Microblading is a popular cosmetic procedure that involves semi-permanent tattooing to enhance or reshape eyebrows. During the process, a trained technician uses a hand-held tool with fine needles to create small, hair-like strokes in the superficial layers of the skin and deposits pigments that mimic the appearance of natural eyebrow hairs. The healing process of microblading is an essential aspect of the procedure, as it affects the final result and longevity of the semi-permanent makeup.
Here’s an overview of the healing process after any permanent brow tattoo treatment:
The best news about the healing process is that it requires no downtime. Whether you’ve had microblading, machine nano brows, or ombre powder brows, your aftercare is the same! You can go right back to your typical daily routine, with just a couple things to avoid, some simple aftercare procedures, unless you are an Olympic swimmer…in that case you won’t be able to swim for a few weeks.
- Immediate Post-Microblading Procedure:
- After microblading, your eyebrows may appear darker and bolder than you expected. This is normal and will fade over time. Some redness and swelling around the treated area are also common.
- First Week After Microblading:
- During the first week, the color of your eyebrows will start to fade as the top layer of the skin naturally exfoliates. The strokes may appear somewhat “scaly” or “crusty” as the healing process begins. Avoid picking or scratching at this stage, as it can affect the final result.
- 2-4 Weeks After Microblading:
- The healing process continues, and your eyebrows will lighten further. Some people may experience mild itching or flakiness as the skin heals. Continue to avoid scratching or peeling the skin.
- Over the course of several weeks, the color will continue to fade and settle into a more natural shade. Some people may experience uneven fading during this time, which is why a touch-up appointment is typically recommended 4-6 weeks after the initial treatment.
- Long-Term Microblading Maintenance:
- After the initial healing process and any necessary touch-ups, your microblading results can last anywhere from 2-5 years. However, this varies from person to person based on factors like skin type, lifestyle, and sun exposure. To maintain the desired look, it’s recommended to schedule periodic touch-up sessions.
So, if you are ready to say goodbye your lengthy brow makeup routine, then get those beauties microbladed!
Here are some important aftercare tips to aid in the microblading healing process:
- Keep the treated area clean and avoid excessive moisture for the first week.
- Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds, as UV rays can cause premature fading.
- Do not soak your eyebrows in water, such as in swimming pools or hot tubs, during the initial healing period.
- Avoid using skincare products that contain acids, retinoids, or other exfoliants on or near the treated area.
It’s crucial to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your microblading technician to ensure the best possible results. Any concerns or unusual reactions during the healing process should be discussed with your technician.
Remember that microblading is a semi-permanent procedure, and periodic touch-ups are necessary to maintain the desired appearance. With some procedures, like powder brows, you can have the brows refreshed more often, every 6-12 months if desired. Machine nano brows allow for refresh appointments as well. The timing of refresh appointments depends on your own desired look. many people go years without a refresh! DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo has a highly trained staff, all able to suggest the appropriate refresh timing and assist with before and after care questions! All artists at DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo are skilled, kind individuals. Check out our nationwide locations and make an appointment with one of our artists.