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Is microblading right for you?
Whether your scarring is from microblading or you just have a scar on your brow, it's likely you've thought about covering it up.
We see a lot of scars at Aphrodite's Secret. Unfortunately, most of them are remnants of repeated microblading sessions over the years. Because microblading is using a blade to cut into the brow repeatedly, people often see traumatized and scarred skin over time. Some are especially unlucky and end up with scar tissue after their very first session. With microblading requiring touch-ups nearly every year after the first session, the scar tissue continues to build up, becoming thicker and more obvious with each additional microblading touch-up.
Remember: it's a blade. So if you scar easily, you're likely to be left with scar tissue.
A lot of the clients we see at Aphrodite's Secret are people who have had microblading done previously and are looking for a better solution. Laurie came to us seeking help with her aged microblading job that she got elsewhere. While we don't frequently recommend microblading, Laurie had skin conditions that should have been ideal for it. Yet, as the pigment faded, it was clear that she had light scarring where the ink used to be. The faint red and white outlines were obvious as the ink disappeared, and she was initially looking to cover those scars with another round of microblading.
After photo is immediately after done. Color will become softer over the next 24 hours.
Here are some things we wanted Laurie to know:
When you have scarred or traumatized skin, you don't want microblading. Our APHS Signature Ombre brow is gentler on the skin and doesn't result in harsh scars. For Laurie, we didn't recommend that she do another round of microblading and risk more scar tissue on her brows. She was lucky that she only had one session of microblading and came to us for her next steps. Laurie did our APHS Signature Ombre brow, and she will see slower fading, less traumatized skin, and a balanced color, even with scarred skin!
For those that come into Aphrodite's Secret looking to have scars covered that aren't the result of microblading, we're also able to provide a solution. Eyebrow scars are very common, and we work with them frequently. It's a delicate process to cover scar tissue on someone's brow, because we don't want to cause more damage to the already traumatized skin.
Part of the solution is to adjust the shape of the brow so that the scar doesn't impact the brow as much. With regular waxes, the scar can become much less obvious. The other part of the solution is ombre! This client had several sessions of ombre where we slowly added more pigment over time.
It's important to be cautious with adding pigment over scarred areas, as scar tissue may react differently than the rest of the brow area. With multiple sessions, we were able to camouflage her scar beautifully!
Still feeling unsure? We know it can be confusing, so we designed a quiz that can help you get a better idea of what would be the best choice for you. While we still heavily encourage a consultation, the quiz is a great first step!