Microblading Scabbing: What to Expect in the Healing Process
Opting for a microblading procedure is definitely one of the biggest trends of the moment. However, if you choose to undergo this procedure, you have to know what things you should expect. For example, you won’t get the desired effect just after one day – this is a process that takes time, so it’s very important to familiarize yourself with all the important details of the procedure. One of the biggest concerns of any patient is microblading scabbing – many are scared once they see scabs on their eyebrows, and if you’re one of them, this is the right article for you.
Scabbing after microblading procedure is a completely natural process, and here’s everything you need to know.
Why Does It Occur and Is Scabbing Normal After Microblading?
You’re probably familiar with the fact that scabbing is a normal part of any healing process. Since microblading requires making small cuts, or incisions, into the skin, the creation of scabs is an inevitable process. However, these cuts are made in the epidermal junction of the skin, which means that they are not deep enough to cause scarring or a permanent tattoo.
Moreover, it’s important to know that even though light microblading scabbing is a completely natural process, heavy scabbing is not. If you’re experiencing the latter, then you need to have another consultation with your microblading artist to check that it’s not an infection. This is where choosing the right microblading artist is important – you need to go with one who’s certified and a person you trust. A good microblading artist will pay attention to everything and the chances of you catching an infection are close to impossible.
How Long Does Microblading Scabbing Last?
Before opting for this treatment, it’s very important to read about the whole microblading healing process. This is the way you will get all the information that you need in order to get through the whole process. The microblading scabbing process doesn’t usually start until the fifth day, and it lasts for approximately seven days. This means that you should have scab-free eyebrows after day 12. However, if you opted for microshading in addition to microblading, then the scabbing process might start earlier and last a bit longer.
How Do You Stop Scabbing After Microblading?
As this is a completely natural process, it’s impossible to stop the scabbing after microblading. However, there are a couple of things that can help you get through this process smoothly. First and foremost, it’s very important to point out that you shouldn’t, under any circumstances, pick your scabs. It’s OK to let them fall off by themselves, but if you use any force you’re risking of removing pigment and creating scars on your brows.
There are two ways in which you can heal your scabs. As opposed to the ‘dry healing‘ which is basically waiting it out, there is the ‘ointment’ healing which many opt for. While the healing with ointment is a better option for some as the ointment will cover most of the scabs and prevent you from picking them, the dry healing process will have better, more crisp, results in the end. This step depends greatly on your microblading artist, so it’s up to them to decide what kind of healing you should go for.
Can You Wash Your Face After Microblading?
Yes, but you need to pay special attention to avoid the brow area of the face. This is something that a good microblading artist will inform you, as it’s a very important part of the complete aftercare process.
What if the Eyebrows Look Patchy?
Microblading peeling is another completely natural part of the microblading healing process. Apart from microblading scabbing, you will experience patchy eyebrows in the first 12 – 14 days. It might seem that you lost pigment in certain parts of your brows, but don’t worry as everything will level out in the end. However, if you’re notice that your eyebrows are patchy after two weeks, you might want to book a consultation with your microblading artist as you might need a touch up.
Make sure to familiarize yourself with everything before the actual treatment, as many things might scare you a bit. Remember that the healing process of microblading lasts 12 days, so you cannot expect perfect eyebrows during this time.