How Long Does Microblading  Eyebrows Last? Discover the Facts and Tips


Are you thinking about enhancing your eyebrows with microblading in Dubai? You might wonder, “How long does microblading last?” This popular, semi-permanent solution promises not only to beautify your brows but also to simplify your beauty routine. However, many are curious about its durability. Factors such as skin type and lifestyle can greatly influence how long your results last.

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into everything you need to know about microblading at Elif Yener Beauty Salon, including how to ensure your beautifully crafted brows endure as long as possible.

Microblading: A Semi-Permanent Solution for Perfect Brows in Dubai

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Microblading is a meticulous process that involves several steps to ensure the perfect enhancement of the eyebrows. Using a microblading pen, which holds a blade composed of tiny needles, Our aesthetician manually creates fine, hair-like strokes on the skin. Each stroke applies the pigment into the dermis layer of the skin, mimicking the appearance of natural eyebrow hairs.

How Long Will Microblading Last?

The longevity of microblading can vary significantly depending on several factors, but generally, you can expect the results to last anywhere from 18 to 30 months. After this period, the pigments gradually fade, and the strokes begin to blur, necessitating a touch-up session if you wish to maintain the enhanced appearance. Here are some key factors that influence how long microblading will last:

1. Skin Type

The longevity of microblading results can significantly vary based on skin type, due to the way different skin characteristics interact with the pigment. Oily skin, characterized by high sebum production and larger pores, tends to have a shorter microblading lifespan. The excess oil can cause the pigment to spread or blur, leading to faster fading and less definition. People with oily skin might find that their microbladed brows require touch-ups more frequently to maintain the desired appearance.

On the other hand, dry skin typically provides a more stable base for microblading. With lower oil production and smaller pores, dry skin tends to hold onto the pigment better, resulting in longer-lasting results and more defined strokes. The microblading on dry skin often remains crisp and clear for a longer period, reducing the need for frequent touch-ups.

Those with normal skin experience perhaps the best outcomes, with microblading results that degrade uniformly over time. Normal skin, which balances sebum production well and usually lacks extreme sensitivity, can retain microblading pigment well.

2. Lifestyle Choices

  • Sun Exposure: Frequent exposure to the sun can significantly speed up the fading process of microblading. UV rays can break down the pigment faster and blur the strokes.
  • Skincare Products: Products containing glycolic acid, retinol, or other exfoliating ingredients can reduce the lifespan of microblading by accelerating skin cell turnover.

3. Touch-Ups

Touch-ups are an essential part of maintaining the appearance of microbladed eyebrows, as they help to refresh the color and definition that fade over time due to natural skin processes and external factors. Here’s what you need to know about touch-ups for microblading:

Importance of Touch-Ups

  • Color Enhancement: Touch-ups help to enhance the color that has faded over time, bringing back the vibrancy and depth that may be lost as the pigment settles into the skin.
  • Shape Refinement: As the strokes fade, they may blur slightly or the overall shape of the eyebrows can change; touch-ups allow for corrections and refinements to the original design.
  • Adapting to Changes: Over time, natural changes in skin tone, texture, and even personal style can necessitate adjustments in the brow shape or color, which can be addressed during a touch-up session.

Microblading Healing Time

The healing process for microblading typically takes about 4 to 6 weeks. Immediately following the procedure, the eyebrows appear notably darker and more defined, and some swelling or redness may occur. Within a few days, these initial effects subside, and the eyebrows may start to itch as they begin to heal, a normal part of the recovery. 

Around the end of the first week, the eyebrows will start to flake and peel, which signifies the shedding of excess pigment. During this phase, it’s important not to pick at the eyebrows to avoid losing pigment prematurely. 

Over the next few weeks, the color will stabilize to a more natural tone as the skin heals completely, encapsulating the pigment under new layers of skin. By the six-week mark, the true color and shape will be evident, and a follow-up appointment can be made to address any needed touch-ups.

 Proper aftercare, including keeping the area clean and avoiding direct sunlight, is crucial throughout the healing process to ensure optimal results.

Extending the Longevity of Microblading

1. Follow Proper Aftercare Instructions

  • Immediate Care: For the first 7–10 days after your procedure, keep the eyebrow area clean and dry. Avoid getting them wet during showers and skip swimming or intense workouts that cause excessive sweating.
  • Healing Products: Apply healing balms or creams as recommended by our technician to help the area heal properly and to keep the skin hydrated without over-moisturizing.

2. Avoid Sun Exposure

  • UV Protection: Sun exposure can significantly fade the pigment quicker. Use a hat and UV-protective sunglasses when going out, and consider applying a zinc oxide-based sunscreen specifically around the brow area after the initial healing phase.

3. Steer Clear of Certain Skincare Products

  • Avoid Exfoliants: Products containing glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or retinol can accelerate the fading of the pigment. Keep such products away from your brows to avoid premature fading.
  • Gentle Cleansing: Use gentle, non-abrasive cleansers around your brow area. Avoid using facial scrubs or brushes on the brows.

4. Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

  • Diet and Hydration: A well-balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals supports skin health, potentially aiding the longevity of the microbladed brows. Staying hydrated helps maintain skin elasticity and overall health.
  • Avoid Smoking: Smoking can impair the healing process and lead to faster fading of the pigment due to the reduced blood flow to the skin.

5. Regular Touch-Ups

  • Schedule Maintenance Visits: Even with the best care, microblading will fade over time. Plan for touch-up appointments every 12 to 18 months to refresh the color and shape of your brows. These sessions are usually shorter and less intensive than the initial procedure.

By adhering to these guidelines, you can significantly extend the life of your microbladed brows, maintaining their appearance and reducing the need for frequent touch-ups. Each step helps to protect the investment you’ve made in your eyebrows and ensures that you continue to enjoy the benefits of a well-defined, beautiful brow line.


In conclusion, microbladed eyebrows offer a fantastic solution for anyone looking to enhance the appearance of their brows with natural-looking, semi-permanent results.

Elif Yener Beauty Salon is renowned for its expertise in the latest beauty treatments and its commitment to providing clients with exceptional aesthetic enhancements. Specializing in microblading, the salon offers a premium service designed to deliver natural-looking, beautifully sculpted eyebrows that cater to the individual style and facial structure of each client.

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Visit our salon or contact us to discover how you can achieve flawless, enduring eyebrows with microblading. Let us help you enhance your natural beauty and boost your confidence.

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