As someone who helps people through the microblading process, I understand the curiosity and apprehension that comes with the healing process. We all know what microblading is at this point, right? Just in case-microblading is a semi-permanent makeup technique that involves making small incisions on the skin and depositing pigment to create fuller and more defined eyebrows. As great as this all sounds, I know the healing process can seem a bit daunting! However, with proper care and patience, you can achieve the desired results. In this article, I will guide you through the microblading healing process, how long it takes to heal, the dos and don’ts of microblading aftercare, and the day-by-day healing process for microblading.
The healing process for microblading varies from person to person. However, on average, it takes about four to six weeks for the brows to heal completely. During this time, you may experience some discomfort, swelling, and very light scabbing, which is normal. It’s essential to avoid picking at the scabs as this can cause the pigment to come off, leading to patchy and uneven brows.
In the first week after the procedure, you may experience some redness and mild swelling. The brows may look darker than expected, but this will fade as the healing process progresses. By the second week, the scabbing process will begin, and the color of the brows may appear patchy. This is normal and should be expected. It’s important to avoid completely submerging the brows in water during this time, as this can cause any peeling skin to come off prematurely.
The third week is when any excess skin begins to flake off, revealing the true color of the brows. At this point, you may notice some fading, but this is normal, and the color will continue to settle in over the next few weeks. What then? Time for the second half of the procedure! Once the second session is completed, the healing process will happen again. However, it’s important to note that the healing process can take up to six weeks, so it’s crucial to be patient and follow the aftercare instructions.
Proper aftercare is essential to ensure the best results from your microblading procedure. Following these dos and don’ts will help with the healing process and ensure that your brows heal correctly.
Understanding the day-by-day healing process for microblading can help you prepare for what to expect during the recovery period.
The first three days after the procedure, you may experience some redness, mild swelling, and discomfort. The brows may appear darker than expected, but this will fade as the healing process progresses.
During this time, peeling may begin, and the color of the brows may appear patchy. It’s important to avoid getting/keeping the brows wet during this time, as this can cause any excess skin to come off prematurely.
By the second week, the excess skin may start to flake off, revealing the true color of the brows. At this point, you may notice some fading, but this is normal, and the color will continue to settle in over the next few weeks.
During this time, the healing is still taking place under the skin’s surface and the brows will start to look more natural. However, it’s essential to continue following the aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing.
By the fourth week, the peeling will have stopped, and the brows will be close to fully healed. However, it’s important to note that the healing process can take up to six weeks, so it’s crucial to be patient and still follow the aftercare instructions.
Here are some additional tips to help ensure a smooth microblading healing process:
Microblading is a fantastic way to achieve fuller and more defined brows. However, it’s essential to understand the healing process and follow the aftercare instructions to ensure the best results. Remember to be patient and avoid touching your brows to prevent patchy and uneven healing. With proper care and patience, you’ll be able to enjoy beautiful and natural-looking brows for years to come.
So, if you’re considering microblading, I’d love to offer a complimentary consultation to answer any questions you may have or tell you more about what to expect from the procedure itself!