In the event you are not satisfied with your microblading procedure, there are ways to speed up fading. Keep reading to find out methods of fading treatment and if they really work.
What’s inside (Click on the link to go to a specific step):
- Does Microblading Fade?
- Why Is My Microblading Not Fading?
- Why Would Someone Want to Speed Up Microblading Fading?
- How to Fade Microblading at Home?
- How to Professionally Fade Microblading?
- Microblading Fading – Main Takeaways
Does Microblading Fade?
Microblading does fade since the pigments used can be broken down by the body over time. The results will naturally fade within 2 years. If you want to get rid of the treatment faster, there are some options.
If fading doesn’t work, there are also removal choices.
If you want to learn more about microblading, here are some helpful guides:All You Need To Know About Microblading Cost of Microblading Microblading Before and After
Why Is My Microblading Not Fading?
If the pigments seem to stay put even beyond the time it should start fading, it is possible that the pigment was inserted too deeply into the skin. It is also possible that the pigment styck to the scar tissue once it healed.
In this situation, you may consider getting a fading or removal procedure.
Why Would Someone Want to Speed Up Microblading Fading?
Here are some reasons for why a client may want to speed up fading of their microblading procedure:
- After the initial microblading procedure, the brows will appear too dark but will lighten in the next weeks. But some clients cannot wait for the color to lighten naturally and want to speed up fading instead.
- There are instances when the color or the shape of the brows are unsatisfactory such as turning blue or gray. These are the results of poor execution and using low quality materials. Microblading color correction is a good solution for this instance.
- Some clients just want to get rid of the treatment once they are tired of it.
Tip: Take some time before deciding on starting the fading process, particularly if you are still within a month of the initial procedure. The brows will definitely improve after the healing process is over.
How to Fade Microblading at Home?
Trying to do microblading fading at home is risky. The results could end up patchy and uneven. Fading takes several applications and throughout the process, your brows will have some spots that fade faster than others. DIY microblading fading can also lead to damaged skin especially if there is too much force in trying to remove pigment. This also doesn’t assure the pigment will come off.
If you are committed to do it yourself, make sure you follow the instructions properly. Make sure to contact your dermatologist the moment you see anything concerning your skin.
If you ignore your aftercare instructions, your microblading procedure will fade much quicker.
Your artists will tell you how to care for your fresh treatment such as by keeping it dry, away from sunlight and using skin care products. But if you want to go ahead and start the fading process, you could ignore all those instructions. But it comes with a risk. Newly treated skin is sensitive and prone to infections and not following the after care instructions may heighten the risks.
If you are trying to get rid of your treatment, you can choose to do activities that can lead to excessive sweating. This can speed up fading and push the pigment out with the sweat. Going to the beach and into salt water is also effective in fading.
Chemical and mechanical exfoliation options can also speed up fading but you can only do this once your skin has healed fully. The exfoliation removes dead skin cells and some pigment comes off with it. Artists can also do chemical peels or microdermabrasion which will lead to lighter brows but with gaps and sparse bits.
Use Skincare Products to Fade Microblading
Check your skincare products for the following ingredients: vitamin C, glycolic acids, salicylic acid and retinol. These chemicals can speed up fading.
They are often added to skin care products because they help with the production of collagen in the skin which has an anti-aging effect. Skin regeneration is doubled and the skin sheds at a faster rate. This is helpful if you are trying to get rid of your treatment but the process may leave your brows looking unattractive.
Using retinols daily can significantly speed up fading but there are risks as well.
One of the most effective fading methods is through salt peel removal. In this procedure, they combine exfoliation with sodium chloride to draw out the pigments from the skin.
The use of salt and water can remove the top layer of cells and go deeper once the salt grains dissolve. It works but it is time consuming and may leave the skin at higher risk of infection.
Within 3 days from treatment, you can try using hydrogen peroxide to fade your brows. Add baking soda and hydrogen peroxide until a paste consistency and apply it to the brows. Rinse after a few minutes.
At this point, your brows are still sensitive and doing this procedure will leave you feeling uncomfortable with a high chance of irritation and infections.
You might notice bleaching creams available for sale but there is no assurance if they are safe to use since there are no regulations for these products. In worse cases, the bleaching products can make permanent patches in the surrounding area as well.
So it is recommended to steer clear from these products.
How to Professionally Fade Microblading?
Some treatments you can get professionally to speed up fading are the following:
- Facials and microdermabrasion. These exfoliating treatments lighten up microblading procedures but take several sessions. In two months, you can see visible results.
- Asaline removal is done by injecting a saline solution into the skin to help speed up fading. It is a bit aggressive on the skin so it will turn red for up to 6 weeks.
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If you are not satisfied with your microblading procedure, there are ways to speed up fading.
Before starting the fading process, make sure you take into consideration the risks and effects of fading. It is also best to make your decision once you have seen the final results of your microblading procedure which is after the healing is done.
Ignoring the aftercare instructions is the first way to speed up fading. If it’s been years and your treatment is still leaving a shadow, there are some methods you can try at home. Or you can opt to get professional help through microdermabrasion or saline injections.