Microblading: What You Need to Know Before Getting the Treatment

Thanks to the latest hyper popular semi-permanent makeup treatments, everyone can have awesome instagram eyebrows. They look natural and trendy and won’t disappear after swimming or in the rain. Also, as many ladies today opt for a lash lift and tint, these brows perfectly match emphasised lashes.

However, one of the PMU brow treatments that is taking the lead in the number of satisfied clients in recent years, definitely is microblading. If you are one of the people who is considering the treatment, be sure to read these tips before you decide to book an appointment.

Microblading artist is the most important

Before you agree to do it, it is advisable to learn about microblading eyebrows treatment as much as you can. You’ll notice that choosing the right microblading artist is of the utmost importance. Eyebrows are one of the most prominent features of your face and you are not going to let someone mess them up. To avoid that risk, choose an experienced professional, with a lot of satisfied customers and recommendations.

Don’t go for the cheapest salon in your area. Low prices sometimes mean that the artist is inexperienced. You don’t want someone practicing on your face. Your artist needs to be certified and work in sterile conditions.

The best thing to do is to ask your friends or look for recommendations online. A reputable artist and salon will include pictures of their work and a lot of before-after pictures that can show you how they work.

Choosing the right shape and style

You can choose a picture of the brow style you prefer, but you should let the expert help you with deciding which shape and shade is the best for you. An artist will take your face shape and skin color as well as your preferences into consideration. Then they choose the shape and the pigment shade.

Your brows will be pre-drawn, so you will know what they will look like after the treatment.

Microblading is not painful

It’s good to know that a type of numbing cream is applied before the treatment, so it will reduce discomfort. It might be a little unpleasant, since the blade is making small, shallow scratches on your skin. However, it does not go as deep as with the traditional tattoo.

Also, the treatment does not last for too long – around 2 hours in total, including the brow mapping and pre-drawing. That means that you are under the needle for less than an hour.

It will look different after its healed

Sometimes people are disappointed with the immediate results of microblading, because it is too dark. They need to be patient and wait for the real results, which are visible only after the brows are healed.

Also, it takes some time to get used to the new look. The mandatory touch up is 6-8 weeks after the treatment and it will fix all the imperfections and possible gaps left after the healing. So, you will see real results only after the touch up appointment.

Aftercare is very important

If you want your brows to heal properly and get the best results, you must follow aftercare tips religiously. That means avoid getting them wet. Avoid washing your face, long showers, swimming and sweating for 48 hours.

Picking your brows, especially during the scabbing part, is forbidden as well. Scabbing is quite normal and it happens to almost everyone. You need to let the scabs fall off on their own. If you touch them, you risk peeling part of your skin off.

Your microblading artist will give you tips for a successful aftercare routine. Follow the instructions and expect the best results.

Microblading will start fading after some time

As you probably know, microblading is not permanent. It goes under semi-permanent category, because it starts fading after some time. The advantages of semi-permanent makeup are numerous and the best thing is that you can change it after a few years if the trend changes.

If you want your microblading to last longer, you need to have touch ups. The frequency of touch ups depends on your skin type (microblading tends to fade faster on oily skin) and your lifestyle.


Microblading is the most popular treatment in the beauty industry right now and with the right artist you can have the brows you’ve always wanted!

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