What your experiencing is the normal part of the healing process. Remember that some loss of pigment is a normal part of healing process. You should expect about 85% pigment retention before your touch up (about 6 weeks after the initial procedure).
Your artist didn’t go deep enough. If it’s been more than 2 weeks and your pigment is gone, then it is most likely NOT normal and related to some other cause. In this case it may be that your artist did not go deep enough in order to get lasting results. Artist must go into the dermal epidermal junction. You might have an infection. Other factors can interfere with the normal healing process and one of those things is an infection. An infection of the skin will push out the pigment and may result in scarring or other problems. Your artist used the wrong color for your skin tone.
You didn’t follow the aftercare instructions.
You we’re picking your scabs or interfering with the healing process. If you have a tendency to pick at your skin then this one is extremely important. If you are using the dry healing process then it’s absolutely critical that you do NOT pick your scabs. Picking off your scabs will prematurely pull the pigment out. Scabbing is simply a normal part of the healing process. Microblading requires me (and other artists) to make a small cut into the skin to the level of the dermal epidermal junction. This is the perfect place to set the pigment for lasting results, but also not deep enough to cause scarring or a permanent tattoo.
You have oily skin. Some people naturally produce more oils than others, but what’s important here is that the oil may push out your pigment making your retention less than desirable. If you have really oily skin make sure to discuss that with your artist so you can determine if it’s worth undergoing the procedure. In most cases you can deal with the excess oil production and it won’t interfere with your results.
What are some contraindications which may prevent me from a service?
Conditions that are not allowed for the procedure. There are different conditions that we do not allow or need a physicians approval. See the following below:
- Pregnant / breastfeeding
- Currently on a Chemotherapy
- Viral infections
- Sick (cough, colds, flu)
- Botox for the past 2 weeks
- Skin irritations or conditions like psoriasis
- History of Keloids or Hypertrophic scarring
- Accutane in the past year
- Heart conditions, High Blood Pressure
- Organ transplant
Most clients should consult their physicians before getting their brows, eyeliner or lips done.