Microblading Aftercare Healing Process (Day by Day) Instructions

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Microblading Aftercare Healing Process (Day by Day)

Microblading Aftercare Healing Process Instructions

Disclaimer: This information is to give you an idea of what you can do, for those who are starting to do their little research to get familiar with the instructions. 

There are a series of instructions you need to take in the first 7 seven to 14 days after doing your microblading.

The success of any Microblading Aftercare Healing Process relies on how willing you are to follow these instructions.

What Are The Microblading Aftercare Instructions To Follow During The Microblading Healing Process?

In my opinion, the microblading aftercare healing process is the most important part of this article about the microblading healing process. 

Microblading Aftercare Healing Process
Microblading Aftercare Healing Process (Day by Day) Instructions

Here’s what you need to do:

1. Clean the brows Two hours after the process

  • For cleaning the eyebrows, you will need a q-tip and a lightly moisten, plus a distilled water. If you don’t have distilled water, you can use boiled water. Just make sure it is cool, to avoid burnings.
  • Gently wipe the area, cleaning away any residuals that appeared on the skin
  • Gently dry pat with a tissue
  • Add a new q-tip and apply a healing balm 

2.  In the first 24 hours, don’t take vitamins that can thin your blood. Also avoid alcohol and some tablets such as aspirin

3. Use Healing balms morning and night in the next five to 7 days, but be cautious not to apply too much of it.

4. You shouldn’t let your eyebrows wet. Don’t let splash of water get in, so while washing your face and during shower , be extra careful for around 14 days.

5. No makeup on your brows for the next 10 days, as it can irritate or even cause infections in the area.

6. As the time passes, the eyebrows area will feel sensitive, itchy and scratchy and scab. When that happens, it is important not pick any excess skin, not to scratch it. It’s even better not to touch it!

7. Avoid too much exposure to the sun. It is not indicated that you go sunbathing or swimming for 14 days

8. Avoid activities and situations that will make you sweat for 14 days. No sports, no running, and make sure you stay under the shade.

9. No facials for 2 weeks.

MICROBLADING AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS TO FOLLOW

Microblading Aftercare Day By Day Healing Process Instructions Recap

Before you start, there is a little disclaimer. This information about the microblading after care instructions, is to give you an idea of what you can do, for those who are starting to do their little research to get familiar with the instructions. 

Make sure you always talk to your chosen professional before doing any microblading after care, because they will know what is best for your specific skin.

Let’s take a look again at what we have just talked about, and break it on a day by day guide you  can easily follow to protect your brows during the microblading healing process.

Remember that for any of these recommendations, your skin should be very clean, so give it a good wash before start.

Another general recommendation is to be very and extra careful and keep the touch on your brows as light as possible. I know you can do that!  

microblading healing process day by day

Microblading Aftercare Healing Process Day 1 (The day of treatment)

  • 2 to 3 hours after the treatment wet (but don’t wet too much, just barely dump it) a cotton pad on a little sterilized water and gently clean the area.
  • In the first day, do that around 3 to 4 times, any time you feel you should do a little cleaning in the area

Microblading Aftercare Healing Process Day 2 to 3: 

  • When you wake up, gently apply a slightly dumped cotton pad (you can use again sterilized water)
  • Make sure to be as gentle as possible and repeat this cleaning about 3 to 4 times during the day 
  • Apply a tiny bit of  Aquaphor to brows. But that should be just a tiny bit. Like a dot or the equivalent of a half rice. This will help keep your brows moisturised
  • Remember to always be as gentle as possible

Microblading Aftercare Healing Process Day 4 to 14: 

  • Clean your brows as usual with a slightly dumped cotton pad. This time you can mix the sterilized water with a one or two drops of witch hazel 
  • Do it 3 to 4 times during the day 
  • Be cautious and do not exaggerate on the products because the brows should not be wet or glossy

How Long Is The Microblading Aftercare & Microblading Healing Process?

Normally the microblading healing process takes around 7 seven to 14 fourteen days and during this time, you will regret you got your eyebrows done, but relax, it’ll be worth it!

How Long Is The Microblading Aftercare & Microblading Healing Process?
NOTE: It’s also important to know that as well as a microblading healing process post care caution, there are also a pre-microblading series care procedures, that we’ll also cover at the end of the article.

What Happens During The Microblading Aftercare Healing Process?

Now let’s understand a little more what happens with your eyebrows during the Microblading Aftercare Healing Process.

When you go back home here are a few Microblading After Care Healing Processes you can expect to happen:

  • Skin will get a little red and very sensitive
  • The color of the lines will continue to be dark and the skin will scab a little (please do not touch it, as you can risk skin irritation)
  • After a few days, as the eyebrows start to heal, the color will start to lighten gradually
  • The actual color might take one month to settle
  • Around the second week you will notice the skin in the area will get whitish (this is also known as milky skin in the tattoo world) 
THE MICROBLADING AFTERCARE HEALING PROCESS

Microblading After Care Healing Process: What You Shouldn’t Do

Let’s point again for a recap of the things you should not do during the Microblading Aftercare Healing Process.

Right below we have a list of things that should be avoided on the first 10 days post microblading.

  • No water on the brows. You shouldn’t let your eyebrows wet. Don’t let splash of water get in, so while washing your face and during shower , be extra careful for around 14 days
  • No makeup on your brows for the next 10 days, as it can irritate or even cause infections in the area
  • not pick any excess skin, not to scratch it. It’s even better not to touch it!
  • Avoid too much exposure to the sun. It is not indicated that you go sunbathing or swimming for 14 days
  • Avoid activities and situations that will make you sweat for 14 days. No sports, no running, and make sure you stay under the shade
  • No Swimming
  • No Sweating
  • No exercising and sports
  • No Sauna
  • No gym
  • No to baths 
  • No to tanning
  • Don’t Sleep on your face
  • No to laser facial treatments
  • No to creams that contains Retin-A or Glycolic Acid on the face and even neck
  • No scratching and no rubbing, picking and peeling of skin
  • No heavy household and other heavy activities
  • No to spicy foods 
  • No to drinking and alcohol (it can slow down the healing in progress)
  • Don’t let too much wind on your face (no conversive cars, motorcycles and bicycles)
  • Never touch your eyebrows
  • Avoid applying products on your face during this period

Microblading AfterCare Healing Process Day By Day  

The most recurrent complainings are itchiness in the area, redness and flaking in the first week post microblading.

The good news is, if you follow all the microblading healing process instructions, during the microblading aftercare, you should be able to get rid of these symptoms much quicker. 

To be a little more detailed here, let’s go through the day by day process of the microblading healing process cycle on average.

Microblading AfterCare Healing Process Day By Day

Microblading After Care Healing Process Day 1 to 4

  • Pigment of the eyebrows are still dark, as the skin hasn’t settled yet. Don’t worry it will look like it’s a bit too dark, but it’s temporary as pigmentation will soothe gradually.
  • It is also possible to notice pigmentation on the cotton pad even if  you gently clean your brows. This is normal
  • The eyebrows can appear to be a little ‘bigger’. Don’t worry it will normalyze soon

Microblading After Care Healing Process Days 5 to 7: 

  • Skin will start to heal gradually 
  • Flakes and dandruff like appearance will start to show up 
  • The skin will appear a little dry
  • There will be the sensation that pigmentation is fading. Don’t worry it’s normal
  • Time when excess of skin and superficial color is being released

Microblading After Care Healing Process Days 8 to 12

  • Pigment might look ‘weird’ as if pigment has faded altogether. Keep calm! Everything is going to be alright! 

Microblading After Care Healing Process Days 14-28 

  • At this point the eyebrows are still not on their best stages. It might even look somewhat irregular and uneven, you might be able spot the improvements if compared with the previous days 
  • In the next few days, as your skin gets healed, you will start to see more definition on the pigment, as if it is starting to get better with the days and gradually you will start to see everything falling into place.

Microblading Aftercare Healing Process For Sensitive Skin

Even though microblading is a simple aesthetic procedure, the microblading aftercare requires a lot of care before and after your session.

If you have sensitive skin, you might be expecting to go that extra mile and be even more cautious than average.

Microblading Aftercare Healing Process

The first and most step care you should take is to talk to a dermatologist and start to discuss your desire to do a microblading.

He will for sure be the first you should contact and will even tell you if you are entitled to do this or not, along with the explanation of any extra care you should pay attention and do.

Next, you should look for the very best out there. No trainees and say no with professionals with a low portfolio. 

Make sure you do your best to find the best possible recommendations and that you are going with someone extremely experienced and even better, someone that is experienced with sensitive skin.

Taking these steps, it is very important to dialogue with the professional and explain all your conditions. 

It will be good as well to hand all the doctor’s recommendations to the professional that you chose to do your microblading.

It is very important that you talk with the professional about your skin condition, that way they can adapt and know what to do with you during the process.

When you go to do your microblading procedure, it won’t hurt to clean the area. Use a gentle cleanser to remove excess oils and makeup residuals.

The microblading professional will do this as well, but it is good to be extra cautious and prepared.

You can as well, after cleansing, apply a little moisturizer, as it will give extra care and prep your skin even more for the process.

To take it easy and help you in this dermablading healing process, you can use a cold compress, if you feel that irritation is on the way.

Just make sure that this cold compress is not wet. Remember that you will need to run from water in the next 2 weeks? Just use a cool piece of cloth or cotton pad from the fridge. 

The Microblading Touch Up Healing Process

After all the care we have dedicated on our eyebrows after microblading, once the brows are healed, it’s time to touch up. 

It is basically the same process of the first microblading session, the difference is that it’ll only fix the areas that need some re-touching.

The Microblading Touch Up Healing Process

As you can see, despite the great results a microblading can give you, there are a lot of details we need to pay attention to, so we can have the best results as possible. 

It is a very long process and after the healing process, there is still a compulsory step, the touching up session.

The touch up is very important and it is not possible to achieve the desired results without doing it. Down below we have a few frequent questions about it.

Why do you need a microblading touch up?

After you do your first microblading session, your skin will have to have a period to process all that is being happening.

Not only your skin but also the pigmentation on your brows will be adapting on skin that is already being oversitised and doing its best to get back to normal.

During this time, your eyebrows will eventually change. It’s like skin and eyebrows are trying to understand what’s going on and doing the best to adapt to what has just happened.

The eyebrows will be too dark in the beginning, then it will scab, then loose color, so many charges will be happening in a short period of time, during the microblading healing process.

As a result, once your skin is healed, the skin will be more resistant, healled, but the eyebrow will not look the greatest.  

As you heal your skin, you might notice gaps and irregularities. It doesn’t mean your microblading efforts were unsuccessful. It means that now, your skin is ready for a touch up.

The touch up, now will be the third and very important because it will refill areas where pigmentation faded away and correct imperfections that emerged during the microblading healing process.

When Should I Do the First Touch Up?

We know by now that the first two weeks are very dedicated and there are a lot of things that you should and shouldn’t do during this period of time, the fact is that the total healing process can take around 28 days. 

You should only proceed with touch up  when the healing process is completely over, and it can take on average 4 to 6 weeks.

I would normally say that your microblading artist will know the best time to do it, because it should not be done before the complete healing of the brows.

Normally, the touch up can be done just after the 5th week of your microblading session and cannot be done later than 10 weeks.

Is there any special microblading aftercare I need to follow after the touch up?

Microblading healing process after touch up

As your skin is healed and has gained more resistance to the process, it is going to be easier than the initial microblading healing process.

Also it’s not going to be as problematic, because the retouching is not going to be extensive. As we mentioned before, only the needed areas will be re-filled and fixed.

Meaning that only specific parts will be submitted to the tattooing process instead of the whole eyebrow. This is certainly less traumatic.

But there will still be a few things you will have to do, so keep calm and let’s do it! But I have good news for you.

The healing process of the touch up phase is going to be shorter (5-7 days) and there will be less reaction on your skin (like itchiness and scabbing).

The after care touch up routine is pretty much the same to the first one you did on your first session. Here’s the recap:

  • No water on the brows. You shouldn’t let your eyebrows wet. Don’t let splash of water get in, so while washing your face and during shower , be extra careful for around 14 days
  • No makeup on your brows for the next 10 days, as it can irritate or even cause infections in the area
  • not pick any excess skin, not to scratch it. It’s even better not to touch it!
  • Avoid too much exposure to the sun. It is not indicated that you go sunbathing or swimming for 14 days
  • Avoid activities and situations that will make you sweat for 14 days. No sports, no running, and make sure you stay under the shade
  • No Swimming
  • No Sweating
  • No exercising and sports
  • No Sauna
  • No gym
  • No to baths 
  • No to tanning
  • Don’t Sleep on your face
  • No to laser facial treatments
  • No to creams that contains Retin-A or Glycolic Acid on the face and even neck
  • No scratching and no rubbing, picking and peeling of skin
  • No heavy household and other heavy activities
  • No to spicy foods 
  • No to drinking and alcohol (it can slow down the healing in progress)
  • Don’t let too much wind on your face (no conversive cars, motorcycles and bicycles)
  • Never touch your eyebrows
  • Avoid applying products on your face during this period

How often does microblading need to be touched up? 

It’s good to make clear that despite microblading being known as a tattoo, it’s not really permanent.

This is because the pigment is more superficial, meaning it wasn’t craved too deep on your skin, and it’s normal it will fade with time.

After touch up, your designer brows may take one to 3 years. So it’s good that you ask your preferred professional, to get more exact information about it.

Every case is different and there are many variables that can interfere on the longevity of your microbladed brows, such as skin type, skin care routine.

If you have oily skin for example, you may need to do a new touch up a little earlier (around every six months), as your skin type will more likely cause your eyebrow shades more quickly

A good practice is to book a few touch ups in advance so you can keep your brows in the best shape, because with some time you might notice some fading.

Microblading Aftercare Healing Process Skincare

You should follow your microblading professional advice on this, because you will need to follow up their personalised instructions, based on your skin type and condition. 

However there are a few general advice that should work for everyone. As for example, less is more during this period, as the area is too sensitive, and there are different types or products that won’t be indicated to use.

Microblading Aftercare Healing Process Skincare

Overtal, during the first 7 to 14 days, you will basically need a slightly damp cotton pad with sanitized water to clean the area.

Always being very careful, because the area shouldn’t look glossy nor wet. When it starts to feel dry you can opt to use a very tiny amount of eyebrows aftercare moisturizer indicated by your professional.

Also avoid exfoliation, and to be on the safe side I’d avoid facials in general at least in the first 2 weeks.

I would also wash my face, as I could splash water accidently in the area. I guess a damp towel with a little cleanser could work well. Then you can swipe out the soap with another dump cloth with pure water.

Here is a list of some products that are ok to use during your microblading after care:

Aquaphor Healing Ointment

  • You can mix it with sterilized water and use it during your microblading after care
  • Just make sure (as I repeated myself many times) to use just a tiny amount of it (as half size of a rice grain)
  • You don’t want your brows to be glossy or soaked

Antibacterial Soap (when he healing is complete)

  • Antibacterial soap can be a great ally for your microblading after care. You know that in the first 2 weeks it’s important not to splash water in the area but once the healing is complete, you should go for antibacterial soap big time.

Gentle Facial Wash 

  • And if it’s Antibacterial that should be even beetter

Microblading Most Frequently Asked Questions 

In this section, let’s talk about some very important queries that everyone who is thinking about doing microblading should know.

Take a look at these questions, and if you have more questions and if you think you can help me improve the tips that will be shared now, pretty please you can use the comments section!

We all will be more than happy to hear from you. So don’t be shy and let’s go! 

What Is Microblading All About?

Make sure you always talk to your chosen professional before doing any microblading aftercare, because they will know what is best for your specific skin.

After a little recap of what is the microblading (just in case), we need to assume that, pretty much, as a normal tattoo, there is a time for the skin to heal ( the Microblading Aftercare & Microblading Healing Process)

Maybe you might be asking yourself right now, what is microblading? I am sure you know it but maybe you are not really familiar with the term.

Or maybe you know it, but wouldn’t mind having a lil recap, so we are gonna start with the basics.

Everyone would like to have full and well defined eyebrows and there are many ways to achieve this out there.

From temporary to definitive makeup, with technology, new techniques emerged and microblading is promising all the dreamed results that many longed.

Going to the straight talk, Microblading can be considered as a semi permanent type of tattoo, yes that’s true. If you opt in for microblading, you are actually tattooing your eyebrows. That’s basically it.

During the microblading process, the professional has to be very careful, by using a special microblading pen and a set fine needles, making fine lines that will imitate the brows lash. Like this:

As you can see, the lines are traced under the epidermis of the skin, which will give you a very realistic hair line that will actually look like a very realistic eyebrow.

When done with a competent professional, it will correct your brows, giving you not only the natural looks we love but also save tons of time (and frustration) when we do our makeup.

No need to say how much it can revamp our self stem, so it is very important to make sure it will be done by the right professional to avoid regrets. 

The microblading process can be divided into a few phases. The first one is the microblade session itself. The second is the microblading aftercare, and some people prefer to call it the microblading healing process.

There is also a third phase, that comes right after the healing process. It’s the touch up phase and we will also discuss more about it later on.

How Important Is The Microblading Aftercare?

Right after you finish your microblading session, your aestheticist will prescribe you a series of precautions and special instructions.

You must do that to help your skin heals faster from the procedure and obtain long lasting brows.

This is well known by beauticians as the Microblading Aftercare & Microblading Healing Process.

By properly following the microblade eyebrow after care, you are making sure you should look after protect your brows during the first days.

During this period, you need to be very cautious to protect the area so it won’t mess with the pigmentation. 

How Long Do You Use Ointment After Microblading?

Ointment is a very important item during your microblading aftercare healing process.

You can use Ointment every day, twice a day for approximately 7 days in general.

Of course it can take a little less or a little more, but on average, 7 days should be enough.

Always remember to consult with your beautician for personalised details, that matches your organism.

When Can I Wash My Face After Microblading?

There is a difference between wash your face and let your brows wet. You can wash your face but don’t wet your brows on the first 7 days at all.

It is indicated to consult your beautician for personalised instructions, but in general, avoid getting brows wet in the first 7 days.

There are a few things to prepare before you enter your microblading session. Here we have a list that you really should pay attention because these recommendations are really importante:

  • You should not drink alcohol and caffeine 24 hours before the session
  • 72 hours before the treatment, make sure you don’t take certain medications, such as blood thinners, Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E. This will be better discussed with your steticistian as they will confirm what should not be taken.
  • Don’t do any botox procedure, 2 weeks before or after the microblading
  • Avoid doing it during the menstrual period, because you are more sensitive to pain and irritation
  • Don’t book a waxing session at least 3 days before the microblading
  • Make sure your face is already cleansing when you arrive to the clinic
  • Talk to your esteticista if you have very sensitive skin 

2. Can everyone do the microblading process?

No. there is a group of people that microblading is not indicated. Here I share the list of people that are not suitable to microblading:

  • A person’s immune system and healing problems, heat problems, had taken Accutane in the past year and poor health in general might be an indicator that microblading is not a good idea. If you have any type of concern in this matter, talk to your doctor.
  • If you are sick you shouldn’t book a microblading session. It will be better to wait. 
  • Microblading is not indicated to be done during pregnancy

3. How the microblading treatment works and how long does it take?

As we have talked before, the microblading treatment can be divided in 3 parts. You have your first session, then you have the microblading healing process and finally the touch up.

The microblading healing process usually takes 6-8 weeks and then you do the touch up as mentioned. Let’s break it down a little so you can understand better.

Step Zero

  • You book a consultation with your desired professional. The time will depend from professional to professional and can easily take around 2 hours.
  • During this first session, you’ll open up to the profession, explain your aspirations, they will examine your brows and you can discuss the best shapes and and how you desire your brows to look like.
  • You will have this time to ask all your questions and share anything that you judge important for them to know. 

Step One

Having you decided the shape of your brows, some professionals allow you to go ahead with your microblading right away in this first session. Here’s what happens in this time:

  • Having decided the brows shape, the professional will trace it over your brows and the new brows will be tattooed with a disposable semi-permanent pigment microblading pen
  • Session might take as long as one hour or a little more, depending on the professional 

Step two

  • You go back home for your microblading healing process, that will take on average 4 to 5 weeks. 
  • During the first 2 weeks of the microblading healing process, there will be a series of recommendations that you will need to follow, as we have detailed before in this article, all the aftercare recommendations you need to do.

Step Three

  • After your microblading healing process take place (that should take around 4 to 5 weeks), then is time to the touch up session
  • This session takes around one hour and cannot be taken before the 5th week after you do your microblading and should not take longer than 10 weeks

It’s good to remember that the touch up is a key part of your treatment, as it will fix, ttouch up and finalise the best polished finish to your brows.

After four weeks, the shade your brows are going to fade away, so the touch up is essential to the success of your microblade.

4. When Can I wash my face and/or start using makeup?

Some people argue that after 7 days. The more conservative will tell you to wait 14 days. Your esthetician will tell you what’s best for you but moreover, people claim 7 days should be enough

5. How Long Does The Microblade Last?

As I have mentioned, the microblading session is semi-permanent and can last as long as one to three years. 

As the pigment will start to fade after one year, you will need another touch up to keep and prolong it. 

As we have mentioned before, oily skin might need to do a touch up a touch up earlier, because the oil and sweats might cause the pigmentation to fade away more quickly. 

It’s always good to check up with your chosen professional, so you can have a more exact idea of how you can plan your retouches in advance.

Here’s a list of a few factors that can cause your eyebrows to fade away quickier:

  • Too much sun and sweating
  • Too much exfoliating
  • Low Iron on your body system
  • Smoking
  • Too much beach

6. What About The Potential Risks Of Microblading?

According to the SPCP (The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals), if you follow all the recommendations of protection and do everything as your esteticista recommends, chances are that you will succeed.

Most problems and risks can arise if you don’t have the required healthy conditions to do this procedure like this one, and for some people It is possible to have an irritation or an allergic reaction.

According to this article here, it was stated that permanent (or in this case) semi-permanent makeup presents basically the same risks as a normal tattoo.

Overall, the client is expected to have some pain and discomfort during the procedure, which is pretty normal.

What is not normal however is to have severe pain during your microblading aftercare period (after the session). If that happens, better talk to a doctor or your aesthetics, to make sure if its possible to be an infection or not.

During the microblade aftercare, pay close attention to the area and if you notice any puffiness and redness call your aestheticist.

7. What Should I do to maintain my eyebrows when the microblading healing process ends?

There are a few things you can do to keep your microbladed eyebrows for longer. You can apply sunscreen can be a good idea to help your brows to fade away.

8. Does Microblading Hurt?

You can feel a slightly strange sensation, and it doesn’t really hurt because the professional will numb the area. It is not the best sensation in the world but you’ll be alright and pretty happy afterwards. 

Microblading Aftercare Healing Process Final Considerations 

My cousin the other day shared with me how she’d love to “do something” about her brows, but wasn’t so sure about the microblading healing process and aftercare. 

Far in the conversation she remembered a couple of funny Microblading aftercare stories she heard and feared that a microblading healing process would be a complete mess for her.

I totally understand that the Microblading Aftercare is not really the best part of the microblading healing process, but hey..her friend’s brows are amazing now.

I must confess that I myself want to do it too. I’d like to fix a little something in one of my eyebrows, so I went to research and talked to a lot of people who had done it and professionals, to get the proper info.

This is when I decided to dive deeper and share everything with you. Maybe we can decide together, who knows?

All I know is that before we put any of that on our faces we’re gonna make sure we do all that is required to get the best result together. 

Now my people, I have listed here a huge guide and I hope it was useful for you. In conclusion, I would like to recap a few important things that should be remembered.

Prior Microblading

First, do your research and take some time looking for a professional with a great background. I advise that before your actual microblading session, you book a session zero, for talking and make all your questions.

Put some time and thoughts on how you want your brow to look like and ask the professional advice on what shape suits your face the best.

Continue doing as you are doing! You are reading about and doing your research right now and this is great. Continue with an extensive research and try to know as much as you can about it.

Ask other people how they feel and how they managed to go through the healing process. 

Microblading Aftercare and Healing Process

This is going to be a period in which you will be more sensitive. You will not only be obsessed about not letting water get in, but there will be a bunch of things (as we have covered in the article) that you will have to be doing.

Make sure to relax and remind yourself about what comes next. It will be very worthwhile doing all these sacrifices, the results are stunning and you will be happy, proud of yourself and your self esteem will thank you later!

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