I have heard some people had to go back a few times extra to get it right .
Yes, it does happen and yes it's true!
A third appointment is often set up so the client has the opportunity to return and I get the chance to review the work and sort out any ( if any) tweaks that might need to be done. This is usually a 20 min apt and time to sort out any minor irritations regarding 1 or 2 strokes to complete a look.
Often times the clients cancels this apt (as all is usually well), however there are the occasional few that may need one or two extra strokes to finish off the look.
Not retaining the strokes at all is something that is something TOTALLY DIFFERENT and very very rare and not often seen . However that not to say it won't happen . Some ladies skin may react to the trauma of the Microblading, and the skin may try to push out the foreign body of pigment by producing an extreme scabs, so they eventually fall off taking all the pigment with it (arnt our bodies very clever!). There is a condition called Pigment Allergy ( PPD Allergy, a condition known by dermatologists) or Auto Immune disease symptoms ( the client may not even be aware of it). The skin would have over reacted and become super sensitive to the pigment and reject it at any cost
At a third visit, whereby there is no pigment retention , I would usually advise the client to give the brows a rest and review in 6 months. Sometimes after review my only advice is to go visit a GP or Dermatogist to be checked out. I may loathe to re- microblade again, as the results will be the same again. As the skin has 4 stages of healing to undergo, a third Microblading carries the risk of scarring - a risk I do not want to take as a practitioner. This is solely for client protection and my reputation.
Some befores and afters