WHAT TO EXPECT:
- Day 0: Brows will look perfect (some redness/swelling is possible but not usual)
- Days 2-5: Brows will be very dark in color and may look thicker
- Days 5-10: Brows may be tight/itchy and skin will start flaking off and changing the shape
- Days 10-15: Ghosting Stage– pigment may completely disappear as your skin heals over the pigment
- Days 15-30: Color will return depending on client’s skin retention
- After touch-up: Retention will be much better and brows will look more perfected
Remember that your new brows are an open wound and should be treated as such. The final, healed result will take 30 days. Some people experience flaking/scabbing/itchiness in the first 2 weeks and that is entirely normal. After the Ghosting Stage, there might be some spots where the pigment didn’t retain well and that’s what the follow-up appointment is for!
Microblading is a 2-step process: after the first/initial treatment you will require a refining/touch-up session after 4-8 weeks. It is suggested that to maintain your results, you do touch-up every 6-9 months. If you don’t return within 9 months, your next appointment will be considered a full microblading appointment and not a touch-up (with corresponding prices).
*Failure to follow these instructions may result in pigment loss and/or infection*
- Don’t get your brows wet for 72 hours after each treatment (dry healing)
- After 72 hours, using clean hands – gently wash the area with a mild antibacterial soap (no washcloth)
- After 72 hours, if you feel tightness/itchiness, use a cotton swab to apply a thin layer of Coconut or Grapeseed Oil (please do not use other creams unless otherwise directed by a physician)
- Oozing from the treatment site is normal – rinse with cool water and gently pat dry.
- For 2 weeks, please AVOID: intense workouts, tanning/sunbathing, saunas, beauty treatments (peels, lasers, facials) and makeup applied directly to the eyebrow area
- If you must apply makeup, sanitize them appropriately (dip brow pencil in rubbing alcohol or sharpen and use clean brushes and makeup)
- For 4-6 weeks, please AVOID activities that would cause dust/dirt to fly into your face.
- Keep hands/fingers away from brow area as much as possible and keep hands clean when touching the area
- Don’t pick any scabs as this can lead to loss of pigment and possibly infection.
- Maintain pigmentation retention by using sunblock every day.
- Using exfoliating products on the face ( such as glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids and retinols) will make the pigment fade faster.
- If you are a blood donor, you won’t be able to give blood for a year after your last treatment.
*If you experience any extreme or painful swelling, blistering, excessive redness, tenderness, red streaks around the brow, elevated temperature or purulent drainage (pus) from the brows – CONSULT A DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY as these are signs and symptoms of infection*