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Microblading – the pros and cons

Recently, clients have been asking why we don’t offer microblading at Queen Bee. My answer is that it simply hasn’t been out long enough to determine the pros and cons. Before you jump down my throat and tell me it’s the best thing since avocado toast, hear me out. I have some clients who have benefited from microblading and a few who have not. After researching online and some nerd-out sessions with dermatologists, I thought I’d share what I’ve found:


Pros:

  • It’s a miracle for men and women who have lost brows from chemotherapy and other medical conditions.
  • For those of us born in the 70s and 80s? I don’t need to say anything else…
  • Microblading can correct bald spots and thinning brows. No more filling in with pencil and powder.
  • It can boost your self confidence and we love that!
  • Microblading lasts a long time and once healed, it’s waterproof and smudge-proof!

Cons:

  • One session can require 100 tiny cuts done with a small blade. The blade may interfere with the structure of the follicle and many people complain about their follicles no longer producing hair.
  • Over time, the color can fade into a different shade. I have seen blonde turn to pink, black to turn green and brown turn to grey. I was told that this is due to an inexperienced artist and low-quality ink.
  • If the application is uneven, one brow may end up higher than the other.
  • In rare cases, it has also resulted in infection. This can be due to an inexperienced technician or improper aftercare.
  • Microblading can also be expensive and requires multiple touch ups.

Our advice is to seek out an experienced professional who specializes in microblading. Research their work on social media and ask questions. Do they tend to opt for a more natural, bold or longer brow? Find somebody who is able to match the style you want. Tight, small strokes are usually not a good sign as they have a tendency to blur and fade into one stroke. Ask around for referrals and always schedule a consultation before making a commitment. Do your research because correcting the procedure can be painful and expensive. A well-educated microblade artist should know all about skincare. Ask questions about how the procedure will heal with your specific skin.

Some of our Queen Bee staff have had great microblading services so feel free to reach out to us and we’d be happy to pass along a referral. And who knows, you never know what the future holds at Queen Bee!

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