The Entire Microblading Healing Process Day-by-Day
The microblading healing process is filled with ups and downs, no question about it.
But don't let it scare you:
During the healing process it is NORMAL to experience some scabbing, some
patching and even some loss of pigment.
The Entire Microblading Healing Process Day by Day
One thing that freaks out my clients is the fact that some scabbing and "flaking" of the pigment is actually quite normal.
Unfortunately it may look like your brows are coming completely off, but don't let it freak you out because some of it is normal.
Because of this confusing process I've created an outline to help you understand what is normal and what isn't (including daily pictures of the process):
Day 1: I LOVE MY NEWS BROWS! Your brows are fresh, perfect and brand new. What's not to love?
(You can see how the brows become "patchy" as some scabbing occurs and scabs flake off. During this period it is CRITICAL that you do NOT pick off the scabs because you run the risk of pulling the pigment out.)
Day 2-4: "These are way too dark and thick." Your brows will actually get darker over this period of time, but don't freak out! They will lighten again.
Day 5-8: During these days your brows may be flaking and scabbing off. Make sure to NOT pick or remove the scabs or you may inadvertently remove some of your pigment!
Day 9-10: "My brows have completely fallen off!!" Your brows will appear like they are completely gone during this time, but don't worry - they will still be there! And this is also why it's important to have your touch up.
Days 11-28: "My brows are coming back but they are patchy!" Your brows will appear to be patch and incomplete during this part of the healing process. Most of these patches will fill in over time but if for some reason some area doesn't take the touch up will help fill the gap so to speak.
Day 42 (after touch up): "These are better than I could have ever imagined!!!" And now you are back to the way you felt after the first day Trust me when I say that this is a real cycle.
That is basically the process in a nutshell!
As you can see there are definitely lots of up's and down's that occur, and if you aren't ready for them they can definitely cause some stress.
But don't worry, as long as you listen to the aftercare instructions and follow them to a "T" you won't have any long term issues.