ABOUT THE PROCEDURE:
The first step to the Microblading procedure is a consultation. During the consultation, the eyebrows' shape, shade, and thickness will be customized with a pencil, allowing the technician to decide on the best result to suit both your face and your vision.
To keep discomfort to a minimum, anesthetic creams are applied before and throughout the procedure.
The pigment color is customized to your liking and applied with a manual tool.
The procedure ends with the brows being thoroughly cleansed, and a thin layer of healing cream is applied to the area.
The entire process takes 2 - 3 hours with no down time. During the first 10 days, eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural scabbing and healing.
A touch-up is required at least 1 - 2 months following the initial procedure.
Note: Pigment retention varies and is dependent on skin type, genetics, age, before and aftercare, sun exposure, use of certain products, immune system, medications, and other factors. Though maintenance touch ups are usually recommended annually to prevent natural fading, there is no guarantee that the pigment will last a full year for everyone. Maintenance can be required in as little as six months, or even beyond the one year mark of the initial appointment.
Do not exercise on the day of the procedure.
Do not tan/sunbathe 2 weeks prior or have a sunburned face.
Do not receive any type of facial 2 weeks before the procedure.
Do not receive any injectables or fillers such as Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, etc. three weeks prior.
No tweezing/waxing/threading/electrolysis at least one week before the procedure.
No brow/lash tinting or lash curling at least 72 hours prior.
Do not consume alcohol or coffee/caffeine 24-48 hours before the procedure.
Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, or Ibuprofen 24-48 hours before procedure, as these are blood thinners.
*Women may be more sensitive during their menstrual cycle
Following the procedure, your brows will be gently cleansed by the technician and healing cream will be applied to the area. Nothing else will need to be done for the rest of the first day, with the exception of lightly blotting the area frequently with a clean tissue to prevent the lymph fluid from hardening.
For the first 7 days, always wash your hands thoroughly with anti-bacterial soap before touching the area. Gently clean the brows morning and night using a cotton pad or gauze dampened in distilled water or boiled spring water at a lukewarm temperature to remove bacteria and dead skin. Lightly pat dry using a clean tissue or towel and follow with a thin layer of healing cream.
Avoid long, hot showers for the first 10 days. Do not let the water wet your face until the very end to prevent excessive rinsing and exposure to steam and hot water.
Use a clean pillowcase and avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
Do not apply makeup, acidic cleansers, creams, exfoliants, or any other products on the treated area for 10 days.
Do not pick, rub, or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin fall off naturally, as picking can cause scarring or removal of pigment.
Avoid heavy exercise/sweating for the first 10 days.
Avoid swimming, lakes, saunas, and hot tubs for the first 10 days.
Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning/sunbathing for 3 - 4 weeks.
Do not resume any method of hair removal or tinting for at least two weeks.
No facials, fillers, chemical treatments, or microdermabrasion for at least 4 weeks.
As the skin heals, the top layer of pigment will begin to flake off. It may appear as small, stitch-like lines, as your skin does not shed the color evenly and all at once. The color may also appear to be totally gone as you go through the defrosting stage. Do not worry! Pigment will reappear after the skin has completely healed, which can take up to 3-4 weeks.
Use a good sunscreen, sun exposure will fade the pigment. (Wait 10 days following the procedure.)
If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure, or an MRI scan, please inform the technician.
The use of RetinA/Tretinoin or any other rapid skin exfoliation products, used regularly on the forehead area, will cause the pigment of the eyebrows to fade prematurely.