After Care Instructions
It is very important that you follow these instructions carefully, it is essential for the best results possible. Remember, all procedures must Heal, Peel and Fade. This process may take up to 10 days. Everyone's body is different.
Day 1 (Day of procedure): 2-3 hours after treatment, gently clean the area with a very small amount of sterile water on a cotton pad, just barely damp, NOT wet. Do this 2 to 4 times today to avoid build-up of blood/lymph on the area.
Day 2 & 3: When you wake up, gently wipe the area with a small amount of sterile water on a cotton pad. Be extra careful not to rub the brows hard, tug or scrub the brows. Do this 2 to 4 more times these days to avoid any build-up of blood/lymph
Using a cotton swab, you may apply a very small amount of after care ointment to brows (very small amount-like the size of a grain of rice for both brows). This is just to add a small amount of moisture – brows should not appear greasy, glossy or shiny, if they do, you used too much. Do not use aggressive movement/manipulation of the skin- be gentle. Always make sure your hands are clean before touching your brows.
Day 4-14: If your brows feel tight or dry, you may apply an extremely thin layer of after care ointment (brows should not be greasy, glossy, or shiny – if so, you used too much). REMEMBER, the longer the scabs, the better the results. Be gentle and try not to disturb them.
The following must be avoided for 10 days post-microblading procedure:
• Allowing any water to touch the brows! No shower stream over brows. Wash face CAREFULLY with a washcloth or cleansing wipes, avoid brow area.
• Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi
• Sun tanning or salon tanning
• Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic Acid on the face or neck
• Picking, peeling, or scratching of the brow area. You will cause scarring of the area or removal of the pigment if you pick or peel scabs prematurely.
• Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds
• 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 with a cotton swab
• Do not use any cleansers or facial products of any kind, over the brow area for at least 10 days.
• Absolutely do not use any ointments, antibiotic creams or gels, or vitamin creams over the brow area –it will draw out the pigment.
Please NOTE: Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days post-microblading procedure. However, experience has shown that by following these after-care instructions, these symptoms may quickly disappear.
Touch-ups and/or correction of the shape-design is recommended only after 6-8 weeks.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOUR MICROBLADING SESSION:
Your eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle.
Days 1-4: 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 body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin. Your brows will appear larger and darker than the final results, this is part of the process.
Days 5-7: 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 pigment is fading too quickly, however, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows. This is normal.
Days 8-12: Your brows may look as though the pigment has completely faded – do not panic – take a deep breath and trust the process.
Days 14-28: Your brows may still look a little patchy or uneven, but the pigment will start to “reappear”as the pigment settles and the healing continues.
You may get your touch-up/perfecting procedure done at the 6-8 week point NO SOONER to allow for complete healing of the scar tissue.
Pro-Tip: Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 up to SPF 50 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade quickly.
Please keep in mind, everyone is different. Everyone has different results. It is my job to get your brows to meet your expectations the healthiest way I can. Allow your body to do it's thing and we will get you to where you want them to be proper way.
**The following picture is NOT my work, but it is a pretty good representation of the healing process. I do hope that you have NO large scabbing like this person, but it may happen – if it does NO PICKING!