Before and After Care

Before Your Appointment

  • 24 hours prior to your appointment, DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL or CAFFEINE.
  • 72 hours prior to your appointment, DO NOT TAKE ADVIL or other blood thinners such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Niacin or Vitamin E unless medically necessary.
  • No Botox should for 4 weeks prior to the procedure.
  • Avoid booking during your menstrual cycle as it can increase your pain.
  • No waxing, tanning or tinting 1 week before.
  • Do not work out on the day of the procedure
  • Do not take omega 3 (fish oil) 1 week before treatment.
  • It is best to do a scrub 3 days prior to the procedure
  • Stop using any Retin-A or AHA products for 2 weeks prior to the procedure
  • No lasers or chemical peels or other intense treatments for 1 month prior to the procedure
  • No microdermabrasion or dermaplaning for 2 weeks prior
  • Arrive with no makeup for your appointment. A lot of wiping of pigment takes place and makeup can get ruined, so save yourself the hassle!
  • Shower and fix your hair as you need to take extra care not to get your brows wet for several days.
  • Be prepared for your brows to look a little red and really dark! – don’t worry, they will fade in color 30-50%.

Aftercare

  • Clean the treatment area on the night of procedure and daily thereafter.
  • Gently apply the aftercare ointment with clean, washed hands or with sterile Q-Tips.
  • Do not get your brows wet for the next 10-12 days. This includes saunas, steam rooms/baths or sweat. Apply ointment before showering and avoid putting your face directly under the shower head.
  • Maintain moisture on your brows with the aftercare ointment, grapeseed or coconut oil. Apply regularly when eyebrows feel dry or brow skin feels taught. Apply just enough product to moisten them, if your brows still visibly have product on, there is no need to apply more. Too much product will also cause the scab to lift prematurely and affect the healing process.
  • Do not wipe off aftercare ointment from your eyebrows. This can cause the scab to fall off prematurely. Let the ointment absorb into the skin.
  • Do not pick, scratch or peel your scabs.
  • Avoid facial cremes, exfoliators, or harsh cleansers on brows until all scabbing falls off. We recommend using washcloths or face wipes to remove makeup and cleanse face.
  • Do not wear makeup over your brows until scabs have fallen off – usually up to 14 days.
  • Avoid working out or sweating profusely until after 10 days. Salt in your sweat will draw the pigment out.
  • Sleep on your back! Rubbing your brows on pillows may cause scabs to come off and produce patchy brow healing.
  • Please note there are stages to your brows healing. Initially, brows will become very dark, then light – sometimes appearing as though the hair stroke has disappeared – and then color returning once fully healed. Please trust the process! Follow up touchup is included and the entire brow is microbladed again.
  • Do not use any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic Acid on the face or neck.
  • 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, bicycles or motorcycles.
  • Touching of the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care cream with a cotton swab.
  • 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.

Please Note:

  • Other fading or loss of pigment may occur.
  • Some flaking off of the pigment is normal on some skin types the pigment may sometimes disappear, only to reappear a few days or weeks later.
  • Any pigment loss will be recovered at touch up
  • Itching and flaking may appear during the first 7 days after the microblading procedure, However, experience has shown that by following these aftercare instructions these symptoms may quickly disappear.