Please be patient when it comes to healing. It is a process. Everybody’s skin is different. Even though most clients benefit greatly from the procedure there is no guarantee. For some clients this procedure might be too semi-permanent where color does not retain as well as on other clients. It depends on skin texture, pigmentation, complexion etc. Everybody’s skin is different and will hold the pigment differently.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOUR MICROBLADING SESSION: Your eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle.
- Days 1-4: The pigment will appear very sharp and dark. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin, and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually. Do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab, as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin. Your brows may swell and appear larger also.
- Days 5-7: Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the pigment is fading too quickly, however, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.
- Days 8-12: Your brows may look as though the pigment has completely faded – do not panic – take a deep breath and trust the process.
- Days 14-28: Your brows may still look a little patchy or uneven, but the pigment will start to “reappear” as the pigment settles and the healing continues.
You may get your touch-up/perfecting procedure done at 4-8 week, NO SOONER to allow for complete healing of the brows.
Pro-Tip: Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 up to SPF 50 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade quickly.
The following picture is NOT my work, but it is a good representation of the healing process.