How To Care For Your Eyebrows After Microblading

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How To Care For Your Eyebrows After Microblading

Microblading is a safe and popular solution to fill out thinning eyebrows without making a permanent commitment. Because these are semi-permanent tattoos that resemble individual eyebrow hairs, there will be some aftercare to make sure the treatment is a success. Caring for your eyebrows properly after the procedure is important so that the results will be long-lasting and that you won't develop any infections.


What to Do During the First Week After Microblading

Caring for your eyebrows for the first week is important. Follow these guidelines during the most critical recovery period.

  • Apply the ointment you receive from your aesthetician to your eyebrows daily to prevent infections. Use a q-tip or clean fingers.

Keep your eyebrows free from:

  • Water
  • Lotion
  • Soap
  • Makeup

This may seem challenging, but by being intentional you can still wash your face without touching your eyebrows. Try using a damp sponge to wash your face to avoid getting your eyebrows wet. When it comes to bathing, don't wash anything from the neck up. If you're finding that your hair is getting greasy, you can either invest in some good dry shampoo to ride out the week or visit a local salon for a wash, shampoo, and style. A stylist can wash your hair in a sink so that no water touches your eyebrows. You'll also get a fabulous blowout from the experience, so it's a win-win.
You may notice that your eyebrows may feel tender or even have some slight pink or redness to it. There also may be some itchiness or flaking as well that are part of the healing process. This all will pass.


For the First Two Weeks

In addition to the instructions for the first seven days, you should also avoid these situations for the first two weeks:

  • Physical activity that can make you sweat or get wet
  • Saunas
  • Steam rooms
  • Baths/hot tubs
  • Sun exposure/tanning beds
  • Applying Retin-A or Glycolic Acid to your face
  • Laser treatments
  • Chemical peels
  • Picking. rubbing, or touching your brows
  • Dust or debris
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Excessive wind exposure

As you can see, there is a considerable amount of dedication you must have to make sure your microblading treatment is successful, but the results are worth it.


How Long Does It Take To Heal?

The total healing process can take between 4-6 weeks. As your eyebrows heal, you'll see the amazing results of fuller, more attractive eyebrows. The success and rate at which you heal are entirely dependent on how well you follow your aftercare instructions.
You should have a follow-up appointment after the microblading recovery period to make sure everything came out well. If there are any spots that need touch-ups, your aesthetician will fill in any gaps to make the final results the best they can be. In fact, it's quite common for even patients who practiced optimal post-microblading care to need touch ups due to a few loss of hair strokes and lightening of pigments. All of this is to be expected and part of the microblading process.


Caring For Your Eyebrows After the First Six Weeks

To make sure your brows look their best for as long as possible, you should take continuous protective measures long after the initial 6-week period. For example, you should use a minimum SPF 30 sunblock on them daily to prevent them from fading more quickly, even in the winter. Try not to cover your brows with a foundation as they will lighten your brows.


Explore Microblading

To find out more about microblading your brows and to see if it's right for you, contact us. If you want to learn more about microblading you can visit our recent blog post about the procedure. You can also visit our microblading FAQ page for more information.