How Long Does Microblading Last?

Aug 20, 2021

How Long Does Microblading Last?
Microblading is a type of beauty procedure where pigments are inserted under the skin with the use of a needle. In some cases, an electric machine with needles can also be used. Microblading is also known as micro-stroking or feathering.

The objective of microblading is to provide you with well-defined and natural brows. This means that you can save yourself the hassle of putting on makeup each day. Microblading has been used in Asia for more than 25 years now. Additionally, its popularity in Europe and the United States has continued to grow.

How Long Can Microblading Procedure Last?

Once microblading is applied, it will not easily fade. The length of time that microblading stays will likely depend on your lifestyle, skin type, as well as the frequency of your touch-ups. Microblading can typically last between 18 and 30 months.

If you notice that the pigment has faded, then you should visit your practitioner so that you can get a touch-up. Keep in mind that it is essential to have touch ups at least every six months or every year. However, this will depend on your preferred look and skin type.

When it comes to your hair, you will need root touch-ups, and for your brows, you will need microblading touch-ups. It is recommended that you go to your practitioner right away once you notice that your microblading starts to fade. What they will do is that they will simply fill in its color.

However, if you choose to wait a little bit longer, then your practitioner might recommend having the entire microblading procedure done all over again on your brows. Aside from being expensive, it also requires more time than a simple microblading touch-up.

How Long Can a Microblading Procedure Last on Oily Skin?

Even if you have oily skin, you can still obtain a microblading procedure. However, the results may not last as long compared to other skin types. Due to the extreme amount of oil emitted from your skin, it will be difficult for the pigment to comply and remain in your skin. That is why, if you have any concerns with your skin type, then you should consult your aesthetician about it. You also need to inquire how long you can expect your microblading results to last.

Cost of Microblading Procedure

Cost of Microblading Procedure
There are several factors that can affect the cost of microblading. For instance, how experienced the aesthetician is or the extent of the cost of living in your place. If the procedure is conducted by a well-experienced, certified practitioner in a safe, sterile area then the cost can range between $250 to $1,000 or more.

On the other hand, touch-ups can cost more than 50% of the cost of the procedure. So, if your microblading procedure costs $500, then the cost of your touch-up will likely be around $300. Unfortunately, microblading is not covered by health insurance. However, there are certain medications, medical conditions or treatments that can lead to the failure of the procedure. In these cases, it is best to consult your insurance if they can cover your microblading.

It is a fact that microblading procedures can be very expensive. That is why you could ask your practitioner if you can avail some discounts. If there are aestheticians that are looking for volunteers, then you could grab this opportunity to lower down the cost.

Is Microblading Worth the Cost?

If you are interested in having an eyebrow microblading then you should prepare at least $400 to $700. While it is a fact that you can have a microblading procedure done for less, like any other service, you will get what you pay for. Take note that eyebrow microblading is a legitimate semi-permanent tattoo. This means that it is worthwhile to spend additional money so that you can get it done properly.

What are the Risks and Precautions Involved?

If you are planning to have a microblading procedure, then you should be cautious of the risks that are involved.

Once the microblading procedure is performed, the shape and color of your brows will remain the same. It will take 18 months or more before the color will fade. That is why it is very important that you have an in-depth discussion with your practitioner. Be sure to review their portfolio and let them draw a trial shape into your face so that you will have a clear idea about the finished product.

The microblading procedure can be painful and can make you feel uncomfortable, even if a topical anesthetic is applied. Typically, once the procedure is done, you will have some small cuts on your face. But there is no need to worry since they are not wider than a thread. You should keep the affected area clean and dry to avoid any infection.

What are the Alternative Treatments?

What are the Alternative Treatments?
If you want to have a fuller brow but are not certain if microblading is the best option for you, then you can consider other options. You can obtain permanent makeup from a licensed tattoo parlor or get a henna tattoo from a professional henna artist. Another option is simply using eyebrow mascara or eyebrow pencil as part of your usual routine.

How Long Will It Take For Microblading to Heal?

It takes between 10 to 14 days before microblading can completely heal. Also, during this time, the pigment’s shape will be established. Keep in mind that during the healing process, your skin will tend to be sensitive. Ultimately, the skin on your brows will scab and flake off. Before this happens, the affected area will turn red and sensitive to touch.

While your microblading is still healing, you should avoid scratching or picking the area. This is because germs could get inside your skin and can cause infection. Also, if you scratch those flakes, then the color of your brows will likely fade quickly.

You should remember that during the healing period, you should avoid any kind of moisture on your brows. For instance, you should avoid getting them wet in the pool or shower. You should avoid sweating too much from working out.

How Does Microblading Heal Day by Day?

If it is the first time that you have your microblading procedure on your eyebrows, then you should discuss your concerns or questions with your aesthetician. They will explain to you what will occur as your skin is healing. Aside from this, they will also provide some tips for microblading aftercare.

Generally, you can expect the following things to happen:

From day one to day three, you can expect fuller eyebrows, although your face might feel tender and painful. During the first day, your eyebrows will look full and bold. The color will be darker; however, it will eventually fade. Most likely, you can experience mild bleeding, mild swelling, tenderness, redness as well as a feeling of being cut or bruised. However, after 2 to 3 days, these side effects will start to subside.

How Does Microblading Heal Day by Day?

From day three to five, your eyebrows will look extremely dark, afterward they will flake off. As the tenderness and pain starts to fade away, your brows will thicken and darken. Ultimately, your brows will look very bold. On day five, you will notice that your brows start to scab. Take note that it will become itchy and flaky. This is quite normal since it signals that your skin is healing.

From days five to eight, the flaking will continue and, at the same time, the color will start to fade away. You should also anticipate flaking, scabbing, and peeling. As much as possible, try to resist picking the scabs. This is because your wounds might reopen, and it will interrupt the healing process. Some pigment might also be removed which can result in patchy brows. It is best to just let the scabs flake off the natural way.

As the flaking continues, the dark color on your brows will also soften. However, there is no need for you to worry since the color will return back.

From day eight to day twelve, the flaking will end, and the color will return. But after the first week, the flaking will slowly fade away.

From day twelve to day twenty-one, your brows will have a natural color and texture. Your eyebrows will have an even color. Every single brow hair will look more defined, so you can obtain feathery eyebrows.

From days twenty-one to day thirty, your skin will start to heal. Then, after one month, your skin is fully healed. By this time, you will not feel any discomfort or pain. Your eyebrows will also look soft and full.

After another month or two, you will have to set up a follow-up with your aesthetician. They will check if your skin has been healed. At the same time, they will repair any spots.

If you want to make an appointment for microblading, then you can get in touch with Beauty Techniques at (832) 654-4595 or send them a message at [email protected]. Aside from microblading, we also offer other types of services such as permanent makeup, eyelash and eyebrow tinting, teeth whitening, eyelash and eyebrow extension, skin care services, and many more.