microblading aftercare

Please follow this aftercare to achieve the best healed results possible. 

 

On the day of procedure

After the procedure, gently blot the area with a clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid

  • Do this every 5 minutes until the oozing has stopped

  • Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymphatic fluids

Wash - Days 1-7

  • Wash daily  (VERY GENTLY!) to remove bacteria, build up of product and oils and dead skin. Don't worry, this does not remove the pigment!

  • Gently wash the area each morning and night with water and a gentle soap or baby shampoo. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to GENTLY cleanse the area.

  • Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water, ensuring that all soap is rinsed away.

  • To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic or AHA), or exfoliants.

Moisturise - Days 1-7

  • Apply a tiny amount of grapeseed oil (provided) 3 times a day with a cotton bud and spread it across the treated area.

  • Be sure not to over-apply, as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The product should be barely noticeable on the skin.

  • NEVER put the oil on a wet or damp tattoo.

Important reminders

  • Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of colour.

  • No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.

  • Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after procedure. Wear a hat if it is sunny.

  • Avoid long, hot showers for the first 10 days.

  • Avoid swimming, hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms for the first 10 days.

  • Avoid topical makeup and sunscreen on the area.

  • DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area.

Important instructions for showering

  • Limit your showers to 5 minutes so that you do not create too much steam. Keep your face out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair.

  • Your face should only be getting wet only at the end of the shower.

  • Avoid excess rinsing and hot water on the treated area.

 

What else might I expect?

Initially after treatment you might feel that your brows are quite bold. For the next couple of days they will darken - this is temporary and it is not the true colour of what they will be. For several days after that you might experience some flaking which, over time, begin to shed resulting in a temporary uneven colour. This is a normal part of the healing process. As the flakes begin to shed off, the colour may look very faint/not visible at all. The pigment implanted is an antibody and the body’s natural reaction is to dispose of the pigment.  This results in the pigment being carried away deeper into the dermal layer and the colour may visibly disappear. The pigment will then push back up to the surface layers of the skin during the internal healing process. This means that true colour will not be seen until 4-6 weeks from the initial treatment as the colour is obscured by the healing layers of the skin.

If, after the flakes have fallen off, you wish to apply makeup I suggest you purchase new products. Do not apply any make up to the brow area if there are scabs still visible.

 

Treatment retouch - Your treatment is conducted in 2 parts and the 2nd part will be done after 6 weeks since your initial treatment.

 

LONG TERM CARE
Once fully healed, use a total sunblock daily to stop the colour fading.  Sun, sunbeds, strong chemicals or glycolic acid/peels of any kind will cause the pigment to lighten. Anti – ageing creams and moisturisers with Retin A, exfoliating products or fruity acids will cause the pigment to lighten. Please check your products before applying to the brow area. Exfoliation of the brow area will eventually lighten your brows.

Giving Blood - The Red Cross have suggested that you do not give blood for 6 months following treatment.

 

MRI Scans - This procedure shows up as an artefact on the scan. Some clients may experience a tingling sensation. Please notify your radiologist.

 

Injectables - Dermal fillers and Botox can alter the shape of the eyebrows. Injectables should be carried out after a microblading procedure and not prior. Please be informed that these procedures can alter the look of your eyebrows.

 

Laser /Pulsed Light - Laser or pulsed light hair removal or skin rejuvenation treatments can cause colour change - it is important to advise the therapist that you have had a microblading procedure as this cannot be rectified with another microblading procedure.

I recommend having regular treatments of brow waxing/threading to keep them looking defined and at their best.  

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