Pre-Microblading Instructions

The following restrictions are to ensure your skin is in the best possible condition for a successful microblading procedure.

Please read carefully:

  • Please do not work out the day of the procedure as the body heat will expand the pores.   

  • Avoid heavy sunlight and especially sunburn 3 days before the procedure. Your skin should not be in process of healing before the procedure.

  • Do NOT drink coffee or anything with caffeine the day of the procedure.  

  • Do NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen, omega-3, unless medically necessary, 48-72 hours prior to the procedure. (Tylenol or acetaminophen is okay!)

  • Do NOT drink alcohol 24 hours before the procedure. 

  • The following treatments should be avoided within four weeks of the procedure: Botox or other fillers, chemical Peels, laser treatments.

What To Expect

The entire healing process will take 4-6 weeks depending on your body regeneration and age. Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle.  Temporary side effects from microblading include, but are not limited to redness, swelling, puffiness, bruising, dry patches, and tenderness.  Day 1-2: The eyebrows are approximately 20% bolder and darker in width than they will be when healed.  Expect light to moderate swelling and redness.  The skins redness causes the color of pigment to appear darker.  Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow to flake away and a more narrow appearance will result.  New skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer appearance of your eyebrows.  Don’t be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire.  This is all part of the process.  Day 3: Eyebrows start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture.  Exfoliation begins.  Day 4: The skin begins to flake, peeling from the outside edges first.  Day 5: Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and grayer for a few days until color clarifies.  Day 6-9: The color has lightened from its initial overly-dark appearance.  For the next few days, the color may now be lighter than what the final color may be.  Day 10: The final color begins to stabilize and show through.  The color will continue to soften as the healing process completes. 

The final look of your eyebrows will be apparent approximately 30 days after your procedure.  Never rub the treated area as it will disturb the skin from natural healing.  Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30+ on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun.  Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade away more quickly. You can now enjoy your beautiful new eyebrows!

 

After-Care

Microblading post-care is very important to the appearance and longevity of your new eyebrows. Do not let any water, lotion, soap, or makeup touch your eyebrow area during the first 7 days after your procedure.  After 5-7 days, make sure your hands are completely clean and gently apply a very tiny amount of A&D ointment with a cotton swab. This can be done once a day in the evening, but be sure to use the ointment sparingly as your skin needs to heal itself.  Please continue to apply the ointment for 7 days.

The following must be avoided for 14 days after your microblading procedure:

Increased sweating, practicing sports, swimming, hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi, sun tanning or salon tanning, UV/UVA Rays or chemicals as they have been known to cause a shift in color and premature fading, any laser or chemical treatments or peels, any creams containing Retin - A or glycolic acid on the face or neck, picking, peeling, or scratching of the micro-pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment, performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris, drinking alcohol in excess as it may lead to slow healing of wounds, driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats or motorcycles, touching the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care cream with a cotton swab.

Please wash your face carefully around the eyebrow without getting water on the treated area.  During the shower, keep your face away from the showerhead or take a bath.  Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days post-microblading procedure. However, experience has shown that by following these after-care instructions, these symptoms may quickly disappear.  If you have any unexpected problems with the healing of the skin, please contact me immediately.

Contact a physician if any signs or symptoms develop such as the following: fever, redness at the site, swelling, tenderness of the procedure site, elevated body temperature, red streaks going from the procedure site towards the heart, and/or any green/yellow discharge that is foul in odor.