Microblading Healing Process Day by Day Overview

Stylist doing microblading procedure on client

Microblading is a tattooing procedure that uses pigmented incisions to achieve perfect and natural-looking brows. Since its “discovery” in the 2010s, the technique has become a widespread cosmetic secret that boosts people’s confidence. It also saves you time during your morning preparation because you don’t need pencil drawings or fillings.

However, as the old saying goes, every good thing comes with a price; with microblading, you pay through a rather challenging healing process. But how challenging is the healing process, and how long does it take? What tips can help you endure the microblading healing process?

This post addresses the microblading healing process day by day, what to expect at each stage, and tips to help you to cope with the healing process.

How Long Do Microbladed Eyebrows Take To Heal?

Microbladed eyebrows take six to eight weeks to heal. The timeline depends on individual factors such as body regeneration rate, age, overall health, and daily personal care routines. You will experience tenderness, swelling, and scabbing.

What To Expect During the Microblading Healing Process?

The microblading healing process day by day varies from one person to another. You can have the procedure on the same day with your friend, but your healing processes are different. However, there are several physical challenges that everyone with microbladed brows goes through. These challenges include:

  •  Swelling and discoloration of the brow area
  • Itching
  • Disappearing microblading strokes
  • Skin tenderness and tightness around your brows
  • Scabbing as the bruised skin heals
  • Flaking

An Overview of the Stages of the Microblading Healing Process?

Typically, the microblading healing process day by day occurs in six stages. Below are the six stages:

  • Darkening and swelling of eyebrows ( day 1-4)
  • Scabbing and flaking of the skin around the eyebrow ( day 5 to 10)
  • Disappearing microblading strokes and faded brows (day 8-11)
  • Patchy eyebrows with some darker and lighter parts (day 11-41)
  • Retouching the brows (6 to 8 weeks after microblading)
  • Complete recovery post-touch up

An Account of the Day by Day Microblading Healing Process

Below is an account of what happens in the microblading healing process day by day to full recovery.

Day 1 and 2

The first day after a microblading procedure brings mixed feelings. Your brows are swollen, darker, and fuller, and the skin around the brow feels tender. These feelings go on to the second day, and by now, you regret the decision to undergo the treatment. Be positive and follow the aftercare instructions.

Days 3 – 4

At this stage, the discomfort is subsiding, but your brows are still hurting a little. The microblading is still fresh, and though the brows are fading, the color is still darker than you like. However, you are happy to have some extra sleep without worrying about the dreaded eye pencil.

Days 5-7

By day 5, the bruised skin is regenerating, and scabbing kicks in. The microbladed areas become so itchy, and the urge to scratch the sensation away is overwhelming. Please resist the urge to scratch the brow, as it can ruin the pigmentation, slow down the healing process or expose you to infections.

Days 8-10

The flaking skin is peeling off and leaving lighter patches on your eyebrow. Don’t panic because the lighter patches will darken and match the rest of the brow in no time. Your brow may also disappear for a while. Stay calm and watch as the brow reappears, revealing the perfect natural-looking brow.

Days 11-28

There is minimal to no discomfort, and your brow is finally taking shape. You cannot take your eyes off your mirror, and your doubts about microblading have disappeared.

Days 28-42

You finally have your perfect brows, and the healing process is complete. The healing process after the retouch is fast. It is advisable to schedule a touch-up with your artist to correct the few flaws of the healing process.

Tips for Dealing With Microblading Eyebrows Healing Process

The microblading healing process day by day can be challenging. Below are tips to help you endure the discomfort:

Tip #1

Limit the time spent in front of the mirror to prevent overthinking about the brows

Tip #2

Ignore the flaking and scabbing. If you feel concerned about the scabs during the healing phase, talk to your microblading artist.

Tip #3

Don’t compare your healing process with that of another person. Take the time you need to heal. If it makes you feel better, search for

Tip #4

Avoid getting your brows wet and stay make-up free during the healing process. Also, avoid using creams with acids or ingredients that will lighten or exfoliate the skin.

Stick to the ointments your microblading artist has recommended.

Tip #5

Clear your calendar for at least a month. The healing process after microblading is lengthy, and your eyebrows will be swollen or scabbing.

Tip #6

Watch for symptoms other than those previously mentioned, as additional symptoms could be signs of a skin infection.

Microblading Healing Process After a Touch Up

The healing process following a microblading touchup is shorter because the beautician touched only a few areas. You might experience some or all of the six stages, depending on the extent of the touch-up.

Your Microbladed Brows Months Later

Your microbladed brows will look perfect for up to 15 months, but it is advisable to retouch them every 9 to 12 months.

Learn More About the Microblading Healing Process

At Lisa OM, we offer microblading services and guidance for a fast healing process. Contact us for a consultation or book an appointment today. If you have any questions, please emai: hello@lisaom.com.


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