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To microblade, or not to microblade?

Microblading and Permanent Makeup Series

Microblading has become so popular in the past few years, and I would say that most people I come in contact with know someone who has received microblading or permanent makeup.

When someone you know gets their brows done and they look soooo amazing, you may start researching it for yourself to see about getting your own eyebrows done!

A good starting point before drooling over beautiful brows on Instagram and Pinterest, is to see if you are an ideal candidate to receive the treatment.

You may ask, "Am I a candidate for microblading or permanent makeup?"

Let's find out!!!

There are a few things to consider before your service and some guidelines to follow to be sure you are a candidate for microblading, and if so to be sure you are ready at your appointment.

Please read this carefully as there are some things that may delay or prevent this type of service all together.

-You MUST be 18 years or older to receive this service. Your artist may ask to see I.D. at your appointment

-If you are pregnant or nursing the service will need to wait until after they have been concluded.

-Please do not get a chemical or laser peel at least 6 weeks prior to your appointment.

-Avoid any AHA preparations (alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid and lactic acid) for at least 2 weeks before your appointment.

-Do not receive botox at least 2 weeks before or after your appointment.

-Please discontinue the use of Retin A at least 2 weeks prior to your appointment.

-If you have allergies and are concerned about a possible reaction, please contact us to schedule a patch test as soon as possible.

-If you are on antibiotics, we will need to schedule your appointment for after you have finished taking them.

-If you have visible skin conditions near the treatment area (psoriasis, eczema, etc) we will need to schedule you when they are not flared up.

Important to note:

-No caffeine for 12 hours prior to your appointment.

-No alcohol, blood thinning medication or aspirin for 24 hours prior to your appointment.

-If you are regularly taking fish oil or vitamins these generally increase circulation and might mean that you will bleed a little more than expected. This also might mean that the pigment retention might not be as successful as expected.

-If you have problems healing you can expect that the healing process will be longer than usual and must follow post care closely during the healing process.

-If you have haemophilia this may result in poor clotting / healing. You will be advised that it may take longer for the procedure to heal.

-If you have high blood pressure, treatment can still be performed, but the pigment retention may not be as good as for those with normal blood pressure. There may be more blood present during the treatment and repeat visits will be likely.

You will need to provide a doctor’s note if any of the following apply to you:


-artificial heart valves / heart problems/ blood problems


-liver disease


-tumours, growths or cysts if they are present in the area and undiagnosed

-cancer in the past 6 months

-if you are taking medications that could affect healing or recovery from the service

-if you are taking medications for mental health.

The service is unable to be performed if any of the following apply to you:

-Hypertrophic scars

-Keloid scars

-Certain autoimmune diseases

-If you are pregnant or nursing

-Under the age of 18

-Under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Scheduling a free consultation is a great way to meet with your artist and get all of your questions answered. A patch test can be performed if needed to see if you develop a reaction to any of the products.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out on Instagram @maloribeauty or

text (562)353-8829.

For more information on microblading and permanent makeup head to the FAQ section here.

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