The art of microblading is extremely detailed. Technicians take time to draw teeny tiny hair strokes on your brows – one at a time. The process is tedious, but the results are natural. Unlike micropigmentation that is designed to look like you are wearing makeup, microblading is designed to simulate the look of your natural brow hairs. But why go as extreme as getting a tattoo when you can just fill in your brows at home?
For most people, it’s all about time saving and convenience. But does it really save that much time? How long does microblading last? And is it really worth the effort?
The simple answer is yes. It is worth the effort. Unfortunately, we can’t give you a definitive answer on how long your results will last. Microblading is a form of art, not science. So predicting exactly how long it will last is not possible. What we can tell you is that for most people results last between 12-24 months. Eventually pigments will fade and you will need touch-ups, but the results will never ‘disappear’. This is why the terms ‘semi-permanent’ and ‘permanent’ are often used interchangeably. The results are semi-permanent because you will eventually need touch-ups, but permanent because the pigments will never completely disappear.
So what affects the longevity of your micro bladed brows?
- Your ability to follow all aftercare instructions
- Your ability to avoid sunlight during the healing process
- Your commitment to going in for a touch up 6 weeks after your initial procedure
- Your ability to maintain a healthy diet during healing process
If you can commit to all of these things and follow all aftercare instructions, you should expect your results to last anywhere from 1-2 years. After that you will need a touch-up, but who knows, by that time you might be excited to change up the colour anyways!