At Executive Spa and Massage we specialize in all things microblading. Many people ask about the healing process and aftercare as a potential concern. If you are in good health, you should be pleasantly surprised at how easily and quickly your microblading heals. In this blog, we’re going to go over how your microblading will look as it’s healing and the two most common and popular methods of microblading aftercare.
The Microblading Healing Process Day By Day
Day 1: You’ll love your new eyebrows!
The color is perfect and the shape is everything you wanted it to be.
Days 2-4: Your color will darken slightly and temporarily.
This is because the fresh color goes through a period of oxidation. This does not last longer than 7 days and is minimal. You should not experience heavy scabbing. Any scabbing will be thin and light. You should feel comfortable going to work the very next day.
Days 5-7: Your microbladed eyebrows begin to flake as part of the healing process.
This lasts 1-2 days. You want to avoid picking or itching your brows.
Days 8-10: Flaking has finished and you will feel fully healed.
At this point you can finally treat your eyebrows normally. Keep in mind that even though your eyebrows feel normal, your skin is technically still in the healing process. Your eyebrows will temporarily look lighter than they will when fully healed at 6 weeks. This is because you have new, baby skin and it needs a few more weeks to finish healing.
Days 14-28: Your eyebrow color and shape has fully bloomed.
The color and shape should be just right and soon you will be invited back for your follow-up appointment.
Day 42: It’s time for a follow up appointment.
During your follow-up, you can adjust anything you’d like about your new eyebrows. Sometimes clients are nervous during their initial service and later wish they had gone darker or fuller. This is your opportunity to make sure you are 100% in love with your beautiful new brows.
Aftercare: Microblading Dry Healing vs Wet Healing
Here are the two most popular microblading post-care methods, both can work well but we are going to give you all of the information so you are able to understand the pros and cons of both.
For this method, you will clean your brow area every 15 minutes to 1 hour immediately following the procedure using cotton pads and water.
Wet healing is how most microblading artists have their client’s heal today. Your microblading artist will have you clean your eyebrows every 15 minutes to 1 hour following your appointment. Depending on your artist’s preference, you’ll do this for 1 to 3 days.
You’ll also be asked to clean your eyebrows morning and evening with a gentle, permanent makeup-approved cleanser and told to use an appropriate healing gel to keep your skin from drying out.
PROS: You’ll have no scabbing and your color will heal much more evenly.
CONS: You’ll have some work to do and an aftercare kit to keep on you at all times.
Dry Healing predates Wet Healing. It’s how microblading artists used to have their clients heal, and how some still do today. Dry Healing is exactly how it sounds. You don’t get your microblading wet, ever. After your microblading appointment, you do not touch your eyebrows. You let your eyebrows heal on their own with no assistance.
PROS: There’s nothing for you to do and no aftercare kit is required.
CONS: You’ll have heavy scabbing during healing and you’ll lose more color.
Dry healing is still a common method even though wet healing has proven to have the most promising healed results. You can speak with your artist about their healing method and what they’d like from you when healing.
Get in touch with us today to schedule your microblading appointment or to ask any questions you might have. We are happy to answer your questions and talk you through the process. You can get in touch with us by filling out the contact form on our website.