Microblading scars are not pleasant. Unfortunately due to the sudden influx of microblading’s popularity, it’s no surprise the increased demand also introduced a surge of underqualified artists microblading gone wrong stories. The increase of microblading has also led to the misnomer that microblading scars are inevitable. 

The short answer is: If the technique is done properly at the correct depth, then no microblading will not cause scarring. 

After reading this you’ll be more prepared to avoid microblading scars that have lasting damage to maximize all the benefits microblading can bring to you.

Microblading Scars Result From Noticeable Bleeding

I’ll spare you the specific technical mechanisms by which microblading scars happen as they relate to bleeding, but just know that if you are experiencing a noticeable amount of blood loss, your chances for scarring dramatically increases. The simple and easiest way to explain this is the deeper the microblading tool cuts into the skin to deliver the pigment, the more your artist will draw blood. There are occasions where depending on skin type, a little blood is normal. But key word there is “little”. 

PRO-TIP: Ask your microblading artist flat out were you bleeding during the session? Or even better, monitor your blood loss throughout the session and gently raise your concern about scarring to your artist and your sensitivity there should she or he confirm you are bleeding a bit.

This is one of the many reasons I’ve talked so much about having an open relationship with your microblading artist. Finding the right artist is as much about fit as it is skill with the pen. You will have wanted to cover this off and chat about it with your artist before hand so you can be confident you aren’t being told “blood is perfectly normal”. That is not entirely true.

Why Do Scars Form?

Microblading scars will have early signs like how they heal immediately following the procedure but will be most evident as early as 6 weeks following the procedure all the way to 6 months. Just a quick reminder of what we talked about earlier. The heavy increase in demand for microblading created a situation in which artists not fully prepared to perform on a client’s face jumped into the microblading world. So it makes sense how there are artists that are going too deep with their pen strokes.

The common fallacy is that if you cut deeper, you can deliver the ink deeper which will make for longer lasting results. Not only is that not entirely true but it also ignores the trade off of cutting too deep into skin – namely microblading scars. That’s why at Better Brows, my microblading Cincinnati services are aimed at achieving the look my clients want and focused on brow results as a whole – not just one component like longevity. There are times where certain skin types are not going to hold crisp lines the same, so delivering strokes that are equally deep to a skin type that does hold the procedure better is precisely how scarring occurs. 

Let’s talk now about how you can take matters into your own hands.

How Microblading Scars Can Be Identified Early In The Healing Process

Now that we’ve talked all about how microblading scars happen as well as arming you with a tactic to monitor during your appointment to ensure your don’t get scars (bleeding), now let’s talk about something you do BEFORE you even book your microblading appointment.

You can usually spot a heavy handed microblading artist by looking at their client healing pictures. You are well within your rights to want to see some healed photos. After all, this is all about you!

What you want to do is check to see if the strokes on their healed patient that is atleast 6 weeks out look ashy. Also be mindful of any slight variation in skin ton that still exists around the brows atleast six weeks out. While that may not specifically be scar related, it is one of the signs of scar tissue build up. But without knowing the exact skin type of these clients, it’s going to be hard to say.

PRO-TIP: Ask any artist who you are considering for microblading for their healing pictures. Look for scars right off the bat of course. But they may not be visible yet. What you can look for is a brow that is healing/healed a gray to ashy color. This signifies scar tissue in the underlying layer of skin and is there is a high chance that microblading scars will come as a result. 

Hopefully you found that helpful and will be using this information on your journey to your microblading appointment and in turn, your journey to a more bold, happy, confident you! You can book now if you are interested in microblading services with Better Brows. Check out my microblading blog or the Better Brows YouTube channel if you prefer videos. Get in touch with me if you have any questions about some of the content I have waiting for you or the best options for you.