M I C R O B L A D I N G
B E F O R E C A R E
B E F O R E Y O U R P R O C E D U R E
Do not take Aspirin, Fish Oil, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen unless medically necessary 48 hours prior to your procedure. Tylenol is acceptable.
Please note that smoking can affect the retention of microblading and you may notice that your results fade faster. In addition to causing the pigment to fade prematurely, anesthetics will not last as long.
Avoid alcohol, wine, coffee or caffeine the day before & day of the procedure. This will reduce any oozing/bleeding or swelling after the procedure.
Do not work out the day of the procedure as the body heat and sweat expands the pores. It is recommended not to sweat (heavily) for the first 10-14 days after the procedure. Sweat is salt and will prematurely fade, blur or cause the pigment not to take at all.
It is recommended to stay out of the sun 2 weeks prior to your appointment and 2 weeks after.
No chemical peels 60 days prior and must wait at least 60 days after. Avoiding the forehead is recommended.
If you have your eyebrows waxed or tinted, you must have this done at least 7 days prior to your procedure.
You are not a good candidate for the hair stroke procedure if you have very large pores or severely oily skin. Your end results will appear softer and more solid or powdered looking.
Permanent makeup/microblading cannot be performed if you are pregnant.
Botox should be performed at least 3 weeks prior to your appointment and no earlier than 3 weeks after.
You must be off Accutane for 1 year.
Getting a procedure while on your menstrual cycle can make you hyper- sensitive at the procedure site.
It is recommended to be off all Retinols/Retin-A's at least 2 weeks prior to your procedure. Otherwise the area will bleed and pigment will not heal properly.
If you do frequent peels, the brows will fade quicker due to Retinols/Retin- A's, other anti-aging creams or serums containing acids will fade your permanent makeup prematurely even after it is healed.
If you bleach your eyebrows, it is not recommended to have this procedure done. The chemicals will bleach the hair & the pigment as well.
M I C R O B L A D I N G
A F T E R C A R E
W H A T T O E X P E C T A F T E R Y O U R P R O C E D U R E
Some swelling is normal for ALL procedures.
The area may appear uneven, dry, itchy, tender, red & irritated. This is all 100% normal.
DO NOT PICK. These symptoms will dissipate each day and vary on an individual basis.
Color WILL fade/soften anywhere from 40% to 60%. At the touch up we will fine tune any area that has faded too much. Healing is specific to each client. It is important to realize that you will need a color boost every year to maintain it's fresh natural appearance.
Fading will happen after each procedure. We have no control over your bodies healing process. You may need to powder and/or pencil even after the healed results. This is an enhancement to your natural brows not a permanent solution.
If they fade more than you like, it is ok to pencil or powder until your scheduled appointment.
Permanent makeup is an art, not a science. Client’s results will vary and using a pencil or powder may still be needed.
Remember, no two sides of the face are the same. Perfection is our goal but brows are sisters, not twins.
Hair strokes will appear crisp and bold at first, but will soften up in appearance as the tissue heals. The area will shed taking some color with it - this is normal. The area will then begin to oxidize and darken/reappear over the 1st month.
It is very common to have some areas fade more so than others. This is a part of the healing process and will be treated at the recommended touch up appointment. Brows may take 1-3 treatments to achieve the desired results.
Red heads, blondes & fair skin types will experience more swelling, redness and fading than darker skin types.
Clients with darker skin (Indian, African American, Filipino, etc.) - please know that the hair strokes will not appear as defined or as dark as lighter skin types due to the skin color already being naturally darker.
When you leave our office your hair strokes are intact. That is the job of the technician. There are no guarantees made as to how your body will heal them. If they fade, blur or do not take good, that is the result of your skin, your lifestyle - not a result of the technique or the technician. No one knows how the client’s skin will heal. This is a potential risk all clients take when consenting to this procedure.
There are no guarantees made as to the final outcome. Your skin, lifestyle and after care play a major roll in YOUR results. EVERYONE heals differently. Not everyone is a candidate for microblading.
W H A T T O D O A F T E R Y O U R P R O C E D U R E
DO NOT PICK!
Gently wipe your brows 30 minutes after procedure with a damp cotton round. This is to remove all the lymph and previously applied cream.
After you wipe, pat dry and apply a very thin layer of the aftercare balm. (Make sure brows are ALWAYS completely dry before applying aftercare balm!)
For the remainder of the first day, gently wipe over each brow one time with damp cotton round 3-5 times (during the first day only). Then apply a thin layer of the aftercare balm, again making sure that the brows are completely dry. If the procedure was done late in the afternoon and you do not have time to do it 3-5 times, put a small piece of saran wrap over the eyebrows with aftercare balm applied to sleep for the first night. This prevents them from drying or getting rubbed during the night.
For the next 6 days, keep the brow area clean and do not get brows wet. Apply aftercare balm once a day for those remaining 6 days.
Keep the brows clean by not touching them with your hands. Be sure to wash your hands and apply your aftercare balm with a clean Q-tip.
Absolutely no water on the brows – sun, sweating or exertion after the procedure for 2 weeks (with the exception of washing them on the first day). One day will ruin the results if you do not follow the aftercare protocol.
Regular makeup can be worn immediately after your procedure, just not on or around the brows, forehead, or treated area until healed.
Absolutely nothing on the brows for 14 days!
Even after your brows are healed, sun exposure can cause premature fading of your brows. It is recommended that you wear sun screen on your brows at all times when you are in the sun.
Avoid brow growth serums. They are not recommended for use after your procedure.
The better you take care of the treated area and follow the provided aftercare, the longer it will last.
W H A T T O A V O I D A F T E R Y O U R P R O C E D U R E
It is recommended not to sweat (heavily) for the first 10-14 days after the procedure. Sweat is salt and WILL prematurely fade, blur or cause the pigment not to take at all.
Avoid direct shower water on the treated area after the procedure. Avoid scrubbing the treated area for at least 1 month.
No sun beds, sweating in the gym, saunas, makeup on the brow area, anti aging creams on the brows, or getting the brows wet for 14 days after the procedure. Sweat is salt and will prematurely fade, blur, or cause the pigment not to take at all.
Do not itch the brow area or pick/pull the scabs away. Let them flake off naturally. Picking the scabs can pull out the pigment and cause premature fading.
Please note that smoking can affect the retention of microblading and you may notice that your results fade faster.
Leave brow area alone and let them heal totally for at least 10-14 days.
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