Your Ultimate Guide to the Microblading Healing Process

Congrats! You’ve decided to try the procedure all of your friends rave about – microblading! When you heard about 12+ months of flawless brows, it’s no wonder you immediately looked into it. But before you take the plunge, it’s important to do your research and understand what microblading is and what the healing process looks like. Let’s answer the most common questions and break down what the healing process looks like. You’re only a few weeks away from the best brows of your life! 


Everything You Need to Know About Microblading

Before we dive into the healing process, let’s begin by answering the most commonly asked questions our technicians hear every week. 


Why Do People Choose Microblading?

Microblading is a popular tattooing technique that involves drawing fine lines on the skin using an ink pen. The results look similar to eyebrow tattoos but are semi-permanent.  Many people choose microblading because it looks natural and blends into the surrounding skin. With results lasting anywhere from 12 to 24 months, it lasts much longer than other tattoo techniques. Saving time and money are just 2 of the top 10 reasons why people choose microblading


Microblading Procedure before and after by Brow Boutique Cape Cod & Boston


What Happens During the Procedure?

Microblading is a permanent makeup technique where tiny dots of pigment are applied to the surface of the skin using a handheld device. This allows the artist to draw fine lines and shapes onto the skin. After the procedure, the skin heals naturally with no scarring.


Is There Any Pain?

No pain is associated with the microblading procedure, but most artists will apply a local anesthetic to minimize any discomfort. Some people feel slight discomfort or tingling when the needle touches the skin, but your artist will work to prevent any pain. 


Microblading Procedure before and after by Brow Boutique Cape Cod & Boston


Will I Look Different Afterward?

You will not look different after the procedure. In fact, you might even look better! Microblading is a permanent makeup technique that creates a natural-looking tattoo effect on the face. 

Does it Hurt?

No, it does not hurt at all. There is no pain involved with the procedure.

brow technician with a client


What is the Healing Process for Microblading? 

Now that we’ve answered your questions, let’s get into the big one – what is the healing process like? Let’s break down each day following your appointment. 


Day 1: Just like any other procedure, you may experience some redness, tenderness, and slight bleeding. All of this is completely normal as your body begins the healing process. 


Day 2-5: This is what some people call the “itchy phase.” At this time, your skin will begin to scab and the skin may become very itchy. It’s crucial that you do not pick, peel, or scratch the scabs. Scabs are there to protect your skin as it heals. Keep your skin clean and dry as much as possible during this phase. 


Day 7-10: Your scabs will begin to fall off – do not peel them off. They will fall off when they are ready. As the scabs fall off, you may notice that the pigment is lighter than you expect. This is normal and the pigment will darken. 


Week 3-4: The scabs are gone and your skin is returning to normal. Now you can resume your regular skincare and makeup routines. Your brows may still be darkening during this time. 


Week 4-5: You’ve done it! The pigment has settled, or nearly settled, into its final color, your brows look soft and natural, and you can finally start to see the final results. 


Week 6: The 6-week follow-up appointment is a crucial step in ensuring the final appearance of your brows. During this appointment, your artist will make any final changes to your brows, including color and shape. Don’t worry, while you may go through another healing process, it will only last up to a week. 


Ombre Brows + Microblading procedure made by Brow Boutique Cape Cod, ma


Why Microblading is Worth It

After reading the healing process, you may be wondering why people go through that process. The answer is simple – long-lasting, no-hassle brows that look flawless for years. Microblading is a commitment, but it’s worth every single moment. That’s why thousands of people get microbladed every single day.

If you’re ready to try microblading, contact us today. Our talented and experienced team of brow artists is happy to guide you through the process while creating the most beautiful brows you’ve ever seen. 


Ombre Brows + Microblading procedure made by Brow Boutique Cape Cod

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