BEFORE AND AFTER – MICROBLADING
Microblading – Before Care
Prior to your brow enhancement think about the look that you would like to achieve. Technicians can ensure that the correct colors and styles are chosen for you but you are definitely part of the decision-making process. Brow enhancements may require multiple application sessions. To achieve the best results, you will be asked to return for a checkup and one controlled procedure four to six weeks after the initial procedure. Be prepared for the color intensity to be significantly sharper and darker following the procedure. This will subside and look softer as the skin heals. This could take up to 14 days.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY
- Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may be swollen or red, you are advised not to make social plans on the day of your enhancement.
- Please wear your normal makeup for your enhancement appointment.
- Do not take aspirin or Ibuprofen 2 days prior to and after your enhancement.
- Do not discontinue any medication before consulting your doctor.
- Keep alcohol intake to a minimum 2 days prior to and after your enhancement.
- A sensitivity test will be performed unless waived upon request.
- Do not use Retin A skin care products close to the enhancement area 1 month prior to and after your procedure.
- Do not use AHA skin care products close to the enhancement area 2 weeks prior to and after your procedure.
- Waxing treatments should be performed no less than 3 days prior t your enhancement.
- IPL laser hair removal should be performed no less than 2 weeks prior to your enhancement.
- Electrolysis treatments should be performed no less than 5 days prior to your enhancement.
- Eyebrow tinting should not be undertaken for 2 weeks after your enhancement.
After Care – Microblading
The area treated may show redness and swelling. The color may look dark and intense. This is very normal. Additional treatments cannot be undertaken until the area is completely healed. A 4 to 6 week healing time is required before any touch-ups can be performed.
In order to let your brows heal well avoid water on the brow area, no makeup on the brow area, the gym (avoiding excessive perspiration), the sauna or pool for a minimum of 7 days.
After about one week, when the area looks healed, you may wish to use a waterproof sunblock in the sun to help stop the color from fading. Strong chemicals or glycolic acid/peels of any kind may cause the pigment to lighten. Always telephone and check with your consultant if in any doubt. Do not pick or pull at the treated area, as it will result in pigment loss. You will go through three healing phases:
You may also notice whiteness or blanching around the area, this is normal and will subside within 12 hours. If you find a lymphatic fluid or blood weeping you can gently clean the area with saline, cool boiled water, and gauze, blotting gently to dry and remove any moisture.
Wash hands and with a Q-tip, apply a fine layer of aftercare balm or Vaseline to the treated area. Repeat this up to 3-4 times a day, more if the area feels dry or tight.
After the fine scabbing has sloughed away you will see a different hue to the color implanted.
- MRI Scans – This procedure shows up as an artifact on the scan. Some may experience a tingling sensation. Please notify your radiologist.
- Injectables – Dermal fillers and Botox can alter the shape of the eyebrows. Injectables should be done after a micro-blading procedure and not prior.
- Laser/Pulsed Light – Laser or pulsed light hair removal or skin rejuvenation treatments can cause color change – it is important to advise the therapist that you have had the micro-blading procedure.
- Color Refreshing – To keep your new brows looking at their best it is recommended that you have a color refresh procedure every 12 – 18 months.