The eyebrow is one of the parts of the body that women are most concerned about. There is a historical and social issue, but it is also normal in different cultures, for women to want the region close to the eyes to be as beautiful as possible since it is practically a frame of the eye.
That is why nowadays we see so many clinics, eyebrow spas and places specialized in performing procedures and aesthetic treatments exclusively on the eyebrows of women, such as eyebrow micropigmentation.
Growth treatments and eyebrow design techniques are common nowadays and that any type of woman can do, but is micropigmentation of eyebrows in pregnancy recommended?
During pregnancy, women usually need to take certain skin care due to the constant hormonal changes that occur in their bodies, causing many things to change externally as well.
For this, there are already several products and specific treatments for pregnant women , but there are also contraindications to procedures, such as the case of eyebrow micropigmentation.
How Eyebrow Micropigmentation Treatment is Done
It is a process much like getting a tattoo, as it also involves a needle and inks. The micropigmentation of the eyebrows causes the empty spaces between the hairs of women to be filled and they can increase or draw a type of eyebrow without these “artificial hairs”.
It is a common type of treatment, but it requires some care and therefore several doubts about it arise, especially if it is desired to do eyebrow micropigmentation in pregnancy.
Is it permissible to Micropigmentate Eyebrows in Pregnancy?
The general recommendation of doctors is that women do not do this type of micropigmentation treatment of eyebrows in pregnancy or other aesthetic treatments of this type during the gestational phase.
There are several reasons for this, but the main one is the risk that runs both the health of the mother and the health of the baby. What happens is that the micropigmentation is done with a needle and, like the tattoo, the inks that are used in this process can lead , which can harm the health of the mother and baby. In addition, there is still a risk of becoming infected with diseases such as the HIV virus and the viruses that cause hepatitis B and C.
We must also take into account that the immunity of pregnant women is reduced, which increases the risk of any type of infection, both due to the delay in healing and the sensitivity of the woman’s skin.
Other Risks for Pregnant Women
There are also aesthetic reasons why a woman should not micropigmentate her eyebrows during pregnancy. The first of them is that the woman’s skin during this phase becomes more sensitive, which can cause everything from allergies to intense redness, which causes the color chosen for the eyebrow to change and does not look the way the woman wants.
In addition, the healing process of the pregnant woman is different, also due to low immunity, which can cause the skin to be very marked and the result of the treatment is bad.
Alternatives to Micropigmentation of Eyebrows in Pregnancy
It is true that micropigmentation treatments for eyebrows in pregnancy are harmful to the mother and baby, but there are alternatives so that the woman can feel good about her body and her eyebrow without having to take risks.
Makeup is the most used and least harmful alternative when a woman wants to do some kind of eyebrow treatment during pregnancy. A good beauty professional will know what to do correctly to achieve results very similar to those of micropigmentation of the eyebrow, but without harming any aspect of women’s health.
Of course, the effect will not be as long-lasting as the other type of treatment, but it is still a great alternative and worth it.
Important: We are talking about conventional makeup and not the so-called “permanent makeup”, this is also not suitable for pregnant women, as it also contains products harmful to the baby and the pregnant woman.
As we have seen, there are several types of aesthetic treatments that can be done on eyebrows and that do not harm pregnant women in any way. And although it is a process that many consider beautiful and effective, micropigmentation of eyebrows in pregnancy is something that can bring a lot of damage and consequences for both mother and baby.
For this reason, it is recommended to consider alternatives or even wait for the gestation period to be able to carry out the treatment without causing further harm to the baby. Always remember to check what are the post-partum contraindications and that can interfere with things like breastfeeding, for example. Aesthetics is important, but your health and that of your baby must come first.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.