The Healing Process
Microblading & Semi Permanent makeup is helping women save time on their daily makeup routine. Clients have to be prepared for all stages throughout and after the procedure. The healing process can be quite daunting, but if you are aware of what to expect it will be a breeze.
The procedure itself is only about 10% of the true experience, its the next 30-60 days that will leave you with the most questions.
This is what to expect day by day after the procedure:
You are looking forward to the idea of new brows, albeit a little nervous. But after the procedure, you will be amazed at how fab your new brows look. They may look a little red and swollen and feel tender, but your thought is, I will never have to spend so much time on my makeup routine. You can't wait to show them off.
Your brows will feel a little sore because of the multiple tiny papercut-like wounds on your face. Your brows will be reddish, still quite tender and maybe even a little bit thicker in texture and darker than the day before. You may start to feel a little self conscious that people are staring at your new brows.
There shouldn't be too much of a difference from days 1 and 2, if anything, you may even notice the pain, redness and swelling has subsided. At this point brows will be slightly dark or thicker than day 1 and 2. You will think to yourself how great it is getting up and not having to do your brows every morning. What a time saver.
This is when things start to change. This is usually the turning point in the healing process and is when the itching is likely to start. A thick layer of scabbing may form, and the fine hair-strokes that were created may be hidden. at this time you may start to worry. What you have to remember is that you have a wound that is repairing, so a scab is forming, this will create the itching sensation. You need not worry. Just remember to NOT pick or scratch the brows as this will drastically alter the overall finished look.
All of the above is totally normal and even if it doesn’t look pretty, you shouldn’t worry, they’re going to look great again, just have patience.
This can be the scariest time. Scabbing will start and begin to peel. The brows may start to look patchy. DO NOT PICK OR SCRATCH AT THIS TIME, Don’t give in to this temptation, it could affect your healing very negatively. If you pick it, you are likely to lose the pigment deposited into the skin and could end up with a patchy eyebrow when healed.
At this point your scabs have almost all fallen. The skin at this point has not truly healed so may still be a worry. The colour during these days may seem too light and have an almost silvery/grey appearence, this is scar tissue forming. You will feel like your skin didn’t take the pigment, but that’s not the case. They may look like they are filled in with powder as the lines may look a little blurred, so again just remain as calm as possible. It’s important to note that at this stage, the wounds should be closed so if you’re feeling self-conscious about the light look of them, you are able to apply some makeup to fill in for the time being.
You are almost at the end of the healing process. Hurrah. The colour and definition of the hair-strokes will return at this point. Colour starts to even out and your brows are starting to look good again. People you tell about the procedure won’t even believe that it’s a tattoo. You’ll enjoy the fact that time spent on your morning makeup routine is greatly reduced.
The healing process is complete. Your skin is completely healed and all colour is looking great. They should look soft and natural. This is the point where you’ll be able to tell if there is anything you want to tweak with regards to shape and colour. There could be a couple spots from loss of pigment, which is all dependent on how well your skin took the pigment, but this is OKAY because your follow-up appointment should be just around the corner!