You just finished your Microblading? Now what?
Updated: Mar 5, 2020
Your brows may not heal perfectly after the first session. This is a 2 step, sometimes multiple step, process.
The pigment can fade, come back and appear patchy/gone usually in weeks 2-4 of your healing process. This is normal. If anything doesn't stay, this is exactly why we have the adjustment appointment.
Immediately after your procedure your brows will appear asymmetrical, darker and more defined and this can last from a few days to over a week.
Days 2-4 your brows will be much darker and can appear more 'blocky' with thicker strokes, they do not stay this dark or thick
Around days 4-5 you will experience flaking, scabbing and your brows may look dry. Do not pick the flakiness off, let them come off when they are ready. You can actually remove strokes completely if you pick off healing bits of skin. At this stage, dab your brows when cleaning instead of using a wiping motion, so as not to disturb the flaking skin.
Your brow tattoo will take up to 5-8 weeks to fully heal. When the flaking comes off the hair strokes may seem faint this is because a fresh layer of skin has healed over the brow tattoo. Give your brows a few weeks and the hair strokes will become clearer.
You may experience itchiness in the brows after the 10 days for up to 2 months due to the healing process of the dermal layer, you can use a thin layer of coconut oil or vitamin e cream to help with this.
Not everyone's hair stroke brows can heal clean and crisp. Hair strokes for oilier skin types tend to heal more solid and powdery while drier skin types tend to heal more crisp and defined. Also for those who bleed more may tend to need more touch ups as the blood pushes the pigment out and results in less retention.