Microblading is a type of eyebrow architecture. It is all about creating the best shape for each face – a totally bespoke approach for each client. The process is very precise thanks to the tool that is used which is effectively like a pen with the tip being a sloped blade with 10-12 little needles at the end - needles that don’t penetrate the skin but just delicately scratch the surface, much like a paper cut. The needle very finely implants featherweight strokes with a medical grade pigment on the epidermis layer for the skin, creating fine, realistic and natural hair strokes.
The average cost of microblading can vary depending on various factors such as the location, the experience of the technician, and the reputation of the establishment. However, as of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, the average cost of microblading in the United States ranged from $350 to $800 per session. It's important to note that microblading typically requires multiple sessions for optimal results, so the total cost may be higher when considering additional touch-up sessions. It is an investment well worth it. But how can you protect your investment?
An In Depth Guide to Microbladinging Aftercare: A San Diego Guide.
Aftercare is crucial for the healing and long-term success of your microblading treatment. Following these detailed aftercare instructions will help ensure proper healing and maintain the appearance of your newly microbladed eyebrows. It's essential to follow these guidelines for at least 10-14 days following your procedure:
1. Keep the area clean
The first time you should wash your brows is 4 hours after your appointment using the washing solution that is provided to you at Lip Blush and Microblading San Diego. Your wash is provided in a foaming pump. Gently clean the treated area with the mild tattoo cleanser and water twice a day. Once in the morning and once before bed. Use clean fingertips to wash your brows ONE WAY, going from the center of your brows to the tails. Gently pat the area dry with a clean tissue or towel.
2. Avoid water contact
Aside from the wash that was provided to you, avoid getting the treated area wet for the first 10 days after the procedure. This includes keeping your face away from the showerhead and avoiding swimming, saunas, hot tubs, and steam rooms. Once the 10 days have passed, you can wash your face but avoid prolonged exposure to water and submerging your face in water.
3. Apply aftercare ointment
Use a thin layer of the provided aftercare ointment (or one recommended by your technician) on the treated area after cleansing. Apply the ointment using a clean cotton swab or your clean fingertips AFTER washing with the provided solution. Avoid applying too much ointment as it may suffocate the skin and prevent proper healing. It should be like the texture of a single swipe of chapstick.
4. Avoid touching and picking
It's crucial not to touch, scratch, or pick at the treated area. This can introduce bacteria and disrupt the healing process, potentially leading to infections or scarring.
5. Avoid makeup and skincare products
Avoid applying makeup, skincare products, and sunscreen directly on the treated area during the healing process, or for 10 days. These products can interfere with the pigment's absorption and may cause irritation or infection.
6. Avoid sun exposure
Protect your microbladed eyebrows from direct sunlight and tanning beds for at least two weeks. UV rays can fade and distort the pigment, leading to less desirable results. If you must be in the sun, wear a wide-brimmed hat or use a sunblock with a high SPF specifically formulated for tattooed skin.
7. Avoid excessive sweating and exercise
Sweating can cause the pigment to be expelled from the skin, affecting the final result. Avoid intense workouts, sauna sessions, and activities that induce excessive sweating for at least a week. Sweat can act as a self removal for the microblading.
8. Avoid facial treatments
Refrain from undergoing facial treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser treatments in the eyebrow area until the healing process is complete.
9. Be cautious while sleeping
For the first few nights, try to sleep on your back to avoid rubbing your face against the pillow. This will help prevent any accidental removal of the pigment and reduce the risk of irritation.
10. Be patient and follow up
The healing process for microblading can take up to four weeks. Be patient and allow the color to settle and the skin to fully heal. Schedule a follow-up appointment with your technician as advised to evaluate the results and make any necessary touch-ups.
Remember, everyone's healing process may vary slightly, so it's crucial to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your technician. If you experience any unusual redness, swelling, pain, or signs of infection, contact your technician or a healthcare professional promptly.
Book Your Microblading Appointment in San Diego
Microblading is a fantastic way to add definition to your brows and make them look fuller. You no longer have to worry about filling them in with makeup or pencils!
Before your appointment, remember to check your esthetician's qualifications. Make sure they are certified and have a portfolio of their work. To find a qualified microblading artists in San Diego, contact Lip Blush and Microblading by Nada or book directly on her booking website. Nada will use her expertise and advanced equipment to give you stunning results.