AVOID MICROBLADING IF YOU ARE/HAVE:
- Eczema, psoriasis or rosacea (on or near brows)
- Taking antibiotics
- Taking Blood thinners (ie. fish oils, ibuprophen, aspirin etc.)
- Pregnant or nursing
- Under 18
- Underwent chemotherapy or radiation within 12 months
- Consumed alcohol within 48 hours
- Used retinol, vitamin A serums or skin bleaching creams within 2 months
- Accutane within 12 months
- Botox or fillers injected within 2 weeks
- Micro-needling, chemical/facial peels, laser treatments within 4 weeks
- Birthmark, mole on brow
- Prone to keloid scaring
- Medically unable to lay down for longer than 1 hour
- Breakouts, open wound, scabs
- Healing disorders
- Auto immune disorders
- Uncontrolled high blood pressure
**Please consult your doctor about any medications you are on before you schedule an appointment
Before Your Microblading Appointment
- Avoid waxing or threading within 3 days of your appointment. Its preferred that you grow your eyebrows out until appointment.
- If tinting your eyebrows, tint them the color that you wish to be microbladed.
- Avoid tanning or prolonged sun exposure within 2 weeks of appointment.
- Avoid chemical peels, laser treatments, microdermabrasion and micro-needling within 4 weeks of appointment.
- Avoid Botox or fillers within 2 weeks of appointment
- Avoid caffeine, alcohol, ibuprofen and fish oil supplements within 24 hours of appointment
- Please wash your hair the day of your appointment. Please avoid prolonged exposure to water on your face for 48 hours after your appointment.
- Upon approval and guidance from your physician, avoid blood thinning medications within 24 hours of appointment
CARE DURING HEALING:
- Wash your hands before touching the tattooed area.
- You can shower or bathe normally after 2 days.
- Avoid using cleansers on face for the first week. Soap can remove the pigment from your brows.
- Avoid facials and exfoliators for 2 weeks.
- Avoid moisturizers, oil and vaseline for 2 weeks.
- Avoid makeup to area for 2 weeks.
- Use distilled water to lightly rinse the area and pat dry with a disposable paper towel 3 times a day.
- Using a cotton swab, apply a thin layer of the supplied or advised ointment 3 times a day after washing your face with tepid distilled water.
- Avoid sweating, tanning & swimming.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- Swelling can last up to 3 days and feels similar to a sunburn.
- The healing process takes between 6-8 weeks. During this time your brows will get darker, lighter and could appear patchy. This is NORMAL. Once healed your brows will be about 30% softer than the day of your appointment. At your touch up appointment we can correct, add depth or define whatever you need.
- The goal is to have the area flake off naturally, rather than to form large scabs. Let the scabs and flakes fall off naturally. If you pick or peel at the area it can cause the premature loss of pigment and scaring. You should apply the supplied or recommended ointment for 7-14 days
- Sun exposure over time can cause fading and discoloration to your new brows. Once completely healed its advised that you apply a sunscreen, wear a hat and sunglasses when you’re exposed to the sun.
- Rinse your face off thoroughly after swimming in chlorine. Chlorine can fade pigment.
- Avoid glycol acid, retin-a peels or exfoliants on your eyebrow area. This can fade pigment or change their color to grey or pink.
- If you get any laser work done make sure to let your technician know about your tattooed eyebrows.
- Hydrate your face and brows regularly.
If you have any questions, contact me via phone or email.
If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the emergency room!