Eyebrows are a prominent feature on the face, and women have been taking active notice for thousands of years. As natural beauties of our unique features, eyebrows are a feature worth enhancing and embracing for every person, should someone choose. In efforts to groom eyebrow hair according to preference, common methods have included waxing, epilating, threading, plucking, and microblading.
Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo that is intended to appear as thin strokes of hair that are blended with your hairs. It’s meant to enhance your natural brows, and improve the shape according to the features of the individual.
However, as with any tattoo, the results are not always what we envisioned.
Before You Go: Know What You Can Upfront
If you decide to take the chance, know that a few things can happen. Don’t worry, as long as you research your brow specialist, are clear about your goals, and follow instructions. You’ll be in the best shape possible.
What If I Hate It?
Before projecting your worst fears about how your brows are forever ruined, understand that the process of healing from microblading is a little bit of a strange one. What appears on your face when you first get it done is nowhere near how it will appear once it is at the final stage of healing, which can look different for everyone.
Know the Deets
Because of differences in skin types, age, artist, and type of pigment used, microblading can have different results. This is why you must seek out an artist who understands what your brow goals are, and has demonstrated an ability to do so.
Give It Time
If you have made sure to pay attention to these details and think you might be having a bad experience, the very first thing you need to do is give it time. It takes about 7-14 days for microblading to heal, so you must take proper measures to ensure that its healing has the best possible chances.
Just as well, a major thing to remember in getting microblading done is that there is typically a touch-up session required or suggested that occurs about 4-6 weeks after healing. This is the actual result of your microblading.
Be patient, don’t rush the result, and then decide if you hate them once they’re healed and touched up.
Isolate What You’re Not Feeling
If you’ve waited for your brows to heal and you’re still regretting your procedure, isolate what exactly about them is not doing it for you.
If it’s the Shape: Shape correction is possible. Once your brows are healed, they can be retraced over to work with the strokes you have to create the look you want. This can work if you’re going to go both thicker or thinner, as the initial strokes will shrink significantly.
If it’s the Color: If your brows have healed with an unwanted hue such as blue, purple, or red, know that color correction is possible. Pigment naturally releases from the skin during the healing process. It can also be removed by using a solution that will lift it from the skin, laser, or micro-needling.
If you Don’t Like Them: Follow the safety tips your brow specialist recommends. Take care of your skin, and make sure they are healed before attempting anything new with the area.
If you experience any skin irritations or prolonged discomfort outside of the standard healing, consider speaking with your doctor to avoid infection. Remember that while long lasting, microblading is not entirely permanent. Be compassionate with yourself as you transition, and own the skin you’re in.