How Long Does Microblading Last?
2017 and 2018 have indeed been interesting years. Apart from all the new trends that we witnessed, starting from the fashion and beauty business trends, there’s a trend that has been on the rise since the beginning of 2017. Even though it was somewhat popular before as well, microblading seems to be the new star that’s more and more in the limelight with popular magazines such as Elle already talking about it. People who opt for such a treatment definitely have many questions regarding the procedure itself, some of which are is it going to hurt and how long does microblading last.
Before we start, it’s important to define what microblading actually is. If you’ve always wanted perfect eyebrows, now it’s your time. Microblading is the procedure of carefully performing hair strokes onto your brow, thus creating a great, semi-permanent look. This procedure is not only advisable to all the fashion gurus out there who pay special attention to the way they eyebrows look, but also for people who don’t have time to fill them in and draw them on a daily basis.
So, How Long Does it Last?
Given the fact that microblading is a process of creating micro cuts in form of hair strokes onto your brow skin, many believe that this option is permanent. However, because of the way that this tattooing process doesn’t let the ink get too deep into the skin the results are only semi-permanent, and can last between 12 months and 3 years, depending where you do it and how you take care of your eyebrows later on.
The first thing that you definitely need to bear in mind before opting for this procedure is the artist who will perform the procedure. Art of Beauty Academy artists all have PhiBrows certificates which means that for the price you pay, you get the best possible service. They will exactly tell you how to take care of your eyebrows after the treatment, what to expect every day after the procedure and will also advise you on the things you should and shouldn’t be doing in the preparation process.
Moreover, it’s very important to know how to properly take care of your microbladed eyebrows after the procedure. This can either make or break your brow look, and if you want longer results and have your eyebrows on fleek, it’s very important to follow the steps the artist tells you to very religiously. This is due to the fact that our face skin is always affected by sun as we never cover it, and it tends to change over the years as we get older.
Not only that – people who have a specific type of skin have to pay special attention as there are definitely instances where the pigment just won’t stick in your brow skin. Our piece of advice is to find the best PhiBrows artist available, as you won’t have to worry about not knowing a certain issue regarding your microbladed eyebrows.
What Do You Need to Do?
Even though the list of the things that will make your microbladed eyebrows last for a longer period of time is much more detailed, here are the most important things that you need to know. It might happen that the artist you chose will not tell you everything, so it’s always better to either read a lot about the procedure itself and the prep + aftercare instructions, or choose a place such as Art of Beauty Academy where you know you’ll get the best possible service:
- Carefully follow all the aftercare instructions
- Avoid direct sunlight
- Don’t use makeup over the eyebrows
- Keep your diet healthy and drink plenty of water in order to keep your skin healthy and well-hydrated
- Avoid smoking as it might reduce your recovery time and can contribute to early fading of the pigment
These are the most important rules for encouraging longevity. Skipping a step or neglecting your eyebrows will most certainly result in the pigment from your eyebrows fading much quicker.
Are There Factors That Are Not Under Our Control?
We can all control certain factor such as staying hydrated, eating healthy and avoiding sunlight as we want our microbladed brows to look picture perfect for the longest possible period of time. However, our skin gets often tricky, and there are also factors that we simply cannot control:
- Age – as one of the most important factors, younger skin is capable of retaining the pigment for a longer period of time than older skin, which can be seen in instances of regular tattooing, as well. This means that you cannot compare your microbladed brows to someone’s who’s 10 or 20 years younger than you. Our best artists will definitely tell you that.
- Oily skin – the oilier your skin is, the shorter the life of your microbladed eyebrows. However, if you pay special attention to the aftercare, you will be able to retain even 85% of the pigment.
- Severe sun damage – sun damaged skin is known to not retain pigment as the one which was not affected.
- Immune function issues and genetics
- Medical conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure
- A hormonal imbalance such as hypothyroidism
So the time that you’re looking for is somewhere between 12 months to 3 years, but if you follow the aftercare instructions from our best artist, you will definitely make the lifespan of your new microbladed eyebrows bigger.
The actual procedure lasts for a couple of hours, and it’s a small price to pay for brows that have the exact color and shape that you’ve always wanted. Also bear in mind that you need to sign up for touch up appointments, but if you choose our services you will be notified about that in due course.
If still in need of some answers regarding microblading procedure, feel free to contact us! We’ll be happy to help you.