How Long Will Microblading / Feathering Last?
By our Cosmetic Tattooist Sarah Kroh
This is a common question from clients enquiring about having their eye brows microbladed / feathered.
The answer is not a simple one as the length of time that your brows last depends on a few factors.
As you may already know we all have different skin types (colour, tone, texture, age). Here are a few samples of skin and their possible healing qualities when it comes to cosmetic tattooing / microblading results.
-Large visible pores
-Acne (but not in all cases)
The main concern with this skin type is that the very fine hair stokes that your practitioner will put in your skin, will first appear lovely and crisp, but as the skin heals these fine strokes tend to heal a little thicker with not as much clarity.
The good news is that you can still manage to have beautiful micro bladed brows if you have oily skin but the look may appear a little more powdered rather than super crisp. This is not that case on all oily skin but it’s important to know what results you may achieve.
Duration varies from 9 to 12 months.
Redness in skin
This is actually very common. Clients with skin that appears as red or has a slight redness to their skin colour.
Redness in the skin may be caused by rosacea, sensitive skin or some clients appear to have tiny blood vessels that lay close to the surface of the skin – also a symptom of rosacea.
This skin type seems to not hold the colour for as long e.g. the client may need a refresh more regularly to keep their brows looking at their very best. Results last between 9 months to 12 months.
Sun exposure! Living in our beautiful country Australia we are blessed with the beautiful warm sun the majority of our year.
The pigment that is implanted will fade at an increased speed if your brows are constantly exposed to direct sunlight.
I always describe this to my clients as, imagine a black t-shirt hanging on the line in the sun, it will not take much time at all for that shirt to lose its colour and start turning brown. Like the shirt pigments our pigments also will fade.
A 50+ sunscreen should be worn to help prolong your beautiful brows. If you look after your brows and you don’t have any underlying skin issues brows will last between 12-15 months.
After this time a refresh is need to boost the colour and keep them looking great.
As our skin ages it becomes rougher more transparent and more fragile. This is caused by the thinning of the epidermis (surface layers of the skin).
In my experience aging skin is so varied that it really depends on the individual rather than a specific age group.
My overall advice about how long Microblading will last is between 9 – 18 months.
The best thing to do is have a consultation to discuss your desired outcome. I will then ensure that the results are achievable and you will be happy with your beautiful brows!!!
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