BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT:
- If you normally get your eyebrows waxed or threaded to maintain the shape, you may get them shaped 3 days prior to your microblading appointment.
- If you would like your artist to use as much hair as possible, you may let your eyebrows grow until your microblading appointment. Your artist will pluck any stray hairs that you wish to remove after the mapping of your new eyebrows.
- Avoid tanning two weeks prior to your microblading appointment.
- Do NOT come to your microblading appointment with a sunburn on your forehead or flaking skin around your eyebrows. In this case, email your artist at least 48 hours prior to your appointment to reschedule.
- Avoid chemical peels at least 4 weeks prior to your microblading appointment.
- Avoid alcohol, ibuprofen, asprin or any medication that thins the blood 24 hours prior to your microblading appointment.
-You may wear makeup to your appointment and if you want me to see the look you normally go for when you fill your brows in .
- Come with clean hair.
- If you use Botox, it is recommended that you come at least 2 weeks after your last appointment.
Bring a valid ID.
IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT:
- Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in color and more sharply defined. This will last 3-4 days. Do not panic! It is normal.
- Swelling and redness is minimal with most clients, and will disappear within 24-48 hours. In some cases, it may last around the eyebrow area for up to 3 days, but will not prevent working or socializing. The treated area may feel a bit like a sunburn afterwards but there should only be minimal discomfort
- Keep eyebrow area dry for the first 5 days.
- Wash your hands thoroughly before touching the tattooed area.
- Refrain from vigorous exercise or any activity that will make you sweat a lot for at least a week. Light exercising is allowed (minimal sweating).
-Avoid prolonged sun exposure to the tattooed area for the first week, wear large sunglasses and a hat for further protection. Do not use sunblock on brow area for 2 weeks.
- Do not thread or wax the area until fully healed
- Avoid any kind of moisturizer, oil and Vaseline for the first two weeks.
- Do NOT apply make-up to the tattooed area for the first 2 weeks. Chemicals of any kind may interfere with the healing and color of your tattoo.
- Do NOT pick or scratch at the dry skin/flakiness; let the skin fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring and premature loss of pigment. IMPORTANT: Once the flakes have fallen off, a shiny layer of healing skin will completely cover the hair strokes. It will appear as though the eyebrows are gone. Within 1-2 weeks, the hair strokes will slowly reappear at a lighter shade as your skin regenerates.
- The complete healing process takes about 6-8 weeks, at which time the true color of the tattoo is evident. During this process, your tattoo will soften and lighten. Be patient, even if you think too much color has been lost, as your skin is still regenerating and naturally exfoliating. Wait at least 6 weeks to see the true color, as it seems to take on new strength, and it is only after 6 weeks that your touch-up/adjustment can be done. Keep in mind that microbladed brows healed up to 30% softer than the initial color.
- Exposure to the sun over time can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, you may apply sunscreen on the treated area. Rinse and dry the area thoroughly when in contact with chlorine.
- Glycolic Acid, retin-a, face peels and exfoliation must be kept away from the tattooed area as continued use could lighten the pigment.
- If you are having laser resurfacing or laser hair removal after your tattoo has healed, please inform the laser technician. Laser procedures may darken, lighten, or discolor the tattooed area
Every client’s skin responds differently to these treatments, and this information acts as a guideline only.