After-Care Information

MicroBlading (semi-permanent makeup) procedures are affected by the “canvas” (your skin) that they are

performed on. Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery and other procedures, and age of skin all contribute to fading. The initial application is always applied conservatively because every person’s skin is different and the final color can only be precisely determined and adjusted during a follow-up appointment after the initial application has fully healed. Because of this, the micropigmentation process is not complete after the initial procedure. In all cases, a follow-up appointment is required approximately 30 days after your initial application to fine tune and ensure the best result. Though rare, infection is possible. If you see signs of infection such as persistent increased redness or swelling, fever, drainage, or oozing, contact your doctor immediately.

● When the area starts to flake, leave it. Do not pick, peel or pull on the skin.

Days 1-3 Moisturize

  • Apply a thin coat of Aquaphor® or Ink Oil to the area twice a day.

  • Days 1-4: Wash

  • Wash daily to remove bacteria, build up of product and oils, and dead skin. (Don't worry, THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!)

  • Gently wash your eyebrows each morning and night with water and an antibacterial soap like Dial Soap, Cetaphil, or Neutrogena. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or exfoliants.  

  •  Days 5/6 and on  When your brows start to scab, DO NOT pick at scabs. Allow them to naturally fall off. This causes a more powdery effect.

● Avoid sweating such as from vigorous exercise for 24 hours.

● For at least one week post-procedure or until healing is complete (whichever is longer):

○ Keep your hands clean and avoid touching the affected area(s).

○ Do not scrub or pick treated areas.

○ Do not use peroxide or Neosporin on treated areas.

○ Do not expose area to direct sun or to tanning beds.

○ Avoid exposing the area excessive moisture or humidity, such as: facials, swimming, whirlpools

(hot tubs), saunas, steam rooms, and steamy showers.

● Avoid Retin-A, moisturizers, glycolic acids, exfoliants and anti-aging products at all times (not just during

healing) on all micropigmented areas. These can cause pigments to fade and lighten prematurely.

● Avoid tanning beds, sun, chlorine spas and pools, soap and chemicals (including skin cleansers, makeup

removers, alpha hydroxyl creams, and tooth whitening toothpaste) near the treated area until healed.

● Pigments will slowly fade over time. Schedule maintenance visits as needed to keep it looking fresh. Client is aware that the pigment applied may migrate.

● Do not resume any method of eyebrow hair removal or coloration for at least two weeks.

  •  Avoid eyebrow tinting within 48 hours before or two weeks after the procedure.

  •  Periodic touch ups will ensure longer lasting results.

Eyebrow MicroBlading Healing schedule

If you’ve never had microblading before, there are a lot of unknowns. One of the most common questions we’re asked is what to expect during the healing process. While every person is different and some heal more quickly or slowly than others, here’s generally what to expect. Temporary side effects from microblading include but are not limited to: redness, swelling, puffiness, bruising,

dry patches and tenderness.

Day 1

The eyebrows are approximately 20-25% bolder and darker in width than they will be when healed. Expect light to moderate swelling and redness. The skin’s redness causes the color of the pigment to appear darker. There is some swelling, although difficult to actually see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside. Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow to flake away and a more narrow appearance will result. New skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer appearance of your eyebrows. Don’t be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire. This is all part of the process.

Day 2

Conditions remain the same.

Day 3

Eyebrows start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. TRY NOT TO ITCH OR PEEL

Day 4

The skin begins to flake, peeling from the outside edges first. TRY NOT TO ITCH OR PEEL

Day 5

Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and grayer for a few days until color clarifies.

Day 6

The color has lightened from its initial overly-dark appearance. For the next few days, the color may now be

lighter than what the final color will be.

Day 10

The final color begins to stabilize and show through. The color will continue to soften as the healing process

completes. You should expect to lose approximately 1/3 of the initial color during the healing process. We have selected the. optimal pigments for you with this in mind. In approximately six days it may appear too light. After about 10 days, the color will show more. It will appear softer when completely healed.



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