5 thoughts you'll have while your brows are healing
Microbladed brows are definitely a commitment. As Master Technician here at Eye Design and a perfectionist at everything I do, I, Nadia, can ensure that my whole team works hard to give you gorgeous results, customized for your one-of-a-kind face. However, it is so important to remember that flawless brows are ultimately up to you and how well you take care of them during the healing process.
Microblading clients must always be patient because it can take up to 10 days to see your final results. And during that time, you have to follow several very specific instructions if you want your eyebrows to look as beautiful as possible at the end of it all. Because of the skin’s regeneration process, you will see your final results after 3 to 4 weeks.
Caring for your new brows comes with some thoughts that are pretty unique to this healing process. Because I am a practicing technician, I am here to break all of them down for you so you know what to expect.
I want to touch them so badly!
We get it; they’re new, they’re exciting and you are already slightly obsessed with how they look. But it is so, so important not to touch your newly microbladed brows! Not only do you run the risk of moving the pigment out of place, you also expose yourself to infection-causing bacteria, , aside from being gross and uncomfortable, can interfere with how your brows heal.
Can I selfie yet?
You want to show off your new look ASAP, and we are so excited about that--in fact, there is a good chance your before-and-after shots will appear on our Instagram! But before the true hue of the microblading pigment is revealed, your brows will look extra dark for a few days. We recommend balancing this bold look with some smoky eyeshadow and a vampy lip before a selfie! Don’t worry; it’s only temporary. You’ll be back to your fresh-faced pinks or neutral earth tones before you know it.
I miss facial wash, scrubs and masks.
In the week following your procedure, you will be required to remove makeup and wash your face with wipes only--either presoaked ones from the store, or micellar water on a cotton round--so that your new brows don’t get wet. The dry healing process is what will give your brows those crisp, hyper-realistic hair-like strokes.
If you are a skincare junkie like I am, we know how hard it can be to go a week without your usual, multi-step routine that includes masks, scrubs, steams, etc. But it is so important to work around your brows while they heal.
OMG! My brows look *so* patchy!
Much like a sunburn, microbladed brows heal in sections. That means that, once the week is up and you can let water run onto your brows, the scabs will begin to fall. Many of our clients call us in a panic during this stage, but we always reassure them that this is completely normal. Once all the scabs fall, your brows will look totally natural and better than ever before--just don’t pick at them!
Why didn’t I do this sooner?!
You will be so thrilled with your new look, you will be asking yourself “Why didn’t I do this sooner?!” Our team cannot wait to see your fully healed brows at the touch-up appointment.
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