BEFORE & AFTERCARE

before your appointment...

  • Do NOT drink coffee or anything with caffeine the day of procedure.  

  • Do NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen, omega-3, or fish oil, 48-72 hours prior to the procedure. Get your doctor's approval before going off of any medicines. Tylenol or acetaminophen is ok.

  • Do NOT drink alcohol 24 hours before the procedure.

  • The following treatments should be avoided within TWO weeks of the procedure:

    • Botox or other fillers

  • The following treatments should be avoided within FOUR weeks of the procedure:

    • Chemical Peels

    • Laser treatments

  • Please do NOT work out the day of the procedure as body heat expands pores.   

  • Avoid heavy sunlight and especially sunburn 3 days before your procedure. Skin should not be in the process of healing before your procedure.

  • Avoid plucking, waxing, threading or any hair removal services within 3 days of your procedure. This can also trigger the skin healing process and should be avoided. Let me do that for you!

  • You can come to your appointment with your everyday makeup done, it's helpful for me to see how you normally do your makeup!

  • Please make sure to leave a few extra minutes to find parking! The Funk Zone is very busy and parking can be difficult to find.

aftercare instructions:

Microblading:

Days 1-7: Morning and night, cleanse your brows with a few drops of soap (glycerin) and water, then immediately pat your brows dry and apply the ointment in a thin layer over the brow area. Use the ointment sparingly, like a single layer of chapstick.

Days 8-14: No more cleansing, simply apply the ointment 2x a day with a clean finger. Again, don’t use too much! Save the leftover soap and ointment for the touch-up.

Powder Brows:

Day 1: Before bed, cleanse your brows with a few drops of soap (glycerin) and water, then immediately pat your brows dry and apply the ointment in a thin layer over the brow area. Use the ointment sparingly, like a single layer of chapstick.

Days 2-14: No more cleansing, simply apply the ointment 2x a day with a clean finger. Again, don’t use too much! Save the leftover soap and ointment for the touch-up.

 

Outside of your designated cleansing morning and night, do not let any moisture linger on your brows. During those first two weeks, I recommend washing your face as normal from your eyes down, and using a cleansing wipe or washcloth for your forehead. When showering, keep your face away from the shower head (or take a bath), and keep a hand towel in the shower to dry your brows if they get wet. It is very important that you don't let any facial products like lotion, sunblock, or makeup touch your brows during the first 14 days after your procedure. Itching and flaking/peeling may appear during that time, but please DO NOT pick or scratch the brow area.

 

The following must be avoided during the first 14 days after the procedure:

  • Increased sweating

  • Practicing sports

  • Swimming, including public pools and ocean

  • Hot sauna, hot bath or Jacuzzi

  • Sun exposure, especially tanning or salon tanning (wear a hat!)

  • Picking, peeling, or scratching of the procedure area in order to avoid scarring or removal of pigment

  • UV/UVA rays or chemicals as they have been known to cause a shift in color and premature fading

  • Any laser or chemical treatments or peels, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or glycolic acid on the face or neck

  • 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 cleansing and applying post-care ointment with a cotton swab

WHAT TO EXPECT after your microblading session:

 

The entire healing process will take from 4-6 weeks depending on your body regeneration and age. Your new brows will go through several phases during the healing cycle.

 

The pigment will appear very natural looking immediately after the procedure. The color of the pigment will appear much darker by the evening and for about 7-10 days after the procedure, until they begin to flake and peel. They will then lighten up as the brows heal themselves. Once they are healed the color will start to darken again and become more true to their lasting color.

 

Note that because of natural skin regeneration, after recovery period (peeling), brows might appear even lighter than their initial color. Often even with proper care, clients develop bald spots or lose original hair strokes which may make the brows look uneven. This is absolutely normal, and even expected. This is the purpose of the touch up appointment within 6-8 weeks post-microblading procedure.

 

Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes on dry skin. This is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your brows. The final look will be apparent approximately 30 days post-microblading.

Never rub the treated area as it will disturb the skin from natural healing.

 

Once completely healed, always apply sunscreen SPF 30 up to SPF 50 to your brows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure may cause the color to fade more quickly. When using foundation, try to avoid your brows as it will make them appear lighter and/or discolored.

If you have any unexpected problems with the healing of the skin, please contact me immediately to discuss further instructions.

 

Contact a physician if any signs or symptoms develop such as the following: fever, redness at the site, swelling, tenderness of the procedure site, elevated body temperature, red streaks going from the procedure site towards the heart, any green or yellow discharge that is foul in odor.

These emoji's are spot on when it comes to the microblading healing process!