Brow tattooing is famous not only because it’s fashionable. Firstly, it’s convenient and practical. After a microblading session, you will save time on the eyebrows’ daily makeup, hiding ill-fated flaws that previously caused embarrassment and discomfort and forgetting about the irritation and flaking caused by decorative cosmetics for a long time.
Among the many existing techniques, permanent eyebrow tattooing was and still is a widespread technique of microblading. Most girls are already familiar with this technique; however, the question of microblading healing remains suspended due to its implementation. The article will clarify how long microblading healing takes day by day and what not to do in the skin recovery period.
For those who don't know already. What is microblading?
The classic microblading procedure (micropigmentation) represents the manual work of a master, who uses a microblading blade to make incisions in the skin in the shape of the hairs. Therefore, the small incisions filled with the pigment in the selected shade thus imitate regular hair. We have previously written about this technique. You can read about microblading process here.
Does it hurt to do micropigmentation on my eyebrows?
Microblading is a relatively painful procedure than powder eyebrows). The incisions made superficially affect only the upper layers of the skin. The traumatisation is significant. Therefore, the best way is to stay away from the inexperienced Artist with an untrained hand. In addition, an anaesthetic is required for this type of treatment. The best way is if anaesthetic gels are applied twice: before and during the procedure.
Because anaesthetics are mandatory, microblading is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women. If a woman wants to beautify her eyebrows, it is better to wait for the child’s birth, after which she can visit the tattooist.
The question of pain sensations is somewhat subjective. Much depends on the pain threshold of the person. For some, the procedure is more painful than others. Either way, the anaesthetics will do their job, reducing the sensation to a lower limit. In our studio, most of the girls fell asleep during the procedure. You can also check out our page and see customer testimonials about the futility and painlessness of the microblading procedure.
If lactation girls want to get their eyebrows done, it’s best to opt for powder eyebrows. This technique involves minimal discomfort and can, if necessary, be done without painkillers.
How long does microblading take?
Microblading treatment duration approximately 1.5 hours, the client should lie with their eyes half-closed. At the end of the correction, the residual pigment artist removes the skin, eyebrows and eyes are wiped with disinfectant and sprayed with a healing spray. Master use special certified pigments; without it, the tattooing will not be permanent.
The beautician brushes the hairs, soothes eyebrows and gives recommendations on how to take care of them. After such manipulations, it is necessary to keep the hygiene of the treatment area and follow the care advice of the beautician.
How Long Do Microbladed Eyebrows Take to Heal?
The process of skin regeneration and pigment absorption takes 28 days. During this time, the colour of the pigment and the sediment change. The colour changes from dark to light, and the sediment remains only partially. Ideally, 60-70 % of the sediment should remain, but this is individual. Sometimes it may settle at 20%, and sometimes it may not settle at all. It all depends on your body and how it has absorbed the pigment, which is a foreign compound.
The quality of aftercare and preparation is also essential. Read more about care here and preparation here. It’s also important to listen to the recommendations of your craftsman, as he can see your skin type and be able to recommend specific actions to ensure that your eyebrows heal faster.
Try to follow all the preparation and skincare recommendations, and then you can expect your skin to fully recover after 28 days and your pigment to give the proper deposition.
How do my eyebrows look after my microblading treatment?
Only when you leave the permanent make-up salon will you see that your eyebrows are very dark – darker than you thought they would be. But there’s no need to panic; this is normal and as it should be.
The pigment is injected beneath the top layers of your skin in small incisions, so its colour is much darker. Over time, as it is absorbed and settles, the colour will even out, becoming lighter and more consistent with what you’d like. But in the period of the first few days, your eyebrows will be darker.
Therefore, keep in mind that it’s better not to get microblading on the eve of important events. If you have an event planned, get microblading done 5-10 days before it. During this time, the pigment will settle in more, and the eyebrows will become lighter. In addition, don’t forget that the first few days of open incisions will produce lymph, so combining the event with constant eyebrow monitoring will be, at the very least, uncomfortable.
What are Microblading Healing STAGES day by day?
So, what to expect after the procedure? Here’s how microblading healing process day by day.
You’re bound to be worried because when you walked into a permanent makeup studio, you had ugly eyebrows and came out with dark, dense ones that instantly catch the eye at first glance. The eyebrows look firm and well-shaped, and there may be a slight redness that subsides in a few hours. You do not yet feel any pain due to skin trauma, as the anaesthetic has taken effect. But you can already see that lymph is secreted, which you need to get rid of with a cotton pad and chlorhexidine.
The next day you may feel some pain, as the anaesthetic has worn off and there are open incisions on your face. You may even be afraid to move your eyebrows or sneeze because the skin is thin and vulnerable. The lymph is still occasionally secreted and needs to be gently wiped away. The eyebrows remain dark, bright and the colour is rich.
The appearance of the eyebrows may change, becoming visually ‘thicker’. Pigment begins to set, and crusts may appear. You’ll want to get rid of these crusts, but you absolutely must not. With the crusts that you decide to remove by hand, you will damage the skin, affecting the pigment and the final appearance.
Note, if you want to get a similar eyebrow look after microblading but perform a more gentle procedure, it is better to resort to the hair technique. The principle is to trace the hairs, not with a manipulator, but with a traditional permanenting machine. The effect is similar to microblading; however, the side effect of tattooing is not as long as the maniple technique.
Day 7 Microblading scabbing and Peeling process
You can expect more microblading scabbing, flaking, and peeling. During this period, the crusts will slowly dry out and fall off on their own, and it may become itchy. Avoid scratching your eyebrows, as the skin is still thin and can quickly get infected.
The colour of the eyebrows starts to change. The pigment gradually settles, and the eyebrows may have a varying shade, be partly lighter or darker.
The itching subsides, and the skin heals. The skin is completely healed by the end of the third week after treatment, but the pigment settling process is still ongoing. Don’t jump to conclusions about the final result. There is still a whole week in which changes can occur. But, in general, the appearance of microblading already gives an idea of how it will look after one month.
The skin is healed, no crusts remain, the itching is long gone, and the pigment has ultimately settled. The final result after the first micropigmentation treatment is already formed. Now you can see all the imperfections in your eyebrows. If there are any, you understand what the pigment colour will be in the next few years. Your task at this stage is to correct.
Why is microblading touch up significant after the microblading eyebrows healing process?
It makes sense to say straight away that eyebrow microblading after healing is voluntary. No one will force you to do it. If you think that after the first treatment and total healing of the skin, your eyebrows are perfect, you can choose not to have them corrected at all if you are delighted with the final result. You may also decide not to correct before coming to the studio for your first eyebrow microblading treatment. If this is the case, you will need to warn the craftsman to choose a richer pigment shade to prolong the effect.
But correction is significant for two reasons after the microblading eyebrows healing process:
- It refines the shape, the colour of the eyebrows. No one can predict in advance what your eyebrows will look like after the first tattooing session. Gaps may appear, colour may become subtle, the shape of the eyebrows may become distorted. It’s all individual. The correction will entirely correct imperfections, saturate the eyebrows with colour and give them the correct shape;
- Correction extends the duration of the effect. By reintroducing the pigment, the eyebrows become darker. It slows down the absorption of the pigment, which in turn prolongs the effect of the micropigmentation.
Microblading Tattooist in Melbourne
Olha is an eyebrow tattoo artist in Melbourne, and the head of the Microblading studio Face Figurati.
Since 2017 Olha has been an amateur for two years before going into a professional cosmetic tattoo in Europe. She is a specialist with a delicate approach to every element and uses unique author’s techniques based on experience. Her style emphasizes the individuality of each image. You can quickly tell that she is a creative person who strives for excellence in his work. The motto is an art, a hobby, a profession, and a way of life should be at the same time in your life.
Are you still looking for the right Microblading or Lip Cosmetic Tattoo in Melbourne? You are on the right track. Olha is the best craftsman in Melbourne cosmetic tattooing business.
Microblading touch up aftercare
The following products should purchase after the microblading procedure:
- Micellar water;
- Cotton pads;
- An ointment that promotes regeneration.
During the first 2-3 days, it is not recommended to be active or do sport. The treated area on the face must not be touched with the hands, wet with water or applied make-up until it has healed, at least for 24 hours. Sore skin should be cared for with disinfectant liquid, washing off protruding lymph twice a day.
The eyebrows can soak in boiled water on the third day after microblading. Delicate crusts that may appear at the puncture points must not be peeled off and traumatised, as otherwise, scars will appear. The crusts disappear on their own after a week, falling off as they heal.
The duration of pigmentation will also depend on good UV protection. The sun’s rays contribute to the discolouration of the composition, so it is vital to use quality sunscreen and not to go to the solarium for about a month after the microblading.
For a fortnight after the procedure is necessary to forget about going to the sauna and not use cleansing exfoliants and scrubs.
Before the treatment, it is better to ask your vet for advice on how to take care of injured skin, and they may recommend products that provide better protection.
how long is the microblading healing process
You don’t have to hide from the world until you are healed. Many clients can walk right out the door, and they are pleased and ready to show off their new eyebrows. Your new Microblade eyebrows, which initially have a richer colour, will become soft and take on a natural, beautiful colour in 10-14 days.
How many days to wash face after microblading?
When can I wash my face after tattooing? It is forbidden to treat the application with water for one week after the session. It’s also recommended to follow these rules:
- regularly apply a dexpanthenol-based wound-healing ointment and treat the surface with chlorhexidine;
- Use petroleum jelly, soothing cream or sunscreen when going outdoors;
- avoid direct sunlight for a prolonged period;
- Do not go to a solarium, sauna or swimming pool.
It’s also forbidden during the recovery period:
- use aggressive alcohol-based antiseptics;
- touching your eyebrows to the pillow while you sleep;
- scratching and tearing off crusts;
- Use shadows and pencils for the first two weeks.