When it comes to microblading, there are people who just are not the best candidates – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t solutions. 

I am going to list out for you the top 10 reasons why you may not be the most ideal candidate for microblading with a brief description just so you can have all the information on your beauty journey – not always just the pleasant information. There’s also 3 bonus items I encourage you to consult your doctor about prior to getting microblading at the end of the article. Check out the microblading service information for all things microblading and even more details so you can make the best decision possible.

Below you’ll also get an infographic I made for you so you can refer to this information at any time.

TOP 10 Reasons Why Microblading May Not Be For You You

#1 Pregnant Or Breastfeeding

We do not recommend this because it is not worth taking a risk for your child.

#2 Keloid Scars

We do not want to touch keloids because they may have scar tissue built up beneath the skin and do not want to take that risk of cutting that area of the skin.

#3 Autoimmune Diseases

Due to your compromised skin health.

#4 On Blood Thinner Or Have Bleeding Disorders

Pinpoint bleeding is normal, whereas excessive bleeding is not. If you are on blood thinners this could allow you to bleed too much which will make it more difficult to implant the pigment into the skin. The pigment will be pushed out and the microblading process will be very difficult to achieve.

#5 On Accutane Within The Last Year

Accutane extremely thins the top layer of your skin. We want your skin to be at its normal healthy self during microblading and also so it can heal properly.

#6 Botox Within The Last 2 Weeks

If you’ve gotten botox near your brow area it is best to wait the 2 weeks before getting microblading because that is when the injected substances have fully settled on the facial muscles.

#7 Stop Retinol/Retina 1 Week Prior

If used too close to the procedure date then this may allow your brows to fade quicker which we do not want!

#8 Sunburnt Or Have Dermatitis

You must be completely healed from both of these before your appointment because if not then your skin will flake, resulting in loss of pigment from microblading.

#9 Chemical Peels, Facials, Microdermabrasion 4 Weeks Prior

These are to be avoided because the outer layer of the skin is removed. Removing the top layer of the skin will result in loss of pigment in your new microbladed strokes.

#10 Allergic To Nickel, Lidocaine, Epinephrine

We use a tiny blade made of nickel that cuts the skin so we do not want you having an allergic reaction during the procedure. Also, the numbing agents we use contain both lidocaine and epinephrine so we do not want you having a reaction to these either.



Your microblading may heal slower and may be more at risk for infection.

– Had chemotherapy within the last year:

Your immune system is compromised. 

–Taking seizure or other medication:

Many medications have effects on the body so you will want to ask your doctor to make sure this is safe for you.

Microblading Candidates Next Step

If you would like more information about microblading, head over to the Microblading FAQ videos page where I’ve made some video content to help answer any of your questions. If you find that you would fall under one of the categories on this list, shoot me an email or give me a call and I’ll be sure to help guide you to your best option. Head on over to my contact page to get your preferred way to get in touch with me.

Who Should Not Get Microblading & Why INFOGRAPHIC

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