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aftercare & what to expect

After your microblading appointment avoid the of the following:

  • Excessive sweating, swimming, hot sauna, hot yoga, hot bath or Jacuzzi, sun tanning or tanning booth for at least 10 days.

  • Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A, Retinol, and Glycolic Acid on or near the treatment area for at least 2 weeks.

  • Picking, peeling or scratching of the area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment.

  • Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning or outdoor yard work where there may be a lot of airborne debris.

  • Drinking alcohol in excess as it may lead to slow healing of wounds and promote bleeding.

  • Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles or motorcycles.

  • Touching of the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post care ointment with a cotton swab.

  • Before showering apply a layer of post care ointment to protect your eyebrows from moisture. During the shower keep your face away from the shower head. Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven to ten days post procedure.

  • Do not apply any eyebrow make up until all scabbing and flaking has resolved. Approximately around day 10.

  • Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure will cause the pigment to fade more quickly.

What can I expect during my Microblading treatment? 

Here’s a quick rundown of your microblading service: 

Before your treatment, you will have a consultation with your artist. During your consultation we will go over your medical health history, consent form, color selection, brow shape and post care instructions. It is also a good idea to bring your current brow make-up (if any) to this appointment. After your consultation, your first microblading appointment will be scheduled. During your consultation, you may be given anesthetic for to you to apply prior to your initial appointment.

  1. Numbing the area will be the first step during your initial microblading treatment . This may be done prior to the appointment if you were given numbing cream at the consultation, if not, numbing will be part of the treatment.

  2. Once the area is numb, your artist will draw on or fill in the area to be microbladed. Special tools to aid in proper measuring will be used.

  3. Next, the initial strokes are made, then more anesthetic is applied to reduce any discomfort.

  4. Pigment is then worked into each stroke and then a pigment “mask” is left to absorb into the skin for several minutes.

  5. This may take place 2-3 times depending on how many passes are performed.

  6. Once that’s finished, the artist cleans the area thoroughly and applies healing ointment.

  7. Your provider will go over aftercare instructions with you when the treatment is finished.

A touch-up is recommended 4-6 weeks after initial treatment.

During your microblading touch-up, your artist will fill in missing hairs, add or make hairs longer or just achieve a darker color.

What’s the Microblading healing process like? 

Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing process: Peel, Heal, and Fade. The final healed color cannot be determined until 3-4 weeks after treatment. For this reason, touch-ups and/or correction of the shape/design is recommended at least 4 weeks after initial treatment. Your brows may go from too dark to too light and finally just right.

  • Immediately after the procedure, the pigment will appear very sharp and dark. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually (do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab as this is excess pigment and/or bodily fluid that is naturally exiting your skin).

  • Once the healing of the skin starts taking place it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly. However, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.

  • Your eyebrows will be the lightest tones during days 5-12 because the color is absorbed in the deeper layers of the skin. Later skin cells push it back to the upper layers. Once the healing is completed, you will enjoy your new, natural looking eyebrows.

Questions? Please call 303-339-0209 or email us:

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