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Microblading scabs coming off with pigment

by | Jan 25, 2022 | Aftercare, Microblading | 0 comments

Don’t be alarmed if you see your microblading scabs coming off with pigment; This is an entirely normal part of the microblading healing process.

When your esthetician has completed your microblading treatment, you will undergo an aftercare and healing process. You will have to sacrifice some habits that may affect the outcome of your microbladed eyebrows and comply with the Dos and Don’ts of the Microblading Healing Process.

Scabbing is part of the healing process when you get a microblading treatment. You usually notice it on the 9th day of the process. What freaks people out is when you see your eyebrows scabbing, you will notice that it’s taking pigment away with it. This process will leave the eyebrows with a patchy appearance.

When the scabs come off, it usually leaves a lighter eyebrow color, making it look like you’ve shaved it. By day 12, you can see that your eyebrows have lightened and softened up and are no longer patchy. You can also see that the pigment has retained almost 85%.

Scabbing is part of a normal microblading healing process, but some of us may wonder why Scabbing Occurs?

Microblading requires an esthetician to make a tiny cut on the skin to the dermal-epidermal junction level. This area is the best location to set the pigment for long-lasting results and is not deep enough to cause scarring. This part of the procedure can cause scabbing when the healing process begins.

But what if your strokes are too deep? Although scabbing is normal, heavy scabbing isn’t. Hitting the ‘Sweet Spot’ is required for optimal results, but going too deep strokes may cause severe or profound scabbing.

The longevity of Scabbing will take about 5 to 7 days, and it usually doesn’t start until day 5 of the microblading healing process and will continue until day 12, as expected.

Under no circumstances pick your scabs. Let it fall naturally, as picking it may damage your skin or infect the area. Remember that as long as you are not picking your scabs off and following your aftercare instructions well as told, the healing results should be perfect.

Always make sure you use intuition during the healing process and if something doesn’t feel ‘right,’ consult the esthetician responsible for your treatment. Seeking help from a professional can be crucial before the situation.

Scabbing is very typical, but you should not experience heavy scabbing. If your eyebrows are inflamed and red after day 5 with heavy scabbing, then you may be developing an infection.

Infections can reduce your pigment retention and must be treated quickly! Early infection may involve heavy, red, inflamed, or a change of color. If you experience these symptoms, immediately consult a professional.