Microblading is an innovative way to get perfect, symmetrical brows designed for each individual. Brows can make or break your look. Just by enhancing the brow features, it will enhance the rest of the features on the face.
Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic technique that uses a miniature blade and a handheld instrument to deposit and transfer colour/pigment into the skin. Resulting in microbladed strokes that simulate real, unique brow hairs. It has been around for nearly 40 years but has only lately gathered steam since 2016.
One of the most common questions we hear from newcomers into the microblading community is about the healing process. Don’t worry, we’ll give you a day-by-day breakdown to put the record straight. First, we must go over some general aftercare guidelines.
WHAT ARE THE AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR MICROBLADING?
Consumers are given a set of aftercare guidelines by their semi-permanent makeup artist to ensure a successful microblading healing procedure. It is critical that you closely adhere to the aftercare guidelines. With the right care, you’ll breeze through the recovery process with the best colour retention.
Here’s a list of some of the guidelines you’re likely to get from your artist:
- For a week, avoid getting water, lotion, soap, or makeup on your brows.
- After 4 days, apply a healing balm( larose pose, cicplast balm or vitamin E) with clean hands and or cotton swab every morning and night. Repeat for one week, or until the scabbing has been removed.
- For two weeks, avoid pools, Jacuzzis, and hot saunas.
- For two weeks, avoid excessive sweating, athletics, exercise, and sunbathing.
- For two weeks, avoid exposure to UV or UV-A rays.
- For two weeks, avoid laser and chemical treatments, particularly if they contain Retin-A or Glycolic Acid.
- For two weeks, avoid picking, peeling, or irritating the brow region, especially if it begins to scab.
- When large volumes of airborne debris are unavoidable, avoid intensive cleaning.
- For two weeks, limit your alcohol intake.
Every semi-permanent makeup artist will provide you with a specific set of aftercare recommendations, which may vary from individual to individual based on skin type and other considerations. Make sure you pay close attention to the directions and don’t be afraid to ask questions when required.
THE MICROBLADING HEALING PROCESS DAY-BY-DAY
Now that you have a better sense of what to anticipate in terms of follow-up directions, it’s time to break down the entire procedure for you. Overall, you may expect a 30- to the 40-day recovery period, a 6-week follow-up, and a yearly touch-up.
Let’s have a peek at the microblading healing procedure from day to day below:
Following Your Initial Procedure
You’ll be both delighted and frightened after your first microblading treatment. The thrill is due to your new brows, but the fear is because of how they appear after treatment. Don’t worry, it’s natural for them to be thicker and darker.
Furthermore, you may have some redness, minor discomfort, and soreness. All of these are natural side effects that will go away when the brow area heals.
After the Microblading Procedure
The night of your treatment and the following day, the brows will appear darker. This is a normal part of the healing process.You’ll notice some flaking skin and itching in your brow area a few days following the microblading application. PLEASE do not scratch, pick, or peel the hard, thick scabs, no matter how much you want to. Again, it will gradually fade as the brows heal.
Furthermore, the tiny hair strokes might be hidden. Keep the area clean and dry, but begin gently applying the oil to the face using clean hands and a soft cloth to aid in the healing process. However, just a tiny amount of balm should be used.
After the Microblading Treatment
The flaking skin flake will begin to peel on its own around a week after the microblading procedure. Avoid picking or scratching the scabs. Instead, wait until they’re ready to peel. When this happens, you may see an uneven brow region as the top layer of pigment begins to fade.
Your brows may also appear lighter than usual, but this will gradually correct itself as the skin heals. All you have to do is be patient, the colour will re appear.
Your brows will ultimately be water-resistant a few weeks after the original microblading application. You can carry on with your regular skincare and cosmetics procedures. The brows will most likely remain light, but they will darken and become more natural as the healing process progresses.
Follow up session
You’ve finally made it to your six-week follow-up visit. During this time, your artist will apply any final tweaks and provide the brow area with the long-lasting effects that have made microblading so popular.
You should have a fair concept of how your brows will appear by now. The good news is that your artist may now vary the pigment colour and form as needed. The follow-up appointment lasts approximately an hour, and the healing procedure is identical to the last one, although it should only last 5-7 days.
They diminish little at times and considerably at others. The annual touch-up visit will restore their appearance.
The frequency of touch-ups is mostly determined by your skin type. Those with dry or average skin will have considerably longer-lasting colour than those with oily or combo complexion. Expect more frequent touch-ups if you have oily or mixed skin.
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