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MICROBLADING BEFORE & AFTER CARE INFORMATION
Are you wanting to get your brows microbladed but have some questions? Take a look at the information below! Browlicity wants you to feel completely comfortable going into the process!
What to Expect from your Microblading Appointment
- Microblading procedures require two treatment sessions as it is a 2 step process. Please keep in mind that everyone’s skin is different and this could vary per client. For best results, clients will be required to return for one re-touch appointment. This will take place between 6-8 weeks after the initial procedure.
- Please be aware that for some the color intensity will be significantly darker and sharper immediately after the procedure. This will reduce by 30%-50% as brows heal and fade.
- A topical anesthetic is placed over the treatment area for 20 minutes, then carefully removed prior to the start of your microblading treatment.
- We CANNOT guarantee that there won’t be some discomfort. Some people numb up better than others depending on their skin. The majority say they don’t feel much and that it’s very tolerable. This can also depend on an individual’s pain tolerance as that can also vary.
- Right after the procedure, the brow area can be tender and feel similar to that of a sunburn. Some are red around the brow and some are not. The area may also look a little puffy or slightly swollen on some, but not on everyone. Again, depends on the sensitivity of one’s skin.
What Factors can affect my Permanent Cosmetics?
- OILY SKIN: Increased oil production can cause hair strokes to blur and heal lighter and powdery.
- SMOKING: Smokers may notice that their semi-permanent cosmetics will fade faster.
- ANEMIA AND IRON DEFICIENCY: Your body will absorb these iron based pigments more quickly.
- SUN EXPOSURE: Increased exposure to the sun will cause premature fading. You will want to use a special sunscreen for your semi-permanent cosmetics; I recommend color guard. You can find it on Amazon.
- AGE AND METABOLISM: The faster your metabolism the faster the pigment will fade.
- BLEEDING DURING THE PROCEDURE: Excessive bleeding during your procedure will greatly affect how your body retains pigment. While this is not entirely in our control, it is important that you follow before care instructions to help minimize bleeding. This includes avoiding blood thinning medications, alcohol, and caffeine 24 hours before your procedure.
Pre-procedure Instructions & Precautions
- Discontinue use of any anti-aging products that contain retinol at least 2 weeks priorto your microblading appointment.
- Chemical, laser peels or Retin-A should not be utilized 6 weeks before the procedure.
- Discontinue use of Vitamin A or Fish Oil supplements about 2 weeks prior to your microblading appointment.
- AHA preparations should be undergone no less than 2 weeks before the treatment.
- Electrolysis treatment should be undergone no less that 5 days before the treatment.
- Any brow shaping using waxing or tweezing should be performed at least 48hrs before the treatment.
- Please do not drink alcohol 24 hours prior to your appointment.
- No aspirin or ibuprofen or anything containing aspirin at least 72 hours prior to your appointment.
- Please do not drink caffeine the morning or day of your appointment.
- Please wear your normal make-up to the salon on the day of your session.
- No botox 2 weeks before or after
- Make sure face isn’t burnt or peeling
- Should not be on antibiotics during the time of appointment
Wash your hair the morning before appointment! You won’t be able to get your brows wet for the next 10-14 days, so wash your hair beforehand to give yourself a few extra days before your next wash!
Avoid exercise right before appointment! Exercising increases blood flow and will cause excessive bleeding, leading to poor healed results.
Wait to Schedule your Microblading Appointment if…
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding (No Exceptions)
- You are currently using any acne medication (for example, Retin-A or Accutane)
- Undergoing Chemo or another major health therapy as certain meds may affect healing/results (We recommend discussing this procedure with your doctor as some will give the OK depending on your situation. We would need a permission note from the doctor)
- Diabetic (Doctor’s note required)
- Are on prescribed blood thinners or prescribed an aspirin once a day (Would need a note from your Doctor saying you’re OK to go off the blood thinners or aspirin 7 days before each session)
- Exceptions can be made if a legitimate Doctor’s note is provided.
- Those with serious heart disorders, blood infections, HIV, Hepatitis or liver disease are not candidates for this procedure.
- If you’ve had your brows tattooed/microbladed previously and want them done again they need to be significantly faded (70%) pics may need to be sent to determine if you’re a candidate.
If you have any other questions, feel free to ask! Please call with questions.
How to Care for your New Eyebrows
Microbladed eyebrows are expected to last between 12-36 months depending on your skin, lifestyle, and how you care for them.
Post Microblading Appointment
An allergic reaction can occur from any anesthetics used during the procedure. Although this is rare, if you do suffer from an allergic reaction, you should contact your doctor immediately. Allergic reaction response may show through redness, swelling, rash, blistering, dryness or any other symptoms associated with an allergic reaction.
- You might find that your eyebrows will scab or become slightly dry following your microblading treatment. If they itch, it’s very important that you do not scratch them. To relieve the itch, just tap them with your finger.
- If your eyebrows get wet during the healing process, pat them dry with a towel. It’s very important that you do not rub them.
- Avoid excessive sun exposure as this can affect the healing process as well as cause the pigment to fade.
- Avoid submerging them in water for 14 days post procedure.
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For up to 14 days following your microblading procedure:
- No makeup should be applied directly on the brows during the healing process.
- Avoid wetting eyebrows during the healing process. No swimming.
- Avoid saunas, steam rooms, sweating and sun beds/regular sun exposure during the healing process.
- Do not touch, rub, pick or scratch your brows following treatment or during the healing process.
- Apply your healing balm according to your microblading artist’s advice. If you have excessively oily skin, you may not need to use healing balm at all. For those with dry skin, balm can be used up to 3 times a day.
- Avoid using daily skin care products directly on the eyebrows.
- It is not recommended to have the procedure done right before an event or vacation for these reasons.
If you have upcoming medical procedures
- If you are due to or are having an MRI scan, please inform your doctor that you have had microblading/semi-permanent makeup done.
- If you are planning a chemical peel or any other medical procedure, please inform the therapist of the microblading procedure you had. A new peel or medical procedure should only be done once the healing process is complete.
- If you are due to give blood after the procedure, please inform your nurse about the microblading treatment you had done as this might alter the results.
Healing time can vary person to person depending on their skin and clients need to be patient. The surface heals within 10-14 days. With that being said total healing can take 3 weeks. Some clients flake/scab and some do not at all so that can also vary and affect healing time. Aftercare instructions are to be followed for usually 10-14 days as directed by your artist. Regardless, there is no downtime with this procedure, just instructions that need to be followed after to get the most out of your investment.
Can I bring a guest?
We strongly recommend coming to your appointment alone. It is a long service and guests can get restless and impatient. This can also be distracting for the artist. If you must have someone accompany you, only one person is allowed and please make them aware of the service time.