What You Should
Microblading is not permanent. Unlike tattooing of the body, cosmetic tattooing is superficial to the skin, and the inks used are more degradable than the ink used for body art. Together with the degrading ink and your immune system digesting the ink, it will fade over time. The lifespan of microblading is from one to three years but will require touchups every one or two years.
it takes more than one setting
You won’t be able to achieve perfect eyebrows through microblading in one session. You will probably need to sit for two sessions your first time, with your first session needing to be four weeks before your second session for your touch-ups.
some skin types hold ink better than others
When it comes to how different skin types retain eyebrow tattoo ink, oily skin does not fair as well. There is a higher risk of oily skin rejecting the pigment, and there is a risk of pigment hydration, which is when the pigment sinks into each other, with the strokes blending together to appear as a powder-filled brow, instead of distinctive strokes. If you know that your skin scars easily, you should avoid having microblading done.
eyebrows will not look the same
It is really important to understand that it is not normal for your eyebrows to look the same. You should have realistic expectations and know that your eyebrows will not be identical. This is due to your eyebrows starting at different positions from the eyes, and the different shape of your ocular cavities as well. You and your stylist will map out your brows to come up with the best shape for your brows and face.
the brows will lighten after the first week
You might be worried that your brows appear darker than what you would have liked straight after your appointment, but don’t stress, once the healing period is over, your eyebrows will lighten considerably.
After four or five days, the scabs will begin to fall off, and the results beneath will be shown, and the brows will be at least 50% lighter than the first day. Please be mindful that all mistakes can be fixed.
Skincare after semi-permanent tattoo
Taking care of the area of skin where microblading took place is similar to tattoo care, if a bit more intensive. The pigment immediately following the procedure will appear quite dark, and the skin underneath will be red. About two hours after microblading, you should run a wet cotton swab that has been dipped in sterilized water over the area. This will get rid of any excess dye that’s on your brows. It will also keep the area sterile. It will take anywhere from 7-14 days for the skin to begin to appear healed and for the pigment to fade to its regular shade.
Follow these steps to properly take care of your skin after microblading:
Avoid getting the area wet for up to 10 days, which includes keeping your face dry during a shower.
Don’t wear makeup for at least a week. This is because the pigments are still settling in to the shallow cuts in your skin caused by the blading.
Don’t pick at scabs, tug, or itch the eyebrow area.
Avoid saunas, swimming, and excessive sweating until the area is completely healed and you have a follow-up appointment.
Keep your hair away from your brow line.
Apply all natural aloe provided by your stylist