What Should I Expect Before and After Microshading Q&A
The process of Microshading is not very painful, and the needles utilized are very thin. The eyebrows look instantly darker and more defined initially however, the pigment will begin to fade over the next few days as the skin recovers. Choosing a professional team will make a noticeable difference. Visit Dr. Nasser Nasseri, MD, and his team at Noor Laser Center and achieve a more youthful look. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are located at 700 Geipe Road Suite 100 Catonsville, MD 21228.
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After your initial microshading appointment, it will take approximately four to six weeks for the skin to heal. During the first week of the healing process, it’s especially important to be diligent with aftercare, as the skin is most vulnerable to infection. It’s essential to avoid touching or picking at the brows to keep them as clean as possible.
During the second and third weeks of healing, it’s normal for the skin to flake and peel off. This is a natural part of the healing process so it’s nothing to worry about. Between the fourth to sixth week, the healing process will be completed and the outcome will be visible.
Next, you will need to come in for a touch-up session so the artist can correct any areas that didn’t heal as expected. This session allows the artist to perfect the brows and ensure you are satisfied with the outcome. Following this appointment, your brows will undergo another four to six-week healing period. Depending on the spacing of your appointments and how quickly your brows heal, you should allow for about eight to twelve weeks in total to heal from microshading.
Before your microshading session, you should:
• Avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen daily.
• Avoid hair removal treatments on your brows, such as tweezing and waxing, for at least 7 days before your appointment.
• Avoid strenuous activities and sweating on the day of your appointment.
• Avoid exfoliation in the brow area for at least 2 days before your appointment.
• Avoid alcohol, ibuprofen, aspirin, fish oil, and caffeine at least a day before your appointment to prevent bleeding and bruising.
By avoiding these things before your treatment, you can ensure the session goes smoothly. After the microshading is complete, it’s very important to follow the artist’s aftercare instructions. Some of the things you will be instructed to avoid for at least 7 to 10 days after your treatment include:
• Touching, scratching, or picking at the treated area.
• Swimming, hot baths, saunas, and lengthy showers.
• Increased sweating.
• Sun exposure and salon tanning.
• Laser treatments, chemical peels, and the use of certain skincare products.
The artist will describe exactly how to clean, moisturize, and care for your healing brows at the end of your appointment. By following the instructions carefully and staying consistent, you can ensure the pigment heals and softens as desired to create your dream brows.
To prepare for your microshading appointment, it’s strongly encouraged to stay out of the sun. UV ray exposure can damage the skin and make the procedure more challenging and less successful. In addition to sun exposure, you should avoid hair removal techniques, exfoliation, strenuous activities, and alcohol before your treatment.
It’s recommended to wear comfortable clothing to your appointment. You can also bring along a podcast or a playlist to keep yourself distracted throughout the process. Additionally, remember to eat and hydrate well before your session to ensure your comfort.
Microshading is considered to be relatively pain-free, however, everyone’s pain tolerance is unique. The needles used during the procedure are extremely thin and do not go deep into the skin. Additionally, the needles are inserted at a 90-degree angle to minimize damage and pain.
If you are still concerned about discomfort, the artist can apply a numbing cream to your brows beforehand. This will numb the area so you won’t feel anything during the process of microshading. In general, microshading is less painful than microblading, as the stroke technique is different.
Many people describe the sensation of microshading to be similar to tingling, pinching, tweezing a hair, or a mosquito bite. So, if you’re used to tweezing or waxing your brows, this discomfort will be a walk in the park. Do you need help making your eyebrows balanced? Then microshading can be useful. Visit Noor Laser Center, our artist will work with you to ensure you are comfortable throughout the entirety of your microshading appointment. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are located at 700 Geipe Road Suite 100 Catonsville, MD 21228. We serve clients from Catonsville MD, Ellicott City MD, Columbia MD, Clarksville MD, Fulton MD, Baltimore MD, Pikesville MD, Woodbine MD, and surrounding areas.