- Prior to your session :
- Four weeks before your procedure :
- Do NOT tan or sunbath.
- Do NOT have any chemical peels, microdermabrasion, mesotherapy, Botox or any other intense facial treatment.
- One week before your treatment :
- Do NOT get your brows tinted or waxed.
- Three days before your session :
- Do NOT take any aspirin, fish oil, niacin, vitamin E, ibuprofen or blood thinners, unless medically necessary. You may take Tylenol.
- It is best to do a face scrub.
- Day before and day of procedure :
- Do NOT drink coffee, alcohol or energizing drinks.
- Do NOT perspire or work out heavily.
- Do wash your hair before your procedure.
First 12 hours If you do have lymph fluids gently blot the treated area with clean tissue to avoid forming a crust around the eyebrows. Repeat the blotting
every five minutes as necessary.
Day 1-to complete healing
Avoid getting the treated area wet for up to two weeks, which includes keeping your
face dry during a shower.
- Twice a day, from the day of the treatment onwards, clean the eyebrows by
washing your hands and then GENTLY using your fingertips in a smooth motion
following the direction of hair growth. Do not use a sponge or washcloth.
- For the cleaning with your fingertips, use a neutral soap or fragrance free-
cleanser that DOES NOT contain acids glycolic, lactic or AHA or any exfoliants.
- After cleaning, gently pad the area dry with a clean tissue or paper towel and air
dry for a few minutes.
- Once the brows are completely dry, apply small amount of aftercare ointment
(like coconut or grape-seed oil) with a cotton swab and spread it across the
treated area for the first five to seven days.
- Make sure not to apply too much ointment so as not to suffocate your skin and
delay the healing process. The ointment should not leave a noticeable trace or
film on the eyebrows.
The following should be avoided:
- Picking scabs.
- Washing eyebrows inside the shower.
- Long and hot showers, steam room, sauna and cooking steam for 10 days after treatment.
- Exercises that will cause heavy sweating; you may begin very light stretches and exercises after three days.
- Botox, chemical treatment, microdermabrasion, sun exposure or
tanning for four weeks after the treatment. If outdoors, please wear a hat!.
- Going out in the sun without using SPF creams to protect the eyebrows. Prolonged sun exposure may cause premature fading of microbladed eyebrows.
- Powder, concealer, make up or any type of cosmetics on your eyebrows for two weeks.
- Swimming, until the eyebrow area is completely healed.
- Alcohol, aspirin¸ ibuprofen or vitamins that cause your blood to thin.
What to expect? Healing process from day 1-10
Day 2-4: “Why are my brows looking dark and thick?”
During the first few days after your procedure the color will appear darker as it begins
healing. You may also experience redness and discomfort on the first 2 days – it will
resolve by itself so please be patient. The color will get lighter within the next 30 days.
Day 5-8: “I am scabbing and itching.”
Please do not pick on your scab, scratch or peel any skin. Scabbing is part of the
natural healing process, removing it will pull out the pigment and affect the end result.
Day 9-10: “Where have my eyebrows gone?”
Do not worry. It may look as if your eyebrows are gone but they are still there. Upon
the completion of flaking, there will still be an invisible layer of skin that will make your
color appear faded. Within two weeks after flaking, you will see the color coming back
out as the skin continues to repair itself.
Day 10-28: “My brows are back but some parts look patchy or as if some are missing?”
Depending on skin type and proper after cares it is not unusual to see a few strokes fade
or disappear. After four to eight weeks, the time is perfect to book your touch up.