Pre-care & Post-care
Please make sure to follow these instructions before scheduling your appointment:
- Do not consume alcohol or caffeine 24 hours prior to your microblading appointment (natural blood thinners)
- Do not use Botox in the forehead and eye area 2 weeks before your procedure
- Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 48 hours before your procedure - Tylenol is OK.
- Do not exercise the day of the procedure or tan 2 weeks prior
- Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol products 2 weeks prior to treatment
- Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E supplements 1 week prior (natural blood thinners)
- Avoid Nutritional Shakes, "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements 48 hours prior to procedure
- Discontinue prescription Retin-A products 3 weeks prior to your procedure
- Avoid use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks after your procedure
- Avoid Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion or other invasive facials 2 weeks prior to procedure
- Please note; Your skin will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
Please take in account that this procedure will take about 2 1/2 hours depending on your brows and their existing condition. Due to the nature of this service we kindly ask that you arrive unaccompanied to your scheduled appointment. Please leave friends, boyfriends/husbands, children and pets at home.
To achieve the full results of the microblading procedure, It is absolutely important to follow these steps:
-This is a 10 day long dry heal, meaning no ointment, sweat, water, creams, or bandages for 10 days. The brows are to stay dry and moisture free.
-Do not touch your brows at all! It is tempting but touching can infect them. Your brows may be itchy, do not scratch or pick. You could lift the pigment and cause scarring.
-Do not shower for 48 hours.
-Avoid direct water on the brows for 10 days (i.e. shower spray, face washing, swimming, rain, steam).
-After 48 hours prior to showering, gently apply a very thin layer of vaseline over the brows using clean hands. (This will seal out moisture, soap and shampoo.) Do not let shower spray directly on brows. Immediately after your shower, remove the Vaseline so the brows become dry again. DO NOT SCRUB OR RUB... blot and pat off vaseline only.
-Do nothing that would cause scabbing or flakes to come off prematurely- your body is healing- it will exfoliate the flakes or scabs on its own.
- 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.
During healing (first 2 weeks) your eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural scabbing and healing. This is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures. Don't freak out, this is normal!
What to expect during healing process
Right after your treatment your brows will appear bolder and darker than your final healed result. The intensity of the pigment will settle within a few days and the color will lighten over about thirty days as it completely sets in. Please be patient - great things come to those who wait.
A follow-up appointment is necessary for your eyebrows to be considered FINISHED. This appointment should be scheduled to be performed after exactly 8 weeks after your initial visit. Important! The touch-up appointment is crucial to achieve optimal results - do not skip this step!
Permanent makeup is NOT recommended for any clients who are or have:
- Pregnant or Nursing
- Allergic to anesthetic (Lidocaine)
- Had Botox in the past month
- Used Accutane in the past year
- Tendency towards keloids
- Viral infections and/or diseases
- A Pacemaker or major heart problems
- Had an Organ transplant
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
- Sick (cold, flu, viral infection outbreak etc.)
- Extremely Oily or Problematic Skin
*We advise new clients to book their Microblading appointments 3 months in advance of vacations, weddings, and other special occasions. This allows adequate time for healing of both your initial Microblading procedure as well as the Follow-Up appointment.
*Disclaimer: These guidelines are based on a combination of vast professional experience, common sense, research, and extensive clinical practice. This is not to be considered a substitute for medical advice from a doctor. If you suspect an infection, seek medical attention*