What to expect during and after your Micro-blading session:
The entire healing process will take from 4-6 weeks, depending upon your own body regeneration and age. Your new temporary eyebrows will go through several phases during this healing process/cycle. The below after care instructions will help with healing.
The pigment will appear very natural looking immediately after the initial procedure. The following day the pigment will appear darker. Next, typically the brows can itch and flake as the healing process naturally produces shedding, at which point the brows might appear lighter than original. This might give you the impression that the color is fading too quickly. Additionally, even with proper care some customers may develop bald spots or might lose original hair stroke which makes brows look uneven, this is natural. This is also the reason why most customers need a touch-up visit after the 6 weeks.
It is very important that you do not let any water, lotions, soap or makeup touch your eyebrow areas during the first 3 days after your micro-blading session!
Micro-blading After Care Process:
Please avoid touching the eyebrow area. Avoid water around brow area when washing face. At all times, wash your hands thoroughly before applying ointment/cleansing.
On Days 1-2 – (day of your procedure)
Only use the blotting papers provided.
Apply blotting paper to each brow. You will continue to use the blotting papers for
2 weeks minimum and use them religiously, every 4 hours. (3 for oily skin)
On Day 3 – (3rd day of procedure)
Clean once daily with Cetaphil cleanser.
Begin using the Cavilon ointment provided once daily at night and continue the ointment for 7 days. Please use ointment sparingly as the brows need to heal.
On Day 10 - (10th day after procedure)
Start using unscented lotion or coconut/grapeseed oil.
The following must be avoided during the 14-day post micro-blading procedure:
● Increased sweating
● Touching, picking or scratching the brows
● Creams or lotions containing Retin-A/glycolic
● Hot Sauna, Hot bath or Jacuzzi
● Laser or chemical treatments/peels
● Sun tanning or salon tans
● Drinking alcohol in excess (slows healing)
● UV/UVA Rays or chemical-They have been known to cause a shift in color/fading
● During shower, avoid face from showerhead or take a bath
● Driving in open air vehicles, such as convertibles, boats, bicycles or motorcycles
● Performing heavy household cleaning such as garage/ basement where lots of airborne debris
If you have any unexpected problems with the healing of the skin, please contact your Artistimmediately to discuss further instructions. Contact a physician if any signs or symptoms develop such as: Fever, redness at the site, swelling, tenderness, elevated body temperature, red streaks going from the procedure site towards the heart, or any visible green/yellow discharge that is foul in odor.
EYEBROWS: Typical Effects -
Day 7 The eyebrows are approximately 30-40% darker and bolder in width than they will be
when healed. Your skin is red under the pigment, which causes the color of the
pigment to appear darker and warmer in tone. There is some swelling, although
difficult to actually see due to the thickness of the skin in the brow area. Brows will
be tender and may feel similar to sunburn, though this will subside. Exfoliation,
which begins in a few days will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow
area procedure to flake away in a more narrow appearance of your eyebrows. Don’t
be concerned that your eyebrow initially appears darker and heavier in shape than
you desire, this is all part of the process.
Day 8 Eyebrows start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Exfoliation begins.
Day 9 The skin begins to flake/peel from the outside edges first. Brows may appear pink.
Day 10 Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and gray for a few days until color clarifies.
EYEliner: Typical Effects -
Day 1 Swollen, like you have been crying and with a heavier makeup look.
Day 2 Swollen and tender, usually for only a few hours after waking up, and again with a heavier
make up look continuing.
Day 3 Swelling decreases with a tight feeling. The pigment begins to lift away from the skin.
Design becomes narrower.
Day 4 There is a pinching feeling. Some itching is normal as the skin begins to flake. DO NOT PICK IT!
Day 5 Blinking movements of the eye usually removes all pigment on this day. Color is somewhat grayish and will take a few more days to clarify to full color.
NOTE: Permanent makeup procedures are affected by the canvas (your skin) in which they are performed on. If your skin is sun damaged (even from tanning beds), thick and uneven in texture, or excessively dry or oil, the result cannot be expected to be perfect after the initial procedure. Scars on the lips from fever blisters cause pigment removal. Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery and the age of the skin, all attribute to fading. Touch-ups are needed 30-45 days after your initial procedure to ensure the best results and to keep your permanent cosmetics looking their best. Your procedure maintenance, directions given to you are very important.