Microblading FAQ

Microblading Pre-Care Instructions

  • Do not work out 24 hours before procedure.
  • NO alcohol or caffeine 48 hours before procedure (Yes, there is caffeine in decaf coffee and tea!).
  • Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.
  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure.
  • Avoid Fish Oil, Prenatal Vitamins, Nutritional Shakes (Shakeology, etc), “Hair, Skin, Nail” supplements 48 hours prior to procedure.
  • Discontinue Retin-A at least 4 weeks prior (and avoid on eyebrow area after procedure).
  • Refrain from use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior (and avoid on eyebrow area after procedure).
  • Botox and filler on the forehead, temple, and eye area should be avoided 1 month prior to procedure for those who do not regularly receive injectables.
  • No brow waxing, tinting, or threading one week prior (the more natural hair growth you have, the better!
  • Avoid Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion or facials for 4-weeks prior procedure.

Microblading Aftercare Instructions

It is essential that you follow these instructions after your Microblading session:

Day One (Day of treatment):

Leave barrier protection cream on overnight and be sure not to touch the area, if needed place saran wrap over brows when you shower to ensure protection from moisture and bacteria.

Day 2 and forward

After 24 hours, gently wash off the barrier protection cream with lukewarm water. (Cotton applicator such as cotton round, cotton ball, or cotton swab preferred)

Apply post care ointment gently with cotton applicator 1-3x/day with freshly washed hands no aggressive movement and/or manipulation of the skin (aquaphor, A&D ointment, cavalon, preferred) no Neosporin or similar medications

The following must be avoided post-microblading procedure:

  • Application of brow makeup for 2 weeks.
  • Direct water on the brow tattoo and the use of cleansers, soaps and heavy creams are prohibited the first 2 weeks. Wash your face around the area outside of the shower and rinse with a soft cloth or cleansing pad, avoiding the brow area.
  • After 2 weeks, when the dry healing process has finished, cleanse carefully with a gentle cleanser & NO SCRUBBING or aggressive cleansing.
  • It is recommended not to sweat for the first 10 days after the procedure. Sweat is salt and can prematurely fade the treated area.
  • NO swimming, hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi
  • NO sun tanning or salon tanning. Absolutely No Sun, sweating, or tanning prior to the procedure or after the procedure for 2 weeks. Do not have a tan/sunburn on your face prior to your procedure. The tan will exfoliate taking color with it as it fades.
  • Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic Acid on the face or neck are prohibited.
  • NO picking, peeling, or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment
  • NO performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris
  • No touching of the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care cream with a cotton swab

Before showering apply a layer of post-care cream to protect your eyebrows from moisture. During the shower keep your face away from the showerhead. 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.

The healing of deeper wounds might last between 14-21 days. Touch-ups and/or correction of the shape-design are recommended only after this period.

If you have any unexpected problems with the healing of the skin such as excessive swelling, redness, drainage, or discomfort, please follow up with a medical provider.

What to expect during and after your microblading session

Your new temporary eyebrow will go through several phases during the healing cycle.

  • The pigment will appear very sharp and dark immediately after the procedure. 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 are naturally exiting your skin.
  • 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 color pigment is fading too quickly, however, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.
  • Once completely healed, after 2 weeks, 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 away more quickly.
  • You can now enjoy your beautiful new temporary eyebrows. You will simply love your new gorgeous fresh look!

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