How long does microblading really last?

In Microblading, pigment is inserted under your skin using a needle to give you well-defined, natural-looking eyebrows.

Results usually last between 18 and 30 months, depending on your skin type, lifestyle, and how often you get touch-ups.

Are you wondering how long the effects of your specific procedure will last? Find out here.

How long does microblading last?

As mentioned earlier, a microblading procedure can last from 18 to 30 months. On average, touch-ups are required every one to two years.

Your practitioner will need to perform touch-ups once the pigment begins to fade after the procedure. As soon as your microblading begins to fade, you can have the colour filled in.

Waiting longer than your practitioner suggests may mean you have to have both eyebrows microbladed again. Compared to a touch-up application, this method is time-consuming and much more expensive.

How can you tell if you’ll need touch-ups in the future? It depends on the type of skin you have.

Skin types and results of microblading

It can be difficult for the pigment to adhere to the skin when a high level of sebum is secreted. The more frequently oily or combination skin types require touch-ups, the more often normal, or dry skin types do.

It is important to discuss any problem you have about your skin type and expectations for your results with your aesthetician.

What is the step-by-step microblading procedure?

A practitioner will usually spend 30 to 45 minutes talking with patients before the first procedure. A portion of this time will spend reviewing health and consent forms, the patient’s preferences, and appropriate brow styles for his face.

Once that is done, the practitioner performs the microblading procedure:

  1. They will first apply a topical or injection anaesthetic.
  2. They will then use alcohol to clean the area.
  3. In the microblading handle, a microblading tip will be placed (similar to a scalpel).
  4. Following that, the blade is dipped in ink to place the pigment, then removed with saline solution.
  5. After putting on the antibiotic ointment, they’ll finish.

When does microblading heal?

The microblading process does not end after you leave the practitioner’s office. Your body will need time to heal. Take note of the following points:

  • Typically, the microblading process takes two weeks to complete.
  • You will have sensitive skin during this time. Please avoid touching it.
  • You will experience scabbing and itching, but try not to pick them. It prevents infection.
  • Make sure you don’t wet your brows.
  • Radiation from LED lights or radio frequency should be avoided. This will cause the pigment to fade.

Risks & Precautions 

There are risks associated with microblading, as it’s a common procedure.

Some risks are as follows:

  • During the procedure, you may feel discomfort.
  • Sun exposure or exfoliation may cause the colour to bleed, spread, or change.
  • You may develop granulation tissue, a raised scar-like reaction if you have an ink allergy.
  • You may have asymmetrical eyebrows or an unnatural shape.
  • Your brows will remain in shape and colour for at least 18 months.
  • The cuts might become infected if you don’t keep the area clean and dry after microblading. Microblading infections, in rare cases, can cause sepsis and other side effects.

Final words

You can’t tell how long your microblading results will last. Talk to a licensed aesthetician if you have concerns and how frequently you’ll need touch-ups.

You must do your research before undergoing a procedure like microblading and find an experienced practitioner who’s well-licensed, well-reviewed, and trustworthy.