Closeup of woman's shaped eyebrow

Microblading is the procedure applying a semi-permanent tattoo to the brow line in an effort to enhance the strokes and volume of your naturally occurring eyebrows. The practice of microblading involves making various small, detailed surface-level cuts along the brow line. The cuts are then filled to mimic the desired appearance of fuller brows.

While microblading is not a particularly drastic procedure, it does require that you take the time to care for the treated area afterwards. Microblading is similar to getting a tattoo and the healing process is, naturally, quite similar. The face, however, acts differently from other areas of the skin and requires more specific care.

Keep the Treated Area Dry

In order to ensure that the pigments settle into the abrasions made in your skin, you need to keep the treated area clean through the dry healing method.

The dry healing method involves keeping the area extremely dry and free of hair, oils, and other moisture for the proceeding 7-10 days following your procedure. Before you undergo the procedure, you may want to purchase some product-free blotting paper to remove natural oils from the brows as you are healing and promote the best results.

Take Extra Precautions to Prevent Infection

The steps you take to prevent infection start before your procedure begins. First and foremost, your cosmetic surgeon should always use a sterile, one-time use disposable instrument in administering any procedure- especially microblading.

Following your procedure, you may experience some swelling and scabbing around the treatment area. It is normal to have this pain and discomfort following the procedure, including some residual stinging, but it is pivotal that you refrain from touching or rubbing the area as this can cause infection and introduce bacteria to the healing wounds. Additionally, you should not put any cosmetic product or makeup on the treatment site for 7-10 days following the procedure, as you may halt the healing process.

Overall, Know That Healing Takes Time

While it is frustrating to wait for the healing process, it is important that you give your body time to adjust to the change in order to get the best results. If you are interested in learning more about microblading, schedule a consultation online or call us at 215-503-FACE.

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