Before ultimately deciding on getting your eyebrows microbladed, it is important to research the procedure. One vital thing that many fail to look into is the healing process. Just like all different skin treatments and procedures, microblading is also a process that does some damage to the skin and needs time and special care to completely heal.
Similar to tattooing, the microblading process involves the use of a needle and the pigment of your choice in making the eyebrows fuller, thicker, and more defined.
There are several stages in the healing and aftercare process. Here are the detailed steps, from day one to week six, that will help you understand and prepare for the healing process of your microbladed brows.
Day 1: After the procedure, the brows will look excellent. There can be a slight color change during the day as the pigment enters the skin and gets darker.
Week 1: The process of getting darker brows continues to day 2. There can be light scabbing just where the microblading strokes have been deposited.
Week 2: The scabbing from the strokes of the microblading needle begins to peel which results in invisible color in the skin.
Weeks 3-4: As the skin continues to absorb the pigment, color-changing is to be expected. The oxidation can lead to a lighter color shade or the desired one
Week 6: By week 6, the eyebrows have fully healed and is ready to go under a touch-up procedure that will add a pop of color and contribute to the long-term desired effect.
Although these might seem minor changes, the skin is actually more prone to redness and irritations that might prolong the healing process and make the entire experience less enjoyable. One important thing to take note of is to avoid exposure to direct sunlight, which can irritate the skin more and has an unwelcome effect on the process of pigment absorption.