Dos and Donts after Microblading Session

microblading before and after

There are many methods to get perfectly styled eyebrows and one of them is microbraiding. The process of microblading is just like a brow tattoo which means it requires some healing time. Infections, severe scabbing, or inconsistent results can result from neglecting the prescribed maintenance regimen. During the healing time, you need to follow strict guidelines. These guidelines give your skin a healing period, required to give you the best results. During healing, you may feel some patchy areas or fade after your first treatment. Keep in mind that microblading is a two-part procedure. The second touch-up treatment will complete the procedure and you will be able to see the finished result after the healing.  In this blog post, we have highlighted all aftercare instructions to make sure you are committed to this brow journey, especially the first 10 days.


The healing process needs to get started within the first few hours following your microblading eyebrows in Dubai appointment. You must pay close attention to your technician’s advice during this time.

Caring for your brows in the first few hours:

  1. Gently clean the area with the recommended solution
  2. Apply a thin layer of aftercare ointment or cream
  3. Avoid touching or rubbing the area

Handling swelling and redness:

  1. Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling and discomfort
  2. Take over-the-counter pain medication if necessary

Activities and products to avoid:

  • Avoid strenuous exercise or activities that cause excessive sweating
  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight, tanning beds, and hot tubs/saunas
  • Do not apply makeup or other skin care products on the treated area


The most substantial healing occurs in the first week following your microblading visit. To guarantee the best outcomes throughout this time, a rigorous aftercare regimen is needed.

Daily cleaning routine:

Gently cleanse the area with a mild, fragrance-free cleanser and pat the area dry with a clean, lint-free cloth.

Keeping the area dry:

Avoid getting the treated area wet for the first few days. Moreover, refrain from activities that cause excessive sweating.

Avoiding makeup and other products:

Make sure not to apply makeup, skincare products, or other topical treatments to the treated area.

Dealing with scabbing and flaking:

You can expect some scabbing and flaking, which is a normal part of the healing process. However, do not pick or scratch the area, as this can lead to scarring or uneven results


As the initial healing process progresses, you’ll begin transitioning into the maintenance phase of microblading eyebrow aftercare.

Continuing the cleaning routine:

Maintain the daily cleaning routine to keep the area clean and free of bacteria

Introducing skincare products:

After the initial healing period, you can gradually reintroduce your regular skincare products

Avoiding sun exposure:

Protect your brows from direct sunlight even after healing is completed. You can wear a hat or apply sunscreen to do so.

Watching for signs of infection or complications:

Be watchful for any signs of infection, such as excessive swelling, redness, or pus. Contact your microblading technician right away if you experience any of these signs.


To ensure the longevity and vibrancy of your microbladed brows, it’s essential to maintain a consistent long-term care routine. Schedule touch-up appointments as advised by your technician. Moreover, to get a clear idea of the results of microblading, visit our gallery.

Make sure to use a gentle, soap-free cleanser and avoid harsh exfoliants or scrubs. As we have already mentioned, protect your brows from excessive sun exposure. Moreover, maintain a balanced diet, rich in nutrients for healthy skin and hair growth. Stay hydrated and avoid excessive alcohol consumption or smoking to get long-lasting results.


Even if you adhere to the microblading aftercare regimen, you could have some common problems as your body heals. Here’s how you respond to them:

Excessive scabbing or flaking:

Do not pick or scratch the area, as this can lead to scarring or uneven results. Applying a thin layer of aftercare ointment can help soothe the area.

Patchy or uneven results:

You can get uneven or patchy results if your skin doesn’t retain the pigment evenly. So make sure to schedule a touch-up appointment with your technician to address any unevenness.

Infection or adverse reactions:

Seek medical attention immediately if you experience signs of infection or allergic reactions.


To summarize everything, here’s a quick overview of the dos and don’ts of microblading aftercare:


  • Follow your technician’s aftercare advice
  • Keep the area clean and dry, especially during the early days of the healing period
  • Protect your brows from direct sunlight and don’t apply harsh products
  • Schedule touch-up appointments as recommended


  • Pick or scratch at the scabbing or flaking area
  • Expose the treated area to water, sweat, or other moisture during the first few days
  • Apply makeup, skincare products, or other topical treatments to the treated area during the initial healing period
  • Neglect long-term maintenance and touch-up appointments

For more insights on the process and aftercare of microblading treatment, feel free to contact our experts today.

Microblading Aftercare FAQs

How much time will my microbladed eyebrows take to heal?

They may take 4-6 weeks to heal. These initial weeks of the healing process are usually the most significant, with the biggest changes happening in the first two weeks.

Can I get my brows wet during the healing period?

To avoid problems or infections, it is advised to keep the treated region dry for the first seven to ten days.

Do my eyebrows usually scab and flake?

Indeed, scabs and flaking are parts of the natural healing process in the treated area.

When can I resume using skincare and cosmetic products on my brows?

Applying skincare products, cosmetics, or other topical treatments to the treated region should be avoided until it has completely healed, which usually takes 4-6 weeks.

How frequently should I make appointments for touch-ups?

It is advised that you make touch-up sessions every six to twelve months in order to preserve the look and brightness of your microbladed brows.