Why Can’t You Have Caffeine Before Microblading

You might not think that microblading is all that significant. You’re not by yourself in this. People who assumed they could simply show up to their microblading session without any preparation often contact us with questions after discovering they can’t even get a cup of coffee before.

Although microblading may appear to be a very simple treatment, it nonetheless produces damage to the body and can result in bleeding.

Why shouldn’t I drink coffee before getting a brow lift?

Coffee can really harm how well the colour of the microblading stays to your skin and can even make you bleed more, thus it is not advised that you drink it before your microblading appointment.  

The microblading’s colour retention won’t be as strong, therefore you might not achieve the outcome you expected. You will be more prone to scabbing and oozing if you bleed more.

This may make microblading your eyebrows more challenging and may slow the healing process. We are all aware of how itchy scabs can be, and if we unintentionally remove them before they have completely shed, it may interfere with how the microblading heals.

Additionally, some experts claim that consuming coffee before to having your eyebrows microbladed may increase sensitivity. This implies that getting your eyebrows microbladed can be even more uncomfortable and possibly painful.

Do Caffeine Effects on Microblading Really Exist?

Yes, Your microblading is affected by caffeine. Because of this, coffee should be avoided. Coffee contains a substance called caffeine that may prevent successful microblading.

Caffeine’s effects on blood flow are the reason why it should be avoided. It is well known that caffeine thins the blood.

If you can’t possible avoid coffee for 48 hours which does sound like a long time at least try to abstain for 24 hours. Without a doubt, avoid drinking coffee the day of your treatment.

However, this is not limited to coffee. We regret to inform you that this also includes tea and energy drinks.

Can I drink decaf coffee before getting microblades?

The ‘no caffeine’ restriction before microblading may seem to be easily circumvented by drinking decaf coffee. When consuming decaf coffee, you need still be cautious. This is because decaf coffee still contains caffeine, it’s simply in less amounts.

However, you should avoid any coffee for 24 hours before to your consultation if you are very sensitive to it. Instead, try some mild hot chocolate or caffeine-free herbal teas.  

Of course, chocolate has caffeine. So, if you typically consume a lot of chocolate, you might want to consider reducing your intake before your microblading appointment.  

What Impact Does Coffee Have on Microblading?

In order to apply cosmetic pigments to draw the correct contour of the eyebrows, the skin must be opened up or broken during the microblading technique.

  • Skin Sensitivity Increase

Like many other PMU procedures, microblading doesn’t come without some discomfort. Although it depends on each person’s skin sensitivity and pain threshold, experiencing discomfort throughout the process is essentially a given.

This can result in a lower pain tolerance, which may already be low in certain people, making the microblading operation more unpleasant than it would otherwise be.

Increased sensitivity of the skin can also lead to more bleeding, which can affect pigment retention and the subsequent healing process.

  • During Treatment, There Is a Lot of Bleeding

You can anticipate that drinking coffee before getting microblades can cause your blood vessels to dilate, which may result in more blood flowing to your skin.

It can be difficult for the PMU artist to deposit pigment evenly due to the considerable bleeding that can occur throughout the microblading technique.

Additionally, it might make the surrounding area rather unkempt and reduce the visibility of the treated region, leading to subpar job.

  • Slow Rate of Healing

Caffeine and coffee can be detrimental to the skin’s ability to regenerate. This indicates that the microblading procedure may result in greater skin trauma than it typically would, and healing might not proceed as quickly or effectively as it normally would.

A slow healing rate increases the risk of an infection by causing the incisions produced during the microblading treatment to remain open for a longer period of time. The incisions must also correctly shut and scab in order to provide the greatest results.


It is crucial to let your microblading artist know in advance if you unintentionally drank coffee prior your session or just weren’t aware of the risks. They will evaluate the issue and provide a knowledgeable conclusion regarding whether the treatment can go as scheduled.

They will typically choose to reschedule the appointment in order to create the best conditions for a good outcome.