A Guide to Microblading Aftercare
Microblading can help people with thin or uneven eyebrows greatly improve their looks and confidence. It's actually a form of taotting, although traditional tattoo instruments aren't used. Instead, your provider will make several tiny cuts in the desired pattern along your eyebrows. When a semi-permanent pigment is added to the cuts, it takes on this pattern, with the final result giving a convincing impression of natural strands of eyebrow hair. While this procedure is relatively quick and easy to undergo, however, you must follow the proper aftercare routine. Here are some key tips to keep in mind.
What to Expect From the Healing Process
You will experience some redness, swelling, and discomfort along your eyebrows immediately following a microblading session. Your microblading specialist may recommend a special ointment to help speed healing in the days to come, although some people do better with a "dry" aftercare protocol that doesn't involve ointment. Either way, you can expect your aftercare and healing experience to correspond to four basic phases.
Phase 1: Immediate Care - The day of your microblading procedure, your eyebrows may retain excessive pigment stains and start to accumulate lymph fluid. Use a clean cotton pad and sterile water to dab them off gently.
Phase 2: The First Few Days - Continue to cleanse your eyebrows a few times a day, using clean hands, sterile water, and a cotton pad to clear away lymph. If you've been given an ointment, you'll start applying it to the cleansed areas.
Phase 3: Scabbing - From the fifth day through the 10th day, you should see scabs forming over the cuts in your eyebrows. Don't disturb these scabs; let them develop fully and fall away on their own to ensure the best possible cosmetic results and reduce the risk of infection.
Phase 4: Final Healing - After the scabs fall away your skin will continue to heal for several more days, although you may be able to discontinue the ointment. You should be able to resume your normal skincare and makeup routines after Day 14.
During the first two weeks of your microblading aftercare, you should avoid both sun exposure and sunscreen. Don't wash your hair or allow anything to rub against your healing eyebrows. Don't use any facial creams or ointments not specifically recommended by your microblading specialist. Avoid swimming, showers, sweating, or anything else that might get your eyebrows wet.
When to Seek Additional Professional Care
Most microblading procedures heal normally, but it pays to recognize any potential trouble signs so you can seek any additional care you might need. These trouble signs may include prolonged or recurring scabbing, uncomfortable red bumps on your eyebrows, fever, swelling, redness, chills, and pus leakage. These signs may indicate an infection or allergic reaction that calls for medical intervention.
With the proper aftercare, you should enjoy an easy recovery and a beautiful new pair of eyebrows. Contact us for more information!