Microblading Recovery Process
Microblading has gained popularity as a popular beauty treatment for enhancing the appearance of eyebrows.
This semi-permanent technique involves using a handheld tool to create tiny, hair-like strokes that mimic the look of natural eyebrows. While microblading is primarily known for its ability to transform the look of eyebrows, after the procedure, it is important to follow proper aftercare instructions to ensure the best possible results and avoid complications.
The Recovery Process Do's & Don'ts
After the procedure, you may feel a soreness in the brow area for about 1h to 24h.
You may also experience some redness although very unlikely unless your skin is very sensitive.
Avoid exposing your brows to water for 12 days as well avoid putting makeup on the brow area while it is healing.
Should I use Vaseline after microblading?
Do not use petroleum jelly (like Vaseline) as this causes the brow to sweat underneath and lets be honest, do you really want to be placing petroleum product into your blood stream? Do not use any ointments apart from what was given to you as an aftercare.
Keep your fringe away from your eyebrows for the first 12 days to avoid the hair getting stuck to the freshly created or scabbing eyebrows or the aftercare product. Here are some important aftercare tips to keep in mind after a microblading procedure:
Keep the area clean and dry: Avoid getting the area wet for the first 7-10 days after the procedure, including avoiding swimming, saunas, and hot tubs. Gently clean the area with a mild, fragrance-free soap and water using a clean cotton pad or tissue.
Apply ointment as directed: Your microblading artist may provide you with an ointment to apply to the area after the procedure. Follow the instructions provided by your artist and only use the recommended ointment. Avoid using any other products on the area during the healing process.
Avoid touching or picking at the area: It is important to avoid touching the area, as this can introduce bacteria and lead to infection. Picking at the area can also disrupt the healing process and cause the pigment to fade unevenly.
Avoid sun exposure: Avoid direct sunlight and tanning beds for at least two weeks after the procedure. Sun exposure can cause the pigment to fade more quickly and increase the risk of scarring.
Avoid exercise and sweating: Avoid heavy exercise and sweating for the first week after the procedure. Sweating can cause the pigment to fade unevenly and increase the risk of infection.
Be patient with the healing process: It takes time for the skin to heal and for the pigment to settle. Avoid getting frustrated if the color appears too dark or uneven during the healing process, as this is normal. The final results will be visible after several weeks.
In conclusion, following proper aftercare instructions is essential to achieving the best possible results after a microblading procedure. Be sure to keep the area clean and dry, apply ointment as directed, avoid touching or picking at the area, avoid sun exposure, avoid exercise and sweating, and be patient with the healing process. If you have any concerns or questions during the healing process, be sure to El for guidance.