Eyebrows are the most defining feature of the face. They frame your face, emphasize your eyes, and accentuate your expression. Brows are pivotal in giving symmetry to the face. With cosmetic tattooing you can toss those brow pencils and powders. If your brows are too light in color, if you have a gap in your brows due to a scar or even if your brows are non-existent, with the help of micropigmentation you won’t have to worry about smudging brows or reapplying throughout your day. Before you begin your treatment it will start with a discussion of the shape and color of your preference. The unique bone structure and contours of your face will play a significant part in the look and shape of your brows.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
PREPARING & CARING
FOR YOUR GORGEOUS MICROBLADED EYEBROWS!
In order for your new brows to heal properly (and look their best) these
Pre & Post Care Instructions found below are of the UTMOST IMPORTANCE!
Pre-Care instructions are designed to limit bleeding and skin sensitivities during the service. Excessive bleeding during the procedure will dilute the pigment color and lead to poor results! Post-Care instructions are vital in retaining your color and achieving the best possible brows. Once you leave your session, how your brows heal depends on how you care for them afterwards!
• Absolutely no sun, sweating, or tanning prior to the procedure or after the procedure for 10 days. Do not have a tan/sunburn on your face prior to your procedure. The tan will exfoliate taking color with it as it fades. If you show up to your appointment with sunburn, you will be required to reschedule and your deposit will be forfeited.
• Do not work out the day of the procedure as the body heat expands the pores. It is recommended not to sweat (heavily) for the first 10 days after the procedure. Sweat is salt and can prematurely fade the treated area.
• IF YOU USE BOTOX, IT SHOULD BE PERFORMED EITHER 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED PROCEDURE OR 2 WEEKS AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE.
• Do NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen unless medically necessary, 48-72 hrs prior to your procedure. Tylenol is fine.
• Avoid sleeping on your face during the first 10 days post procedure.
• You MUST discontinue Retin-A or Retinols for 7 days prior to your appointment and avoid using on or around the area for 30 days after. If used before 30 days, it can cause the pigments to fade prematurely. If you resume the Retin-A or Retinols after the 30 days, please know that the continued use will fade your permanent makeup prematurely.
• You have to be off Accutane for 1 year. NO Exceptions!
• If you have oily skin, your results WILL appear softer (eyebrows can look solid) in appearance and may require additional procedures.
Microblading Aftercare Instructions
It is essential that you follow these instructions after your Microblading session:
Day 1 (Day of treatment): 2-3 hours after treatment, gently clean the area with a very small amount of sterile water on a cotton pad or guaze. 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 today to avoid any build-up of blood/lymph
Using a cotton swab, you may apply a very small amount of provided aftercare to brows (very small amount-like half 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. Make sure your hands are clean before touching your brows.
Day 4-14: Gently clean the brow area with a damp cotton pad, you may use a drop or 2 of alcohol free witch hazel (added to the damp pad) to clean the brows 2-4 times a day. If your brows feel tight or dry, you may apply an extremely thin layer of aftercare after cleansing (brows should not be greasy, glossy, or shiny – if so, you used too much).
The following MUST be AVOIDED for 10 days post microblading procedure:
• do not allow any water to touch the brows! No shower stream over brows. Wash face CAREFULLY with a washcloth or cleansing wipes, avoid brow area. Blot brow area gently, do not wipe!
You can apply a layer of Vaseline to your brows prior to showering to protect them from the spray. Gently dab off after shower and allow brows to completely dry before applying aftercare.
• NO sweating
• NO exercising
• NO sports
• NO swimming
• NO saunas, hot baths, or hot tub/Jacuzzis
• NO sun tanning or tanning beds
• NO laser or chemical treatments or peels and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic Acid on the face or neck
• NO picking, peeling, or scratching of the brow area. You can cause scarring of the area and will remove the pigment if you pick or peel scabs prematurely.
• do not perform tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris – now is not the time! You do not want an infection!
• avoid spicy foods
• avoid smoking and smokey areas
• do not drink alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds
• avoid driving in open-air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles
• do not touch 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 no ointments, antibiotic creams or gels, or vitamin creams over the brow area – it will draw out the pigment. Use the aftercare provided, or a very thin layer of Vaseline
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 are recommended only after 4-6 weeks.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOUR MICROBLADING SESSION:
Your eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle.
Hair strokes WILL appear crisp and bold at first, but WILL soften up in appearance as the tissue heals. The area will shed taking some color with it...this is normal. The area will begin to oxidize and darken over the 1st month.
Some residual swelling is normal for ALL procedures. Some clients may have minimal swelling some may have a lot. This is unique to each individual.
Color WILL fade/soften anywhere from 10% to 50% or more. At the touch up we will fine- tune any area that has faded too much. Healing is specific to each client and some clients have a harder time retaining pigment. It is important to realize that you will need a color boost every 1-2 yrs to maintain it's fresh natural appearance. You may need still to powder and/or pencil even after the healed results. This is an enhancement to your natural brows; your brows will look fantastic, but they will not look the same as if you have applied make up to them. Most agree, this looks better; nobody looks great with a fully sculpted, dramatic brow first thing in the morning without any other makeup on! For a fully made up night on the town, glam them up with make up however you like! At least when you wash off the make up at the end of the night, you will still have beautiful brows!
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 may swell and appear larger also.
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.
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 4-6 week point NO SOONER to allow for complete healing of the brows.
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 will cause the color pigment to fade quickly.
A bit more about your Flawless new brows & caring for them:
*** Failure to care for your cosmetic tattoo may result in poor color retention and unwanted results or more touch up services (an additional charge for more than one touch up applies)
Permanent Makeup is an art NOT a science. Clients’ results will vary and using a pencil or powder may still be needed. We have no control over your bodies healing process and each time a procedure is done, the pigment will have less retention due to scar tissue.
As we age our skin changes. The permanent makeup WILL eventually look more powdered, this is universal with all permanent makeup procedures.
Remember, no two sides of the face are the same. Perfection is our goal, but, note that nothing is PERFECT. We do not use the "P" word when doing Permanent Makeup.
Brows are sisters NOT twins :)
If you are out in the sun a lot, have oily skin, use anti-aging creams, retin A/retinol products, acidic cleansers, natural elements, regular chemical peels, or exercise frequently, your permanent makeup will fade faster than normal. The better you take care of the treated area and follow the provided aftercare, the longer your brows will last.