Semi-permanent make-up allows you to get the eyebrows you’ve always dreamed of, with minimal investment and without the need for regular salon visits. So it’s not just about saving time, it’s also about saving extra money. What’s more, you won’t have to spend minutes in front of the mirror every day to touch up your eyebrows. With semi-permanent make-up, things become much easier. You can achieve a glamorous look, one that looks groomed and natural, with minimal effort on your part.
Microblading is a procedure in which the specialist technician allows you to choose the shape, color, and pigment concentration so that you get the dreamy eyebrows you’ve always wanted, with an attractive and natural look. Even though it is a less traumatic procedure than regular tattoos, the technique involves minimally invasive piercing of the skin, which requires a defensive response from the body. Therefore, the technique doesn’t end immediately after the artist has done the job, but after you have also managed to recover.
The importance of eyebrow care after semi-permanent make-up
As stated, these procedures are significantly less traumatic to the body than regular tattooing. However, given that you are working in an area where the skin is not exactly thick but thin, and it is necessary to penetrate the needle under the skin, the body reacts specifically – which should not worry you, as it is normal. However, if care is not taken to take care of the skin afterward, the consequences can become distorted and can lead to quite violent infections with potentially pathological consequences for the body.
However, it is advisable that the technician who tattoos your eyebrows specifically informs you before and after the procedure about how to optimally care for your eyebrows. After the procedure, the technician will often apply a special ointment, which has an antibacterial action as well as a healing action, to the treated area. He or she will also need to give you advice and information on how to care for your eyebrows after the makeup procedure, primarily to avoid associated complications and potential risk factors.
Complications that can occur after semi-permanent make-up
In general, there are no major complications after such procedures, especially if the specialist’s care instructions are carefully followed. Usually, the only complication that might occur is that the healing process takes longer than usual. In more serious cases, the suppuration in the eyebrows (removal of lymph) may become infected, which requires seeking the expertise of a specialist doctor who can offer you medical treatment, usually based on antibiotics and to reduce the associated symptoms.
Tips on how to care for eyebrows after semi-permanent make-up
It is particularly important to follow a strict, serious eyebrow care routine to avoid possible risk factors and diseases associated with infection of the treated area. Tattooing, although lighter than normal tattooing on the body, involves puncturing the skin and the body will perceive the situation as violent, thus mobilizing its specific defense mechanisms. The routine must be documented, with the necessary information often provided by the technician who performed the procedure, adapted to the way he or she worked.
Here are some essential tips on how to care for your eyebrows in the immediate aftermath of the procedure:
Depending on the style in which he or she worked and the protocols used, the technician should give you a series of viable, compliant brow care tips after the procedure. If he or she doesn’t give you this advice, we recommend that you ask for it in advance, before you leave the salon where the procedure took place;
– Equally important is that the care protocol is tailored to your skin type (oily, dry, combination), as you may need to adapt the rules to it;
– It is essential, first and foremost, that the lymph eliminated by the body at the level of the tattoo, as a physiological-normal defense reaction, is eliminated by taping (not by rubbing, violent wiping, washing with water or cleansing products);
– A very thin layer of cream (usually received from the specialist and experienced technician who carried out the procedure) should be applied to the area undergoing the procedure, usually when the skin in the area becomes very dry;
– Avoid sports, going to the gym, and strenuous exercise for at least five (5) days, as strenuous physical activity stimulates the circulation in the area, thus the supply of nutrients and blood, which can cause bleeding. Also, through sport the body sweats to ensure the necessary temperature (loses excess heat), which leads to the accumulation of excess moisture in the semi-permanent tattoo;
– Avoiding any type of steam, rooms with high humidity, infusions;
For 2 weeks it is strictly forbidden: to go to the sauna, swimming pool, beach, or solarium because the treated area is particularly sensitive to UV radiation and humidity. It is also recommended to avoid exfoliating cosmetic treatments, as they may interfere with the healing process of the tattoo;
– The scales (peels) that appear during the healing process should not be removed, or broken off, as they will fall off by themselves. Scales normally form when the structurally damaged epidermis is replaced by a new, healthy layer through the regeneration process.
– The healed result of the first session of microblading or micro pigmentation will be visible after 30 days, during which time the skin regenerates and regains its structural integrity. The following is the semi-permanent make-up touch-up session: the stage when all the details are put in place for a perfect result.
It is worth mentioning that the final result of the semi-permanent tattoo will only be visible once the touch-up session has healed. Total healing generally takes around 30 days, but it depends on the body of each person behind it, i.e. how it will mobilize its defence mechanisms to cope with the minimally invasive treatment. Either way, after this period, you’ll be able to enjoy the gorgeous eyebrows you’ve always dreamed of without any problems.