Microblading Healing Process Day by Day: What to Expect Day 1-30
Microblading Healing Process: Day 1-30
How Long Does It Take to Heal Microbladed Eyebrows?
The overall healing process time frame for microblading depends on a number of factors and will vary based on the individuals age, skin type, and health habits. On average a typical Microblading procedure requires a 6-8 week recovery period that includes stages of swelling, tenderness, scabbing and flaking.
What Should I Expect During the Healing Process After Microblading?
The microblading healing process is a crucial part of achieving the desired results and ensuring that your eyebrows look their best. It's important to understand what to expect day by day during the healing journey. It is also important to prepare and understand the emotions attached to each stage of healing and how to manage them as they come. Our best advice is to be patient and trust your permanent makeup artist. Refer to this guide to help ease your mind and enjoy! Following is a general overview of the microblading healing process:
What Are the Stages of the Healing Process for Microblading?
Phase 1 “Protection Barrier”
Approximately 24 hours after your service your brows will appear MUCH darker! This is due to the newly implanted pigment mixing with blood and plasma and forming a light scab. This is the body forming a protection layer to avoid an infection and begin the healing process. It is extremely important to keep the area 100% clean during the entire eyebrow healing process but most of all during Phase 1.
Phase 2 “Healing Process”
The healing process has begun! During this phase you will experience some itching, flaking and peeling. This can give the urge to touch or scratch. Please use a light tapping motion with a clean tissue or cotton round to alleviate any urges to scratch. Applying a thin layer of ointment can also calm the urge. NEVER rub/scrub/pick at the flakes.
Phase 3 “Regeneration”
This is when the “new skin” regeneration process begins. During this phase the brows will appear MUCH lighter than in Phase 1 & Phase 2. It could look like very little was even done. This is due to the top layer of skin being brand new and can appear “whiteish”. As the new skin develops so will your skin’s natural melanin color. Don’t worry! The pigment is still under there it is just “clouded” by the new skin.
For example, think about when you get a light scratch or scrape. (Ex: cat scratch or skinned knee). After the scab is gone, the new skin underneath always appears lighter, or depending on your complexion, sometimes white. However, over the next couple weeks it fades away to look just like your regular skin, right? This is the same process the body is going through for the brows to heal. Once the new skin has received its natural pigment mixed with the newly implanted pigment, POOF! Your brows are back!
Microblading Healing Process Day by Day
Day 1-2 (Immediately After Microblading):
- Your eyebrows may appear darker and bolder than expected. This is because the pigment is still fresh and hasn't settled.
- You may experience some redness and minor swelling around the treated area.
- It's normal for the eyebrows to feel slightly tender or sensitive.
Day 3-4 (Flaking Begins):
- The initial healing process begins, and you may notice some flaking or scabbing around the eyebrows.
- The color of your brows may start to lighten as the top layer of skin peels away.
- Continue to keep the treated area clean and avoid excessive moisture.
Day 5-7 (Flaking and Itching):
- Flaking and peeling of the top layer of skin may continue, and your eyebrows might appear patchy.
- Itching can be quite common during this stage, but it's important not to scratch or pick at the treated area to prevent pigment loss.
- Continue to avoid exposure to water, direct sunlight, and heavy sweating.
Day 8-10 (Settling In):
- Your eyebrows will begin to settle into their final color and shape. They will begin to appear softer and more natural.
- Any scabs or flakes should have mostly fallen off by now.
- Continue to be gentle with your eyebrows and avoid any harsh skincare products on the treated area.
Week 2-4 (Final Healing):
- By this stage, your eyebrows should have reached their final color and shape.
- It's normal for some areas to appear slightly lighter than others, but this can be addressed during the touch-up appointment.
- You can resume your regular skincare and makeup routine, but be cautious and gentle around the eyebrows.
Week 6-8 (Touch-Up Appointment):
- All microblading procedures will require a touch-up appointment 6-8 weeks after the initial treatment.
-A 6-8 week touch up time frame is ideal to ensure the best shape, color retention and longevity of your brows. Protect your investment and schedule your touch up immediately.
-Even with 100% proper care your pigment will lighten up anywhere from 20-40%. This is normal and may cause some unevenness in color or shape.
- Touch up appointments allow the artist to make any necessary adjustments and perfect any areas that the tattoo makeup pigment may have faded unevenly.
- After the healing process is complete, maintain your permanent eyebrows by protecting them from excessive tanning bed use and sun exposure. Don’t forget to use sunscreen on all areas of permanent makeup and wear a hat to avoid fading.
- You will need periodic touch-ups every 1-2 years to maintain the color and shape of microbladed eyebrows.
- To ensure the longevity of eyebrow permanent makeup, avoid using harsh facial products, such as exfoliants and retinoids, directly on the treated area. These can cause premature fading and discoloration of the tattoo makeup pigment.
Remember that individual permanent makeup healing experiences can vary, and it's essential to follow your microblading permanent makeup artist's aftercare instructions carefully. Proper aftercare and patience during the healing process will help ensure that your eyebrow microblading procedure looks natural and beautiful in the long run.
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