Many people confuse Microblading with Micro-Needling; however, both processes are entirely different.
Before you enter the process of Microblading aftercare, you should check what is Microblading and how it is different form micro-needling.
What Is Microblading Eyebrows?
Microblading is a process of pigmenting or tattooing the brows in which colored ink is penetrated near or inside the eyebrows.
Technician tattoos the brows with the help of a small tool that has tiny bladed nibs.
There are two sessions for Microblading Eyebrows.
The price: under roughly $ 700 you will wake up with perfect brows.
With the perfect take care, one microblading can last up to three years.
It is done to enhance, improve, and outdo the appearance.
Who does Microblading?
Microblading is done by a skilled artist.
In some American states, Microblading experts require a special license to offer professional services.
Why do people Microblade Eyebrows?
Not all of us are blessed with well-shaped brows; in fact, most of the ladies suffer from baldness between the eyebrows.
To cater to this situation, they use multiple means.
- Tattoo eyebrows
- Feather touch, and
Due to the extended-lasting period, ladies prefer to microblade eyebrows.
How Long Do Micobladed Eyebrows Last?
Usually, Microblading lasts for at least 12 to 18 months. However, the outcome can vary, concerning:
- Oily Skin type/tone
Microblading can last to 12 to 15 months; touchups require.
- Dry Skin Type / Tone
Microblading can easily last up to 18 months; touchups may require.
The longevity also depends on the type of ink used in Microblading.
Microblading Post Care:
The longevity of the micro bladed brows is also based on post-care.
Microblading Aftercare Instructions by The Experts:
When you go through the process of micro-balding your brows and look for the healing, take care of two things:
- The pigment penetrated in brows
- The skin around and inside your eyebrows
The pigment care will let the microblading last for longer while skincare will help the brows to heal, after microblading.
How to make your microblading pigment last for long?
Microblading lasts longer but it will take some time to pick your brows the shade of the pigment.
Such as one to two weeks.
Now, to enhance your microblading duration, and heal skin faster follow the following tips:
- Gently run a cotton swab dipped in sterilized water after 60 minutes of eyebrow.
- Do the cleaning of brows three to four times on the first day of Microblading; avoiding blood lumps.
- Keep your eyebrows clean and dry.
- Keep the area hydrated and in case of dryness, apply alcohol-free witch hazel again and again.
- Re-tint your brows after 4 to 6 weeks at home with waterproof Microblading pens, available in markets on fewer rates.
- Do not rub the area harshly or try to pick or pinch the scabs with your fingers.
- While using alcohol-free witch hazel do not make it greasy by using an amount equivalent to half a rice.
- Never forget to apply sunscreen on your brows to make them last.
- Do not leave the brows dry.
- Do not leave brows wet with sweating.
- Do not use makeup, specifically on brows, it can fade pigment fast.
- Do not go for threading as thread rubs can fade the tint of Microblading.
For plucking, use lightening tweezers and remove excessive hair around your brows.
A lighting tweezer will be the best partner to help you last your micro-bladed-brows by showing you the exact part from where hair needs to be plucked.
Microblading Aftercare for Skin- How to Speed up Microblading healing process?
If you ever had tattoos on your skin you know its healing time.
The skin after Microblading is more intensive than tattoo care and takes more time in healing.
After the Microblading, the skin will get red and itchy.
During this period, keep skin moisturized.
Also, clean the excessive amount of blood and lymph from the pores with a simple freshwater dipped piece of cotton.
- Keep hair tied and away from your forehead to not to let them touch tinted area.
- Regularly apply the Microblading aftercare cream like Aquaphor, or any other ointment.
- After three days, you should start applying the antibacterial cleaner and freshwater to clean brows.
- Cleanse the soap remains from the area gently and thoroughly.
- Dry area thoroughly with a cotton swab or soft tissue
- Dry healing microblading means, if you have dry skin, apply ointments and Vaseline regularly.
- Use only the recommended amount.
Do wash the area twice a day.
- Do not forget to take good care and keep fresh your facial skin.
- Do not let the area get wet for more than a week, till ten days.
- Do not rub the skin with finger or scratching on the scabs even if it itches.
- Avoid going to the sauna, gym, or swimming to avoid sweating, greasing, and wetness during healing process.
- Do not get laser or chemical facials
- Cleaning or dusting that can make skin contact with any airborne debris
- Do not use products containing glycolic, lactic, or AHA.
- Do not apply Microblading aftercare Ointment again and again (it can get greasy).
- Avoid direct sun exposure until the Microblading healing process gets completed.
Itching is common to feel when your skin is healing; however, scratching your skin for relief is wrong.
So, try to bear the itching, and if it extends gently, tap on the eyebrows area or run a soft tissue smoothly.
Foods to Eat or Avoid Post Microblading To Hasten the Process of Healing:
Certain food items enhance your immunity against the wounds while accelerating the speed of healing.
When you went through Microblading Eyebrows, though immensely tiny nibs have penetrated in your skin, still these excessively opened pores would require healing.
For this, you should follow a proper diet routine; such as,
- Nicely cut and garnished Fruits
- Drink turmeric mixed milk and
- Always carry smoothies in bottle
- Add honey in liquid and drink
- Avoid eating spicy food
- Avoid smoking
- Avoid Drinking
- Oily food
- Avoid eating citrus fruits
Here some answers to the questions you sent us about microblading eyebrows:
1. I got my Microbladed eyebrows wet, do I need to worry?
Well, if it is for the first time, you don’t need to worry.
Simply dry the area using a cotton swab with gentle tapping.
Apply moisturizer, if you have dry skin, or simply stay in the fan or cool place, to avoid sweating.
In case you feel something suspicious, visit your physician for consultation.
2. What Is the Best Microblading Aftercare Ointment?
There is no any specific ointment or cream recommended for microblading aftercare.
You just need to keep the area dry yet moisturized and apply your physician suggested ointment.
However, Aquaphor is one of the most commonly recommended ointments for faster microblading healing.
3. How long does microblading take?
There are sessions., the first session would take up to three hours maximum.
In this session the shape of the brow and its style is determined by the technician, as per client’s desire.
Once approved, the next session is pigmenting.
In short, the process doesn’t take much time.
4. How long does microblading last?
Microblading brows last for 18 to 30 months total.
During this period, you may notice pigment fading. A little meeting with practitioner for touchups can fix the fades.
Touchup application would require after six months, however, based on skin type and microblading aftercare.
That means you will have perfect brows for the next three years.
During three years, you just need to pluck the hair reborning on your brows.
5. How Safe Is Microblading?
The microblading procedure is considered safe by experts and no problems related to that are reported so far.
For your information, in this process, only small cuts are made and color is penetrated into them.
It is different that brows tattooing and lasts longer as well.
6. Who Should Not Get Microblading?
Though microblading eyebrows is a safe process and its aftercare is easy.
However, it is not recommended to adopt if you have the following conditions: such as:
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
- Sensitive to keloids
- Thin skin havers
- HIV positives
- Botox or filler havers; specifically, in brow area
- Going through active sessions of chemo
7. Does Microblading Stop Hair Growth?
No, microblading doesn’t stop natural brow hair growth in fact it accelerates it.
This stimulates hair growth, can be win-win for many. However, this increase in hair growth will need grooming.
You can contact your brow expert or technician to manage hair growth.
If you want to get perfect semi-permanent eyebrows without the pain of Microblading, use serums.
There are many good serums available in marker helping you to get thick, desired, and well-shaped brows.
Healing is easy, and you will surely achieve it after one month of Microblading eyebrows.
However, if you see that the process is taking more time than usual, don’t worry.
In some cases, under specific factors, Microblading healing process can take more time than usual.
In all the cases, keep in touch with your physician and the technician and inform him/her about the overall condition of your skin.
Keep asking them about what to do and what not to on the way of healing process.
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Have a happy brows day!