Pre Procedure Instructions: How to Prepare for Microblading Appointment?
Microblading procedure usually requires multiple treatment sessions dependent on your skin type. For best results, clients will be required to return for at least one free touch up appointment. This will take place 6 weeks after the initial procedure. Oily skin types may require an additional touch up appointment.
We offer different options of eyebrow pigmentation with effects lasting from several months to a few years. Also, we offer hair strokes, combo (which is a combination of hair strokes with shading), and fully shaded brows. Your artist will discuss the best options for you, depending on skin type, lifestyle, desired results and desired maintenance.
Numbing cream is used before the procedure – there may still be some discomfort. Please alert the artist if the pain becomes unbearable during the procedure. Your skin may be red or swollen after the procedure.
A topical anesthetic lidocaine patch test will be performed on your skin the day of the procedure. We use the highest quality tools and highest quality pigment in the industry.This allows the artist the ability to achieve the best results.
List of things to prepare you for the appointment:
- AVOID brow waxing, tinting, microdermabrasion or chemical peels at least one week prior to the procedure.
- DO NOT consume alcohol or caffeine 48 hours prior to the procedure session.
- DO NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Advil, Ibuprofen, Omega-3, Fish Oil, Vitamin E or any blood thinners 48-72 hours prior to the procedure session. Tylenol is ok.
- DO NOT have Botox, filler, chemical peels, microdermabrasion or laser treatment on eyebrows area 4 weeks prior to the procedure.
- DO NOT work out the day of the procedure.
- DO NOT get tan or expose your face to the sun 14 days before and after your procedure.
- Discontinue Retin-A, AHA(Alpha Hydroxy Acid) and Glycolic at least 2 weeks prior (and avoid on eyebrow area after procedure).
- No Accutane use one year prior.
On the day of the procedure:
- Please don’t chew gum.
- Please avoid unnecessary conversation with the artist – we need your face muscles to be relaxed.
- Please wear your normal makeup on the day of procedure. This is helpful to see the color and shape you are comfortable with.
- Please put your phone away and relax.
Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
Aftercare Instructions: How to Treat Your Eyebrows After Microblading Treatment?
The healing process and results will vary for every individual. Aftercare is designed to get the most of your beauty work and keep you safe.
The day of treatment:
When you return home from the procedure, gently blot off all the lymph fluid with saline cotton pads (lymph fluid is the clear liquid that comes out from the skin). The amount of lymph fluid varies for different people. Blotting, for some people, may be required more than once.
Days 1-7 wash and moisturize:
Be gentle while washing your brows. Mix water and a neutral soap (such as Cetaphil) in your hands, cup your hands with the soap and water mix, then splash onto your brows, lastly rinse the soap with just water using the same cupping method. Do not spray water directly onto your brow, just cup your hands and gently splash the water onto your brows.
From the 3rd day onward, let your brows AIR DRY COMPLETELY after each wash. Put a small amount of ointment on a clean q-tip and gently apply a thin layer across the brows. This helps the healing process and minimizes itchiness. Repeat this step until your brows are fully healed.
(Oily skin types – apply aftercare ointment from the 5th day onward, unless your brows begin to itch, then start on the day they start to itch.)
List of DOs and DON’Ts for your aftercare:
- DO NOT use any products with glycolic acids, Retin-A, exfoliants or anti-aging properties at ANY TIME on your brow area (not just during healing). These products can cause pigment to fade and lighten prematurely.
- DO use fresh pillow cases.
- DO NOT scratch pick or peel your brows, let them heal naturally. Even if a scab is hanging, let it fall off on its own!
- AVOID exposure to sunlight for 30 days, it’s time to wear a nice hat.
- AVOID heavy sweating activities or workouts for one week.
- Leave the makeup OFF your brows including sunblock for 1-10 days (time varies from person to person).
- NO FACIALS or Botox for 4 weeks after the procedure.
- AVOID any other beauty procedures near the treated area; including laser treatment, waxing, tinting or chemical exfoliants.
- DO NOT take long showers, avoid direct streams of water to your face for 10 days. Wash your hair at the end of the shower.
- AVOID excessive moisture; no steam rooms, no hot tubs, no swimming pools, no saunas, lakes, rivers or lagoons until your brows are fully heal.
- AVOID sleeping on your face. Please note sometimes when you sleep you may accidentally scratch because it’s itchy.
- AVOID scratching your brows.
Please Note: Pigments will slowly fade over time according to one’s skin type, sun exposure, metabolism, medication taken, facial surgery, smoking, and general lifestyle. Schedule maintenance visits as needed to keep your brows looking fresh. Periodic touch-ups will ensure longer lasting result.
What will make your eyebrows fade?
- Oily skin – hair strokes will both fade and blur over time
- Frequent exercise – the salt in sweat will cause the pigment to purge from the skin
- Certain types of medications
- Acne medications and cream
- Youth – simply put, the younger/healthier you are, the faster your cells turn over
- Anti-aging skincare products
- Lighter pigment – blondes fade faster than brunettes