Microblading Before & After Care
Before Your Appointment…
Prior to your semi-permanent cosmetic enhancement think about the look that you would like to achieve. Cosmetic enhancements normally require multiple applications sessions. To achieve the best results you will be required to return for at least one additional enhancement 4 to 6 weeks after the initial application. It is the client’s responsibility to make this appointment. If client comes for touch up after 6 weeks additional fees may apply.
Be prepared for the color intensity to be significantly sharper and darker immediately after the procedure. This will subside and become softer as the skin heals. This process can take up to 14 days.
*Do not take Aspirin or Ibuprofen or Fish Oil Supplements 1 week prior to or after your procedure. Tylenol is safe to take if needed.
*Do not discontinue any medication before consulting your doctor.
*Keep alcohol intake to a minimum 2 days prior to and after your procedure. If you can avoid all together that is ideal.
*Do not use Retin A or anti-aging skincare products close to the enhancement site 1 week prior to or after your procedure.
*Do not use AHA skincare products close to the enhancement area 2 weeks prior to or after your procedure.
*As with electrolysis the National Blood Service does not accept donations of blood for 1 year after a cosmetic enhancement.
*Waxing treatments should be performed no less than 3 days prior to your procedure.
*IPL Laser hair removal should be performed no less than 2 weeks prior to your enhancement.
*Electrolysis treatments should be performed no less than 5 days prior to your enhancement.
*Eyebrow tinting should not be performed for 2 weeks after your enhancement.
*Simply Gorgeous recommends no waxing for those who have this service. Waxing removes top layers of skin which can effect results. We recommend plucking or threading which we offer at our salon.
After your procedure…
The area treated may show redness and swelling and the color may look darker and more intense than desired – this is very normal. Additional treatments cannot be undertaken until the area has completely healed and that time frame is at the discretion of the technician. A 4 to 6 week healing time is required before any further work can be done.
In order to let your brows heal well avoid water on the brow area, makeup on the brow area, the gym, a sauna or swimming pool for 7 days. Once the area has completely healed (approximately one week) you may consider wearing sunblock on the treated area to reduce color fading due to the sun although we recommend avoiding sun exposure for 2 full weeks after your services. Once completely healed you should wear sunblock on your brows (applied during your skin care routine) to protect your results from prematurely fading.
Strong chemicals, Glycolic Acids or peels of any kind may cause lightening of the pigments. Always call and check with your technician if in any doubt prior to usage of these skin products or procedures. DO NOT PICK OR PULL at the treated area as it will result in pigment loss or scarring. We can tell when the area has been picked or scratched at.
You will go through 3 Healing Phases: 1-heal, 2-peel, 3-fade
You may notice whiteness or blanching around the area – this is quite normal and will subside with in 12 hours and is due to the Lidocaine.
If you have any lymphatic fluid (plasma) or blood weeping from the area you may gently clean the area with saline, cool pre-boiled water and gauze blotting gently dry to remove any moisture.
With clean hands and a cotton swab you may apply a fine layer of after care balm to the treated area.
Repeat this treatment up to 3 times daily if the area feels tight.
Some clients report seeing the ink fade almost completely then reappearing. This is not uncommon and sometimes part of the healing phase.
After the fine scabbing has sloughed away you will see a different hue to the color implanted.
*Giving Blood – The Red Cross has suggested that you do not give blood for 6 months following your procedure.
*MRI Scans – This procedure shows up as and artifact on these scans. Some clients may experience a tingling sensation. Please notify your radiologist.
*Injectables – Dermal fillers and Botox can alter the shape of the eyebrows. The client should be advised that injectables should be carried out after a microblading procedure and not prior to.
*Laser/Pulsed Light – Laser or pulsed light hair removal or skin rejuvenation can cause color change. It is important to advise the technician that you have had the Microblading procedure as this cannot be rectified with another Microblading procedure.