How long does it take for Eyebrows to Heal after Microblading?
How long does it take for eyebrows to heal after microblading? The average time for the surface of the skin to heal from properly done microblading is one week. Just beneath the surface, the skin will continue to heal for another 2-3 weeks. This is why a touch-up session is never scheduled earlier than four weeks after the original session.
The healing process varies from person to person, depending on the thickness of their skin, age, skin hydration levels, and their natural rate of healing.
If the microblade artist is careful to limit the number of hair strokes applied in a single session, and to space them with adequate separation between, then the healing process is generally very easy. Flaking or scabbing is usually caused by an artist who does not keep the pigment sufficiently shallow, or who applies too many brow strokes too close to each other, in a single session. It is always easy to add extra hair-strokes to increase density in the follow-up session.
Another element that makes a dramatic difference in the healing process is the aftercare procedure that is employed. The aftercare ointment provided by Brows by Bodine is made of natural oils and organic waxes that are breathable, and allow oxygen to penetrate to the skin. Vaseline and Aquaphor are commonly used after tattooing, and many microblade artists use it for their aftercare. However, microblading is a very shallow procedure, and these ointments (made of Petroleum and Mineral Oil) are far less effective at promoting quick healing of microblading. I’ve tested multiple aftercare ointments, and have seen a significant reduction in healing time by providing organic, non-oclusive products.