Woman with Hand on Face

 After Care

 Microblading post-care and Semi-permanent makeup post-care is very important to the appearance and longevity of your new eyebrows. Please read the following eyebrow aftercare carefully as they apply to all of our eyebrows treatments: MicrobladingPowder Brows, and Combo Brows 

 

 

DRY HEALING AFTERCARE 

Do not let any water, lotion, soap, or makeup touch your eyebrow area during the first 7 days after your procedure.

Please wash your face carefully around the eyebrow without getting water on the treated area. During the shower, keep your face away from the showerhead or take a bath.

Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days post-procedure. Avoid picking or scratching as it can pull off scabs prematurely and cause patchy results or scarring. However, experience has shown that by following these after-care instructions, these symptoms may quickly disappear.

After 7 days, make sure your hands are completely clean and gently apply the post-care Grapeseed Oil with a cotton swab and clean hands. This can be done once a day, at night time, and morning time, but be sure to use the ointment sparingly as your skin needs to heal itself.   

The following must be avoided during all 14 days post-procedure:

  • Increased sweating

  • Practicing sports

  • Swimming

  • Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi

  • Sun tanning or salon tanning

  • Exposure to UV/UVA Rays or chemicals as they have been known to cause a shift in color and premature fading

  • Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic acid on the treatment area

  • Picking, peeling, or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment

  • Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris

  • Drinking alcohol in excess 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 cream with a cotton swab

WET HEALING AFTERCARE 

The day of the treatment: Absorb

Gently blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes for the full day until oozing has stopped.  Removing this fluid prevents the hardening of the lymph.

Days 1-7: Wash

Wash daily to remove bacteria and dead skin. (Don't worry...THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!)

Gently wash your procedure area 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 affected area. 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 any exfoliants. 

 

Days 1-7: Moisturize

Apply a rice grain amount of ointment with a cotton swab 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. 

Important Reminders

  • Use a fresh pillowcase

  • Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of color

  • No facials, botox, chemical treatments, or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks

  • Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week

  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after the procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.

  • Avoid heavy sweating and long hot showers for the first 10 days.

  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days

  • Avoid swimming, lakes, hot tubs for the first 10 days

  • Avoid topical makeup including sunscreen on the area

  • DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area.

Remember, with the proper prep and aftercare routine you will have much better results with your microblading procedure. Don’t forget your new favorite acronym: AWM - Absorb, Wash, Moisturize!

Important note about showering:

Limit your showers to 5 minutes so you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/procedure area out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair. Your face, or procedure area, should only be getting wet at the very last end of the shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area.

EYELINER BEFORE CARE

  • No eye makeup.

  • Eyelash tinting or eyelash curling should done 48 hours before the procedure.

  • Latisse should be stopped 2 weeks prior to procedure.

  • Do not wear contact lenses during the procedure.

 

EYELINER AFTER CARE

  • You may experience slightly puffy to swollen eyes and heavy lids. Your eyes may feel more swollen than they appear. 

  • Use sterile water and cotton gauze to wipe the affected area.

  • Keep the area DRY for the next 10 days.

  • No makeup, no creams and no mascara until eyelids are healed.

  • Ice packs may be applied as necessary to reduce swelling.

  • Do not scratch or pick!

  • Pigment will go away after scabs fall but will come back little by little every day for 4 weeks.