After having your eyebrows microbladed, the process doesn’t end there.
There are still maintenance and aftercare that should be performed to maintain that lashing presence in your eyebrows.
The area of skin where the microblading procedure took place should be taken care of as how one would take care of their skin after getting a tattoo. The reason behind this is that microblading is, as we recall, inserting pigment into the eyebrows of a person to produce realistic, or enhance their eyebrows. Quite similar to how pigment is added into the skin when getting a tattoo.
After the procedure, the pigment will look a bit dark, and underneath the area, the skin would be red. In approximately 90 to 120 minutes, dip a wet cotton swap in sterilized water and apply it gently on the area. While doing this would make the area sterile, it would also get rid of any excess dye on your eyebrows. For the skin to look wholly healed, it will take between one to two weeks for the pigment to completely fade to its natural shade.
To accurately take care of your skin after having the microblading procedure, take into consideration the following steps:
- As much as possible, don’t get the area wet until after ten days, this includes keeping your face dry when taking a shower.
- Before a week goes by, don’t wear make-up, trust me, it’s a small sacrifice. The reason is that the pigments are still setting into the shallow cuts in your skin caused by the blading.
- Avoid picking at scabs, tug or itch the eyebrow area.
- Don’t go into saunas, go swimming, or any physical activity that may lead to excessive sweating. Avoid any strenuous activities until the area is completely healed and after you have your follow-up appointment.
- Keep your hair away from your eyebrow area.
- As for how your technician directed, apply any medicated cream or healing balm provided
Most microblading technicians recommend getting a “touch-up” of your microbladed eyebrows at least once a year. A touch-up will involve adding pigment to the outline of the brows that you already have. This is quite important if you want to keep your gorgeous new eyebrows. Like your teeth, they also need to have proper care and maintenance.
When your skin has fully healed, you would want to protect that investment of yours by taking care of your skin as well. Remember to apply sunscreen to the microbladed area when going out, and this would help prevent any unwanted fading.
Yes, the effects of microblading are permanent, but having it fade is quite inevitable. The pigment used in microblading is smaller so fading may occur at a faster rate than brow tattooing, but this is normal. You’ll most likely have to repeat the entire procedure two years after the first procedure.
Remember to have follow-up appointments with your technicians if any complication would come up and be extra careful with the eyebrow area during the first two weeks after having the microblading procedure.
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