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What Does Microblading Look Like After It Fades?

Microblading allows individuals to achieve perfectly shaped and filled-in eyebrows, without the need for daily maintenance. At LAVISHiBROWS, the art of microblading and other permanent cosmetics is a lifelong passion of owner Amanda Huss, with over 20 years experience.  Let's explore what microblading looks like after it fades, including general information about the process, and touch-up frequency based on your skin type.


Understanding Microblading

Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup technique that creates precise incisions in the skin, which are filled with pigment to mimic the appearance of natural eyebrow hairs. As an alternative to traditional eyebrow makeup, it provides a long-lasting solution, but with any kind of tattoo process, the outcome largely depends on the experience and skill of the artist.



The Fading Process

After completing a microblading procedure, it's important to understand that the pigment will naturally fade over time. The rate at which the pigment fades can vary depending on individual skin types and lifestyle factors. As Amanda Huss explains, "Using quality pigments that compliment natural skin tone is critical, but then even with proper skincare, it really depends on your skin type in terms of how much the lines will spread, and how fast they'll fade." 


It's essential to follow your Microblading post-procedure care guidelines for the best results. Color intensity will be significantly darker and sharper immediately after the initial procedure and will reduce and soften up in appearance by 30-50%. Standard healing time is 7-10 days.

  • 1-2 hours after your procedure, dab the brows with wet gauze to remove all the lymph and previously applied cream. After that, gently apply a thin layer of your healing balm stick to your brows. Repeat this in 3-4 hours.

  • For the next 7 days continue to clean brows with a gentle cleanser 1-2 times a day to ensure proper healing. Do not use aggressive movements while cleansing or applying the post-care balm.

  • Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off.

  • Do not rub, pick at or scratch the area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of pigment.

  • Avoid the Following:

    • Brow makeup, skincare products, and sunscreen for 10 days

    • Direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks

    • Swimming, hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi

    • Excessive sweating for 7-10 days

    • Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing

    • Sleeping on your face for 2 weeks to protect the area



Touch-Up Frequency

The frequency of touch-up appointments for microblading will differ for each individual.  Those with oily skin types will experience more spreading of the pigment. Those with dry skin types will experience faster fading from increased shedding of skin cells.  Other factors can affect how your treatment fades over time, but in general, it's important to maintain a care regimen and ensure healthy skin for the best results.


Amanda emphasizes the importance of treating each client on an individual basis, stating, "We're all unique, so my goal is always to customize the entire process for a stunning, but natural look.  Most of my clients come in for annual touchups to keep it looking fresh, but we monitor how it's going with regular facials and skincare treatments along the way."



As with any (Semi-)permanent makeup procedure, the fading process is a natural occurrence, and touch-up appointments are essential to maintain the desired look long-term. Your unique skin type will determine how the treatment fades and how often you'll need a touch-up, but with regular facials and skincare services, you'll be in good hands to keep an eye on your brows.


If you're concerned about how microblading looks after it fades, or have any other questions, schedule a free consultation at LAVISHiBROWS for a personalized plan.  Visit, and then visit us in Winter Garden, Florida!

LAVISHiBROWS of Winter Garden

Permanent Cosmetics,Aesthetics

Beauty & Wellness Spa

Amanda Huss




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