Is Microblading Painful?
Is microblading painful? The answer is…it depends. It depends on the type of anesthetic the artist uses to numb the skin before microblading, and the amount of time that it is allowed to work, before beginning the procedure. The complicated part of using topical numbing agents is that different skin types absorb and respond to the active ingredients at different rates. The common topical anesthetics are Lidocaine, Benzocaine an Tetracaine. However, the delivery systems range from oils, to creams, to gels, to liquids. Each of these is more or less effective, depending on the skin type. For a person with oily skin and large pores, certain anesthetics will be highly effective in as little as 15 minutes. The same product would take over an hour for someone with dry skin and non-visible pores. However, there are other topicals that work best for dry skin.
To have optimum results, the artist has to be able to properly diagnose the skin, and apply the right anesthetic, for the right amount of time.
Microblade Eyebrows…. plus a beauty mark (above lip) created with a Microblade shading pen at Brows by Bodine!
If you have ever read stories, or heard reports of microblading clients with painful experiences, the cause is almost certainly in the technique of the artist. Proper numbing takes time, and the amount of time is not the same for everyone. On my client charts, I keep track on the speed of numbing, so I can easily allocate the right amount of time in future touch-up sessions.
My experience is that virtually every client can have a very comfortable experience. Throughout the procedure, I check to see if the area remains properly numb, and continue to apply a numbing liquid at 10 minute intervals. On a pain scale of 1-10, most of my clients describe the sensation as ranging from 1-3. Typically, the procedure begins at a 2-3 (similar to the sensation of tweezing or waxing), and continues to become more and more numb, until it is a 1 or a 0.
If you are interested in microblading in the DFW area, Brows By Bodine is the premier salon for beautiful, natural looking brows, and a comfortable experience!