SMALL DETAILS MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

WHAT TO DO BEFORE AND AFTER YOUR MICROBLADING PROCEDURE

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.

Here’s how to get your skin ready for the procedure:

  • Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week before the procedure
  • Do not tan two weeks prior to the service, or have a sunburned face
  • Do not have any type of facial 2 weeks prior to the procedure
  • Do not work out the day of the procedure
  • Do not have Botox 3 weeks prior to the procedure
  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior to the procedure (they are natural blood thinners)
  • Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days prior to the procedure.

In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor color deposit:

  • Do not drink alcohol 24 – 48 hours before your tattoo
  • Do not consume coffee before your procedure
  • Do not take an Aspirin or Ibuprofen for pain relief (these also thin the blood).

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!

The day of the treatment: Absorb

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:

Important Reminders

  • Use a fresh pillowcase while you sleep.
  • Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally ex-foliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of color.
  • No facials, Botox, chemical treatments or Microdermabrasion for 4
  • Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after the procedure. Wear a hat when
  • Avoid long, hot showers for the first 10 days.
  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
  • Avoid face-down swimming, lakes, and hot tubs for the first 10 days,
  • Avoid topical makeup and sunscreen on the area.
  • DO NOT rub, pick, or scratch the treated area.

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.

PERMANENT EYELINER AFTERCARE

  • Using a fresh Q-tip, apply a thin coat of Aquaphor to the area twice a day (night and morning). Keeping the area moist during the next 5 to 7 days to help with the amount of scabbing of the skin as it
  • Apply ice packs as necessary to reduce swelling throughout the
  • Do not scrub or pick at the treated area during the healing
  • Avoid direct sun by wearing sunglasses or a hat also vigorous activities and exercising.
  • Avoid any moisture or humidity, such as facials, swimming, hot tubs, sauna, steam rooms and steamy showers.
  • Do you not use peroxide, skin-care products or Neosporin on treated areas for the next 10 days as this can cause color loss.
  • If you see any signs of infection such as persistent redness or swelling, fever, drainage, please contact your healthcare provider immediately.
  • Do not use any makeup or facial products near the treated area during 10 day healing process to help prevent any infection.

What to expect the next 10 Days

  • Day 1 – The eyes will be swollen, tender and sore, and a little puffy. This can be similar to feeling like you have been crying. When you arrive home after your procedure you will need to ice them, this will help reduce these side effects.
  • Day 2 – The eyes will be swollen and sore but will get better throughout the day. In the morning and evening, gently cleanse with cool water, tissue dry and reapply ointment.
  • Day 3 – Swelling will decrease but is not completely gone; the skin might feel a little tight. The top layers of the skin will begin to lift away and scab but do not pick or rub the treated area. Let the scabs fall off naturally.
  • Day 4 – The skin might itch, which is normal due to the healing process of the skin. By day 3 or 4 skin begins to exfoliate. It is important that you do not pick at it, as it will flake off naturally.
  • Day 5 – As the exfoliation process concludes you will see a reduction in swelling, softening of the area and the color will start to appear as it sets in the skin.
  • Day 10 – The color begins to stabilize and may lighten as the healing process

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 916-216-2431

PERMANENT LIP COLOR AFTERCARE

  • Keep moist for the next 3 to 4 days with Liprotek and then switch to lip balm to prevent your lips from scabbing.
  • Swelling is normal for the next 72 hours after this Use a protective barrier such as a paper towel and place an ice pack may to your lips.
  • The lips may have lymph fluid draining as the skin is trying to heal itself. Continue to wipe it off every 5 minutes during the first hour. It is very important to not let it dry on your lips due to it causing a scabbing and that will pull the ink out. Lips will be very vibrant the first couple of days but will lose 40% to 60% of the ink as they heal, and this is normal during the healing process. The loss of color is will be addressed at your touch up appointment.
  • If you see any signs of infection such as persistent redness or swelling, fever, drainage, please contact your healthcare provider immediately.
  • Do not use any facial products or makeup near the treated area during the healing process (10 days) to help prevent any infection.
  • Avoid any moisture or humidity, such as facials, swimming, hot tubs, sauna, steam rooms and steamy shower.

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.