How to Prepare & Brow Afterare
CONGRATS! If you've made it to this step you are on your way to the brows of your dreams!
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT?
• 48 hours prior to your appointment: DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL or CAFFEINE.
• 72 hours prior to your appointment: DO NOT TAKE ADVIL or other blood thinners such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Niacin or Vitamin E unless medically necessary.
• Botox should be done within 4 weeks before or after microblading sessions.
•NO RETINOL 6 weeks before.
• Avoid booking during your menstrual cycle as it can increase your pain.
• No waxing, tanning or tinting 3 days before.
• Arrive with no makeup for your appointment. A lot of wiping of pigment takes place and makeup can get ruined, so save yourself the hassle!
• Be prepared for your brows to look a little red and really dark! – don’t worry, they will fade in color 30-50%.
You are NOT a suitable candidate for this procedure if you are:
• Pregnant or breastfeeding due to increased chances of possible infection and color may not retain as well.
• History of Keloids or Hypertrophic scarring
• Viral infections and/or diseases
• Pacemaker or major heart problems
• Organ transplant
• Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
• Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
• Accutane in the past year
• Heart conditions, Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure, Poor general health.
• Taking treatment, on medication, or illness that compromises the immune system / healing would make you NOT a good candidate for micropigmentation procedures.
•Have had previous tattoo’d brows or semi-permanent tattoo’d brows however, this is a case by case basis and that’s why the photos requested are
1. WASH: I only recommend washing with cleans hand, cold water, and Cetaphil face wash in one direction.
2. DRY: Pat dry using paper towel. Do not use bath towels as they can harbor bacteria.
3: APPLY: Gently, with a clean finger, in one direction apply the ointment provided.
4: Continue to apply the ointment as needed throughout the day to keep them hydrated.
5. REPEAT until healed. You'll know you're healed once the brows are completely scabbed off.
What’s the healing process/recovery time? For the first 10-14 days after procedure you cannot get your brows wet or sweat so avoiding exercise, swimming, and other similar activities is a must. After the 10-14 days you can continue life as normal including applying brow makeup as this is also prohibited during the healing stage. There is a healing cycle that occurs over the first 14 days that you MUST fully understand is normal and will happen. After the procedure your brows will not be swollen but may have the slightest hint of redness but that goes away within an hour. The next 2-3 days the brows will appear much darker, then a couple of days later they will begin scabbing and possibly itching, then a few days later they will begin peeling and appearing patchy, and lastly once all of the scabbing has naturally fallen off, the brows will come back to a normal state and settle into a final shade which is about 10-40% less bold then the day we did them. I will send you home with an ointment that you’ll apply every morning and throughout the day for the first 10-14 days. Allow the process to take place without prematurely removing scabs on your own or touching them. The healing stage varies from person to person. Some may heal in 10 or less while others heal in 14 days. When you’re at the last stage of the explained healed process (all peeled off), that’s the end of the healing cycle for you.