ATTENTION ALL LOVERS OF RETINOIDS, GLYCOLICS, VITAMIN C SERUMS
AND ALL THE GOOD STUFF!
Please take a break from these products at least 2 weeks prior to your microblading session for best results.
Refrain from drinking alcohol or taking blood thinning meds 24 hours prior (many studios say no caffeine as well, but lets get REAL, our world doesn’t happen without it – so its up to you 😉
Any treatments such as lasers, peels, waxing, botox etc should also take place 2 weeks prior. Skin should be healthy and non-irritated, blemish, and sunburn free for best results.
THE BEST WAY IS TO NOT DO MUCH!
Please read all aftercare instructions on this page to make sure you can commit to this brow journey, especially the first 10 days. How you take care of your fresh brows greatly affects the healed outcome.
FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE RULES FOR THE BEST
NO MOISTURE! NO WATER! NO SWEAT! NO SUN! For 3 days.
The best results come from the “Do Nothing” or “Dry Healing” method. The absolute best results come from keeping your brows extremely DRY for the next 10 days! Keeping them dry makes them retain more detail, better color, and more crisp strokes, so it’s worth it 🙂 It sounds tricky- but can be done if you’re mindful of it.
-Within 2-3 hours after the procedure wash the ointment off your brows with sterile water and gauze pad included in your kit. And that’s it for the next 10 days!
-Keep your face directly out of the shower stream & do your best to carefully wash hair and keep face as dry as possible. Keep clean, dry paper towels on hand to pat dry if they accidentally get moist. Also keep showers brief, as too much steam can harm brows as well.
-When washing your face, be sure not to splash water onto your face like we normally do. Instead use a washcloth or disposable cleansing wipe to wash AROUND the brows, making sure they stay dry 🙂
-Use product free blotting paper 3 times a day for normal skin, and 6 times a day for oily skin directly on top of the brows and then the surrounding area for the first 10 days as well.
-Do not apply any cosmetics on your brows for AT LEAST 7 days. If your skin starts to feel tight and dry around day 7 post treatment, you can use a small amount of * Coconut Oil *
(or a fragrance-free moisturizer, such as Cetaphil) IF NEEDED to gently moisturize the area once a day. If you do need to moisturize, please do so sparingly.
-No heavy exercising or sweating for at least 3-10 days post procedure. If you want the best color and detail retention, this is crucial.
-After 3 days you may wash your face normally, including your brows! with a gentle face wash, such as Cetaphil.
WHAT TO EXPECT
-Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in color, more sharply defined or even have a more filled in appearance. This can last up to a week after the treatment while the initial healing process takes place. The treated area may feel a bit like sunburn afterwards but there should be minimal discomfort and minimal redness.
-During the initial healing period, there may be scabbing, flaking or peeling of the skin. If that happens, do not pick, and allow the scab or dry skin to come off on its own. This is very important! If scabs come off prematurely, the pigment will come out with it!
-The complete healing process takes about 4-6 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.
MICROBLADED BROWS GO THROUGH MANY PHASES WHILE HEALING!
CHECK IT OUT SO YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT….
-Day 1 – finely detailed, slight redness
-Day 2-4 – They become darker and more filled in looking as they form a light protective layer or scab. This is only temporary- don’t panic!
-Day 5-12- the protective layer naturally exfoliates, peels and flakes away over the course of several days as your skin heals underneath it. The freshly healed skin is white and has a waxy coating, making it appear that the brows are too light. Be patient!
-Day 10-30 – After 10 days you may use brow makeup very gently if you need it. The color will slowly come back to life and bloom back to the surface as that new, white skin settles in and heals. Wait at least 4 weeks to see the true color, as it will take on new strength, and it is only after 4 weeks that your touch-up/adjustment can be done. Your second appointment is to tighten up your shape, touch up any light spots and also to assess how
your skin reacts to the process, and the chosen color. We note everyones pigment blend, in case we need to layer in a different shade or adjust the method for the best results 🙂
-This is a two step process. Brows look really finished after the 2nd appointment.
WHAT NOT TO DO
You may shower or bathe normally, but avoid getting any harsh soaps, shampoos, water
on them as this can be detrimental to the bonding process that must take place for the
pigment to stabilize in the dermis.
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 may appear as
though the tattooed area has completely disappeared. This is just new skin forming.
Within 1-2 weeks, the hair strokes will slowly reappear at a lighter shade as your skin
DO NOT apply make-up to the tattooed area for the first 7 days. Cosmetics of any kind
may interfere with the healing and color of your tattoo. After 7 days its fine if you need to
gently apply makeup to any light spots.
DO NOT use Vaseline, Neosporin or other petroleum-based products while healing.
DO NOT bleach, tint or dye the tattooed area for one month following the procedure.
DO NOT apply any anti-acne products (e.g. Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, Proactiv,
etc.) or lightening creams (skin bleaching creams) such as hydroquinone to the treated
area while healing.
No anti-aging products or facial products containing Alpha Hydroxyls (AHAs), Retin-A,
Lactic or Glycolic Acids
Do not thread, wax, or use hair removal products on the treated area while healing.
NO exercising and/or excessive sweating one day prior to getting tattooed and for 3-10
days after. Heavy sweating will cause the hair strokes to blur and detail to be lost.
NO Sun exposure, swimming pools, jacuzzis, saunas or other bodies of water for two
Do not soak your face underwater in a bathtub or allow the shower to spray directly in
your face for two weeks.
Exposure to the sun over time can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once
completely healed, I recommend applying sunscreen daily on the treated area. Wear large
sunglasses and a hat for further protection. Rinse and dry the area thoroughly when in
contact with chlorine.
Glycolic acid, retinols, AHA’s, anti-aging lotions and serums,
microdermabrasion, chemical face peels and laser treatments must be kept away from the
tattooed area as continued use could lighten or discolor the pigment.
If you are having laser resurfacing or laser hair removal after your tattoo has healed,
please inform the laser technician. Continue at your own discretion. Laser procedures
may darken, lighten, or discolor the tattooed area.
Once the treated area is completely healed, any changes or additions that need to be
made can be done at your follow-up appointment no sooner than 6-8 weeks later. It takes
about 4 weeks for the brow area’s skin cells to completely regenerate and settle in.
There are no implied or written guarantees if you do not take care of your tattoo, and
everyone will heal a little differently.
THIS PROCEDURE IS NOT RIGHT FOR YOU IF
you are using ACCUTANE or have used it within the past year
if you have very oily skin and/or very large pores on your forehead the hair stroke pigment
may be rejected or it may heal very powdery and fuzzy with loss of detail and may need
frequent touch ups. Often powder shading, or a combination brow is a good replacement !
if you want very thin brows (there needs to be at least a slight thickness in order to
achieve desired hairlike detail)
if you are very tan or sun-damaged
if your skin is very delicate, fragile, sensitive or problematic. The older we get the more
fragile and thin our skin gets. People aged over 70 may not have the most ideal results,
and may experience loss of detail, discoloration, or additional blurring
are pregnant or nursing
are allergic to Lidocaine
are highly prone to scarring or keloids