Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications, if possible, for a period of 2 weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve and other NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling. If you take a blood thinning prescription, you will need to check with your doctor before getting the microblading and see how long, if at all, you can be off of your prescription.
Schedule your Dermal Filler and Botox appointment at least 2 weeks prior to your microblading appointment. Results from the Dermal Filler and Botox injections will take approximately 4 to 7 days to appear.We need you to be happy with your injection results before moving forward with your brows. Also, bruising and swelling may be apparent in that time period.
Be sure to have a good breakfast, including food and drink before your procedure. This will decrease the chances of light-headedness during your treatment.
You are not a candidate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not show up with coffee or soda in-hand.
Please wear your makeup as usual so we can get an idea of where your comfort zone is with color and shape. We will then proceed to take you through a series of measurements which will be the guidelines to your template; addressing symmetry and shape.
Please be well hydrated and eat a light meal.
Do NOT consume alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment (alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising)
You will forfeit your deposit and need to reschedule your appointment if you:
Have not followed our pre-care instructions above
Arrive with a sunburn on your face
Arrive to the salon sick with a viral or bacterial infection
A large part of proper healing and color retention is dependent on your aftercare. Your new brows were an investment. Treat them as such! Below is a list of simple do’s and dont’s to help you through the healing process. First rule: don’t overthink this. It’s truly quite simple. Second rule: when in doubt, always contact us – email@example.com
Your brows will appear significantly larger, darker and sharper than what is expected in the final outcome. The superficial color will flake off, and your pigment will look 30-40% lighter. The strokes will heal into a soft “powdered” look. It will take time for this transition based on how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates.
All permanent cosmetic procedures are a multi-session process. You will require follow up visits no sooner than 4 weeks after the first treatment.
- THE DO’S -
Day of procedure: blot regularly to absorb any excess fluid that may surface with a clean cotton round or tissue. If you received your treatment early in the day, you can follow the “night of procedure” 3-5 times throughout the day.
Night of procedure: very delicately wash your brows with unscented antibacterial hand soap (Dial). Blot dry with a clean towel or paper towels. do not use rough motions. Reapply a very small amount of the ointment you are sent home with to keep them moisturized. The brows should not be coated in the ointment to the point they look visibly gooey or shiny.
Morning after procedure: very delicately wash your brows with unscented antibacterial hand soap (Dial) to remove ointment and any blood or plasma that has surfaced. Blot dry with a clean towel or paper towels. Once 100% dry, apply a very thin layer of aftercare ointment. Be sure to use your balm sparingly as your skin needs to heal itself. This is the only product that should touch your brows during healing. Do not apply additional moisturizer or makeup on the brows.
A makeup wipe or washcloth is best for the rest of your face. Avoid brow area.
Continue the morning wash and balm routine until the flaking has finished, roughly two weeks, however every client is different.
Your brows will start to peel/flake a few days after your appointment. Expect this process to last up to two weeks, in some cases longer. DO NOT PICK at your brows. Let the skin shed naturally. Do not be alarmed if the shed skin has pigment in it, the pigment is still in your skin as well.
Some areas could look pink around the pigment; this is normal and will fade over time.
Eyebrows will require continued moisturizing even once the flaking stops. Keeping the pigmented skin moist will help with color retention and itching. Tattooed skin looks much prettier when hydrated!
Always wear a hat if you’re in the sun. The sun will cause fading to the pigmented area resulting in an undesired shade. Always wear sunblock on your eyebrows.
- THE DON’TS -
Do not be alarmed during peeling. Your brows might appear lighter than expected and it will appear that most of the color is flaking off. This is the superficial color and is part of the natural healing process. Your brows will appear softer and grayer until the color clarifies. Entire healing process will take 4-8 weeks depending on your body’s regeneration and age. Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle.
Often, even with proper care, clients may lose original hair strokes. We cannot control the skin! It is absolutely normal. It’s okay to heal unevenly. This is why every client requires two sessions, minimum.
Do not get your brows wet in the shower until the exfoliating has finished and brows have healed. (Keep your face away from the water stream)
No working out or engaging in activities that result in sweating. Saline (salt) is used in tattoo removal! No exceptions.
No makeup on your brows until peeling is finished. No exceptions.
No steamy showers, no tanning bed, no swimming. No exceptions.
Avoid sleeping on your stomach and sides during healing.
Avoid the use of any products containing retinol, AHA, glycolic acid, anti-aging and anti-acne ingredients for the life of your tattoo. Using these products can result in faster fading of the color.
No itching or picking. Your brows may itch during healing. Tap them, don’t scratch them! If you compromise the pigment, you can cause scarring and color loss.
Wear a hat if you’re in the sun. The sun will cause fading to the pigmented area resulting in an undesired shade. Always wear sunblock on your eyebrows.
ALWAYS avoid laser treatments over the treated area. (Fraxel, IPL, etc) because they can destroy the pigment and cause severe burns.
Use of antibiotics and hormonal therapy can lead to a faster pigment fading. Always protect the eyebrows from the sun with SPF, but not during the first 7 days.