Posted on May 19, 2021

How Long Does Microblading Take to Heal?

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Have you been seeing pictures of your friends or family member’s fabulous new eyebrows and are considering getting yours done? Most often people share the end result when their brows are beautiful and fully healed, but it is important that you understand the healing process before you go in for the procedure. The healing process is totally worth it, don’t get me wrong! But, there are several stages you will go through that you should know about before undergoing a microblading procedure.

So, how long does it take for microblading to heal? Well, in short, the full process can take approximately 30-60 days. What? You may be thinking that is a long time, but I will share the process in detail here to help you understand.

Day 1:

This is probably the most exciting day of your microblading journey. If you’re like most women who are going in for a microblading procedure, you are probably dreaming of the day you can sleep in ten minutes longer because you no longer have to shape and fill in your patchy eyebrows! What a dream, right? So, day 1 is magic! You show up, undergo the procedure, and leave with newly shaped eyebrows with beautiful hair strokes. At this point, they may be a little red and dense and appear a little darker than you would normally want, but they are full and beautiful and chances are you will be pretty happy.

Day 2:

Today your brows will feel a little more tender and will still be red. They may even be a little thicker than day one, but chances are you will still be in love and in awe of your new bold brows!

Day 3-4:

At this point, you wont notice too much difference other than the fact they may be a little darker than day one. The pain and tenderness may be less during these days.

Day 5-7:

Around day 5 is when you will experience a shift in the healing process. Your brow area will likely be super itchy, and you may experience the forming of a thick scab. Whatever you do…do not scratch! And do not panic! This scabbing process is not pretty or comfortable, but it is totally normal. The thick scab may start to pull away from the face around day 6/7 and this could actually be quite scary.

Day 7-10:

The scabs will usually flake off completely on their own by this point and you will see some changes in your brows that could be concerning. The skin is still in the healing process, so the color may seem faded or blotchy, but don’t worry! Again, this is totally normal for the healing process!

Day 14-21:

Around this time, you will start to notice the color coming back and filling back in and your brows will start to look more like what you’ve been dreaming about. You will start to notice how the pigment is settling in and if you want to add anything in.

Day 28-40

Congratulations! At this time, you’ve made it through the healing process and are ready for your follow up appointment. Around week 4-6 after the procedure, you will have a follow up appointment. At this point a touch up will take place to give you the beautiful results you desired from the beginning!

Frequently Asked Questions

What you need to know before microblading.

1

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.

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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.

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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.

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-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*.

5

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.

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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.

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