We can all safely agree that having great eyebrows makes a huge difference in your looks because they frame your face. This is the basis for plucking and waxing when we’re younger, but unfortunately taking these actions can cause the hair on your brows to stop growing back. Thankfully, there’s microblading; however, microblading isn’t something you should do on a whim. Whoever does your eyebrows needs to be someone you trust because the results of the procedure will be on your face for the next 18 months to a year, but you also need to understand what microblading is like and that the immediate results of microblading may not be what you desired at first and that is all normal. Below is all the information you need to know before deciding to have the microblading procedure done.
A Microblading procedure from start to finish typically takes an hour and a half to 2 hours. During this time, you will have a discussion, mark out your new brows, and get numbing gel before the procedure begins. The procedure can be uncomfortable and sting a little bit even with the numbing gel, but it’s not unbearable pain and no worse than what we go through every day with plucking and threading our eyebrows.
After the procedure, your eyebrows will look perfect…up close. It isn’t unusual when you look at the full effect to think that the eyebrows look the wrong color and belong on someone else’s face. They may look especially strange within the first 24 hours. The brows can often look dark because the pigment that is rubbed into the tiny new hairs remains on the skin and in the miniature scabs that will form as you heal. Slowly the surface will begin to fade, but to get a truly natural and understated look takes about two weeks.
During that first couple of days, there are a couple of things you need to do to.
- Use the Healing Balm provided. Most salons should give you a jar of healing balm to take home. Apply this balm throughout the day or whenever you don’t mind looking like your foreheads a little wet to prevent scarring.
- Keep your eyebrows dry. Getting them wet can make you lose pigment and cause an infection.
- Go to the follow-up appointment. Most likely this appointment was part of your initial fee, and you need it anyway. About six weeks after your first visit you need to go to the salon to fill in any gaps that didn’t take pigment well or add pigment where it may not have lasted as well as it should have.
That’s the basics of microblading, but one thing we must emphasize and are constantly saying on this blog is that microblading is a commitment. It takes time and effort and can’t just be done and over with. For your health and the best-looking brows, you must follow certain procedures and make sure you are informed and trust the technician you hire. For more information on microblading and permanent makeup check out our other blog posts at zoemilanstudios.com.
Remember: microblading is permanent, and you should only have the procedure done at a location you trust and feel comfortable with. Furthermore, care needs to be taken in order to ensure the pigment stays as vibrant and stunning as possible. If you’re ready to take the next step toward perfect brows, visit http://www.zoemilanstudios.com/