What Happens When You Microblade Over Scar Tissue

What Happens When You Microblade Over Scar Tissue


Scars are very unpredictable and cannot be perfectly “colored” during the first procedure. With scar tissue there’s no hair growth because it lacks the glands that produce oil and hair. Microblading can help cover scars and fill in any gaps where hair no longer grows.  But there’s no guarantee that it will take the pigment as well as healthy skin.

How it Will Look After Microblading

Minor swelling and redness on procedure day is normal. During the first week, there might be some minor redness, dryness, and peeling. Scar tissue heals differently and may look dramatic and have some minor oozing of natural healing fluid for a few hours. The color will appear too dark and may not match the rest of the microbladed area until your brows are healed.

What to Expect

Scar tissue may not achieve the same results from microblading as the rest of your skin because it heals differently.  The color may heal darker or cooler than the rest of your brows or the pigment can reject completely especially if your scar is keloid (thick, raised, red scarring).  You might notice more swelling from the first procedure than the second touch up procedure because as fibrous scar tissue is loosened from microblading new skin forms.  It’s a completely different skin texture so it reacts differently from the rest of the skin during a microblading procedure.  Scar tissue might bleed a lot more or be completely resistant to numbing so be prepared for extra sensitivity in that area.  It’s best to be conservative in the beginning and follow up with a second appointment to see how receptive the scar tissue is with the pigment and to ensure natural results. Make sure to tell your artist that you have scar tissue so that he or she knows where to pay special attention.

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