Posted on May 10, 2022

The Pros and Cons of Microblading

Pros and Cons of Microblading

Achieving the perfect eyebrow look can be a long and expensive journey for some. With so many options in the cosmetic industry, from tattooing, plucking, waxing, sugaring, microblading, laminating, threading, tinting, and so many more, it’s easy to understand why finding the perfect treatment can be a long process. One of the most popular eyebrow techniques many are swearing by today is microblading. This article will detail the pros and cons of microblading and how to know if it is right for you.

Pros of Microblading

The biggest advantage which stands out with microblading is that it is long-lasting. As it is a semi-permanent tattooing treatment, the results will last up to 3 years! You will need to get touch-ups to keep your eyebrows looking their best.

As mentioned above, flawless brows are hard to come by, but with microblading, the results are exactly that. Due to the detailed eyebrow mapping done by experienced professionals, the perfect eyebrow shape is easily achieved.

Microblading uses tiny blades to apply a pigment that matches your existing brows’ color. As the blades are so small, they create a feather-like look, making your new eyebrows appear incredibly natural.

In addition to the above advantages, the cosmetic procedure only takes about 2 hours to complete. This makes it easy to fit an appointment into your busy schedule.

Cons of Microblading

One of the main cons which stand out from microblading is that it is painful. For some, the process of making small incisions to apply the pigment can be pretty uncomfortable. This is why many salons offer a numbing option in the form of a cream, which they will apply before the treatment begins.

As microblading is a tattooing technique which is semi-permanent, you have to be happy with the final look. While the long-lasting results are an advantage for most, if you are not happy with your new brows, you have to live with them for a while. 

The final con of microblading is the cost. Compared to other cosmetic brow procedures, microblading isn’t the cheapest option. And while you may be able to find some great deals offered by salons, please take into consideration the quality and the professionalism of the establishment. It is worth spending a bit more to ensure you have the best brows money can get. Remember that the results will last a long time so, while it might appear seemingly expensive, it’s worth the investment!

How to Know if Microblading is the Right Procedure for You

If you are after a natural, flawless eyebrow that will last you most of the year, then we already know that microblading is perfect for you. If the pain is a concern, then worry not, as numbing creams are readily available. Besides, as it is semi-permanent, you only require touch-ups a few times a year.

So, if you are ready to take your brows to the next level, then get in touch with Microblading San Diego and book an appointment today!

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.