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Microblading Prep & Aftercare

In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor color deposit:

  • Do not drink alcohol 24 - 48 hours before your tattoo

  • Do not consume coffee before your procedure

  • Do not take an aspirin or ibuprofen for pain relief (this thins the blood)

The Preparation Process

If you’ve ever hired a professional painter they will tell you that “it’s all in the prep.” Professional painters know that they get the best results when they spend extra time sanding, filling holes, making sure edges are smooth and applying the right primer. Well microblading is very similar. You will get much better results when you properly prep. It all starts with a good canvas! The eyebrow area must be healthy, strong, non-sensitive and non-irritated.

HOW TO GET YOUR SKIN READY FOR THE PROCEDURE:

  • Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week before procedure

  • Do not tan two weeks prior or have sunburned face

  • Do not have any type of facial/peel 2 weeks prior to treatment

  • Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol products one month prior to treatment

  • Do not work out the day of the procedure.

  • Do not have botox 3 weeks prior

  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior (natural blood thinners)

  • Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days before the procedure

Aftercare

Now that you know what  NOT to do, it’s time to share my secret recipe for amazing microblading results! I love a good acronym so here’s one to help you out, just think of:  A - W - M which stands for Absolutely Wonderful Make-up or better yet, Absorb, Wash, Moisturize!

A-W-M

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 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 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 any exfoliants.  

Days 1-7: MOISTURIZE


Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare 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: 

  • No make-up, tinting (lashes or brows), sun, soap, sauna, jacuzzi, swimming in chlorine pools or in recreational bodies of water, contact with animals, gardening for 7-10 post procedure 

  • Use a fresh pillowcase

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

  • Don't forget A-W-M!!

  • If you have excessive redness, swelling, or tenderness, any red streaks going from the procedure to the heart, elevated body temperature, or purulent drainage from the procedure site, contact your physician immediately.