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A woman getting microblading treatment

How Long Does Microblading Last?

Eyebrows play a main role on your face, wouldn’t you agree? 

Aside from being there to prevent sweat or rainwater from dripping directly into our eyes, eyebrows help us express how we feel. Whatever emotion you need to express, your brows can deliver the message! 

On top of that, the aesthetic value that eyebrows add to your face is quite unparalleled. And one way to keep them groomed, defined, and gorgeous is through microblading

How long does microblading last, you ask? Well, we’re about to get down to the details for you!

What Is Microblading?

Before you answer the burning question, “how long does microblading last?” let’s take a closer look at this revolutionary cosmetic procedure.   

Tweezing, shaving, and waxing have always been the top solutions for eyebrow maintenance. However, all that changed when microblading came along. 

Microblading is a form of eyebrow tattoo that enhances the appearance of your natural brows by means of additional “drawings” of hair on the skin. Your skincare expert will draw hair-like strokes with a multi-needle microblading tool. This specialized instrument creates ultra-thin incisions on the surface of the skin. Afterwards, these tiny incisions are filled with natural pigments. 

As a result, you will bask in the beauty of enhanced eyebrows that still look very natural. Unlike brow mascara, gel, or pencil, the results of microblading are water and sweat-proof to a certain degree. 

Raise your eyebrows with boosted confidence! 

A close-up photo of a woman’s eyebrows after microblading

Results: How Long Does Microblading Last?

The average longevity of microblading results ranges from 12 to 18 months without any touch ups in between.   

There are a multitude of factors that can make or break the longevity of your microblading results, and we’re about to show you the most common ones. Knowledge is power and sharing is caring—and we’re handing out these powerful tips because we care!

Microblading Aftercare

You may have already guessed the first one: microblading aftercare.

The success of your microblading session initially and largely depends on how you take care of your brows during the healing process.

Your skincare specialist will prescribe a specific aftercare routine that you need to stick to in order to ensure that the pigment settles in properly. Most importantly, aftercare is primarily for the uninterrupted healing of your skin. 

As the incisions begin to heal, you will most likely notice the formation of scabs. Refrain from picking at them, as this could impede the healing process. Keep in mind that following aftercare instructions to a tee will prevent the potential erasure of the strokes.

Skin Type

Microblading is typically suitable for dry to normal skin, and people who fall under these skin type categories usually enjoy results that last up to 18 months. 

On the other hand, oily skin can significantly shorten the longevity of your microblading results. This is because the sebum pushes the pigments out. The same applies to people with relatively larger pores—because large pores result in more sebum production

Don’t be discouraged, though, because microblading is still compatible with oily skin types. This only means that it will require more frequent touch-ups.

Frequent and Prolonged Sunlight Exposure

Sunlight can do wonders for our skin, but even too much of a good thing could be harmful. When you frequently stay out in the sunlight for extended periods of time, the microblading pigments will fade prematurely.  

Excessive Sweating

Whether you live in a place with a hot climate, engage in frequent physical activity, or just sweat very easily, you can expect the perspiration to extract the pigments little by little. 

Excessive Swimming

Just like the salt content of sweat, frequent swimming in salt water such as the ocean could also cause your brand new eyebrow enhancements to fade earlier than expected. 

In case swimming in pools rather than the deep blue sea is more of your cup of tea, it’s good to know that the chemicals in swimming pools induce reactions that also accelerate the fading of pigments.

Along those lines, saltwater like the ocean can shorten the longevity of microblading results, while chemicals in swimming pools induce a chemical reaction that can result in microblading pigments fading faster or changing colour.

Swim moderately, friends!   

a before and after shot of microblading at Harmony Med Spa

Microblading Comes with Macro Benefits

When you turn to microblading to achieve your eyebrow aesthetic goals, you will never not be glam-ready. This popular aesthetic treatment is the ultimate semi-permanent solution to get the full and on-fleek eyebrows of your dreams—and our experts at Harmony Med Spa are ready to help you achieve it.

Microblading comes with macro benefits. Book your consultation today!