It seems you are interested in microblading but worried that this procedure might cause pain. You need not worry, as the process is not as painful as you might be thinking. This method includes putting pigment into the skin with a microblade so that the color stays for several years. However, by taking certain precautions once can reduce the discomfort this procedure causes.
We shall talk about the following in this article:
- Why microblading does not necessarily hurt
- What you should expect during microblading
- How to make the procedure as comfortable as possible
Details about Microblading
This process, which involves making small cuts in the skin near the eyebrows, requires using a small & precise blade to apply pigment on your skin to make your eyebrows look perfect. The use of a blade during the processes scares most people, but you need not panic about it.
Microblade progress oily skin
Microblading is more painful than waxing or plucking out eyebrows, but less painful than getting a tattoo. Can you not bear 1-2 two hours of slight discomfort for 1-2 years of hassle less makeup ready eyebrows every morning? You are a prime candidate for microblading if you have replied in the positive to this question. However, if you are still worried, you should understand that the professional undertaking the task, applies anesthetic to the area before the microblading session that decreases the pain on your skin during the process.
The cream or gel applied by the professional is similar to what dentists inject on your gums before extracting a tooth. The sole difference being that the cream gets absorbed by your skin, and no injection is required. Did I forget to mention that dermatologists too use gel on the patient’s skin before laser resurfacing? The gel or cream is a powerful anesthetic and prevents painful sensations during the application of pigment on your skin.
Using the pigment
The specialist applies the pigment approximately 1mm into the dermis, and 1mm below the epidermis; the outer layer of your skin. Specialists prefer to put pigment on the dermis as putting it on the epidermis would be futile, as this part of the skin sheds off over time. Putting it on the dermis ensures that the color does not fade away quickly. Putting the pigment more than 1mm beneath the skin’s surface makes it last longer. However, the process is proportionately painful too. The image above depicts that pigment is placed more in-depth into the dermis during tattooing. Hope you have understood the basics.
There is a slight difference between tattooing and microblading. In the latter process, the pigment is applied at a depth that makes it semi-permanent, but not so thick, that it stays permanently. This also decreases the pain caused during the process.
What you should expect during the procedure
It takes approximately two hours to complete the initial process, and a significant part of it is spent to ensure that the outlines of your brows are perfect. In the next step, I numb the area by applying local anesthetic After waiting for 15-20 minutes for the anesthetic to take effect, I begin placing the pigment into the area where the dermal meets the epidermal. You might experience a pulling and stinging sensation at this stage of the procedure. The degree of pain depends on the sensitivity of your skin, your nervous level, and your ability to withstand pain. This process lasts 30-60 minutes, and most clients end up telling the professional that the procedure was not as painful, as they had expected.
Most clients state that the pain is the same as that experienced during waxing or plucking their eyebrows, or a bit more. However, the result is fantastic, and all of my clients agree that the slight amount of pain is worth the outcome.
Tips to decrease pain during the process
Here are some tips that will help reduce the discomfort or pain during the procedure. If you get the procedure done by me, you can choose one or all of them.
1) Listen relaxing music is very useful as it relaxes your mind and keeps it occupied, providing you with an ambient environment that allows your body to relax.
Learn more about the procedure and come prepared for it as this will make you tackle the discomfort, much of which comes from the “unknown.”
2) Ensure that you are comfortable. You should be looking for soft padding, ambient noise, and more cooling temperature as that offers a spa-like environment over here. All of these things calm down the mind and soothe the pain receptors.
3) Apply lidocaine numbing cream in generous quantities. If necessary, apply two coatings of the same, as certain individuals require more anesthetic creams than others. Remember, some individuals are resistant to an anesthetic. Inform me if you are anesthetic resistant.
4) If you have a history of anxiety, take anti-anxiety pills before the procedure. However, you need not take these tablets if you do not suffer from anxiety disorders.
Do you need this procedure?
After going through this article, you might have concluded whether you need eyebrow microblading or not. Done correctly, eyebrow microblading is not painful. Application of numbing creams and the environment in which the procedure is carried outplay a considerable role in reducing your discomfort levels.
If you have any questions, let us know!
The Naked Truth Skin Care
12409 Harris Rd #111, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2J5