AFTER CARE for Microblading
The healing process generally lasts 10-14 days. During this phase, you may experience itchy skin, dryness and scabbing. This is all normal and to be expected.
Immediately after the procedure, the pigment will appear very sharp, bold and dark for the first 2 weeks. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin and has not yet settling completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually (do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on this cotton swab as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin).
Once the healing of the skin starts taking place it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly. However, this is just the superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.
Fading almost to the point of it appearing to have disappeared is normal. It takes roughly 4-6 weeks to see the final healed result. In some cases, some of the color can still return. Microblading in particular has a tendency to look very “crisp” immediately after, but as it helas becomes softer and somewhat blended.
MICROBLADINGcIS A 2 STEP PROCESS and your touch up is when we will access the retention and make modifications the second time. During your touch up, I will fill in missing hairs, add or make hairs longer or just achieve a darker color.
For 7 days following application of permanent cosmetics:
Do not touch the healing pigmented area with your fingers, they may have bacteria on them and create an infection.
Apply your grapeseed oil, antibiotic ointment or Vaseline 3 times daily, starting on day number 3, until the procedure area has healed. Always use a clean cotton swab and not your fingertips. We suggest Vaseline, as it is non-reactive in most clients.
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!
COMPLETELY avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for a minimum of 4 weeks after your procedure. Direct sunlight can cause the pigment to change color while it is healing and can also cause hyper pigmentation and scarring.
Avoid direct water contact on brows, and immediately dab any whater or moisture that gets in contact with brows.
Avoid pool, sauna, steam rooms, hot showers and/or hot baths for 1-2 weeks.
Avoid sweating for a full 10 days. Any physical effort, gym, hot weather, any other activity that may cause 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 7-10 days.
No facials, chemical and laser treatments, and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
Eyebrow tinting should not be undertaken for 2 weeks after your procedure.
Avoid Retin-A (or other retinoids), chemical peels and microdermabrasion around the brow area once healed.
Avoid using daily sunscreen on brow area once the brows are healed. Titanium dioxides in the sunscreens will affect the color overtime.
You’re allowed to clean the brow areas during the healing process with a damp non-abrasive cotton ball and plain water. Dab to clean, then immediately dab to dry. Please limit 1-2 times a day.
The first 7-10 days of healing are the most crucial. The less you put on your brows, the better.
No make-up, tinting on lashes or brows, sun, soap, sauna, jacuzzi, swimming in chlorine pools or in any recreational bodies of water for 7 days until the procedure area is completely healed.
Do not rub or traumatize the procedure area while it is healing (pigment may be removed along with crusting tissue).
Use a sun block after the procedure are has been healed to prevent future fading of pigment color.
Do not use products that contain AHA’s on the procedure area. (Examples: Glycolic, Lactic Acids, Salycilic Acids, etc. Always check your product labeling because this will fade your pigment color.
Touch-Up visits should be scheduled 6 weeks post procedure. All permanent makeup procedures are a two step process. Results are not determined until touch up application is completed.
If you are experiencing any itching, swelling, blistering or any other complications post procedure, stop using the antibiotic ointment. You may be allergic to the after care product you are using!
If you have excessive redness, swelling, tenderness, elevated temperature, or purulent drainage from the procedure site, contact your physician as the area may be infected and you may need to seek medical care.
For Oily Skin:
You will have a few extra steps during the healing phase. You will need to blot and blot often for duration of healing. This means any time you get sweaty, oily or moisture touches your brows – BLOT. Paper towels or cotton rounds work best but a dry clean wash cloth may also be used. Avoid tissues as they will likely stick to your skin and pull on open areas. HIGHLY recommend using witch hazel over a cotton round to both soak up the excess oil but to also tone and soothe the skin. Again, do this gently, especially once scabbing begins as it’ll be easy to push them right off of the covered tattoo. They dryer, the better your results!
Failure to follow these instructions may result in pigment color loss!
All permanent makeup procedures are a two step process.
Attention Please: We strongly advise prospective new clients to book their microblading appointments at least 3-4 months in advance of vacations, weddings, and special occasions. This allows adequate time for healing of both your initial microblading appointment as well as a touch-up appointment 4-8 weeks prior.
***There are no implied or written guarantees if you do not follow the above pre and post care instructions!***