The eyebrows will fade up to 50% after the first treatment and will also be reduced by up to 15%. This is perfectly normal and you should expect this to happen. The effects of microblading last between 18 and 30 months. Once the pigment from the procedure begins to fade noticeably, you will need to go back to your doctor for a touch-up.
Retouching may be needed every six months or every year, depending on the type of skin and appearance you prefer. Microblading is a form of semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo, made specifically to enhance the eyebrows. It is done by manually depositing pigment in the first layer of the skin (the epidermis). The artist will use a fine tool with a specific size blade and pigment color to create small hair-like strokes between his natural hair.
Over the years, microblading has grown and has become very popular. Experts in the field are always learning and adapting to new research and experiences. When I originally got my eyebrows done, there weren't as many options as there are now. You can choose just microblading, microblading plus shading (known as “combo eyebrows”) or simply shading (known as “powder eyebrows”).
If you like the shape of your eyebrows and just want a slightly fuller, powdery look, you might want to shade a little. When I returned for my last touch-up appointment, they added shading to create the “combined eyebrow look”. If your eyebrows stay clean and dry, only a thin film will appear (not a crust). The film will make your eyebrows look darker than when they are treated, but this is not the color that your eyebrows will have when they heal.
The implanted color will fade by up to 50% during the healing process and the shape may also shrink as the skin heals. The film will peel off by itself after 7 to 14 days. 26 may not exfoliate evenly. Leave the film alone - the selection will remove color and strokes from the treated area, resulting in irregularities and white spots.
Let the area heal naturally for best results. This is a very normal and common thing that happens after microblading. By day 5, your eyebrows will begin to crust. They will be flaky and extremely spicy.
This is normal and means that the skin is healing. You can also try microblading if you've lost your eyebrow hair, a condition known as madarosis. Right now I do microblading, 3D brows and semi-permanent eyebrows in Mesa, Arizona as a certified microblading artist. Over the next seven days, the color will fade as the procedure area heals and the microblading eyebrows will become significantly lighter and look more natural.