The microblading healing process is something often misunderstood but also an area many are looking for more information about.
So what is the microblading healing process like?
My clients often ask this very early on in the process, and for good reason. It’s true…Your new microbladed eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing process but do not worry. I am here to tell you everything will turn out fine! Now let me walk you through the time frame.
Patience = Brow Transform
Below you can find a brief image describing the expected timing of your brow healing. Just be sure to allow your brows to heal properly. Feel free to download & share this image. You can discover more information about your appointment & FAQs on the microblading service page.
Microblading Healing Process Day 1:
You’re thrilled to death and love our new microbladed eyebrows! They’re super natural and subtle looking and won’t stop looking in the mirror. Sometimes they’re slightly red around the brow area since you just had the procedure done. Nothing to where you can’t be seen in public and they may even be a little bold in color. They will be slightly swollen and tender but this goes away. If they’re darker than you like don’t worry because they will soften over the next week about 40%.
Microblading Healing Process Day 2:
Your brows may still be a little tender and thick looking. Also, they will still look darker than your normal brows but don’t worry because it is only day two. You may be tempted to touch your brows with your fingers but please do not do this! Your hair strokes will still be crisp and visible but the redness should be about all gone. This day should be a breeze.
Microblading Healing Process Day 3-4:
You shouldn’t notice much of a difference these two days. If anything, the brows will get slightly darker, but nothing too crazy. There should be zero tenderness. You’ll be loving the fact that you don’t have to fill in your brows each morning.
Microblading Healing Process Day 5-7:
The start of day 5 is when the brows can get a little itchy and flaking may occur but it is important to remember not to pick or scratch them. Let them heal naturally. The strokes begin to thicken, hiding the crisp strokes. You will want to contact the artist and ask if this is normal because naturally you will panic but I can assure you this is normal. You have to remember you have tiny little cuts and the body is trying to heal that area.
The next day or so you still see either some flaking or scabbing start but do not touch! Touching this will only cause more harm. I know it is tempting but you have to remember what you just went through to give yourself the perfect brows! You don’t want to lose pigment. Continue following the aftercare instructions given and the flaking will occur when the skin is ready. This is the most patient part of the healing process. It is important you know this upfront so there are no surprises or panic attacks. We want you to know this is normal and okay!
Microblading Healing Process Day 7-10:
Your brows will have probably flaked off and the color will seem too light. This is because you’re viewing the pigment in the top layer of the skin. But just wait because the pigment does come back and we’ll explain why when we get there. You may have some patchiness but this is okay because your brows are almost done with the hard part. The tiny cuts from the strokes should be closed by now.
Microblading Healing Process Day 14-21:
You’ll notice the strokes and color start to return during this stage. This is because now we see the pigment in the upper part of the second layer of the skin. The color will look more natural and softer. How beautiful!
Microblading Healing Process Day 30:
Congratulations! You’ve survived the healing process. Your brows are completely healed and the color is looking perfect. Your brows will have shrunk and look less thick and bold from earlier on after the procedure. Here you’ll know what changes you want to make at your 6 week touch up. There may be some spots that lack pigment or you may want them thicker…it’s all up to you!
This should make you aware of what to expect so there are no panic attacks or a million questions going through your head! You can now enjoy your beautiful new eyebrows. You will simply love your new gorgeous brows!
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