Before the procedure, you will be given a set of after care instructions to follow to ensure you get the best results, but they are also below for your convenience.
The most important things are to keep the area clean and moisturized, don’t rub or pick, avoid extreme heat or pressure, and always use sun protection.
Immediately after microblading, use a clean tissue to gently blot away any fluids in the area. Keep blotting frequently (every 5 minutes is best) until the tissue comes away dry.
DO NOT rub during this process, gentle pressing motions only. Blotting keeps your brows from forming large, hard scabs which can pull the pigment out if accidentally removed before they naturally fall off.
Every morning and night, gently wash the area with a mild soap and warm water. With clean hands and a feather-light touch, gently massage the brows with your fingertips. Resist the urge to pick at any bumps you might feel during this process! Wash for about 10 seconds then rinse thoroughly, but gently (stay away from pressurized water like from the showerhead). Pat dry with a clean tissue.
Avoid scented or medicated soaps. Antibacterial soap is ok.
DO NOT use any products containing acids or exfoliants.
DO NOT use towels, terry cloth, microfiber cloth, or other material that is not smooth (even if it is soft!) to dry your brows as the fiber profile is too rough.
Once your brows are dry, apply a tiny amount of after care ointment (size of a grain of rice for each brow) with a clean finger or cotton swab. You can also use the after care ointment during the day if your brows become tight or itchy feeling. Use it sparingly so your skin can breathe.
For best results, avoid the following:
- Excessive heat (intense workouts, saunas, Jacuzzis, hot showers, etc) – wait 10 days
- Pressure (direct stream of showerhead, sleeping on your face, rubbing, strong winds from driving in open vehicles, etc) – wait 10 days
- Sun/UV exposure without protection – wear a hat for the first two weeks then always use sunscreen
- Being under water – wait 2 weeks
- Chemicals (chlorine, facial treatments, etc) – wait 4 weeks
- Skin care with acids or retinol – always keep away from brow area
- Facials / botox / chemical treatments / microdermabrasion, etc – wait 4 weeks
- Makeup in the brow area – wait 10 days and use new products or sanitize used products, if possible.
- Airborne debris
DO NOT rub, scratch, or pick at your brows! Picking can cause pigment loss and even scarring. Let any scabs or dry skin fall away on their own.
Use a clean pillowcase, preferably satin or silk, while the healing process takes place. This will prevent infection and keep any scabs or dry skin from snagging on cotton or other rougher fabric in your sleep.
If you plan to go on vacation after getting your eyebrows done, plan to go at least a week after the procedure. This way you have the delicate part of healing already over and you can relax without worrying about it!
If you are planning a chemical peel, laser treatments, or need an MRI, wait until fully healed and let your technician know you’ve had an iron-oxide cosmetic tattoo. These procedures can affect the microblading pigment and potentially cause it to change colour, so precautions must be taken to avoid the area.
Contact a physician if you develop any of the following symptoms: fever, redness at the site, swelling, tenderness of the procedure site, elevated body temperature, red streaks radiating toward the heart, and/or any green/yellow discharge that is foul in odor.