Microblading, Aftercare for Your Eyebrows

Do you know the microblade process started in 2010 in the US and in Europe? Since then, millions of men and women have jumped on the bandwagon to have their eyebrows microbladed. Today, Las Vegas is hailed as the microblading training hub. Millions of people flock to Vegas to learn how to do microblading. It’s a great investment since surveys reveal that more than half of the American population are willing to shell out cash to improve the volume and boldness of their eyebrows.

What is microblading?

Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup process that promises to enhance the appearance of your eyebrows. Other terms used interchangeably with microblading are micro-stroking and feather touch. Microblading must only be performed by a trained microblading artist. Depending on the state, some artists may have licenses while others don’t. Therefore, before you select an artist, make sure you check their work and research their credentials.

In this procedure, the microblading artist will draw and fill in your eyebrows using a special handheld tool. The drawing consists of hundreds of hair-like strokes that mimic the look of natural eyebrow hair. The strokes are drawn in a way that gives your eyebrows the illusion of texture. The tool cuts right into the upper layer of your skin to implant the pigment. Your skin will feel extra sensitive after the procedure. Overall, the results of the microblading process can last up to 12 to 18 months.

How To Take Care Of Your Newly Microbladed Brows?

Taking good care of your eyebrows post microblading is crucial to the success of the procedure and to also avoid complications. The pigment on your eyebrows during the first few days will be really dark and the skin beneath it will be red. It will also feel sensitive. Two hours after you have had your eyebrows microbladed, dip a cotton swab in sterilized water and apply it carefully on your eyebrows to remove excess dye. This will also keep your eyebrows sterile.

The healing time is usually between 1 to 2 weeks. By then you’ll notice some changes in your skin. The dark pigment will slowly fade away.

Don’t wet your eyebrows for at least 10 days. That means you should keep your face completely dry when you take a shower. You can ask your microblading artist for some tips to help keep your eyebrows dry.

Avoid wearing makeup for at least 7 days from the time you have had your eyebrows microbladed. Within a week the pigment is still making its way through the cuts in your skin caused by the blade.

When your eyebrows start to itch and when you begin to see scabs do your best to never pick at them.

After microblading, you will be asked to avoid going to saunas and swimming. You should also steer clear from going to the gym so that sweat will not get into your eyebrows. Wait until the area is totally healed. You’ll know it because you will be asked to go back for another appointment. After that appointment, your microblading artist will then decide if you can resume your usual activities.

Keep your hair away from your eyebrows. If you are sporting bangs, now is a good time to clip them. If you have long hair and they tend to get in your face, wear a tie.

Apply a healing balm or a medicated cream on the site as directed by your microblading technician.


There you have it, important and helpful tips to achieve flawless looking eyebrows. The longevity of your eyebrows will depend on how well you follow your technician’s instructions. Don’t worry if some parts of your eyebrows start to fade because you can always go back for a touch-up.

Recy Wang
Recy Wang
Recy Wang is the founder of Perfection Permanent Makeup. She gained skills in the cutting edge techniques used in Asia and brings the asian art form to America, where permanent makeup is a relatively new trend.