After your microblading procedure, you’ll notice scabs start to form after about five days. This is normal, and a natural part of the healing process. What’s important is how you treat these scabs.

There are several key things to know:

Why Do Scabs Form?
During microblading, a small cut made at the dermo-epidermal junction, the area of tissue that joins the outer and inner layer of skin. This is deep enough to insert the pigment, but not deep enough to cause scarring or leave a permanent effect. Scabs form as the skin heals.

The scabbing process typically lasts about 5-7 days. However, if the scabbing becomes very heavy or inflamed, you may be alerted to a developing infection that needs to treatment ASAP. Discolored pus is also a warning sign. Call your stylist immediately if any of these symptoms outside the ordinary occur.

How Should You Treat Them?
The main tip when dealing with scabs is not to pick them. It’s okay if scabs fall off on their own, and they may appear to take some of your pigment away as they do. This will give your brows a patchy appearance. But give it some time and the scabs will either heal or fall off naturally, leaving your brows lightened and softened with no patches.

All the necessary aftercare precautions apply to ensure your brows and skin properly heal: keep your face dry, avoid tanning, and avoid makeup on the brow area while it heals. In addition to not picking or rubbing scabs, this will help you make a full recovery without losing pigment or causing an infection.

What Should You Watch For?
Keep your eyes open for intense or red scabbing, and if something doesn’t feel right, contact your stylist. You can take a photo of your brows and send it to them for evaluation. Just know that scabbing occurs naturally, and while it may itch and appear to take pigment away when it falls off, your brows will attain a lighter, patchless look after about 12 days. Resist the temptation to scratch or rub them, and they’ll be gone before you know it.

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