What’s NOT Normal After Microblading

What’s NOT Normal After Microblading

If you’re patient and diligent with your aftercare instructions, your healing process will progress smoothly and the healed results will be ideal. However, if you experience any of the below, please contact your artist and physician right away.


Swelling is normal during the first day or two, but if the swelling continues and worsens beyond day 2 it could be a sign of an infection or a rare allergic reaction to the pigments or products used.  Around day 2-4, the strokes will begin to thicken, darken, and form a scab.  However, if the scabs are very thick, raised, and crusty in texture with or without any green or yellow discharge, this is a sign of an infection.


Pain and tenderness is normal the first couple of days after the procedure.  However, if pain and tenderness continues and you develop a fever or the brow area feels hot, you may have an infection.

When to Contact a Physician

Contact a physician if you experience the following: fever, redness around the skin, pain, itchiness, swelling beyond 2 days, thick raised scab, crusty texture, tenderness of the procedure site, elevated body temperature, red streaks going from the procedure site towards the heart, and/or any green/yellow discharge that is foul in odor.




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