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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Cesar

Protect Your Microbladed Eyebrows: A Detailed Account of the Healing Process

The day that you get your microbladed eyebrows can be one of the most exciting days in a long time. You’ve finally found the solution to all your eyebrow problems! Your worries about not having enough brows are gone, and you know that this is something that will last for years to come. The only thing left on your mind is how soon you’ll be able to go outside without worrying about people staring at your sparse or patchy brows anymore. But what happens next? What is the healing process an what should you expect?

What follows is an article detailing what to expect during the two weeks after receiving microblading eyebrows- from flaking skin and small scabs to the final outcome of your healed brows.

Microblading Healing Process showing hair strokes
Healing Hair Strokes

The Day of Your Procedure

Immediately after your microblading procedure, you will be given post-procedure instructions to follow. These instructions may vary depending on the technician who performed your microblading. A Brow Conduct we instruct a healing process that has been proven to give optimal healing outcomes. A healing ointment will also be provided for use during a 14 day healing process.

The ointment that is provided is a mixture of natural ingredients including:

  • Aloe Vera Gel

  • Tea Tree Oil

  • Witch Hazel

These ingredients have been chosen for their healing and soothing properties. It is important to use the ointment as directed in order to ensure proper healing. Additional instructions include:

  • Do not wash brow area with soap for at least 48 hours

  • Avoid swimming, saunas, hot tubs or steam rooms. Please limit your time in the sun and tanning salons until you are told otherwise by your technician

  • Avoid any physical activity that could cause sweating to brow area (i.e. gym, exercise)

  • Avoid applying creams or makeup to brow area for at least 7 days while the skin is healing and scabbing over. Only use the ointment that is provided by the technician.

  • Makeup can be applied once you are told by your technician that flaking has stopped (approximately at day six to ten days of the healing process)

The First Few Days: What to Expect

The first few days after microblading are the most intense. Your body is reacting to a wound that has just occurred on your skin, and it goes into overdrive producing collagen in order to heal this wound as quickly as possible. Even though the slits that are created a small and like paper cuts the body's function is to heal. Not only will you experience slight redness on the brow area, and minor soreness (feels like your brows had a mini workout), but also some light scabbing.

The scabbing process is where you will notice the slits that were made during your microblading session. Brow Conduct provides a post care instruction sheet listing what to expect, here are some of those aftercare steps:

Post Procedure Instructions for Microbladed Brows

  • Please avoid picking or scratching the treated area

  • Apply a small amount of ointment to the area two times per day (morning and night) until healed. Gently massage into skin with Q-tip.

  • Do not use makeup on your eyebrows for at least seven days after treatment while they are healing

  • Do not swim, use a sauna or steam room, go to the gym, or partake in any other physical activity that will cause you to sweat for at least fourteen days

  • Continue using ointment until scabs have fallen off and skin has healed (approximately 14 days)

  • Please note: slight redness may persist for a few weeks after the procedure.

The Final Outcome

After the two week healing process is complete, you will have beautiful, natural-looking eyebrows that will last for years to come. You will need a 6 week touch-up to lock in your color, but after that no need to see your tech for about 10 to 18 months. The final outcome of your microblading session depends on a number of factors including: skin type, how well you adhere to post care instructions.

Thanks for reading and hope to see you soon at your brow session!

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