PRE + POST-CARE
Try to avoid caffeinated beverages prior to your appointment, trust us, we know, its hard!
Avoid tanning or sunbathing three days before your appointment
No chemical peels or harsh exfoliating treatments for at least a week before your appointment
Avoid using Retin-A/Retinoids/Retinols, Filler, and Botox for one week before the procedure
Avoid taking fish oil, Vitamin E, Aspirin, and other blood thinners for at least one week before the procedure
Get your workout in! Getting sweaty before your appointment will give you peace of mind since you can’t sweat for 7-10 days after you get your new brows!
There is no one-size-fits all with the healing process as each client heals in their own unique way. In general, microblading takes about 7-10 days to heal before it can get completely wet without disturbing the healing process. This includes: heavy exercise, sweating, showering, and swimming. Here is a timeline for some of the most common experiences clients have post-microblading include:
Immediately: You may feel some tenderness in the eyebrow area, similar to that of a sunburn. You may also experience redness around the eyebrow area and possible swelling.
Days 1-2: There will be a significant thickening and darkening of the eyebrow area. They will look much more defined and sharp. This is completely normal and will subside.
Day 3: You may experience moderate to thick scabbing. Your eyebrows will start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture.
Day 4: Exfoliation begins and any excess pigment from the procedure will fade away. The skin begins to flake and will peel from the outside edges first.
Day 5: The pigment will finish flaking off and will result in a softer, gray, and more narrow appearance. It will stay like this for a few days until the pigment clarifies.
Blot your eyebrows if they get weepy within 24 hours post-procedure
Keep brows dry for 10 days
Apply a light coating of Aquaphor on your eyebrows once a day for 10 days with a clean cotton swab.
Apply Aquaphor especially before you shower or wash your face, as it acts as a barrier for your brows.
Avoid the sun, sweating, hot sauna, and outside running for 10 days
Once the eyebrow area has fully healed, between 4-8 weeks post-appointment, a touch-up is necessary to secure the foundation of the pigment.