It’s not mandatory but despite the known fact that inner beauty is what matters the most, still, millions of people, particularly the women, place very high value on their looks. And we can’t blame them. There is nothing wrong if you want to look beautiful. Women invest a lot of effort to look good not because they want to be desired by the opposite sex (although many of them do it for that reason) but because they want to feel good about themselves.It feels good to be complimented and praised. But do you know what feels even better? It’s when people compliment your eyebrows. In this fast-paced world, it’s considered an achievement if you are able to perfect your brows. Shaping and shading brows require skills and patience. Unfortunately, not everyone has the adroitness and the patience to create beautiful brows. If you are not happy with your unevenly shaped or scarce brows be thankful that various salons and medical spas offer microblading eyebrows brows services.
What Is Microblading?
Microblading is a procedure to enhance the shape, shade and the overall look of your eyebrows. Other terms for this procedure are micro-stroking and feather touch. For best results, make sure that you find a skilled, seasoned and trained technician. Your microblading artist has specialized tools needed to create tiny, feather-like strokes that resemble your natural eyebrow hair. The strokes are made to cover the empty patches in order to enhance the shape of your eyebrows. The results of this technique can last up to a year and a half. The procedure will require cutting through the upper layer of your skin to implant the pigment.
There are several things you need to remember after the procedure to ensure that you properly maintain your brows.
How Do You Maintain Your Microbladed Brows?
When the microblading procedure is completed, your microblading artist will give you specific instructions that you need to follow in order to maintain fresh and long-lasting brows. You have to be patient and wait for the healing process to be completed. This will usually take a few weeks. Within the first few weeks your skin will be extra sensitive. To achieve the best results, we recommend you do the following:
First Three Days
Two to three hours after the procedure we advise that you wet a cotton pad or ball with sterile water. Pat your brows gently. Make sure the cotton pad isn’t wet. Just damp it. Wipe your brows with a damp cotton ball two to four times during the first day and repeat it for two more days. Patting it with damp cotton will help clean the area.
Four Days After
After four days you can start using alcohol-free disinfectants. Put some on a cotton ball and gently rub it on your eyebrows for a few times in a day. If you notice your skin drying out you can add some moisturizer or a healing ointment on the area.
During the first few weeks after your microblading session your microblading artist will inform you to avoid the following:
Keep your newly microbladed brows dry and don’t get them wet. If you are a gym rat, it’s a bad idea to keep working out following your treatment. You should skip the gym for a while because sweat could get into your brows. The same goes for sauna. Give your eyebrows ample time to heal before you resuming your usual activities.
Avoid applying makeup near your brows.
Never remove the scabs. During the healing process your brows will get itchy. Don’t be alarmed because this is totally normal. Avoid scratching it. You will speed up the natural healing process if you leave your brows alone.
It can be tempting to go back to your usual routine but if you break the rules you are sure going to regret it. The first few weeks after the procedure you will notice that your newly microbladed brows are going to look sharp and dark. Don’t worry it’s not going to look that way forever. Eventually, when your brows are fully healed the dark pigments will fade. It’s also common to wipe away some of the pigment when you clean your eyebrows with a cotton ball. Swelling is also part of the healing process so don’t panic if you see your eyebrows swelling.
It’s possible to experience flaking and itchiness a week after the procedure. Don’t worry because again, these are normal. However, it is important to mention that you should never scratch your microbladed brows because if you do you will disrupt the normal healing process. The dark pigment would have already faded two weeks after the procedure but the pigment will reappear eventually when the pigment has already settled in. This is a sign that your eyebrows have completely one hundred percent healed.
When Is Your Next Touch-Up Schedule?
Six to eight weeks following your first session you may need to go back to the salon to have your eyebrows retouched. You see, it’s normal to lose some of the pigment when your skin has healed so you’ll need a touch-up to restore the color of your brows. This is actually the last step of the microblading procedure. Your microblading artist will fill in the areas where the pigment has been removed during the healing process.
Microblading will give you the chance to have celebrity-looking eyebrows without having to spend a minute perfecting them. Microblading is one of the most popular procedures today. If you can’t stop thinking about it, sleep on it but if it’s still on your mind, we urge you to go for it! Trust us, it’s going to change your life!