There are more cosmetic procedures available for the face than ever before. With Instagram making this type of work more popular, and safer options hitting the market all the time, it’s easy to see why things like microblading have become so popular in recent years.

Unfortunately, though, this sort of work isn’t always done perfectly. I have had an influx of clients since we’ve entered the new year that have had their microblading/semi-permanent elsewhere and have had a botched job, which has been very upsetting for them. Whilst I have been offering salt and saline removal that is a very gentle treatment, it gets marginal results – it does not work for everyone, especially very bad eyebrows where the ink has been placed too deeply into the skin. So, I have decided to invest in the new Apollo Saturn II Q-Switched laser to provide a solution for clients.

Botched jobs are on the rise since there are people out there that are taking microblading courses who are not properly qualified or licensed and are performing treatments for cheap.

For the customer, living with botched eyebrows, it can be highly frustrating and embarrassing, and it is crucial that you have options to remedy this sort of issue if you experience it. This is where the Q-Switch laser at my clinic comes in.


What are microblading/semi-permanent eyebrow treatments?

Microblading is a type of semi-permanent eyebrow treatment that has become popular over the last decade or so. The procedure is quite simple and done correctly, is safe. Your eyebrows are shaped with a small, bladed brush that gently etches fine strokes to the basal layer of your skin, just at the base of the epidermis. A pigment is then applied that will seep into the etches creating a beautiful shape and enabling your eyebrows to look fuller.

This can be a good option for anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their eyebrows with a natural look. Of course, though, when a semi-permanent pigment is concerned, it can be quite easy for something like microblading to go wrong in the wrong hands.


How can microblading go wrong?


Generally, microblading is unlikely to do any permanent damage (the treatment itself only lasts around 20 months), however, the procedure can still go wrong, which you can be stuck with for a long time, but how exactly can microblading go wrong when you see a professional?


  • Pigment goes too deep: Implanting the pigment too deep into the skin can make the whole procedure a mess, creating a more permanent treatment, which can appear blue or grey. This mistake is all too easily made by new practitioners, that have not had the correct training.
  • Pigment blooms/migration: Much like a tattoo, the pigment that goes into your skin can bloom/migrate outwards if the procedure is done with incorrect pigments or pressure. This can make the eyebrows look larger than they should.
  • Poor shaping: The shaping process is crucial to microblading. Poor shaping can leave eyebrows looking unnatural and unflattering.


Solving botched microblading

Solving a botched microblading procedure is relatively straightforward. At my clinic, I can help anyone to improve the appearance of their microblading. This sort of treatment can often be removed using gentle Salt and Saline removal, but it doesn’t work in every case.


For microblading issues that require something stronger, I use a q-switched laser that would usually be used for tattoo removal. On a low setting for the delicate eyebrow area, it provides a comfortable, effective, and easy way to clean up a botched microblading procedure without having to spend a fortune in the process.


If you would like to have your eyebrows fixed, please call to book a consultation with me on 02084408893. You don’t have to live with botched eyebrows, I can help you to fix this issue with ease.