How long does microblading/microshading last?
Since PMU pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade over time. The results can last anywhere between 1-2 years depending on skin type, lifestyle, age and frequency of touch-ups.
Your skincare routine will also have an effect on the longevity of the pigment. Patients who tan, use chemical peels or products with AHA or glycolic acid will fade faster as the skin will resurface faster.
Most of the below circumstances are in direct conflict with a successful and/or safe procedure, but confirmation of eligibility will be assessed on an individual basis:
Additional mental health and/or neurodivergence such as the following will also affect eligibility: extreme anxiety, depression, body dysmorphia, OCD, clinical paranoia, trichotillomania, etc.
Your touch up session is to perfect the procedure. With brows, dependent on the client skin, originally applied pigment may "warm" or "ash" out. The touch up allows us to correct how the color healed and potentially saturate the color more, if desired by the client. Think of this as the opportunity to fine-tune the results and address issues, if any.
Some clients love their results after the first session, but we, the artists, do need to see you to professionally assess if we have given you our best quality of work.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY 6 WEEK FOLLOW-UP?
We will we book your 6 week follow up at the end of your appointment.
WHEN WILL I NEED ANOTHER FOLLOW UP AFTER THE 6 WEEK FOLLOW UP?
Your next follow up will be every 12-18 months. These appointments will be to color correct over time as the color fades and/or ashes or warms. You may book these as you see fit though we might send an annual reminder.
Be mindful that skincare and lifestyle will also factor into your result longevity. Sunscreen will be absolutely essential to the vitality of your brows!
To ensure you are a candidate and get the best results, you must follow all pre-care instructions. Failure to follow pre-care instructions will affect the outcome of your final results.
Temporary side effects from Micropigmentation include but are not limited to: redness, swelling, puffiness, bruising, dry patches & tenderness. Though rare, infection is possible if aftercare is not handled correctly and cautiously. If you see signs of infection such as persistent increased redness, swelling, fever, drainage or oozing, contact your doctor immediately.