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Is There an Age Limit for Microblading?

Microblading, the eyebrow treatment that has taken not only the world of celebrities but also the world of regular women and men by storm.

The perks of microblading include getting the perfect eyebrow arches and not having to reapply eyebrow makeup every day for up to 2 years. Yet artists who offer microblading eyebrows in DC report that clients over the age of 50 seem more reluctant to try the revolutionary treatment.

In order to shatter the misconceptions about women of a certain age and permanent makeup, we want to give you the long answer on why microblading has no age limit.

What Is Microblading?

Although the idea behind microblading is similar to that of tattooing, there are crucial differences between the two procedures. The results of permanent makeup fade after about 2 years. In microblading, organic pigments that are eventually broken down by the body are injected into the upper layer of the skin.

The technician uses a special microblading tool to draw strokes through the skin that imitate the look of natural hairs, no matter if the client has natural brow hairs or not. In other words, eyebrows can be reconstructed from scratch.

The result of a microblading treatment is the look of fuller eyebrow arches in the best possible shape for the client’s face.

What Is the Procedure Like?

Before the procedure, there are extensive consultations. The client and technician discuss the desired shape and the choice of color. The artist will do a quick patch test to make sure there would be no allergic reactions.

Then, a numbing cream is applied onto the brow area and once it kicks in, the actual microblading starts; it takes about an hour.

The artist will then give instructions on aftercare, and suggest a touch-up appointment 6 weeks later, which is how long it takes for the skin to heal and for the pigments to settle.

At the touch-up, extra pigment is added if necessary.

Is Microblading Safe?

Apart from the small risk of infection and keloids in the case of an inexperienced artist, microblading is safe for most people. The chances of an allergic reaction are minimal, but every professional artist does a patch test anyway.

However, it is not advised for people with certain conditions to get microblading:

  • Diabetes
  • Serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy or autoimmune disorders
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Viral infections or diseases
  • Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area

Microblading is also not safe for clients who:

  • are going through chemotherapy
  • have recently had Botox or fillers (at least 2 weeks should pass)
  • take blood-thinning medications

Is There an Age Limit for Microblading?

Definitely not! The final look of microblading is subtle and elegant, à la Helen Mirren (who is a huge fan of microblading), so it’s appropriate for all ages and genders.

How Can Microblading Improve My Life and My Look?

As we age, our skin and hair change. It’s not only hair on our scalp that gets thinner and more fragile; eyebrows can get weaker and start falling out, too.

Microblading refreshes the face and camouflages the results of hair loss. It also makes life less complicated. Applying makeup every day is tedious as is. Combined with deteriorating eyesight and hand tremor, the two common symptoms of ageing, it can get incredibly frustrating.

Microblading will save you the time and trouble.

Can Microblading Make Me Look Younger?

A common issue among women over the age of 45 are sparse brows caused by over-tweezing in the 90s and 2000s when thin brows were trendy. Since then, many women have unsuccessfully been trying to grow out their brows.

Microblading can provide any brow arch the volume and shape it needs. Arches curved in a way that best suits the client’s face shape lift the whole face. The optimal length of the brow tail – the outer end of the brow – will open up the eyes and make them shine brighter.

Final Tip

If microblading sounds appealing, there are numerous other age-reversing permanent makeup treatments to explore!

Would you ever consider microblading? Let us know in the comments at the bottom of this page! We want to hear from you. 

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6 Comments
  1. I have thought about doing this. How do you find a good “artist” to do this? It sounds like it’s not an esthetician.

  2. I would love to get microblading done, but it is just to expensive. I’ve been looking at articles and seeing tv shows about it for a long time.

  3. Great article! I am 73 and have been having my brows microbladed for two years. I have never had brows, however with this process I love how my brows look. I highly recommend the process, as long as it is done by a reputable, licensed professional.

  4. Did my first session two years ago, I love it. Was 72 years, will continue as best thing I have ever done other than fillers and Botox.

  5. After microblading heals, are the eyebrow hairs supposed to look like real individual hair strokes? I have seen where after healing it all seems to blend together.

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