Microblading Training: Knowing the Importance of a Touch Up
Now that you’ve performed the first two phases of microblading, the designing and the actual process, you should never forget the importance of the final phase of your job – the microblading touch up process. Being a microblading artist, you must have learned it in your microblading training, and that’s why you should always ask your client to come back 4-6 weeks after the initial blade for a touch up.
So why is getting a touch up necessary in microblading? Let’s learn.
Importance of a Microblading Touch up
The healing of the skin after 4-6 weeks of the initial blade means that another layer of the skin will be grown over the eyebrow embroidery pigment. This over-the-layer growth of the skin will make the color pigment appear lighter by 30 to 70%.
In some cases, the body thoroughly assimilates the ink, and the semi-permanent tattoo simply vanishes. Sometimes, due to an assortment of factors, including body chemistry, treatment, or sun exposure, the pigment may even change color.
The touch up comes as an opportunity for the microblading professionals to settle any of the undesired development that may have happened. Also, you can even rectify the ink color through it.
So, a microblading touch up ensures the right color, shade, and shape stays for long and provides you with eyebrows that demand comparatively less aftercare needs.
When to Get It?
It is recommended that any required detail work to the original procedure be performed no sooner than 4 weeks after the original procedure. That’s because it usually takes up to 10 days for your skin to fully recover by letting the smaller bits and pieces of your brow skin fly off, and another minimum 20 days for the pigment to set in completely. The cited time details may vary depending on the health profile and age of the client, but these are good minimum standards for consideration.
Microblading touch up isn’t really something that you’re required to get. Anyhow, your semi-tattooed brows will start fading after 12-24 months depending on the health profile and age of the client. However, you can ensure that it doesn’t fade or change largely over time by getting a touch up work beforehand.