The Truth About Accutane and Microblading
How Accutane Works
Acne bacteria lives in skin oil or sebum so when there’s excess amounts of sebum it clogs our pores and causes acne. Accutane shrinks the size of the sebaceous glands in the skin which then dramatically reduces the sebum or oil it produces. It also makes the epidermis or upper layer of your skin dry and fragile. Some believe that it causes epidermal thinning.
Why It Matters When it Comes to Microblading
Microblading is ideal for people with healthy skin that is not in the process of healing and a healthy immune system. Since Accutane alters your epidermis and weakens your immune system, it is best to wait when your skin is fully healed (6-12 months after Accutane is completed) and your immune system is strong. Microblading is achieved by depositing pigment between the epidermis and dermis layer of the skin called the stratum basale. It is the deepest layer of the five layers of the epidermis where crisp hair like strokes are created. This is why your epidermis layer needs to be healthy so the microblading artist is able to provide the treatment without any complications.
Ideal Skin Condition for Microblading
Your skin MUST NOT be in the process of healing when getting a microblading treatment. So you need to wait 6-12 months AFTER you’re done with your Accutane treatment before having microblading on your brows. This is the same with strong retinoids as it will increase skin shedding, inhibiting the pigment from settling in your skin. Be sure to read my pre-care and after care to make sure you’re prepared and a qualified candidate for microblading.