A person’s eyes are often the first thing one notices. However, more than the eyes it is our eyebrows that truly bring out our facial features. Consequently the key to a beautiful and attractive face is not just your eyes but rather perfectly shaped eyebrows.
Well-formed and personalized eyebrows make our eyes look bigger and help conceal minor facial flaws and asymmetry. Thanks to permanent makeup treatments, such as microblading, we can now have the eyebrows we’ve always wanted.
Like most cosmetic procedures microblading does take time to heal and as such there are several things that one needs to take care of post-treatment. In this article, we will explore how to better take care of freshly done brows and a lot more, so read on!
What Is Microblading?
This permanent procedure helps create hair strokes on the superficial layer of the skin that looks natural and gives your eyebrows that perfectly shaped fuller look. During the process, ink is deposited in the epidermis of the skin using a handheld device that resembles a tattoo gun.
The process is done while you are numb so a person is unlikely to feel any pain. It takes approx. 1-2 hours for the procedure to be completed depending upon the person. The entire service is done in a single session.
As the process is less invasive and less painful than other minor cosmetic surgeries the healing process is considerably easy (usually within one week). However, for best results following the aftercare instructions are required.
How To Shower After Microblading?
You must keep your eyebrows dry post-procedure but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a shower.
Always ask your artist when you can shower but in most cases, it is safe to shower on the next day following the procedure.
While showering you do have to take care. As such, here are a few useful tips that will allow you to take showers after a microblading procedure safely and without compromising the results.
Shower With Lukewarm Water
Avoid showering with hot water as hot water creates steam and that will fade your pigment prematurely. Avoid hot tubs, hot baths and saunas for the same reason.
Use Shower Eyeshields
Shower eye shields will protect your eyebrows from getting wet. If you don’t have these on hand you can also put on a shower cap and cover your eyebrows.
Keep Your Face Away From The Showerhead
While showering your hair in the shower try your best to keep your face away from the shower stream. The best way to do this is to use a flexible shower head that can rotate freely and stay in any position.
Take A Bath
If you can, luxuriate in a bathtub and treat yourself to a wash and blow dry at your favorite salon.
Consequences Of Getting Your Eyebrows Wet After Microblading
The post-procedure care of microblading includes healing and pigment retention. As microblading involves the depositing of pigment in just the epidermis (or top layer of the skin) it is essential to be very gentle with your brows so that the pigment can settle evenly.
Adherence to the artist’s aftercare regimen is vital in order to get long-lasting results. This involves keeping your eyebrow area dry for about 7 days post-procedure.
Avoid using moisturizers, sunblock, cleansers and makeup on the brow area.
For that week post microblading, it is advised that you hold off on working out, or doing anything that makes you sweat because sweat will degrade the pigment and cause patchy healing.
Most importantly, avoid scratching and picking off the scabs on your eyebrows and always allow them to heal naturally.
Important Points To Observe Post Microblading
Although microblading seems like a simple procedure, it takes about 4 weeks to see the true results so try not to judge the color until it has settled.
You have to avoid certain things to enhance the effect and longevity of your eyebrows.
This includes not getting your eyebrows wet for at least 1 week after the procedure.
Do not pick during the healing process.
Avoid sun exposure as this can change the color of the pigment and fade the brows.
Do not use strong topicals like retinoids and alpha hydroxy acids on the brow area.
Follow your permanent makeup artists post-care instructions.
Reasons To Opt For Microblading
The need to no longer do your brows every morning is what makes microblading such an alluring option for people. Unlike other cosmetic treatments, it is semi-permanent, heals quickly, and is a lot more affordable and attainable.
Microblading not only makes your eyebrows look attractive but also saves you time and worry.
The results are long-lasting with only occasional touch-ups required to help keep your brows looking fresh and perfect.
For The Best Results Choose The Best Artist/Studio
If you want your microblading to last longer and look its best, you have to follow the guidelines provided by your artist and take them seriously, otherwise, the pigment will heal unevenly and will fade a lot faster and much earlier than expected. That’s not all though, you also need to find an artist that has the experience and skill to get the results you want!
If you’re looking for a highly experienced and well-renowned microblading studio look no further than Lily The Pink Permanent Makeup LA. Located on the Westside of Los Angeles, CA, they offer all types of permanent makeup treatments and are among the most highly regarded studios in the region! You will also be provided with all the essentials for post-care, including shower visors. Give them a call today or visit their website to learn more.