Microblading is a form of cosmetic tattooing that fills in your eyebrows. It’s meant to make your eyebrows look fuller and thicker. The procedure is also known as:
• 3-D eyebrow embroidery
• semi-permanent makeup
During a microblading session, a technician uses a special tool to make tiny cuts in the skin. The tool consists of multiple needles connected to a handle. The technician inserts pigment into the cuts, creating the appearance of eyebrow hairs. The color of the pigment used will depend on your preference.
If you want your eyebrows to look feathery and full, microblading is an option. It’s a semipermanent alternative to applying makeup, like brow gel, on your eyebrows. You might also want to try microblading if you have lost eyebrow hairs, a condition known as madarosis.
This can happen due to many reasons, such as:
• alopecia areata
• skin infections
• trauma or injury
Eyebrow microblading healing
The microblading healing process generally takes 25 to 30 days. It starts right after your procedure.
However, how fast your skin heals will be slightly different for each person. It depends on many factors, including your:
• overall health
• skin type
In general, during the first 10 to 14 days, your eyebrows will vary in appearance. The color, definition, and texture will change almost every day.
You’ll also experience different sensations in your skin. At first, your face will feel tender, tight, and painful. This will turn into itchiness and flaking, which eventually subsides.
The results of microblading typically last 18 to 30 months. You’ll also need touch-ups every 12 to 18 months, depending on the look you want. Each touch-up session involves some healing time as well.