PREPARING FOR YOUR MICROBLADING TREATMENT:
What you do before and after your microblading procedure makes a HUGE difference on results. Healing can be a very hard process for some. How well each person heals from the procedure will vary as everyone’s skin is different. Microblading is effective in most cases, but there is no guarantee that everyone will benefit from the procedure. Microblading heals about 30-50% lighter than the initial procedure. If you have very dark hair please know the pigment may heal lighter than your natural hair color. Generally, the results are excellent but it depends on your skin texture, oiliness, and aftercare.
Some clients will baby their brows and follow directions perfectly and not retain the pigment as well as expected. While others may do nothing and have great retention of color. Most people will only need one touch-up to achieve desired look, while others may need more. People with oily skin may heal with softer, less defined strokes. People with dry skin may heal with crisper strokes. Although rare, during the healing process you may experience some discomfort. If needed, over the counter pain relief approved by your physician may help with the discomfort. This procedure is meant to be semi-permanent, but there is no guarantee that it will not be permanent. Please follow the aftercare instructions not only in efforts to achieve great brows, but to protect them from bacteria.
BEFORE YOUR TREATMENT:
You will get much better results when you properly prepare for your microblading treatment. Your eyebrow area must be healthy, strong, non-sensitive and non-irritated. Here’s how to get your skin ready for the procedure:
- Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oils, vitamin E, niacin, or drink excessive alcohol at least 48 hours prior to and after your procedure. (Tylenol or acetaminophen is okay!)
- Do not take any prescription blood thinners at least 48 hours prior to and after your procedure.
- Discontinue any vitamin A skin care products (Retin-A, retinols) close to the enhancement area at least two weeks prior to your procedure. **I recommend NOT using these products over or around the brow area after you receive Microblading. It could cause fading and distortion of hairstrokes.**
- Discontinue use of AHA (chemical exfoliation) skin care products close to the brow area at least one week prior to your procedure.
- No laser or electrolysis on or around the treatment area one week prior to procedure.
- Do not have any chemical peels, dermabrasions, mesotherapy, facials, or any other intense treatments which will cause faster skin cell rejuvenating and cause skin irritation 2-3 weeks before procedure.
- No Botox or fillers in the procedure area three to four weeks prior.
- If you regularly get your eyebrows shaped, waxed, threaded or tinted, please do so at least 3 days before your appointment.
- Plan trips or events a minimum of 14 days after the procedure.
- Limit the amount of caffeine you consume the morning of your appointment.
- If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure.
- Do not tan two weeks prior or have sunburned face. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.
- If you have an ideal shape and color in mind, bring a few reference photos with you to your appointment.
- You may fill in your eyebrows as you normally would so we can take into consideration the shape you desire.
- If you have existing cosmetic tattooing you need to contact me BEFORE booking your appointment.
- Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week before procedure.
- Do not work out the day of the procedure as body heat will expand the pores.
- Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days before the procedure.
- Do not drink alcohol 24 – 48 hours before your tattoo
- Do not consume coffee or any caffeine or energy drinks before your procedure
- If you tint your brows, do it one day prior to treatment