Microblading Prepare & Aftercare

It’s always the small details make a big difference, in order for your new brows to heal properly follow all these Prepare & After Care Instructions found below. 

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Microblading Prepare Care

Prepare Care instructions are designed to limit bleeding and skin sensitivities during the procedure. Excessing bleeding during the procedure cannot permit to adhere the pigment color and you will have unwanted results. 

  • The skin must be free of all irritations including ingrown hairs, blemishes, eczema, and psoriasis.
  • Do not use anti-acne or anti-aging products on the skin for 30-days prior to application.
  • Do not drink alcohol or caffeine 24-hours before application.
  • Do not work out 24 hours before the procedure.
  • No intentional tanning 4-weeks prior to application.
  • If you get a sunburn on your face, you must allow at least 4-weeks for it to heal.
  • Do not take Aspirin, Advil, Aleve, Niacin, or Ibuprofen 48 hours before the procedure.
  • Avoid Fish Oil, Vitamin E, Prenatal Vitamins, Nutritional Shakes "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements 48 hours prior to the procedure. (Most products have natural blood thinners).
  • No brow waxing, tinting, threading, or electrolysis one week prior perform (let natural hair growth).
  • No Accutane for 1-year prior to application.
  • No Antibiotic use for 30 days prior to appointment (and avoid after the procedure).
  • Discontinue Retin-A or laser at least 4 weeks prior (and avoid on eyebrow area after the procedure).
  • Botox and filler on the forehead, temple, and eye area should be avoided 3 months prior to the procedure for those who do not regularly receive injectables.  
  • Avoid Chemical Peels, Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products. Microdermabrasion or facials for 4-weeks prior procedure. (Avoid on eyebrow area after the procedure).
  • Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle. 

Microblading Post-Care

It always surprises me that women who get their brows done are constantly trying to push the line on what they should or shouldn't do.

Don't fall into this category!

  • From 3rd or 4th day after procedure apply a thin layer of natural oil like rosehip, argan or almond except for coconut oil and jojoba oil, with freshly washed hands one time at the day only. DO NOT use Vaseline or mineral oils. The amount will be the size of a grain of rice long (around 8 millimeters or 0.3 Inches) approximately or 1 drop if you use an oil.  This amount is for both eyebrows.  If you have thick or a lot of hair then separate the eyebrows hair and allow the ointment to be evenly distributed in the skin area.
  • DO NOT wet the brow area for 10 days unless the technique tells you otherwise.
  • ONLY in case of the technician gives you the instruction to clean the brow area then use a gel cleanser (such as Cetaphil or baby cleanser) and water.  Hands must be freshly clean.  Avoid use of abrasive washcloths or sponges. Allow eyebrows to completely air dry before applying ointment.
  • DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring and pigment loss! 
  • COMPLETELY avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for a minimum of 4 weeks after your procedure is completely finished.  Direct sunlight can cause the pigment to change color while it is healing and can also cause hyperpigmentation and scarring.  (Use cap and sunglasses when you are outdoor).
  • Avoid pool, sauna, steam rooms, hot showers and/or hot baths for 3 weeks.
  • Avoid sweating for a full 10 days. Any physical effort, gym, hot weather, any other activity that may cause sweating through or on the brows will expel pigment from the dermis producing poor results. You can exercise only once your brows are completely healed (meaning you don't have any scabs or open wounds). 
  • Avoid sleeping on your face/brows for the first 10 days. Do sleep on your back. Do put small bandaids on the ends if you are a side sleeper.
  • Keep your bangs and hair pulled back from your face for the first 10 days. 
  • NO makeup to be used on the treated area or eyelids for two weeks.
  • NO skincare products to be used for two weeks.
  • NO facials, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks. 
  • NO botox for 4 weeks. We recommend that it's best to wait until after your touch up heals to get Botox.
  • After 10 days, once the area has healed completely, consider using sunblock when going out in the sun to stop the color from fading.
  • Eyebrow tinting should not be undertaken for 4 weeks after your last touch up procedure.
  • Always avoid laser treatments over the treated area (Fraxel laser, IPL), because they can destroy the pigment and cause burns.
  • Use of antibiotics and hormonal therapy can lead to faster pigment fading. 

Please note:

  • Constant communication with your technician is the best thing you can do. If it is necessary the technician asks you to send her pictures and communicate your symptoms.
  • Please don’t judge your brows until they are completely healed. Even in some situations after your touchup, they will still need some tweaking to make them perfect and this is normal. It is a complete process but so worth it in the end.
  • Another important factor, which is somewhat out of your control, is an infection. Infection can cause issues with pigment retention but shouldn't be a big problem if you follow the aftercare instructions.
  • Eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural scabbing and healing for the first two weeks. This is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures also you can see how the brows become "patchy" as some scabbing occurs and scabs flake off. During this period it is CRITICAL that you do NOT pick off the scabs because you run the risk of pulling the pigment out.
  • Due to varying degrees of difficulty of applications associated with skin texture, scarring, anti-aging laser treatments, medications, smoking, sun or tanning bed exposure and use of hydroxy acids, and we cannot guarantee "perfect" results in two visits. Therefore, if irregularities in pigment color develop from the above-mentioned conditions, additional procedures may be necessary. These conditions also affect the longevity of the permanent cosmetic, causing some persons to require maintenance sooner than others.

Permanent makeup is NOT recommended for any clients who are or have:

  • If you have a wound, cut, burn or rash please push back your microblading appointment.
  • Pregnant or Nursing
  • Diabetic
  • Viral infections and/or diseases
  • Heart Conditions/Pace Maker/Defibrillator (No exceptions)
  • Epilepsy
  • A Pacemaker or major heart problems
  • Had an Organ transplant
  • Tendency towards keloids
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Hemophiliac or problems of the blood to clot causing the sufferer to bleed severely from even a slight injury.
  • Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
  • Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
  • Had Botox in the past 2 months
  • Have upcoming vacations or special occasions. 
  • Allergic to anesthetic (Lidocaine)
  • Extremely Oily or Problematic Skin
  • Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure, Poor general health.
  • If you are any of these medications, you will bleed and the pigment WILL NOT retain)

IF YOU ARE ON THESE MEDICATIONS:

Triflusal (Disgren)

Accutane in the past year

Clopidogrel (Plavix)

Prasugrel (Effient)

Ticagrelor (Brilinta)

Ticlopidine (Ticlid)

Cilostazol (Pletal)

Vorapaxar (Zontivity)

Dipyridamole (Persantine)

Coumadin

Pradaxa (dabigatran)

Xarelto (rivaroxaban)

Eliquis (apixaban)

Savaysa (edoxaban)