Microblading Before & After Care
Are you ready to schedule your time with one of our amazing microblading artists so she can reshape, redefine and fill in your eyebrows? Read below to learn how to prep for your microblading appointment and how you’ll need to care for your new brows after your session. Then, click here to book your time with one of our amazing Microblading Artists.
Microblading Pre-Procedure Advice
What to Expect from your Microblading Appointment
- Microblading procedures normally require multiple treatment sessions. For best results, clients will be required to return for at least one re-touch appointment. This will take place between 4-6 weeks after the initial procedure.
- Please be aware that colour intensity will be significantly darker and sharper immediately after the procedure. This will reduce by 30%-50%.
- The numbing products our artists use are formulated to be perfectly safe and can be purchased over the counter from any pharmacy. The anesthetic is placed over the treatment area for 20-30 minutes, then carefully removed prior to the start of your microblading treatment.
- Although a numbing cream is used during the procedure, slight sensitivity or discomfort may still be felt by sensitive clients. We cannot accept responsibility if the area to be treated does not respond to the numbing cream. Each individual is different according to their skin type. Some clients report the area to be completely numb, while others may experience some discomfort.
- As a result of the treatment, combined with the use of the anesthetic, you can expect to experience some redness/swelling that can last 1 – 4 days. You should always follow your post-procedure advice/ aftercare for the best results.
Before your Microblading Appointment
- Discontinue use of any anti-aging products that contain retinol at least 3 weeks prior to your microblading appointment.
- Chemical, laser peel or Retin-A should not be utilized 6 weeks before the procedure.
- Discontinue use of Vitamin A or Fish Oil supplements about 2-3 weeks prior to your microblading appointment.
- Where possible, try to avoid the following herbs and spices prior to your appointment: Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), any member of the Zingiberaceae (Ginger) family, Cayenne (Capsicum frutescens), Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia), Garlic (Allium sativum), Horseradish (Armoracia lapathifolia), and Mustard.
- AHA preparations should be undergone no less than 2 weeks before the treatment.
- Please do not wax or tweeze a week prior to your microblading session.
- Electrolysis treatment should be undergone no less that 5 days before the treatment.
- Any brow shaping using waxing should be performed at least 48 hrs before the treatment.
- Please do not drink alcohol or take aspirin 48 hours prior to your appointment.
- Please do not drink caffeine the morning or day of your appointment.
- Please wear your normal make-up to the salon on the day of your session.
Wait to Schedule your Microblading Appointment if…
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- You are currently using any acne medication (for example, Retin-A)
If you have any other questions, feel free to ask! Please call with questions.
How to Care for your New Eyebrows
Once you have your new look, complete with filled-in and reshapened brows, here’s how to care for them. Your new microbladed eyebrows are expected to last between 12-18 months, but how you care for them can prolong or shorten that time.
What to Know Following your Microblading Appointment
- An allergic reaction can occur from any anesthetics used during the procedure. If you do suffer from an allergic reaction, you should contact your doctor immediately. Allergic reaction response may show through redness, swelling, rash, blistering, dryness or any other symptoms associated with an allergic reaction.
- You might find that your eyebrows will scab or become slightly dry following your microblading treatment. If they itch, it’s very important that you do not scratch them. To relieve the itch, just tap them with your finger.
- If your eyebrows get wet during the healing process, pat them dry with a towel. It’s very important that you do not rub them.
- Avoid excessive sun exposure as this can affect the healing process as well as cause the pigment to fade.
How to Care for your New Eyebrows
For up to 14 days following your microblading procedure:
- No makeup should be applied directly on the brows during the healing process.
- Avoid wetting eyebrows during the healing process.
- Avoid saunas, steam rooms, and sun beds during the healing process.
- Do not touch, rub, pick or scratch your brows following treatment or during the healing process.
- Apply your healing balm according to your microblading artist’s advice. If you have excessively oily skin, you may not need to use healing balm at all. For those with dry skin, balm can be used up to 3 times a day.
- Avoid using daily skin care products directly on the eyebrows.
If you have upcoming medical procedures
- If you are due to or are having an MRI scan, please inform your doctor that you have had microblading/semi-permanent makeup done.
- If you are planning a chemical peel or any other medical procedure, please inform the therapist of the microblading procedure you had. A new peel or medical procedure should only be done once the healing process is complete.
- If you are due to give blood after the procedure, please inform your nurse about the microblading treatment you had done as this might alter the results.
Once you are completely healed, you can fully enjoy your new eyebrows.
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