In preparation for your microblading appointment:
Do not work out 24 hours before procedure.
No alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before procedure.
Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.
Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure.
No brow waxing, tinting, microdermabrasion or chemical peels one week before.
Discontinue Retin-A 4 Weeks Prior.
Do not use skincare products containing Glycolic, Salicylic, or Retinol close to the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after your procedure.
No Botox around the brow area 2 weeks prior.
It is essential that you follow these instructions after your microblading session:
DAY ONE (Day of Treatment) You must rinse your eyebrows with clean water on every hour after the microblading procedure, followed by the post-care cream. Aquaphor is recommended, and is available in the skin care section of any drug store. Apply the post-care cream with a cotton swab, and use no aggressive movement and/or manipulation of the skin. Wash your hands with a disinfectant soap before washing your eyebrows and/or applying the post-care cream.
DAY TWO - NINE You must apply the post-care cream on your eyebrows several times a day with a minimum of at least two times daily. Apply the post-care cream with a cotton swab, and use no aggressive movement and/or manipulation of the skin. Make sure your hands are completely clean before caring for your eyebrows.
The following must be avoided during all nine days post-microblading procedure:
Hot sauna, hot bath, or jacuzzi
Sun tanning or salon tanning
Any laser or chemical treatments or peeling, and/or any creams containg Retin-A or Glycolic Acid on the face or neck
Picking, peeling, or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment
Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris
Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of the 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 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 shower-head.
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 is recommended only after this period.
If you have any unexpected problems with the healing of the skin, please contact Breonna immediately to discuss further instructions. Breonna can be reached on her cell phone: 206-954-6327.
Am I a good candidate for Microblading?
Permanent makeup is NOT recommended for any clients who are or have:
Nursing (we prefer a doctors note)
Viral infections and/or diseases
A Pacemaker or major heart problems
Had an Organ transplant
Tendency towards keloids
Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
Had Botox in the past 2 weeks
Have upcoming vacations or special occasions planned shortly after
Used Accutane (oral acne medication) in the past year
Allergic to anesthetic (Lidocaine) or nickel
Blood thinner medications must be stopped a week prior to the procedure
What if my eyebrows look too dark?
Your new semi-permanent 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 during post-care treatment, as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that are naturally exiting your skin.
What do I do if the color is fading?
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 you eyebrows.
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 away more quickly.
What type of pigment is used? How do you determine what color pigment to use for me?
Aqua Pigmentation comes in a variety of colors so that they can be appropriated matched to complement the undertones in your complexion. For example, rosy complexions require a cooler yellow-based pigment whereas olive skin tones require a warmer orange-base. Li Pigments.