- No caffeine or alcohol 24 hours prior
- No tanning 2 weeks prior, plan vacations accordingly, microblading cannot be performed on sunburnt skin
- No blood thinners 72 hours prior including aspirin, ibuprofen, or Aleve, unless medically necessary
- No facials, chemical peels or microdermabrasion 4 weeks prior
- No waxing or brow tinting 2 weeks prior
- Discontinue use of anti-acne and/or anti-aging products 30 days prior
- Botox and other cosmetic injections must be done at least 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after treatment
- No accutane within one year of treatment
If you are ill the day of your appointment please call the studio to reschedule.
Congratulations on your new brows! Your after care will play an essential role in color retention and proper healing. Your color will appear very intense and dark immediately after your procedure. The reason is that the color is sitting on top of the skin. Once the skin starts healing and flaking the color will fade considerably as it heals beneath the skin. Here are some Dos and Don’ts to help you make it through the healing process. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions or concerns.
- Keep the area lightly moist for one day only with triple antibiotic ointment
- Start using your aftercare balm on the second day. Apply a LIGHT layer 2-3 times a day with a CLEAN cotton swab. Do not double dip your swab.
- Don’t be alarmed if most of your color appears to flake off. It’s completely normal to see flakes on your cotton swab. This is superficial color and is part of the natural healing process.
- Peeling will start to occur a few days after your procedure and may last up to 2 weeks. Be careful not to apply too much
- pressure with your cotton swab while applying your aftercare balm to prevent premature peeling.
- Your eyebrows will need to be continually moisturized for the next 3 weeks. Keeping the skin most will help to control the amount of drying as well as help to control itchiness and color retention.
- Don’t panic when your brows start to peel. This is part of the healing process. It will feel as though you are losing most of your pigment but you are not. The color will fade as it heals and the final color cannot be considered until 6-8 weeks after healing. If you find that you are healing unevenly, that is okay because every client requires a minimum of two sessions. These areas will be addressed during your touch up session. There is no need to worry.
- Do not over saturate with the aftercare balm. Over saturation will compromise your color and retention.
- Do not get your brows wet.
- Absolutely NO makeup on your brows until they are finished peeling. NO exceptions.
- No steamy showers, no swimming, no sweating, no tanning, no exceptions until your brows have healed.
- Keep your face away from the shower head and apply a thick layer of balm on your brows before bathing. Remove excess balm from your brows afterwards when you’re done.
- Avoid the brow area with any products that contain retinol, glycolic acid, Vitamin C, or anti-acne/aging products.
- No itching or picking! Your brows will itch during the healing process. Itching or picking may result in scarring and loss of pigment. If needed, tap them, do not scratch!
- Wear a hat when in the sun. Sun will cause the pigment to fade. Always wear a light coat of sunblock on microbladed eyebrows.