CARING FOR YOUR NEW BROWS
Pre-care of your brows
It’s all in the preparation….
Please note that not everyone is suitable for microblading, a list of medical conditions to consider before booking can be found here.
For flawless brows we’d recommend the following:
Get a beautician to professionally shape / tidy your eyebrows 5 days before your microblading appointment
You can wear makeup to the clinic at the time of your appointment but it will be removed off of your eyebrows
Stop using any products which contain Retin A / B Retinol for 7 days prior to your microblading session
If you usually have Botox treatment we recommend this a minimum of two weeks prior to microblading or two weeks after your microblading session
It’s advised that you don’t….
Make any social plans. Sensitive skin will become inflamed and swollen
Don’t forget that a patch test is advised or you can sign a waver on the day of your treatment
We insist that you should not…
Drink alcohol the night before your microblading treatment
Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen or coumadin for 2 days before and 2 days after the treatment
Consult your doctor before discontinuing the above medicine (if taking for medical conditions)
Aftercare of your brows
The aftercare is the most important part if you want to get the most out of your new and beautiful brows. Please read on to find out about your microblading aftercare essentials.
Remember it’s normal to experience….
Minor swelling and redness, mild tenderness
Itchiness in and around the treatment area
Dry and flaking skin due to scabbing
Your chosen colour will be much darker between the first 10-14 days. As the skin heals, the colour will soften by upto 60% to give a more natural finish. Whilst the healing process takes around 14 days this all depends on how efficient your immune system is.
Daily care to follow for 1 week
• Gently apply the aftercare ointment with clean, washed hands or with a cotton bud
• Do not get your brows wet for the next 7-10 days. This includes saunas, steam rooms/baths or sweat. Apply ointment before showering and avoid putting your face directly under the shower head.
• Maintain moisture on your brows with the aftercare ointment. Reapply regularly when eyebrows feel dry or brow skin feels taught. Apply a very fine amount. Too much product will also cause the scab to lift prematurely and affect the healing process.
• Do not wipe off aftercare ointment from your eyebrows. This can cause the scab to fall off prematurely. Let the ointment absorb into the skin.
• DO NOT pick, scratch or rub your scabs.
• Avoid facial cleansers or soap on brows until all scabbing falls off. We recommend using washcloths or face wipes to remove makeup and cleanse face.
• Do not wear makeup over your brows until scabs have fallen off – usually 10-14 days.
• Avoid working out or sweating profusely until after 10 days. Salt in your sweat will draw the pigment out.
• Sleep on your back! Rubbing your brows on pillows may cause scabs to come off and produce patchy brow healing.
• Please note there are stages of your brows healing. Initially, brows will become very dark, then light – sometimes appearing as though the hair stroke has disappeared – and then colour returning once fully healed.
Avoid for 2 weeks
No exposure to direct sun, tanning treatments, jacuzzis, saunas, salt water, chlorinated pools and direct shower spray.
No tint, wax, peels, electrolysis or laser hair removal treatments close to the enhancement region.
Long Term Care
Use a good quality sunscreen and avoid sunlight exposure as this will affect the colour of your eyebrows.
If you give blood, it’s likely that you’ll have to wait 1 year after the microblading application before you can donate again.
If you are scheduled to have a chemical peel, laser procedure or an MRI scan, please inform the technician of your permanent cosmetics.
We encourage you to talk to us during the healing process and if there’s anything that doesn’t feel right, please contact us as soon as possible.
More on post treatment care can be found on the FAQs page here.