How Long Will Flaking Last After Microblading Treatment?

By: Lori Alessandrini


Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow treatment that uses tiny, precision needles to create hair-like strokes in the skin. After your initial appointment in Charlotte, NC, it's normal for some flaking or shedding to occur. How long this flaking lasts depends on factors such as skin sensitivity and how well you take care of your brows.

To minimize flaking and ensure your brows heal properly, it's important to work with a professional like licensed aesthetician and certified laser technician Lori Alessandrini. Call now to book a consultation with Essential Aesthetics and Laser and learn how permanent makeup can enhance your beauty and give you a more confident appearance.

How does microblading treatment work?

Microblading uses a special tool with small needles to implant pigment into the skin. This technique is used to fill in sparse brows and create the appearance of full, natural-looking eyebrows when done correctly. Treatment takes between 1 – 3 hours, and results are semi-permanent, lasting up to a year or more. Our professionals take great care to ensure you get the best results possible from the process.

Why does flaking occur after permanent makeup?

It's common for some flaking to occur after microblading treatment. This is part of the healing process as our skin adjusts to the new pigment, so don't be alarmed. Essential Aesthetics and Laser can provide detailed instructions to ensure your brows heal properly and look their best no matter what. The good news is flaking should last no more than 7 – 10 days following your appointment.

What factors could affect flaking?

Flaking and other side effects like redness and dryness vary among patients, so be sure to inform us about any allergies or sensitivities during your initial assessment. People who are prone to keloids, rosacea, or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation may not be suitable candidates for permanent makeup at this time.

How well you care for your brows after microblading can impact how much flaking occurs. Be sure to follow any instructions provided by our professionals so you can enjoy beautiful results for as long as possible.

How to manage flaking after microblading

Here are a few tips to manage flaking and promote proper healing following your appointment in Charlotte, NC:

  • Keep the area clean and dry: Avoid getting your eyebrows wet, and treat them gently when washing your face.
  • Avoid direct sunlight: Wear a wide-brimmed hat or use an umbrella to protect yourself against UV rays. Sun damage can cause the pigment to fade or shift.
  • Moisturize: Use a gentle, fragrance-free ointment to keep flaking at bay and give your brows a healthy shine.
  • Avoid makeup on the area: Makeup could prevent proper healing or lead to infection, so it is best avoided until recovery is over.

Recovery from permanent makeup does take a little time and effort, but patients say the results are worth it. Our trusted professionals know how to create stunning eyebrows that enhance your unique beauty and help bring out the best version of you.

Enjoy your microneedling results

Microblading treatment is a great way to achieve gorgeous, long-lasting brows. Call Essential Aesthetics and Laser to discover more about this amazing procedure and how it can transform your beauty routine. Licensed aesthetician and certified laser technician Lori Alessandrini knows exactly how to shape and define your eyebrows for a confident, beautiful look. Book your appointment today in Charlotte, NC.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.