Microblading can be one of the best decisions ever made if done by the right practitioner. Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo that could change the appearance of your whole face in a positive way if done properly. So, it is crucial to find a skilled technician who is creative enough to perfect a style, shape and combination of colors to perfect the natural look for each client.
Aside from this, as a client you will also need to check that the technician is following the cosmetic safety protocols to avoid any hazardous incidents. Everyone reads about horrific stories of plastic surgeries and permanent makeup gone wrong so it is always best to do research before settling with a particular technician.
Microblading procedure is risk free if clients take the time to research the studio they decide to go to. Also it’s always advised for potential clients to follow pre-care and post-care steps to achieve the safest results.
- Avoid alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before having your procedure done.
- Avoid anticoagulant, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, niacin, vitamin E, fish oil or vitamins unless absolutely necessary within 72 hours before having your microblading done.
- Do not get intentional tanning two weeks before having your microblading.
- If you are doing Botox and fillers this should be done 2 weeks before or after the procedure. Botox will change the elevation of your forehead while the fillers change the skin around your eyebrow.
- If you are doing facial treatments or chemical peels, this should be done 4 weeks before your procedure.
- Do not wax or tint for 2 weeks before your treatment.
- Avoid booking for microblading during your menstrual cycle because it will increase pain.
- Make sure your skin is free of all irritations, including ingrown hairs, spots, eczema, and psoriasis.
- Avoid any anti-acne or anti-aging products on the skin for 30 days prior to use.
- Do not take Acutance within one year of treatment
- Do not touch the eyebrows or the surrounding area for 24 hours
- Make sure you allow the eyebrows to air dry before you apply a thin layer of the ointment
- DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Allow any crusts or dry skin naturally tint. Note: picking can lead to scarring and pigment loss.
- Avoid exposure to the sun, solarium, pool (chlorine is irritating), sauna, steam baths, hot showers and/or hot baths for 3 weeks.
- Avoid physical exertion, fitness room and any other activity that can cause excessive sweating for at least 5 and up to 14 days.
- Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
- NO makeup or skin care products should be used on the treated area for two weeks.
- NO Botox around the forehead area for two weeks afterward.
- Eyebrow tinting should not be performed for 2 weeks after your microblading treatment
NOTE: Immediately after your procedure is done, some areas will appear to be darker and bolder in color this can take up to 10 days after the treatment. The treated area can feel a little bit of sunburn after the process, but the discomfort should be minimal. The initial healing period is minimal flaking and scabbing of the skin. If there is some scabbing or peeling, do not pick at it, just let the scab or dry skin come off on its own.
The complete microblading healing process takes about 6-8 weeks, by this time the true color of the tattoo is surfacing. During this process, your tattoo will soften and lighten. Try and be patient, this happens because your skin is still regenerated and naturally exfoliating. Within 6 weeks you should be able to see the true color, as it will take new strength. You can only get your touch-up/adjustment done after 6-8 weeks.