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If you’ve ever hired a professional painter, they will tell you “it’s all in the prep”. Professional painters know that they get the best results when they spend extra time sanding, filling holes, making sure edges are smooth and applying the right primer. Well, micro-blading is very similar. You will get better results when you properly prep for any type of permanent makeup procedure.
It all starts with a good canvas! The eyebrow area must be healthy, strong, non-sensitive, and non-irritated prior to your procedure.
Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days prior to the procedure.
Now that you know what NOT to do, it’s time to share my secret recipe for getting amazing micro-blading results! It’s all in the aftercare.
I love a good acronym so here’s one to help you out, just think of: A – W – M which stands for Absolutely Wonderful Make-up or better yet: Absorb, Wash, and Moisturize!
After the procedure, gently blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes on your treatment day until the oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymphatic fluids.
Days 1-7: Wash
Wash daily to remove bacteria, buildup of product, oils and dead skin. (Don’t worry, THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!)
Gently wash your eyebrows each morning and night with water and an antibacterial soap like Dial Soap, Cetaphil, or Neutrogena. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. 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 ex-foliates.
Days 1-7 Moisturize
Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply, as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. NEVER put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.
AWM should have you covered, but here are some extra tips to help you with a smooth and easy recovery:
Remember, with the proper prep and aftercare routine, you will have much better results with your micro- blading procedure. Don’t forget your new favorite acronym: AWM – Absorb, Wash, Moisturize!
Important note about showering:
Limit your showers to 5 minutes so that you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/procedure area 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 at the end of the shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area.
What to expect the next 10 Days
Remember to schedule your touch-up 4-6 weeks after the initial procedure. During this appointment we will touch up any areas that may have lightened during the healing process. Waiting longer than six weeks may cause an increase in your touch up fee
If you have any questions, feel free to call or text me at 916-216-243
Please schedule your touch up appointment within two months so the pigment adjustments can be performed. Delaying your appointment past the two-month period may increase your touch up fee.