Updated: Jan 6
If you're considering getting microblading, you're probably wondering what your healed results will look like.
Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure that involves using a handheld tool to deposit pigment into the skin in the eyebrow area to create the appearance of fuller, more defined eyebrows. The finished look is natural and subtle, but the healing process can be a bit of a mystery. Here's what you can expect:
Immediately after your microblading session, your eyebrows will look darker and more defined than they will once they heal. This is because the pigment is deposited in a concentrated form, and it takes time for it to diffuse and settle into the skin. After about a week to 14 days, your eyebrows should be fully healed and the pigment will have settled into its final form. The color will be softer and more natural-looking, and the texture of your brows will be smooth and normal. You may notice some slight variations in color, as well as some slight fading around the edges of the brows. This is completely normal and adds to the natural look of the finished result.
Here are some healed photos to help you see the difference between immediate after vs. healed result before touch up.
Blade and Shade- Before and immediately after first session
Blade and Shade- healed 6 weeks result before touch up. In the healed photo, Microblading strokes are less harsh and the color heals more true to the color of her real hair. Healed result shows pigments that are settled into the skin and are typically softer looking than immediate after.
Blade and Shade- Before and Immediately after first session
Blade and Shade- Healed 6 weeks before touch up
Microblading- Before and Immediately After first session. It looks natural but you can still the individual strokes stand out, pigments have not yet settled.
Microblading- Healed 6 weeks before touch up. Again we're seeing softer strokes that blend in with the rest of brow hair. The healed result can sometimes have missing strokes or patchiness due to pigment loss, but touch up will be able to fix that!
Ombre shading- Before and after first session. Client has extremely sensitive, thin skin and was a heavy bleeder. Her immediate after result shows a much thicker brow from swelling and dark warmer tint from irritation.
Ombre shading 6 months healed before touch up. After swelling has come down, the size of the eyebrow will shrink around 10-20%. In this case, the client's eyebrow shrank more than 20% since her swelling was more severe during first session. The healed color is much more natural and matches with her hair color.
Blade and Shade- 6 weeks healed before touch up