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Microblading Healing Process: A Timeline

Woman who received microblading from DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo

Let’s delve into the healing stages of microblading! After your exhilarating first microblading session, your eyebrows have magically transformed from thin, patchy, or barely there to full and bold. But, what’s next on your journey to dreamy brows? The healing stages are essential to achieving those perfect brows you’ve been longing for, and the aftercare routine is your golden ticket to preserving your microblading effects for years to come. Let’s take a closer look at the healing process timeline.

Stages of Microblading Healing
Stages of Microblading Healing


Microblading healing is not seen by the casual observer
The healing of microbladed brows is not seen by the casual observer.


Stages of Healing from Microblading

Your beautifully microbladed brows will heal in 5 easy stages with no downtime.


Right after your appointment, you’ll be impressed by the initial results. New, dark, textured lines mimicking natural brow hairs will grace your face, but they come with a side of redness, swelling, and tenderness for the first two to four days. Some minimal bleeding is perfectly normal during this microblading stage. Don’t fret if your brows appear darker than expected; your microblading technician initially adds extra pigment, as some may fade during healing. Trust the process, and your brows will reach the desired shade.


Contrary to internet myths, visible scabbing is not part of the microblading healing stage, especially when performed by skilled professionals. You might observe your microblading strokes changing color, resembling micro-scabbing, but any flaking will be very minimal. Allow your skin the time it needs to recover. Adhere to your prescribed aftercare, wash your face gently with warm water and mild soap, and avoid applying makeup or pigment over your brows. This phase lasts just a few days, so patience is key.


Around days eight or nine of the healing process, your brows may take on a spooky appearance, appearing faded, gray, or even patchy. This is known as the microblading ghosting phase. The fading is a regular and temporary part of the healing process. Your bold, beautiful brows will make their triumphant return.


Roughly a week after the ghosting phase, your brows are almost there! Redness and swelling have subsided, and the color will have intensified. Your brows are about to enter a low-maintenance phase, where you won’t need to worry about them washing off at the beach or spending extra time on your morning routine. By day 30, your brows should be fully healed, leaving you with effortlessly gorgeous brows that are here to stay.


Congratulations, you’ve reached the final stage of your microblading journey – it’s time to fall in love with your eyebrows! You’ll quickly discover the multitude of benefits that come with your newfound confidence in your brows.

One of the most notable advantages is the precious time you save each day. No more tedious hours spent filling in or shaping your eyebrows in front of the mirror. Your brows now effortlessly frame your face, enhancing your overall appearance with minimal effort.

Maintaining your microbladed eyebrows is a breeze. Forget about the constant worry of smudging or fading makeup. Whether you’re at the beach, in the gym, or simply enjoying a busy day, your brows remain picture-perfect. This newfound ease of maintenance empowers you to confidently face any situation life throws your way.

Most importantly, your brows are now a consistent source of self-assurance. You wake up every day to the sight of your beautifully microbladed brows, leaving you feeling fabulous and confident around the clock. The time, money, and effort saved on eyebrow maintenance can be invested in doing the things you love, whether that’s savoring a morning coffee, enjoying quality time with loved ones, or simply relishing in the little moments.

Microblading isn’t just about brows; it’s about boosting your confidence and enhancing your daily life, ensuring that you look and feel fantastic all the time.

Woman who received microblading from DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo
Woman who received microblading from DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo

Of course, everyone’s healing is different, and your own microblading stages may follow a different timeline. If you have any questions about what to expect as your brows heal, reach out to your favorite location at DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo any time!

Where to Get Microblading?

DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo is unique in that we offer all cosmetic tattoo services in each location, and we have locations nationwide, including Portland, Scottsdale, Las Vegas and Vancouver, WA. Our luxurious studios house master artists who specialize in one or two techniques, making them some the best artists in the industry. DAELA holds all artists to exacting standards, not just for their artistic mastery but also their manner, kindness and adherence to strict health and safety protocol. DAELA offers all services: Lips, eyeliner and microblading, powder brows, machine nano brows, freckles & beauty marks, brow lamination, henna brows, lash lift & tint as well as paramedical techniques which include areola restoration, scar camouflage, stretch mark camouflage and stretch mark and scar serum treatments, allowing us to partner you with the very best artist to achieve your best results. We serve adult clients of all ages and have 1000’s of 5-star reviews on Google, YELP & Facebook. Clients have travelled to our studios from all over the world. If you are considering cosmetic tattoo or paramedical tattoo, reach out to us for a free consultation, we are always happy to consult, even if you don’t book with us.