You have probably noticed that nowadays there are so many microblading artists. In some places, you can find one on every corner! This has its advantages, but also its disadvantages, one of them being that some of them are undertrained. So, some clients end up with unsatisfying results and regret the decision of getting their brows microbladed.
This can also happen even if you choose your microblading artist carefully and pay a lot of money – you just don’t like your new brows. They may be too dark and thick, or you don’t like the shape, and you want them removed. But PMU removal is too expensive, so you wonder: How can I remove microblading at home?
Before We Get into It…
A tip we give to all the microblading clients – wait and be patient! Microblading is a form of a brow tattoo so it will need some time to heal. The healing process lasts up to 6 weeks and only then you can definitely see how your brows turned out. If the treatment was performed properly, meaning if the artist didn’t insert the pigment too deep under the skin, the pigment will lighten during the healing period.
How to Remove Microblading at Home?
You can’t really remove it but you can fade it noticeably. One of the tips you have probably seen on the internet is to use hydrogen peroxide paste to remove microblading. Keep reading to find out when and how and whether it’s safe to do that.
For more tips on how to fade microblading at home, read this article: How to Remove Microblading Eyebrows at Home.
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Is It Safe to Use Hydrogen Peroxide Paste to Remove Microblading?
Even though a lot of people on PMU forums recommend hydrogen peroxide paste to remove microblading, we warn you to be cautious with that. Yes, hydrogen peroxide is generally safe to use, but applying it onto an open wound can be risky and unpleasant.
Also, if you have sensitive skin, it can be problematic. If the wound is still quite fresh, it can cause irritation and a burning sensation. It can even lead to permanent scarring. So, it is recommended to visit a professional and ask for an emergency removal service. Emergency saline removal is very effective and it needs to be done in the first 48 hours.
How to Use Hydrogen Peroxide Paste to Remove Microblading?
If you still decide to try this option to fade your eyebrows that look too dark after microblading, here is how to do it.
The first step is exfoliation, for which you should use some natural ingredients. Most people use salt mixed with water to exfoliate their brows. This has an additional benefit of salt fading the pigments slightly.
The next step is to mix baking soda and 3% hydrogen peroxide, to make a paste. Apply it to the brows and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Then remove the paste and clean the brows with some water and a cotton pad. Repeat the process a couple of times a day.
This is said to be effective if it’s done in the first 72 hours after the treatment.
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What If It Doesn’t Work?
If you can barely see any results and you are still deeply unsatisfied with your new eyebrows, here are the removal options you can think about.
Saline removal can be done immediately after the treatment, in the first 48h, and there is no need to open up the skin again – the solution is applied onto a fresh wound and it will draw the pigments out by forming the scabs.
If you don’t do it immediately after the microblading treatment, you will need to wait until your eyebrows are completely healed, so at least 6 weeks.
Read more about Saline removal in our Saline Removal Guide.
Glycolic Acid Removal
Glycolic acid removal is done similarly to saline removal – you can also get an emergency removal before your brows start the healing process. If you don’t, you will need to wait until the healing period is over.
To find out how it is done, read our Glycolic Acid PMU Removal Guide.
This kind of removal is very effective, especially with old stubborn tattoos, done in the tattoo ink. The disadvantage here is that the laser will probably burn brow hair – but not for good. It will grow back. Laser removal technicians also say that your tattoo needs to be at least 6 months old for a laser removal treatment.
Read more about this in our Laser Permanent Makeup Removal Guide.
Although they’re the safest and most effective options, professional removal techniques are expensive and require several sessions, so the removal lasts for months. So, some clients who are not satisfied with their microblading or other brow tattoo treatment fade them with hydrogen peroxide paste. While this treatment is said to be pretty effective, you should approach it with caution.
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