A recent client asked us “Am I too old for Microblading or Eyebrow blading?”. The client was in her mid 50s and having seen many before and after microblading pictures on social media and the web. She has now come to the conclusion that microblading was only for the younger generation. Why? Well quite simply she said all you ever see is photos of beautiful young ‘twenty-somethings’ in relation to before and after microblading pictures. She adds you hardly ever see photos of an older person.
Not so with Redeem Clinic, if you look through our before and after microblading pictures you’ll find a range of clients’ brow styles as well as a range of client ages. In fact we treat more clients over the age of 40 years old than we do younger clients. Our oldest client to date is a young 87 years old.
At Redeem Clinic we perform both eyebrow blading/microblading services and semi permanent make-up treatments and since 2011 we have treated literally thousands of satisfied clients, seeing all ages and skin types.
The truth about both microblading and semi permanent make-up treatments is that both methods can cause trauma to the skin. However, in reality eyebrow blading causes more trauma than semi permanent make-up. With microblading, the skin is effectively cut to allow the insertion of the pigment to recreate hair strokes. Although initially these results look truly remarkable and give a wonderful hair by hair brow appearance for many, as our skin ages the changes in the connective tissue reduce the skin’s strength and elasticity, therefore cuts to the skin struggle to recover, which can greatly increase scar risk as well as increase the risk of pigment blur/bleed (not defined hair lines). This can also be the same for clients who may have had several eyebrow blading treatments in the past, regardless of age.
With the above in mind therefore we recommend clients over the age of 40 years old and clients who have had microblading before and continued to have several microblading touch up treatments use our semi permanent treatments as a preferred option going forward. Microblading and semi permanent make-up treatments differ in that microblading uses a manual hand held blade tool, whilst semi permanent make-up uses an electronic hand held digital needle device (sometimes also called digital microblading). It’s true that the very fine micro needles within the digital hand piece used for semi permanent make-up can cause trauma to the skin also, yet this trauma varies greatly to microblading as the needles enter in and out of the skin and do not cut across the skin as such. In this way semi permanent make-up treatment tends to only cause superficial trauma that only lasts a few days on the whole and allows for older skin to recover far better than microblading especially when there is an ageing issue and the strength and elasticity of the skin is not a great. The results for semi permanent make-up brows are truly just as wonderful as those obtained via microblading and allow for very natural hair by hair and 3D brow hair replications.
In addition to the above digital microblading / semi permanent makeup is recommended for treatments on all ages over and that of traditional microblading when it comes to powder brow effects, eyeliner treatments and lip treatment. Again traditional microblading can be too harsh for treatment to these areas and cause excessive trauma.
Finally it is well documented that although anyone can get a keloid scar, they’re more common in people with dark skins, such as people from Africa and African-Caribbean and south India etc. Keloid scaring tends to come about when overly truamatising the skin and in this way to reduce the risk as low as possible for a such clients treatments from resulting in keliod scars we once again only recommend microblading / semi permanent makeup brow treatments and not traditional microblading.
If you would like to learn more about ‘Am I too old for microblading’, then why not attend a FREE consultation with Redeem clinic at any of our clinic locations ( Hull, Halifax, Harrogate, Leeds or Sheffield )? Simply see our Contacts page or contact us through social media