Microblading lasts for about 18 months, depending on your skin and lifestyle. You can do additional touch ups to extend the duration of the treatment.
Most people report little or no pain during microblading, but everyone experiences pain differently. Some people describe the feeling of microneedles in their skin like light cat scratches or papercuts. After the microblading treatment, you might experience redness and slight swelling - most people describe it as a feeling similar to a light sunburn.
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Microblading is a two-step process: the initial procedure and the microblading touch up. The first session will take about 2,5 hours. After 6 weeks, you will need to do a touch up. This second session takes about 1.5 - 2 hours.
Why do you need a microblading touch up?
Microblading is a two-step process: the initial procedure and the microblading touch up. For eyebrows with the perfect shape, thickness and colour, it is very important to complete both steps.
During the first part of the treatment, you and the eyebrow artist will design the perfect eyebrows for you. Then microblading procedure will take place and you will receive advice on aftercare. This first session takes about 2,5 hours.
Just after the first part of the treatment, your eyebrows will be a bit red and darker than you expected. Don’t worry, this is part of the healing process. When you follow the aftercare instructions properly, it will take your brows about 10 days to heal. In a few weeks, the colour will lighten, up to 40% of the darkness will fade, and the final colour will set in.
The second part of the treatment, the microblading touch up, is needed to finish the process. During the the touch up, the eyebrow specialist will refine your brows, refresh the colour tones and correct any irregularities in the hair strokes. Only when you complete the treatment with a microblading touch up, your brows will prolong their perfect look.
This second session takes place after about 6 weeks and lasts for about 1,5 - 2 hours. The exact timing will vary from person to person depending on your skin type and the ink colour. It is important to wait at least 4 weeks after the first session, because that’s how long it takes for the scar tissue to heal and for the colour to set in. Only when the skin is fully healed, the eyebrow specialist can see whether all the areas are filled with pigment and whether extra strokes are needed. If you have an oily skin, a deeper shade will be added during the touch up - as oil tends to lighten the pigment.
The touch up is an essential part of the microblading treatment, and therefore included in the price. To ensure the highest quality end result, we only touch up eyebrows that were previously microbladed at Timi. Microblading is a form of semi-permanent make-up, which means the colour will fade over time. If no additional touch ups are done, the additional hairstrokes will disappear in about 18 months. Your brows will return to their original colour and shape.
Additional touch ups
Some clients prefer to have additional (yearly) touch ups, especially if they have chosen a softer look and a lighter colour which fades sooner. People with iron deficiency, a strong immune systems or a medical condition may require more touch ups too.
Your lifestyle has a major influence on the condition of your microbladed eyebrows. Exposure to the sun and salt water, exfoliants and smoking will all cause your microbladed brows to fade faster. Last but not least: follow the aftercare instructions properly. Aftercare during the healing process is essential for a longlasting effect of microblading.
A touch up is an essential part of the microblading procedure. It refines the shape, thickness and colour of your brows, and helps to create a longlasting effect.