Updated: Aug 15, 2020
Given the many benefits of eyebrow embroidery, many women want to try it. Even those who are pregnant or breastfeeding might be interested. With the mood swings brought about by the pregnancy, they might need to feel beautiful. They may consider undergoing micro-blading while pregnant or breastfeeding, impulsively. However, it could be risky not just for them but for their babies as well.
Most artists use aesthetics to numb their clients before they carry out the process, making it completely painless. However, these anesthetics contain epinephrine, which is harmful to pregnant & breastfeeding women. Its effects include extrasystoles, fetal tachycardia, and other cardiac anomalies.
Extrasystoles or heart hiccups or missed heartbeats are additional heartbeats transpiring outside normal heart rhythms. It is a form of cardiac arrhythmia that is relatively harmless for adults but not for fetuses.
While the pigment used in micro-blading is natural and medical-grade, it still has trace amounts of chemicals. These chemicals are relatively harmless for pregnant or breastfeeding women — or even adults in general, but the same cannot be said for fetuses.
There are not many studies about micro-blading pigments, but knowing these facts will help you evaluate the risk factors for micro-blading and pregnancy.
When you are pregnant, your hormonal levels change rapidly. Your body goes through drastic changes as well, and the increased hormones help regulate many functions as your body adapts to these changes. This could significantly affect the result of micro-blading for many reasons.
As you carry your baby, your tissues become increasingly vascularized due to the heightened levels of estrogen. Given this, you are likely to bleed more, especially if you undergo micro-blading. As you bleed, the pigment tends to dilute, affecting the result of the procedure. Of course, the more you bleed, the more the pigment dilutes, and it will just go to waste.
There are risks when you undergo the eyebrow enhancement process while pregnant or breastfeeding. The chances are not necessarily fatal, but it is essential to be cautious and mindful. You may get infected, especially if the artist is not that skilled. With one wrong move, you can suffer horrible consequences. The pigment used may also cause fetal cardiac anomalies. It is less likely, but it is possible.
As your body goes through rapid changes, the result of micro-blading might not be pleasing as well. After you give birth or stop breastfeeding, you might be surprised to see that your eyebrow shape has changed. The colour might not complement your natural skin tone. Given this, you are likely to do it all over again.
Perfect eyebrows are not worth the risk. It would be best if you waited until you are done with breastfeeding before undergoing the treatment. In the meantime, you can fill your eyebrows using an eyebrow pencil. It is quite a hassle, yes, but there is no risk at all! :)