Why does my eyebrow microblading treatment change colour?

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Microblading for eyebrows is now very fashionable. Many people choose this treatment to recover the thickness of their eyebrows and make them look perfect again. However, with the time, there are some cases in which the pigmentation applied changes colour.

Why does this happen and is it possible to fix it? This article will answer these questions.

Eyebrow colour changes after microblading – why does it happen?

We are seeing more and more cases of patients who have had microblading of the eyebrows but have not obtained the desired results. The most common problem is that the pigmentation of the eyebrows changes colour over time.

But why does this happen? The main reasons are as the following:

Improper professional execution

It is very important that the technician in charge of performing your microblading has advanced knowledge in colourimetry. The professional should know how the pigments will react in the long term, as well as how to make the right mixtures to achieve the shade you want. And, of course, he/she will take into account the colour, phototype and undertones of your skin.

The quality of the pigments

The better the pigments used, the better the quality of the work of the technician. If they are good pigments they will not change colour, although the colouring, of course, tends to decrease in strength over time and the remaining colour will be the one that dominates the composition of the mixture. 

Improper care of the area treated by the patient

Not all colour problems are due to poor execution. The patient must bear in mind that eyebrow microblading involves a series of aftercare that cannot be ignored. The first 10 days after eyebrow microblading it is necessary that the micropigmented area is properly treated.

Although the technician will give you the necessary advice, as a general principle you should:

  • Do not use creams containing acids (hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, retinoic acid, etc.) on the microblading.
  • Do not manipulate the scabs when they arise.
  • Apply sunscreen to the micropigmented area once it has healed.

Main changes in eyebrow colour after microblading

The most frequent colour changes after microblading eyebrows are the following:

  • Black, grey or blue eyebrows. There are several reasons why the pigmentation may vary towards these colours.
    • The technician has not added any red to the mixture.
    • The patient’s skin undertones have not been taken into account.
    • Poor pigment quality, which prevents the colours from remaining stable over time.
  • Orange eyebrows. In these cases, the reason for the colour change is the application of acid creams by the patient. Such as, for example, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, salicylic or glycolic acid.
  • Purple, pink or red eyebrows. This pigmentation problem is usually associated to:
    • A bad selection of colours.
    • Excessive exposure to the sun.
    • The application of different aesthetic treatments, such as, for example, laser.

How to repair a colour change after microblading eyebrow treatment

Once your eyebrows have changed colour, the best thing to do is to visit a technician to check the problem. Sometimes a touch-up is enough. Other times, it is necessary to change your skin care habits.

At Omicroart we can help you to repair your colour and also to do a microblading of eyebrows from the beginning. Contact us!