on the use of Emla cream in pregnant women, the use of this drug is possible only after evaluating the risks and benefits.
- There are no data on the effect of coloring pigments on the body and their ability to penetrate the placenta.
- There is no evidence of a possible change in color as a result of hormonal changes in the female body during pregnancy (it is known that pregnancy can affect the result of hair coloring).
- Even if the woman was completely healthy before the pregnancy, a number of problems can develop when the child is being born – high blood pressure, allergic reactions, skin tendency to rash and
Whether or not to do eyebrow microblading, is it dangerous during pregnancy – the decision is in any case made by the woman herself, however, when making a decision, it is necessary to evaluate the benefits and the potential risk, and perhaps postpone the procedure for a more favorable moment.
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