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Is it painful to have your brows microbladed?

Updated: Feb 25, 2022

Microblading is literally hundreds of microscopic cuts placed on your brow line, as the name suggests. These tiny wounds, similar to a tattoo, break the skin, which is subsequently filled in with a color.

Before beginning the surgery, most practitioners will numb the area with an anesthetic. As a result, rather than experiencing pain from the blade cutting, you'll most likely only feel pressure from the microblading tool on your face, or a scratching sensation.

You may also hear loud scratching or crunching sounds, similar to feet crushing on compacted snow, during the process.

If no anesthesia is given, or if you have a low pain threshold, the agony will be severe. It may feel as if something is scratching your skin repeatedly. Before beginning the operation, make sure to discuss the usage of anesthesia with your practitioner.

It can take up to 30 minutes for the numbing cream to start working. Your practitioner will begin additional cuts on top of or near existing cuts as the treatment progresses. It's possible that your skin will become irritated or burnt, similar to a sunburn.

It's possible for the practitioner to alternate going from one brow to the other. During this period, they may apply additional anesthesia to the resting brow.

You may be able to reduce the amount of soreness and irritation experienced during microbladingby taking the following actions before to your appointment:

On the day of the surgery, stay away from coffee and alcohol.

For a few days before the surgery, avoid tanning or sunbathing.

For a few days before the surgery, avoid plucking or waxing your brows.

For a few weeks before the surgery, avoid chemical peels, laser treatments, and other face treatments.

For a month before the procedure, avoid utilizing vitamin A (retinol).

Following a microblading surgery, you may experience pain.

Following a microblading operation, the area is likely to feel bruised or sore for around a day. Although your skin should not appear bruised, it may appear red. For a few days after the wounds heal, you may feel as though you had a sunburn.

As the pigment settles, it takes around 10 to 14 days to fully heal. Your skin will be sensitive throughout this time.


Your gorgeous transformation will take time to heal, but it will be worth the wait and the pain. Feel free to email me, Sumiko Lui, at or book your appointments here.

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