Once you decide to get some eyebrow work done, there’s no doubt you’ll have a few questions. Luckily for you, we’ll go over what exactly happens during the procedure and sometime after. Here’s what you should expect:
The artist works the brow area by threading the hairs, cleaning up the area and preparing it for the treatment. After that, a numbing agent is applied and left to take effect on the patient. This takes 40 mins using a topical ointment. While waiting for the ointment to take hold, the artist will show the patient color swatches and discuss the best shade for them. Once a shade has been agreed upon, the artist will begin measuring out the patient’s face to ensure accuracy in the results.
When the cream has numbed the brow area, the artist will begin to gently apply the pigment via featherweight strokes. Each stroke is a superficial line in the skin where the color pigment seeps into the skin. After carefully checking on the patient, the artist lets the ink rest for a few minutes before showing the patient the results.
Once 6-8 weeks have passed there's a secondary session to fill in any gaps that might exist and to verify there are no issues with the healing process. The patient will need to follow the aftercare instructions and avoid any picking or scratching the work done. Your eyebrows will start to heal over, much like a tattoo, which might cause irritation, but is normal.
In the next ten days your eyebrows will change color, might become flaky and have a faded look to them. Don’t be discouraged as this is normal. They'll reveal their final color and shape after about 30 days. This can then be retouched during the second session. The most important thing for every patient to remember is that everyone heals in different ways, so it might take a person a short period of time to heal while another person might take longer than the first. If you plan to get your eyebrows microbladed remember to ask every question you might have and make sure that you’re comfortable with the person who’s going to perform the procedure on you.