How Long Does Microblading Last (And Why)?

Exact Answer: Between 18 months to 30 months 

Microblading is a kind of tattooing. In this technique, a small tool which is made out of several small needles is used to add pigmentation to the skin. This kind of tattooing is getting hold of people’s attention these days as it is done by those who have a scanty eyebrow. Microblading can be done for various purposes such as enhancing the shape of the eyebrows, reshaping it, or giving the eyebrows a thicker look.  

Microblading has become famous in the last 25 years around the world but mostly in Asia. The technique works by designing the eyebrow as preferred by the client. It works in the same way a tattoo does. After the outline is done, what you call “micro shading” takes place. As the name suggests, it is the process of shading the outlined part of the eyebrows.  

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How Long Does Microblading Last? 

Process How Long Does It Last?   
Giving touch-ups every 6 months Lasts for about 2 to 3 years 
Leaving it as it is Lasts only for a short period 

Microblading is not magical shading like many people think it is. It stays dark and real on the initial days but begins to fade away as months go by. Once you notice the pigmentation falling off, you are requested to visit your salon and get touch-ups done, if you want the darkness and thickness to remain for a longer time.  

These time frames differ according to your skin type and the look that you prefer. Some minor changes to your look would not require you to visit the salon every now and then.  

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The case and time frames are completely different if you have oily skin. The shading and blading will not last on oily skins as they do for other types of skin i.e dry and combination skin. People that have oily skin secrete higher amounts of sebum which makes it very hard for the pigmentation to stick and stay longer on the skin.  

It will take around 10 to 14 days for the redness and pain from the micro-blading to heal. The pain you experience is not a call for caution. You are requested to wait for your skin to scab. Please do not scratch around that area or peel the skin off when it feels itchy. Doing so will result in the procedure being incomplete. 

Why Does Microblading Last For So Long?  

Our body goes through constant changes. One among them is the metabolization of our skin. Your skin, from time to time, removes the old layers and replaces them with new fresh cells. This is the reason, micro-blading which is done over the skin fades away in the course of time.  

Practitioners recommend you to visit the salon in the six-month frame because then, you just have to shade the lighter parts to get back your desired brows. But if you do not follow their advice, and leave it untouched for a year or more, the next time you visit the salon, you have to repeat the whole process from the beginning which is a waste of time and a lot of money.  

People that do not prefer going to the salon in the preferred time gap look at eyebrow tattooing as the desired alternative. In this case, the eyebrow is just permanent like our tattoos are. But this process can be a little more painful as the metals used in tattooing are heavy and the ink which is used is said to be harsh to the skin around the eyes.  

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Though it is said that micro-blading does not require much care, there are still some things you need to take care of. Poor care given to it after the procedure will result in the disappearance of the brows in a time, sooner than expected. To get the desired results, follow every step suggested by the practitioner with care.  


Microblading comes with a lot of benefits. The first and foremost advantage is that it lets you save a lot of money because it is seen as an alternative to getting your eyebrows done which is a process that requires you to go to the salon every two weeks. There is no maintenance required after this procedure. Therefore, you do not have to worry about taking care of it or be cautious about it.  

Microblading comes as help even to those who have lost their hair during the process of chemotherapy or other such illness. It gives a perfectly natural look as if they are your real brows. It saves you from being conscious about whether or not it will smudge or look fake. If you keep giving them tiny alterations, it will last for a longer time. More than what you had expected.   


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