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Proper Microblading Care and Maintence

Who Should Avoid Microblading?

Microblading Pre-Care

Microblading Step-by-Step Process

Microblading Aftercare

Healing Process after Microblading

​Microblading involves piercing the skin, which brings risks such as infections and allergic reactions. Strictly adhering to the pre-care and aftercare guidelines is vital to prevent complications and ensure the best outcome.

 

For the best results, it is recommended that new clients schedule their Microblading appointments at least 3 months ahead of significant events or vacations. This allows time for both the initial procedure and a touch-up 6-8 weeks later.

Who Should Avoid Microblading?

Microblading may not be suitable for those who:

  • Are pregnant or nursing.

  • Have conditions like diabetes, viral infections/diseases, epilepsy, heart issues, or organ transplants.

  • Tend to form keloids or have skin conditions near the brow area.

  • Are sick or have had Botox in the past 2 months.

  • Used Accutane in the past year.

  • Are allergic to anesthetic (Lidocaine).

  • Have extremely oily or problematic skin.

Microblading Pre-Care

For the best microblading results and optimal healing, please adhere to the following pre-care guidelines:

 

Physical Activity

Avoid workouts 24 hours before your procedure.

 

Alcohol & Caffeine

Abstain from consumption 48 hours before your procedure. This includes decaffeinated coffee and tea.

Sun Exposure

Avoid sun and tanning sessions 1 week before your procedure.

Medications & Supplements

Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Advil/Ibuprofen, Fish Oil, Prenatal Vitamins, Nutritional Shakes (e.g., Shakeology), and "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements 48 hours before your procedure.

Skin Products

Discontinue Retin-A at least 4 weeks before and avoid the brow area post-procedure.

Avoid Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products around the brow area 2 weeks before your procedure.

Cosmetic Procedures

No Botox or filler in the forehead, temple, and eye areas 4 weeks before your proceedure.

Avoid brow waxing, tinting, threading, Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, and facials 4 weeks before your procedure.

Sensitivity

During your menstrual cycle, your skin might be extra sensitive, which could lead to increased discomfort.

Microblading Step-by-Step Process

1. Consultation

We'll begin with a consultation where we'll discuss your desired eyebrow shape, color, and overall look. I'll also ask about any medical conditions, allergies, or previous experiences with permanent makeup.

 

2. Preparation

On the day of your appointment, I'll clean your eyebrows with a gentle cleanser to remove any makeup or oils.

3. Measuring and Mapping

I'll measure and mark your brows using a tool and eyebrow pencil to create a symmetrical and flattering shape. I'll show you the proposed shape and make any necessary adjustments based on your feedback.

4. Numbing

I'll apply a topical numbing cream to your eyebrow area to minimize discomfort during the microblading process.

5. Microblading

Using a sterile microblading pen with a disposable blade, I'll create small, hair-like strokes in your skin, depositing the pigment into the upper dermal layer. I'll work meticulously, following the natural direction of your eyebrow hairs and the marked guidelines.

6. Pigment Absorption

After making all the strokes, I'll apply more pigment to the area, allowing it to absorb into the small incisions. I will be making several passes as the pigment absorbs into your skin.

7. Cleanup

I'll then wipe away the excess pigment, revealing your freshly microbladed brows.

8. Aftercare

I'll provide you with aftercare instructions, which include keeping the area clean, avoiding excessive moisture, and not picking at the scabs as they form and heal.

9. Healing

Over the next 4 to 6 weeks, your eyebrows will go through a healing process where they may appear to shrink and lighten. This is normal and expected.

10. Touchup Session

We will schedule a touchup within 6 to 8 weeks after your initial procedure. Our touchup will give you longer lasting, more perfect hair strokes, and sharper customization, ensuring you keep your beautiful brows as long as possible.

 

After the touchup session, you can enjoy your beautifully microbladed eyebrows, which typically last 1to 3 years, depending on skin type and lifestyle factors. Regular touchup sessions may be needed to maintain your desired appearance.

 

"You'll like your eyebrows after your initial procedure,

and you'll LOVE them after your touchup session!"

Microblading Aftercare

Proper aftercare is essential to ensure the best results and longevity of your microbladed eyebrows. Please follow these instructions carefully:

 

Keep the Area Clean

Gently clean your eyebrows with the provided cleanser and lukewarm water. Pat dry with a clean tissue or cotton pad. Repeat this process twice a day for the first week.

 

Apply a Healing Balm

I will provide you with a healing balm or recommend a suitable product. Apply a thin layer to your brows after cleansing, using your fingertips. Do this 2-3 times a day for the first week or as directed.

Avoid Excessive Moisture

Keep your brows as dry as possible during the first week. Avoid steam, saunas, and swimming pools. When showering, try to protect your brows from water exposure by keeping your face out of the water stream.

Do not Pick or Scratch

As your brows heal, you may experience scabbing and flaking. It's essential not to pick, scratch, or rub the scabs, as this can disrupt the healing process and negatively affect the final result. Allow the scabs to fall off naturally.

Avoid Direct Sunlight

During the first two weeks, protect your brows from direct sunlight and UV exposure, as this can cause premature fading and affect the healing process. Wear a hat or use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher when outdoors.

Avoid Makeup and Skincare Products

For the first 10 to14 days, avoid applying makeup, creams, or other skincare products directly on or around the treated area. This will help prevent irritation and ensure proper healing.

 

Cosmetic Procedures

No Botox or filler in the forehead, temple, and eye areas 4 weeks after procedure.

Avoid brow waxing, tinting, threading, Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, and facials 4 weeks after procedure.

Avoid Strenuous Activities

For the first 72 hours, it's best to avoid intense physical activities, such as heavy workouts or sports, as sweating may interfere with the healing process.

Sleep with Caution

During the first few nights, try to sleep on your back, avoiding any pressure on your brows. Use a clean pillowcase to minimize the risk of infection.

 

By carefully following these aftercare instructions, you'll help ensure the best possible outcome for your microbladed eyebrows. Remember the healing process takes time, and it is normal for the brows to go through various stages before revealing the final result.

 

If you have any concerns during the healing process, don't hesitate to contact me for guidance.

Healing Process after Microblading

The healing process after microblading is crucial to achieve the best possible results. Here's what you can expect during the various stages of healing:

 

Days 1 to 3

Your eyebrows may appear darker and more intense than expected. This is normal, as the pigment initially sits on top of the skin before it settles in. You might also notice some redness and swelling around the treated area, which should subside within a few days.

 

Days 4 to 7

During this period, your brows may start to scab and flake. It's essential not to pick, scratch, or rub the scabs, as this can disrupt the healing process and negatively affect the final result. Allow the scabs to fall off naturally.

Days 8 to 14

As the scabs fall off, you may notice that the pigment appears lighter or patchy in some areas. Don't worry; this is a normal part of the healing process. The pigment will gradually resurface as the skin heals.

Days 15 to 28

During this time, the pigment will continue to resurface, and your brows will start to show their true color. The color may still appear slightly lighter than your desired shade, but this is normal, as the healing process is not yet complete.

Days 29 to 42

By this stage, your brows should be fully healed. The pigment will have settled, and you'll see the final color and shape of your microbladed eyebrows. If there are any areas that need touchups or adjustments, we'll address them during your scheduled touchup session, usually 6 to 8 weeks after the initial appointment.

Throughout the healing process, it's crucial to follow the aftercare instructions provided, which include keeping the area clean, avoiding excessive moisture, and not picking at the scabs as they form and heal. By doing so, you'll help ensure the best possible outcome for your microbladed eyebrows.

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