BEFORE & AFTERCARE
BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
It all starts with a good canvas! The eyebrow area must be healthy, strong, non-sensitive, and non-irritated. Here’s how to get your skin ready for the procedure:
Do not pick/ tweeze/ wax or perform electrolyisis 1 week before the procedure.
Do not tan 2 weeks prior to the procedure; or have a sunburned face.
Do not have any type of facial 2 weeks prior to the procedure.
Do not work out the day of the procedure.
Do not have any Botox 3-4 weeks prior to the procedure.
Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E 1 week prior to the procedure (they are natural blood thinners).
Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days prior to the procedure.
In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor colour deposit:
Do not drink alcohol 24-48 hours before your tattoo.
Do no consume coffee before your procedure.
Do not take any Aspirin or Ibuprofen for pain relief (these thin the blood) at least 48-72 hours prior to the procedure (Tylenol of acetaminophen is okay!)
Shower and fix your hair as you need to take extra care not to get your brows wet for several days
The following restrictions are to ensure your skin is in the best possible condition for an amazing microblading procedure. Please read carefully:
Please do not work out the day of the procedure as the body heat will expand the pores
Avoid heavy sunlight and sunburn 3 days before the procedure. The skin should not be in the process of healing before the procedure!
Do NOT drink coffee or anything with caffeine the day of the procedure
Do NOT take Fish oil, Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and Ibuprofen, omega-3 unless medically necessary, 48-72hrs prior to the procedure. Tylenol or acetaminophen is okay!
Do NOT drink alcohol 24hrs before or after the procedure.
Any tweezing, tinting or waxing should be done at least 72hrs prior to the procedure.
IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PROCEDURE
After the procedure, gently blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes for the full day until the oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymphatic fluids and minimise scabbing.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE
Days 1-7: Moisturise
Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment with a cotton bud and spread it across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply, as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. NEVER put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.
Use a fresh pillowcase while you sleep.
Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of colour.
No facials, Botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for 1 week.
Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after the procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.
Avoid long, hot showers for the first 10 days.
Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
Avoid face-down swimming, lakes and hot tubs for the first 10 days.
Avoid topical makeup and sunscreen on the area.
DO NOT rub, pick, or scratch the treated area.
Important note about showering:
Limit your showers to 5 minutes so that you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/ procedure area out of the water while you wash your body.
A touch-up procedure is recommended 4-6 weeks after your initial assessment.
HEALING STAGES & WHAT TO EXPECT
Day 1: Textured appearance, slightly more dramatic in appearance than normal, tender, slightly swollen and may experience slight bleeding or weeping.
Day 2: They look very dark, bold and thicker than immediately post-procedure. Colour will appear more reddish and skin may still be tender.
Days 3-4: The pain and tenderness will start to subside. They still look dark and thick.
Day 5: The brows are getting itchy, and a thick layer of scabbing may form. The fine hair-strokes may be hidden. Clients are warned NOT to pick the scabs (pat gently if necessary, without disturbing the scabs).
Days 5-7: Serious scabbing will begin and will start peeling from the skin.
Days 7-10: The scabs will be flaking or will have flaked off on their own by this point. The colour is evening out and will look more natural.
Days 14-28: Healing almost complete. The colour and definition of the hair-strokes will return at this point. The colour is beginning to even out and look even more natural.