What is microblading
Microblading is a technique using a super-fine pen to deposit pigment into skin. The tip is so fine, in fact, that it can create hair strokes that look like real hair. And the needles reach only into the superficial layers of the skin, which is what makes the method semi-permanent.
How long microblading lasts
You'll need a touch-up in about a month. Then, microblading can last anywhere from 12 months to three years, depending on your lifestyle. A few ways to extend it: Stay out of the sun, since it can fade the pigment, and avoid putting exfoliants like retinol and glycolic acid near your brows, because they'll lift the top layers of your skin with continued use and the color with it.
What is microblading recovery like?
There’s no downtime after microblading, but you can expect some scabbing and flaking during the first week of your healing process, so you may want to take a few days off work. Resist the urge to pick or scratch your scabs, since that can cause scarring. During this first week, you’ll also need to avoid getting your new brows wet. Be careful as you shower and only cleanse your face around your brows. Sweating is out, too, so stick to low-impact exercise.