How long does the Microblading last? About 12-15 months. Length of wear time varies between each client but in general you can expect it to last 12-18 months. Is there any "down time"? During the initial healing process the skin swells, causing the brows to look thicker and darker than the end healed result will be. Each day the pigment will lighten, and the brows will shrink up to 30% within one week. There also can be some peeling and/or scabbing as the skin regenerates on top of the Microbladed Strokes. The brows will be fully healed in 4-6 weeks. Does Microblading hurt? Pain is relative to each client but it can be uncomfortable. Some compare it to the feeling of a tattoo, some have said it feels like tweezing. What should I do at home after the treatment? Be prepared to not get your brows wet for 3 days after initial treatment. An ointment will be provided to apply to the brow area twice a day AM/PM. We recommend that you avoid strenuous exercise, facial massage and steaming for the first few days up to a week to ensure the pigment remains in the skin. In the first week you should avoid all facial creams and make up in the eyebrow area. In the first month, keep the eyebrows protected from sunbathing, light therapy, chemical peels, fruit acids, microdermabrasion and creams that contain exfoliating ingredients like acids and retinols/Retin-A.
What do I need to do before the treatment? Who is a NOT a candidate for Microblading? We do not perform microblading on the following:
Pregnant or nursing.
Have any skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and diagnosed rashes or blisters on the site that is to be treated.
Allergies to makeup or color pigment.
Have any transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis
Under the age of 18
On thyroid medication
Have skin healing disorders
On blood thinners
Eyelift or blepharoplasty: Must wait 3 months post procedure.
How can I keep my brows looking their best? After the first 7 days, always protect the eyebrows from the sun with SPF. Chlorine, exfoliating products and some antibiotics can lead to faster pigment fading. Laser treatments over the treated area (Fraxel Laser, IPL) can destroy the pigment if done over the eyebrows.