Side Effects of Microblading

In the last year or two, microblading your eyebrows has become one of the biggest trends in the beauty industry. If you don’t know, microblading is a form of cosmetic tattooing. The process involves applying tiny, semi-permanent tattoos to the brow area to mimic the look of hairs. The results are fuller-looking, perfectly shaped brows that you do not have to fill in daily to achieve that full-brow look. The added fullness and wake-up-and-go ease of a microbladed brow are part of what’s made the process become so popular.

What are the side effects of microblading?
While a popular cosmetic treatment, the possible side effects of microblading aren’t discussed too often.

  • Formation of Scar Tissue – When a technician applies too much pressure during the treatment, there’s a possibility that the pigmentation is too deep. Thereby damaging the eyebrows and forming scar tissue on the brow. One type of scar that is common is called a keloid, a thick raised scar.
  • Skin Infection – When any process involves piercing the skin barrier, there is always a risk of infection. if you experience prolonged swelling, redness, crusting, or oozing after microblading, this is a sign that things are not as they should be, and you should see your dermatologist as soon as possible.
  • Allergic Reaction – The FDA does not currently regulate the color-additive substances of the pigments used in microblading. Allergic reactions and contamination are possible as a result.

The best prevention of side effects is by researching and finding a qualified technician to perform your microblading service. Ask questions before treatment about how they clean tools, the ink they utilize, and reviews from prior clients.

Suffering from a microblading side effect?
If you are suffering from a side effect of a recent microblading treatment, contact one of our local board-certified dermatologists to be evaluated.