Posted on February 10, 2021

Hillcrest Microblading Service: How to Know if You are a Good Candidate

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Microblading is fast becoming one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures in Hillcrest and beyond. — after all, our eyebrows are one of the most defining features on our face. Today’s trending eyebrows are fuller, richer and darker, and most people are looking for an exceptional brow they don’t have to fill in every morning.

Am I Good Candidate for Microblading?

You may have heard of microblading or have friends or family members who have had it done and are super happy with their results. And you now may be wondering if it is right for you. When considering microblading, it is important to note that there is a lot that goes into being a good candidate.

As an artist, I always make sure my clients are good candidates before going through with the procedure. I want to be sure to give them the best possible experience and results and want to be sure the results will last for a long while.

Skin Conditions to Discuss with Your Artists Prior to a Procedure

Certain factors such as your age and condition of your skin will determine if microblading is right for you. For example, certain skin conditions may affect the outcome of microblading and may leave you underwhelmed with the results.

For example, if you battle with any of the following skin conditions on your face and suffer from constant skin shedding and unrest, your skin may not be in the right state to be tattooed:

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Keratosis pilaris
  • Dermatitis

If you have chronic acne or rosacea, your skin may be more likely to bleed, which can make it hard for the skin to hold onto the color. If you find an artist to work with, make sure to tell her or him if you have any of these skin conditions or if you have overly oily skin. Excessive oil may cause the tattoo strokes to blend or blur together, leaving you with one solid brow instead of a natural textured and feathered look.

Other things to consider is whether you have super sensitive skin, meaning your skin turns red with the slightest scratch. This may mean you are more likely to bleed, which will again affect the color of the tattoo. If you have moles, bumps or scarring from and eyebrow piercing in the eyebrow area, this may also affect the outcome and end result.

Medications that May Affect the Outcome of Microblading

Certain medications or treatments can thin the skin and make it more sensitive and prone to bleeding which will affect how the color absorbs in the skin.

Acne medications such as Accutane and Retinol will affect your results, so may sure to discuss this with your artists ahead of time. If you’ve been using a hair growth product such as Latisse, you will want to stop using it at least 3 – 6 months priors to your procedure.

Find Out if You’re a Good Candidate for Microblading Today!

If you’re in the Hillcrest area or surrounding communities and are looking for the right microblading artists, contact us for a consultation. At A. Samara Beauty, we make sure to pre-qualify all our patients and will discuss whether microblading is right for you. Even if you suffer from one or more of the mentioned skin conditions, we would love to look at your skin and determine how we can help!

Frequently Asked Questions

What you need to know before microblading.


Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo, used for the purpose of reconstructing sparse eyebrows or simply to enhance already full brows. The proper ink is chosen and mixed to fit your exact skin tone to look the most natural and realistic. We then create small, hair-like strokes to perfectly mimic natural and gorgeous eyebrows.


Healed microblading results last anywhere from 1-2 years, depending on your skin type. If you have oily skin, results usually fade a little faster than those with dryer skin types. Touch-ups are required to maintain the microbladed look. First touch-up is included.


Please read the faqs page completely to ensure that you are an eligible candidate for microblading. Prior to your procedure: -Do not take Advil or other blood thinners such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Niacin or Vitamin E ,drink alcohol or take caffeine within 24 hours of your procedure, go tanning within 24 hours of the procedure, make sure to not have had facial fillers done at least 2 weeks prior to the procedure. Do not do facial fillers at least 2 weeks after the procedure.


-Anybody can get microblading done as long as the following does not apply. Those who are: Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor),Viral infections and/or diseases,Epilepsy, A Pacemaker or major heart problems, Had an Organ transplant, Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.), Sick (cold, flu, etc.), Pregnant or Nursing. Please contact us if you have had any facial fillers in the past two months*. Please contact us if you have used any prescription acne medication in the past year*.


Microbladed brows typically take 6 weeks to fully heal. Within the first week the pigment will appear much darker, and your eyebrows will look very bold. Do not worry! This is part of the healing process and it means that you are healing properly. After the first week the eyebrows will begin to get lighter, as by now the scabbing should be taking place. This is also normal! Around week 2, most of the scabbing should be done, and you will begin to see your full and natural eyebrow shape come through. Let it heal naturally, and only begin to wash your eyebrows with a mild foamy anti-bacterial soap after 14 days.


There should be absolutely NO picking at your eyebrows for the first 10 days. The first 10 days are the most crucial for having healthy healed eyebrows. Let the epithelial crust and natural scabbing occur on its own. After the first two weeks, you are allowed to begin washing them again. Try to keep the area as dry as possible in the first 10 days. Do not swim in fresh, salt, or chlorinated pool water for at least 2-4 weeks following your procedure. Limit sun exposure for 14 days following the procedure. For the first two weeks, avoid:Water, cleansers, creams, makeup, heavy sweating in the brow area, tanning and heavy sun exposure, Facials, facial fillers, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion.


Discomfort is minimal, although a numbing cream is applied to alleviate any discomfort.