This may all sound a bit scary, but you might as well hear all about it, and make your decisions accordingly.
The purpose of this blog post is to give you a good idea about the healing process following an eyebrow microblading procedure.
The entire healing process may take four to six weeks. The healing process varies from person to person, depending on your body’s cell regeneration, your age, and the state of your immune system.
The day after your eyebrow microblading procedure, there will be a temporary appearance of darker eyebrows, because both the dermis and the epidermis of your skin are concentrated with pigment.
It is common for your eyebrows to experience an itchy feeling, but you should avoid rubbing them.
You may want to rub, clean or scratch your eyebrows, but you should be careful because there will be traces of pigments. After sleeping, you will notice traces of pigments on your pillow; this is actually normal.
After a week has elapsed and the pigmented skin is adjusting, a common feature is the appearance of dandruff flakes. This means that the upper layer (epidermis) of your skin is shedding and paving the way for the pigmented skin underneath. At this stage, the state of your skin may resemble sun burn. Again, you must be careful not to scratch, peel off and rub the affected area as it will hinder the healing process.
During the second to third weeks, your eyebrows have probably fallen off and the eyebrow area appears lighter, and uneven with patches. Don’t make the mistake of thinking this is your eyebrows’ their final look. You need to keep faith at this stage!
During the fourth and fifth weeks, your eyebrows are growing back. They may appear patchy and scanty, but this is only because hair grows at different rates from their follicles.
The touch up
A touch up is usually done after the sixth week to correct any mistake during the initial microblading procedure which has now come to light. This may also involve filling up any patches caused by you scratching or rubbing the itchy areas. It may also be required to deal with any area where pigmented skin has peeling off or it was not applied evenly. The touch up process is shorter and simpler than the primary microblading procedure.
‘Do’s’ and ‘dont’s’ during the healing stage
- Avoid getting your eyebrows wet.
- Do not use even the slightest makeup, lotion or creams on the eyebrows
- Keep away from activities such as sauna, swimming, and sports which involve excessive sweating.
- While showering place try to cover your eyebrows to avoid the pigment to lose colour.
- Try to sleep on your back and try not to rub your eyebrows while you are asleep.
- If you are planning on taking an MRI scan, please notify your physician about the work on your eyebrows. The reason is that the pigments contain nickel and iron oxide, which could alter the results.
- Avoid re-creational drugs or excessive alcohol intake as it may result to slow healing of the wounds.
- Finally, do not exfoliate, dye or tweezer your eyebrows for two weeks after the healing process.