The Stages of Microblading Healing

Updated: Aug 6

Ever imagine waking up and your eyebrows are already perfect? Only in our dreams, right? WRONG! With Microblading you can literally wake up like that. Permanent makeup has been on the scene for a while, and now with the addition of Nano Microblading (or tattooing of the eyebrow with micro-strokes, giving the result of real hair-like and fuller appearance) the ability to wake up in the morning with perfect eyebrows is no longer a fantasy.

People everywhere are talking about the wonders of Microblading and the confidence it has given them. The procedure itself, however, is only half the battle. The healing process is where the true magic happens, and it is crucial.

Following all aftercare instructions is essential for beautiful brows and helps to prevent loss of pigmentation and scarring. Immediately after the procedure, your eyebrows are approximately 40% darker and bolder than they will be once they are fully healed. Inflammation and redness are contributing to this darker appearance, and will settle over the healing process. So, if your eyebrows seem a little dark the first few days, don't worry! That's normal and will subside. Liking this extra pigment? Perfect! Make sure to let your artist know during the follow-up appointment that you enjoyed the darkest part of the healing process so a they can use a darker color to give you the color you most enjoy.

The Microblading healing process looks a little different for everyone, but mainly looks as follows:

Day 1

• Eyebrows look amazing immediately after the microblading appointment. Some redness may be visible, which is completely normal

• Pigment gradually appears darker throughout the day

Week 1

• Pigment reaches its darkest pigment on day 2

• Light flaking develops where microblading strokes occurred (DO NOT PICK AT THESE!)

Week 2

• Flaking from the scab will begin during this stage. It is very important not to pick or peel the skin. Itching is normal and if you experience itching and/or peeling, apply a small amount of post care lotion (provided by artist)

• During the peeling stage it is normal to think "hey, where did my strokes go?!"

Weeks 3-4

• Pigment in skin continues to oxidize and microbladed strokes being to reappear with the color intended from the beginning. Some strokes come back looking patchy, which is totally normal. This "loss of pigment" Is a result of the catagen (transition) phase of the natural hair growth process. You can learn more about the natural hair growth process HERE

Week 8

• Eyebrows are fully healed and ready to undergo the finishing effects of the touch-up appointment (required). Note that the touch-up can not be done before 8 weeks so patience is key!

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