How to Prepare Before Microblading
You will get better results when you properly prepare before your microblading procedure. It all starts with a good canvas! The eyebrow area must be healthy, strong, non-sensitive, and non-irritated. In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor color deposit, here are things to avoid before your procedure:
Do not work out the day of the procedure
Do not consume coffee day of the procedure
Do not drink alcohol 3 days prior procedure
Do not take Aspirin, Advil, Ibuprofen or any type of blood thinning medication 3 days prior procedure
Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior to procedure
Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week prior
Do not wax or tint your eyebrows one week prior procedure
Do not use hair growth serums 2 weeks prior to procedure
Do not tan 2 weeks prior or have a sunburned face
Do not perform any type of facial 2 weeks prior procedure
Do not have Botox 3 weeks prior to procedure
What to expect at your Microblading Procedure:
At your 1st appointment, you will fill out and sign a Medical History and Consent form. Then we will perform a patch test to ensure that there aren't any allergies to the pigment. We will then find your desired color as well as measure and design your desired eyebrow shape. We custom designed for every client. Custom blend colors to match the natural eyebrow hairs that are different for everyone. We choose eyebrow shape, color and intensity according to the facial features and preferences of the client. We use a topical anesthetic to numb the eyebrow area and minimize any discomfort. Lastly we will perform the microblading strokes.This all will take about 2.5-3 hours and there is no downtime associated with this treatment.
8 Week Touchup
At your 2nd appointment (8 week touchup), we will numb the eyebrow area, outline your eyebrows and perform microblading strokes to complete the touch up session. The touch up appointment takes about 1 hour and there is no downtime associated with this treatment.
Following your microblading aftercare instructions is incredibly important for best results! If you don’t follow the instructions 100%, you risk reducing the length of your results and may increase your risk of infection.
After the initial procedure you will need to keep your eyebrows dry for the next ten days. So no sweating no wetting! We recommend that you do not work out or wet the eyebrows. Cleaning your face with a baby wipe, makeup wipe or a gentle washcloth, while avoiding the eyebrows.After the third day you can then wash your eyebrows gently with soap and water, patting them dry. Your eyebrows will go through a healing process of flaking and scabbing for about 5 to 7 days. Aftercare instructions will be given to you the day of your appointment.
Microblading Aftercare Do's & Don'ts
Do avoid brow area while you wash your face
Do use a fresh pillowcase while you sleep
Do sleep on your back if possible
Do Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally fall off
Do keep them as BONE DRY as possible
Do only use a baby wipe to touch them if needed
Do NOT get them wet for 3 days
Do NOT touch them for 3 days
Do NOT sweat or workout 3 days
Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week
Do NOT put ointment, lotions or makeup on them until all scabbing is done - about 10 days
Do NOT pick, itch or rub your brows
Do NOT have hair touching your brows (bangs)
Do NOT use benzoyl peroxide, salicyclic acid, or retinoids
Do NOT use a sauna
DO NOT rub, pick, or scratch the treated area
Do Not Pick - it can cause scarring or loss of color
No facials, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion
for 4 weeks after microblading.
Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after
the procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.
Avoid long, hot showers for the first 10 days.
Avoid face-down swimming, lakes, and hot tubs
for the first 10 days,
Avoid topical makeup and sunscreen on the area for 10 days
Limit your showers to 5 minutes so that you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/procedure area out of the water while you wash your body.
Even though t here is no downtime after microblading; so you will not have to miss work. However your eyebrows will go through a healing process of flaking and scabbing for about 7-10 days. You must take that to account and make sure you do not have any important dates scheduled, such as pictures, weddings, vacations, etc. during the time you will be healing.
Because the healing process can change day by day.
Day-by-Day Healing Guide
Your microblading healing process can definitely have its ups and downs.The color may change over time as you heal and as your body accepts the pigment, but trust me when I say you will LOVE your end results.Use this guide so you know that what you are experiencing is normal.
Day 1:I LOVE MY NEWS BROWS! Your brows are fresh, perfect and brand new. What's not to love?
Days 2-4:"These are way too dark and thick." Your brows will actually get darker over this period of time, but don't freak out! They will lighten again.
Days 5-8: During these days your brows may be flaking and scabbing off. Make sure to NOT pick or remove the scabs or you may inadvertently remove some of your pigment!
Days 9-10: "My brows have completely fallen off!!" Your brows will appear like they are completely gone during this time, but don't worry - they will come back and still be there. This is due to the skin healing and as the body help push the pigment to the surface the color will reappear.
Days 11-28: "My brows are coming back but they are patchy!" Your brows will appear to be patch and incomplete during this part of the healing process. Most of these patches will fill in over time but if for some areas didn’t take the touch up will help fill the gaps.
After 8 Weeks Touch up: "These are better than I ever imagined!" And now you are back to the way you felt after the first day.