Brow Care

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Microblading Pre-Care and Aftercare

Follow these pre and aftercare instructions to keep your new brows looking their best and healed properly. Pre-care instructions help limit bleeding and skin sensitivities during the service. Excessing bleeding during the procedure can dilute the pigment color and lead to poor results. Follow these pre and aftercare instructions in order to protect your investment and keep your brows on point.

Microblading Pre-Care

  • The skin must be free of all irritations — including ingrown hairs, blemishes, eczema and psoriasis. Do not work out 24 hours before your appointment.
  • Do not drink alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before procedure.
  • Avoid sun and tanning on your face two weeks prior to procedure.
  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 48 hours before your procedure.
  • Avoid fish oil, prenatal vitamins and "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements two weeks prior to procedure.
  • Discontinue Retinol products, Chemical and laser peels, microdermabrasion, Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and any chemical exfoliant or "brightening" skincare at least six weeks prior. (Once your brows have healed, you must avoid the use of these products on forehead area to prevent premature fading).
  • Botox and filler on the forehead, temple, and eye area should be avoided 5 weeks prior to the procedure for those who do not regularly receive injectables.
  • No antibiotic use for 30 days prior to appointment.
  • No brow waxing, tinting or threading one week prior (the more natural hair growth you have, the better!).
  • Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
Disclaimer: We reserve the right to deny service to clients who have the following conditions. If you have any of the following conditions, please contact us immediately before scheduling to ensure you are a microblading candidate.
  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Diabetic
  • Viral infections and/or diseases
  • Epilepsy
  • Pacemaker or major heart problems
  • Had an organ transplant
  • Tendency towards keloids or scarring
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Skin irritations or psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
  • Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
  • Had Botox in the past 2 months
  • Used Accutane in the past year
  • Allergic to anesthetic (Lidocaine)
  • Extremely oily or problematic skin
Clients with diagnosed conditions that have been waived are required to bring a doctors note stating their approval.
*You may wear makeup to your appointment, but keep in mind I will be removing it from your eyebrows up.

Microblading Aftercare

  • During the first 24 hours, your brows will be “sweating.” Use a clean tissue or gauze to gently blot your brows to remove the excess plasma every hour.
  • After 24 hours, keep the brow area clean by using a fragrance-free, antibacterial cleanser (such as H2Ocean soap) and water. Hands must be freshly clean. Be sure to avoid the use of abrasive washcloths or sponges.
  • Allow eyebrows to completely dry before applying ointment (pay dry with a tissue or air dry).
  • Once fully dry, apply a thin layer of ointment or Aquatat (rice size amount on each brow).
  • Repeat above steps one time per day for 7-10 days after service.
  • 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.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for a minimum of four weeks after your procedure. Direct sunlight can cause the pigment to change color while it is healing and can also cause hyperpigmentation and scarring.
  • Avoid swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms, hot showers and/or hot baths for 10 days.
  • Avoid sweating on your face for 10 days. Sweating through or on the brows will expel pigment from the dermis, producing poor results.
  • Avoid sleeping on your face/brows for the first 10 days.
  • Keep your bangs and hair pulled back from your face for the first 10 days.
  • NO makeup or skincare products to be used on the treated area for 10 days.
  • After 10 days, once the area has healed completely, consider using sunblock when going out in the sun to help prevent the color from fading.
  • Eyebrow tinting should not be undertaken for two weeks after your procedure.
  • Avoid Retin-A, chemical peels, laser treatments, microdermabrasion and/or anything to treat hyperpigmentation around the brow area once healed in order to prevent the fading of your brow tattoo.
Please note: Eyebrows will appear darker, bolder and sharper due to natural scabbing and healing for the first week. This is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures.

After Healing

  • Microblading normally last 1-3 years depending on your lifestyle, skin type and aftercare.
  • Exposure to the sun and tanning beds can cause fading and discoloration of the microblading pigment.
  • Always apply sunscreen (50 SPF or greater) on brow area once completely healed.
  • Maintain removal of unwanted brow hair outside of your tattooed brow design by tweezing, threading, waxing or razoring.
  • Do not do laser around your brow area. Some lasers may change the color of the pigment.
  • Additional brow makeup application may still be required post microblading to achieve your desired look.
  • Wear hats and sunglasses for further sun protection.
  • Yearly touchups are recommended to maintain your results.
  • Avoid using chemical skin exfoliants on the brows and forehead area. Use of these products can cause premature fading and discoloration. Examples include, but are not limited to: Glycolic Acid, Hydroquinone, Retinol, Retin A, Vitamin C, "peels" or "brightening."
  • Avoid any service or product used to treat hyperpigmentation on the forehead and eye area.
To have perfect brows it is a multi-step process. Dream brows cannot be achieved in just one session. Some clients may need more than two sessions to achieve their desired density and shape.
***If you do not follow the above pre and microblading aftercare instructions, there are no implied or written guarantees.***

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