-Two weeks prior to your appointment stop using any skin thinners (Vitamin A, glycolic acids, exfoliation) on the brow area.
- DO NOT USE RETIN-A or tretinoin or retinols for a minimum of 2 weeks! Recommend 4 weeks prior to procedure.
-Do not work out on the day of your procedure.
-Any waxing or brow shaping should be done at least 2 days before.
-If you tint your brows, tint it at least one week prior to the procedure.
-Cosmetic Botox or fillers should be done 3 weeks prior or 2 weeks after.
-DO NOT consume alcohol, caffeine or take any blood thinners (aspirin, ibuprofen, Niacin 48 hours before your procedure, this will cause excess bleeding and may affect your results).
-You may come in with how you normally draw in your brows. They will be cleaned and shaped during treatment.
-Please send a clear and current photo of your brows and your “brow goals” to email@example.com at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.
-You may experience hypersensitivity and more pain around or during your menstrual cycle.
-We will not be able to tattoo over any blemishes, sores, and moles in or around the brow area.
-Stop taking Fish Oil or any blood thinners (with doctor approval) 7 days before appointment.
It is essential that you follow these instructions after your Brow Session:
DAY 1 (Day of treatment): After treatment, gently clean the area with a very small amount of water or witch hazel on a cotton pad, just barely damp, NOT wet. Do this 2 to 4 times today to avoid build-up of blood/lymph on the area. Apply a thin layer of ointment before bed,
DAYS 2 - 14: Wash brows with a gentle cleanser twice a day, morning & night. Be gentle. Wash for 1 minute & rinse with cool water. Pat dry & apply a thin layer of aftercare ointment.
Please Note: Brows should not appear greasy, glossy or shiny. If they do, you used too much. Do not use aggressive movement/manipulation of the skin – be gentle. Make sure your hands are clean before touching your brows.
THE FOLLOW MUST BE AVOIDED FOR 10 DAYS POST-MICROBLADING PROCEDURE:
• DO NOT allow any water to touch the brows! No shower stream over brows. Wash face CAREFULLY with a washcloth or cleansing wipes, avoiding the brow area.
• Practicing sports
• Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi
• Sun tanning or salon tanning
• Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic Acid on the face or neck
• Picking, peeling, or scratching of the brow area. You will cause scarring of the area or removal of the pigment if you pick or peel scabs prematurely.
• Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris – now is not the time!
• Spicy foods
• Drinking alcohol in excess, as it 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 with a cotton swab
• Do not use any cleansers or facial products of any kind, over the brow area for at least 10 days. You may use a drop or 2 of alcohol free witch hazel on a damp pad to clean the brows 2-4 times a day.
• Absolutely do not use any ointments, antibiotic creams or gels, or vitamin creams over the brow area. It will draw out the pigment.
*Before showering apply a thick layer of tattoo balm or Aquaphor to protect your eyebrows from moisture. During the shower keep your face away from the showerhead. Remove the thick layer of Aquaphor gently after the shower.
PLEASE NOTE: Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days post-microblading procedure. However, experience has shown that by following these after-care instructions, these symptoms may quickly disappear.
Touch-ups and/or correction of the shape-design is recommended only after 6-8 weeks.
If you have any unexpected problems with the healing of the skin, please contact Shay immediately at 216-200-8071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unfortunately, the following conditions prohibit you from receiving our permanent makeup services:
- under 18 years of age
- pregnant or breastfeeding
- skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and undiagnosed rashes or blisters on the site that is to be treated
- transmittable blood conditions (e.g., HIV or Hepatitis)
- active skin cancer in the area to be tattooed
- accutane within the past year
Please contact us if you have any of the following medical conditions prior to booking:
- Thyroid conditions
- Undergoing chemotherapy
These do not prevent you from receiving services but you should follow all recommendations if any apply to you:
- AHAs (lactic, glycol citric, retinoid and tartaric acids) or any OTC (over the counter) creams and lotions for tone correcting, anti-aging and exfoliating can fade and discolor your permanent makeup.
- Juvederm or other "fillers": Get permanent makeup first or ask your juvederm tech for clearance.
- Microblading on oily skin:
Microblading cannot be performed on people who have oily skin. This procedure can leave visible marks (scars) in oily skin because this skin type is a contraindication for this procedure. Also, oily skin tends to regenerate more quickly than other skin types, so it will cause fading. We recommend powder ombré brows for oily skin.
Your eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle:
Days 1-4: The pigment will appear very sharp and dark. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin, and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually. Do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab, as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin. Your brows may swell and appear larger also.
Days 5-7: Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the pigment is fading too quickly, however, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.
Days 8-12: Your brows may look as though the pigment has completely faded – do not panic! Take a deep breath and trust the process.
Days 14-28: Your brows may still look a little patchy or uneven, but the pigment will start to “reappear” as the pigment settles and the healing continues.
You may get your touch-up/perfecting procedure done at the 6-8 week point. NO SOONER to allow for complete healing of the brows.
Pro-Tip: Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 up to SPF 50 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade quickly.