Microblading

*** Important medical information

Medications

  • Cholesterol and blood pressure medications can cause slightly more bleeding, which could lead to the pigment mixing with it and not properly “sticking” to the skin. Although it is possible to get microblading done while on these medications, there is a chance that the finished product may look more faded than usual.

  • Thyroid medications can cause microblading to fade slightly quicker and may require touch-ups sooner than those who are not on those medications.

  • Supplements that cause blood thinning, such as fish oil, should be discontinued 1 week prior to microblading.

  • Any medications that cause blood thinning, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, must be avoided.

  • Microblading cannot be performed on those on using Accutane.

Treatments

  • Retinol and botox injections should be avoided 2-4 weeks prior to microblading.

  • Cyclosporine (Restasis) may cause eyelid sensitivity, which can make the microblading process too uncomfortable for some. It is recommended that it be discontinued 1 month before microblading and to wait for 2 weeks after the microblading is completed to start it up again.

  • Microblading should be avoided if by those who have recently received treatments, such as chemical peels, that can cause skin sensitivity and frailty.

Conditions

  • Diabetes and other conditions that can cause complications with the body’s healing process need to check with their doctor before receiving microblading.

  • Those who suffer from an autoimmune disease or are receiving treatments that weaken the immune system have a higher risk of infection after receiving microblading.

  • Hemophiliacs should not receive microblading.

  • Those with skin conditions or irritations that affect the facial area, like psoriasis or eczema, should avoid microblading.

Remember, ALWAYS communicate with your esthetician about any treatments you may be on, medications you are taking, or physical conditions you have. It is important that you let them know if you are on any prescription/nonprescription drugs, or if you are using any supplements or topically applied products. DO NOT stop taking any medications or halt any treatments without consulting with your physician first. Ask your physician before getting microblading if you are on any medications, blood thinners, retinoids, or are suffering from any condition that weakens the immune system or complicates the healing process.