MicroBlading starts with a good canvas. To get the best results the eyebrow area must be healthy, strong, non-sensitive and non-irritated. Please follow these steps to get your skin ready for the procedure.
Do not pick, tweeze, wax or perform electrolysis one week before procedure
Do not tan two weeks prior or have sunburned face
Do not have any type of facial, microdermabrasion, dermaplaining or chemical peel a month prior to treatment
Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol products one month prior to treatment
Do not work out the day of the procedure
Do not have botox three weeks prior
Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior (natural blood thinner)
Do not wax or tint your eyebrows three days before the procedure
In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor color deposit:
Do not drink alcohol 24 - 48 hours before your session (numbing cream will not be effective)
Do not consume coffee before your procedure
Do not take an aspirin or ibuprofen for pain relief (thins the blood and turns the pigment blue/ashy)
Now that you know what NOT to do, lets take a look at the post care to maintain those flawless eyebrows.
Your Brow Day
After waiting....and....waiting....and pre care treatment....the day has finally come! Nervous? Do not be. There is never a rush during any part of the microblading process. The average microblading appointment usually takes two hours from beginning to end. We will make sure that you are comfortable through every step of your eyebrow transformation.
We begin by...........
Taking Pictures - Microblading before and after pictures are a great way to see your brow transformation, so we snap a few quick pictures of your eyebrows before getting started, and then a few more after the eyebrow transformation.
Having a Consultation - We both have to be on the same page in terms of eyebrow shape and color, to give your brows the look you want, so there is heavy emphasis placed on understanding your expectations, and also helping you understand what results are possible through microblading.
Color Selection - We will ask you a few questions to determine if you have a cool or warm undertone. Pigment color + Skin Tone = Final Color
Shaping your Eyebrows - Shaping eyebrows correctly is the foundation to getting perfect eyebrows. Using what is called the golden ratio, your facial features, and some measuring, we draw the perfectly shaped eyebrows for your face directly on your skin for you to see.
Getting your Approval - You can take some time to examine your newly shaped eyebrows. We will not move forward with anything until you are completely happy with your brow shape.
Numbing your Eyebrows - A topical anesthetic is applied to ensure pain is not an issue. We make sure you are comfortable through the entire session.
Tip: You can ask your doctor for a stronger grade numbing cream if you are worried about pain.
Filling out Paperwork - While your skin is numbing you will review and sign consent forms, followed by completing a brief medical history to ensure the microblading procedure will not interfere with your overall well being.
Microblading your Eyebrows - Using a microblade, pigment is implanted into your skin by making microstrokes that resemble hair to give you the brows you have always dreamed of.
Tip: There is a small scratching noise during the microblading procedure. If you think this may bother you, bring headphones to your appointment to listen to music.
Proving you with Post Care Instructions - As you are looking in the mirror obsessing over your new brows, you’ll be instructed on the microblading healing process, and how to take care of your microbladed eyebrows. We supply you with a special aftercare cream to help your brows during the microblading healing process, and then schedule your touch-up appointment for six to ten weeks later.
The day of the treatment: Absorb
Gently blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes until the oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph.
REMEMBER TO WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE TOUCHING YOUR EYEBROWS
Days 1-7: Wash
Wash daily to remove bacteria and dead skin. THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT. Gently wash your eyebrows each morning and night with water and an antibacterial soap like Dial Soap, Cetaphil or Neutrogena. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids such as, glycolic, lactic, or AHA, or any exfoliants.
Days 1-7: Moisturize
Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. Never put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.
Use a fresh pillowcase
Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away--Picking can cause scarring or loss of color
No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for four weeks
Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week
Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for four weeks after procedure--Wear a hat when outdoors
Avoid heavy sweating and long hot showers for the first 10 days
Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days
Avoid swimming, lakes, hot tubs for the first 10 days
Avoid topical makeup including sunscreen on the area
DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area--eyebrows will scab, peel and fade
Important Note: Showering
Limit your showers to five minutes so you do not create too much steam. Keep your face out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair. Your face should only be getting wet at the very last end of the shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area.
Long Term Post Care:
Use a good sunscreen, sun exposure will fade your permanent cosmetics
If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure or an MRI scan, please inform the technician of your permanent cosmetics
The use of RetinA/Tretinoin or any other rapid skin exfoliation products used regularly on the forehead area will cause the permanent makeup to the eyebrow area to fade prematurely
The use of chemical peels and acid peels regularly on the forehead region can also cause eyebrow tattoos to fade prematurely
Remember, with the proper pre-care and post-care routine you will have much better results with your microblading procedure.
Lastly, the healing process. Click here to understand what the healing process is like.
Go! Enjoy your flawless eyebrows.