- Do not touch or rub the healing pigmented area as this can create an infection.
- Do not get your brows wet for 72 hours after procedure. Once 72 hours have passed, carefully wash your brows in warm water with mild anti bacterial soap and clean fingertips. (Do not use a cloth)
- Apply a thin layer of coconut oil or grapeseed oil AS NEEDED with a clean cotton swab anytime your brows feel dry/itchy/flakey, as long as it is AFTER the 72 hour dry period.
- Do not apply makeup to the brow area for 10-14 days and when you do, please ensure your makeup brushes/pencils are sanitized.
- No sun exposure, saunas, swimming, working out or heavy sweating for two weeks.
- Do not get botox injections until your brows are fully healed in 30 days.
- Do not attempt to remove or pick at any scabbing, please allow the skin to heal itself as this can causeloss of pigment, unsatisfactory results and/or serious infection.
- After your brows have fully healed, maintain pigment retention by using sunblock daily on brow area.
- Products that contain glycolic, lactic, AHA and retinol acids will fade your pigment faster over time.
- If you are a blood donor, do not give blood for one year following your microblading procedure.
- If you experience any swelling, blistering or puss, discontinue your aftercare product and contact a doctor. In addition, if you experience any excessive redness, tenderness or red streaks from the brow to your heart, elevated temperature or drainage from the brow, consult a doctor as the area may be infected.
*Coconut or grapeseed oils are great for microblading healing because they are thinner than ointments (such as aquaphor) so they do not suffocate the wound or draw out pigment. You should use the oil as needed if your skin feels dry, tight, itchy, uncomfortable or severely scabbed, but if you do not experience these symptoms you do not need to use the oil as your skin will heal itself naturally. Because every person's individual skin type differs, we ask you to use the oil "as needed" unless you have an allergy or intolerance to the product.
what to expect.
- Please understand that your new brows are an open wound. For the first few days, it will be darker and thicker than your healed result which takes 30 days. Some clients experience flaking, scabbing and itchiness in the first two weeks. Once this phase has completed, it is common to experience what is called “The Ghosting Stage” which will be a period of time where the microblading hair strokes will seem to have disappeared. In most cases, the microblading reappears within a few days as the raw skin heals itself. After 30 days it is normal/common to have some spots where the pigment didn’t retain, at which point we do a follow up appointment to reinforce the strokes and fill in missing/faded pigment.Microblading is a two step process. A touch up appointment should be scheduled for 4-8 weeks after your initial microblading and it is suggested to do touch ups every 6-8 months to maintain color. If you do not return for an appointment within 8 months, your new appointment will be considered a full new microblading and not a touch up. Microblading can last up to 1-2 years.
- Failure to follow these instructions may result in pigment loss and/or infection.