Before and After Eyebrow Microblading
The effects of microblading are instantaneous. You may experience some redness and tenderness immediately after, but you’ll be able to see the results straight away. They might seem a bit dark at first, thanks to residual color, but as the skin heals and the pigment settles, your brows will look even more natural. A second appointment for touch-ups after your brows are healed is essential. This will allow your beauty therapist to fill in any missed sections or areas where the pigment hasn’t settled as well and to check the shape.
Microblading Procedure Process
Your microblading appointment is relatively straightforward. It starts with a consultation where you’ll discuss with your practitioner the shape and color you want. A numbing cream is then applied to minimize discomfort. Following this, they’ll map your face and draw on the shape of your new brows, sometimes using a ruler or dyed string to ensure the eyebrows are symmetrical. Once you’ve approved the shape, you’ll lie down on the bed, and they’ll get to work. The procedure is done one eyebrow at a time, creating the incisions and adding the pigment. Excess dye is then removed, and you’re all done! The process can take up to a couple of hours from start to finish. You’ll then need to book a second appointment for four to six weeks after for touch-ups.
How Long Does it Last?
Microbladed eyebrows will last anywhere from one to three years, depending on your skin type. You do need to follow the aftercare instructions to ensure the longevity of the procedure. It’s common to need a touch-up at the 12-15 month mark, depending on your skin and retention.