Pre & Post Care

What to Expect

  • No sun or tanning bed exposure for 30 days prior and post procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a sunburn your appointment will be canceled and your deposit will be forfieted.
  • Any clients taking Accutane must be off the medication for at least 1 year.
  • Retinols may not be used within 30 days prior procedure. A good rule of thumb is to make sure any and all skincare regimens are kept at least an inch away from the brow area in all directions.
  • If you get your brows shaped, waxed, or tinted we ask that you do so no later than 5 days before having them microbladed.
  • No blood thinners are to be taken within 48 hours of the procedure. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Niacin, and Fish Oil.
  • No alcohol the day before and no caffeine the day of your appointment.

DAY 1

Immediately following your procedure, and for the next 24 hours, use the provided cotton pads to cleanse the brow area. Every couple of hours dampen a pad with water, gently wipe your brows, and pat dry. NO SOAP. NO OINTMENT. Keep the area clean and dry for the first day to help retain as much pigment as possible and to reduce scabbing.

 

Day 2-10

The very next day you may start applying a small breathable layer of the ointment that is provided to you. Apply using either a cotton tip or cleansed finger in a dabbing motion. NO RUBBING. Continue rinsing the brow area periodically each day and patting dry. Try to keep ointment use to morning and night. Avoid sweating, saunas, swimming pools, and putting your face under a direct stream of water. Do not apply makeup to or around the brow area until all the flakes have gone, not abiding to this rule can result in infections or changes to the pigment color. Stay away from tanning beds and direct sunlight. DO NOT pick, scratch, or itch your flaking brows! You can prematurely remove scabs containing pigment and cause patching. 

TIP – Apply ointment before showering to use as a barrier from water. Make sure not to wipe or scrub your face during/right after bathing. Try cleansing your face separately from bath time in order to avoid any accidents and use your fingertips (no clothes or wipes that can drag along your brows).

Directly after the appointment and for the following 48 hours your pigment will appear darker/sharper in shape/bold because of scabbing, this is normal. You may also experience some redness and swelling. Your skin will begin to peel for about five days. It’s important that you not pick or scratch during this period as you could lose a chunk of pigment prematurely, resulting in a bald patch. Once your brows have fully healed they may have a muted appearance, DO NOT PANIC! This will gradually diminish over the next couple of weeks and pigment will resurface.

After your skin is healed you are welcome to freely cleanse the brow area and apply makeup as you wish. Continue to minimize sun exposure. A moisturizer with an SPF of at least 15 is recommended to protect pigment from the sun’s rays. Lasers on treated areas can cause the pigment to turn black and swell. Exfoliating & skin lightening products (chemical peels, alpha & beta hydroxy acids, vitamin A cream aka Retin-A) promote pigment loss, so these products should be avoided on the treated area. If having an MRI, advise the health care worker of any permanent makeup procedures

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