Microblading aims to give you well-defined brows that look natural without the hassle of daily makeup application
Once applied, microblading pigment does fade.
How long your microblading results last will depend on your skin type, lifestyle, and how often you get touch-ups.
How it works
Microblading is a cosmetic procedure that inserts pigment under your skin using a needle or an electric machine with a needle or needles attached to it.
DURATION, HEALING, PRECAUTIONS AND RISKS
The effects of microblading can last anywhere between 18 and 30 months. Once pigment from the procedure begins to noticeably fade, you’ll need to go back to your practitioner for a touch-up application. Touch-ups can be necessary every six months or every year, depending on your skin type and preferred look.
Microblading touch-ups are similar to getting root touch-ups for your hair. If you go when your microblading first starts fading, you can simply have the colour filled in. But if you wait longer than recommended, you may have to have the whole microblading procedure done over again on both of your eyebrows.
If you have oily skin, you’re still a candidate for microblading. But the results might not last as long as they would on other skin types. High amounts of sebum, or oil, being secreted from your skin can make it more difficult for pigment to adhere and stay in your skin. Speak to your aesthetician about any concerns you have about your skin type and how.
Microblading takes 10 to 14 days to heal as the pigment settles into its shape. During this process, your skin will be sensitive. The skin on your eyebrows will eventually scab and flake off. The area will be red and tender to the touch at first.
While your new brow shape is healing, don’t pick or scratch the area. This introduces germs that could become trapped under your skin and cause an infection. Picking at flakes may also cause the colour of your brows to fade more quickly.
During this healing period, you should avoid all forms of moisture on your brows. This includes excessive sweating from working out and getting them wet in the shower or pool.
If you’re considering a microblading procedure, you should take note of several risks.
Once the procedure is complete, your eyebrows will have the same colour and shape until the colour fades — which can take 18 months or more. Have an in-depth consultation with us, including all your questions and concerns.
Microblading is somewhat uncomfortable and can be painful despite the use of a topical anaesthetic. When it’s finished, you’ll have what are basically small cuts on your face that are no wider than a thread. Remember to keep the area clean for the next 2 weeks to allow the area to heal properly. Do not scratch the tiny scabs, let the area heal on its own.