Posted on January 24, 2022

All About Microblading

brow expert Carlsbad

People with thin eyebrows who want a semi-permanent solution to filling them out might consider microblading as an option. Here’s everything to know about this trend.

What is Microblading?

Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic makeup procedure using a disposable handheld tool containing ultra-fine needles that look like a blade. Our experts use this tool to hand-draw individual eyebrow hairs while implanting the pigment.

This procedure offers well-defined and natural-looking eyebrows, but it does take a little time to perfect. The first session can take up to a couple of hours. After that, however, the results are immediate. After a few weeks, some clients will experience color fade and need a touch-up to darken the hair again.

Every hair stroke drawn by a brow expert Carlsbad simulates your natural eyebrow hair, seamlessly blending into your existing brows to add color and fullness.

How Long Does Microblading Last?

Obtaining a new set of microbladed eyebrows takes two sessions to achieve. This procedure is delicate and requires plenty of care, so it takes two visits to ensure every stroke shares an even amount of pigment.

The second appointment is traditionally called a complimentary touch-up, and we schedule them about eight weeks after your initial meeting. This waiting period gives the pigments time to settle into the skin. At the complimentary touch-up, our brow expert makes any necessary corrections to ensure every stroke has even color.

Microbladed eyebrows won’t last forever, but they’ll last much longer than your favorite waterproof gel. Depending on your skin type, products, sun exposure, and lifestyle, microblading usually lasts up to two years. However, it is common to need touch-ups about once a year, especially if you have oily skin that fades the ink.

Preparing for an Appointment

To prepare for your microblading appointment:

  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine on the day of the procedure
  • Don’t sunbathe or tan for three days
  • Don’t pluck or wax your eyebrows for two days
  • Avoid intense facial treatments and chemical peels for three weeks
  • Wash and style your hair before the procedure; you won’t be able to shower for a week

Ask our brow expert Carlsbad any questions you may have on the day of the procedure. The esthetician will explain the procedure and all of your options, including color and style, as well as any recommendations they may have.

Our brow expert applies a topical numbing ointment to your eyebrows to reduce discomfort. Once you’re comfortable, the procedure begins. It’s a detailed process that can take up to two hours; our expert takes their time to achieve as natural a result as possible.

The process is minimally painful due to the numbing ointment, but you may feel a scrapping sensation near the brows.


After the procedure, our brow expert Carlsbad will provide aftercare instructions, which may include:

  • Gently washing the eyebrows with antibacterial soap on your fingertip
  • Using minimal amounts of moisturizing ointment
  • Not picking scabs
  • Avoid makeup in the brow area while it heals
  • Keep water away from the brows for 10 days, including long showers
  • Not sleeping on the face for 10 days
  • Avoiding tanning or direct sunlight for four weeks

Call Our Brow Expert Carlsbad Today

Microblading is ideal for clients with thin, uneven, or patchy eyebrows. Contact our brow expert Carlsbad today to set up a consultation and learn more if you’re looking for the most natural-looking results.

Frequently Asked Questions

What you need to know before microblading.


Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo, used for the purpose of reconstructing sparse eyebrows or simply to enhance already full brows. The proper ink is chosen and mixed to fit your exact skin tone to look the most natural and realistic. We then create small, hair-like strokes to perfectly mimic natural and gorgeous eyebrows.


Healed microblading results last anywhere from 1-2 years, depending on your skin type. If you have oily skin, results usually fade a little faster than those with dryer skin types. Touch-ups are required to maintain the microbladed look. First touch-up is included.


Please read the faqs page completely to ensure that you are an eligible candidate for microblading. Prior to your procedure: -Do not take Advil or other blood thinners such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Niacin or Vitamin E ,drink alcohol or take caffeine within 24 hours of your procedure, go tanning within 24 hours of the procedure, make sure to not have had facial fillers done at least 2 weeks prior to the procedure. Do not do facial fillers at least 2 weeks after the procedure.


-Anybody can get microblading done as long as the following does not apply. Those who are: Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor),Viral infections and/or diseases,Epilepsy, A Pacemaker or major heart problems, Had an Organ transplant, Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.), Sick (cold, flu, etc.), Pregnant or Nursing. Please contact us if you have had any facial fillers in the past two months*. Please contact us if you have used any prescription acne medication in the past year*.


Microbladed brows typically take 6 weeks to fully heal. Within the first week the pigment will appear much darker, and your eyebrows will look very bold. Do not worry! This is part of the healing process and it means that you are healing properly. After the first week the eyebrows will begin to get lighter, as by now the scabbing should be taking place. This is also normal! Around week 2, most of the scabbing should be done, and you will begin to see your full and natural eyebrow shape come through. Let it heal naturally, and only begin to wash your eyebrows with a mild foamy anti-bacterial soap after 14 days.


There should be absolutely NO picking at your eyebrows for the first 10 days. The first 10 days are the most crucial for having healthy healed eyebrows. Let the epithelial crust and natural scabbing occur on its own. After the first two weeks, you are allowed to begin washing them again. Try to keep the area as dry as possible in the first 10 days. Do not swim in fresh, salt, or chlorinated pool water for at least 2-4 weeks following your procedure. Limit sun exposure for 14 days following the procedure. For the first two weeks, avoid:Water, cleansers, creams, makeup, heavy sweating in the brow area, tanning and heavy sun exposure, Facials, facial fillers, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion.


Discomfort is minimal, although a numbing cream is applied to alleviate any discomfort.