As we know it, Microblading is a permanent cosmetics for your eyebrows that creates perfectly natural looking, thick and full eyebrows. In this procedure, a pigment (that suits your eyebrow color and skin type) is applied with a special tool that has a row of several fine needles to create hair like strokes that fill the eyebrows. This pigment is applied just below the epidermis and creates a very natural look.
Post procedure care to support healing
However, there are a lot of things to remember while it is healing. Avoid sweating – avoid sports, swimming; hot sauna, hot bath or Jacuzzi, sun tanning or salon tanning. Laser or chemical treatments need to be avoided. Further, avoid any creams or peels, especially containing Retin A or Glycol acid on the face or neck. Picking, peeling or scratching in the pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment. Avoid heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris. Avoid alcohol as it slows down the healing. Driving open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles or motor cycles and touching the eyebrow area need to be avoided. Before a shower apply a layer of post care cream to protect your eyebrows.
However, note that itching or flaking may appear during the first seven days post the procedure, but following the post care instructions religiously can help avoid any of these symptoms. Also, once completely healed, remember to apply sunscreen. It’s important that you never miss your touch up appointment!
The healing process
The new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing process. You will know the final color only after three to four weeks after the treatment. Touch-ups or corrections in the shape or design of the brows are recommended only after four weeks of initial treatment. Be aware that the color will go from too dark to too light to – just perfect within that time.
Understand that immediately after the procedure, the pigment will appear very sharp and dark because the pigment takes some time to settle into the skin – it still will rest on the top of your skin. The harsh look will soften gradually as time passes and a more subtle – natural look is obtained. It’s important to remember not to be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab. This is the pigment and the body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin.
Further, do not worry if you see dandruff like flakes or dry skin. This is a part of the healing process itself. After five to twelve days, you will notice that you eyebrows are of the lightest color. This is because, at this time, the color is absorbed into the deeper layers of the skin. The skin cells then push it back to the upper layers of the skin.
Once the healing is completed – you will see a set of perfect looking eyebrows emerge!
Check out the Women's and Men's Microblading Gallery - Before & After at Maryam Collahi Studio.