Brows… The only part of a woman's body that she doesn't want to be any thinner.
Microblading, also called Semi-Permanent Makeup or Micropigmentation, is a form of permanent makeup that uses tattooing to create a design that resembles an actual eyebrow. It is the process of implanting color pigment beneath the surface of the skin by means of a tiny needle. Microblading is used to create definition and enhance features on any brow, but it is particularly helpful to people who have lost them as part of the aging process, have undergone chemotherapy or who may have diseases causing hair loss such as Alopecia.
At first, permanent makeup results may look harsh. This is due to the color remaining in the outermost layers of the epidermis when microblading first occurs. Color softens within a few days during the healing process as the outer layers of the epidermis slough off and are replaced by new cells.
The following restrictions are to ensure your skin is in the best possible condition for your procedure:
- Please do not work out the day of the procedure as the body heat expands the pores.
- Avoid heavy sunlight and especially sunburn for 3 days before your procedure. Skin should not be in process of healing before procedure.
The following treatments should be avoided 4 weeks before the procedure:
- Botox or other fillers
- Chemical Peels
- Laser treatment
- Do NOT drink coffee or anything with caffeine the day of procedure.
- Do NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen, omega-3, unless medically necessary, 48-72 hours prior to the procedure. (Tylenol or acetaminophen is okay!)
- Do NOT drink alcohol 24 hours before the procedure.
- Please wash your face carefully around the eyebrow without getting water on the treated area. During the shower, keep your face away from the shower head or take a bath.
- Wipe brows with a dry, clean cotton ball then apply Vaseline over the brow with a clean Q-Tip.
- It is normal for itching and flaking to occur during the first seven days post your microblading procedure, however, by following correct aftercare procedures, these symptoms should quickly disappear.
What to Avoid for 14 days after your microblading procedure:
- Increased sweating
- Practicing sports
- Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi
- Sun tanning or salon tanning
- UV/UVA Rays or chemicals as they have been known to cause a shift in color and premature fading
- Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic acid on the face or neck
- Picking, peeling, or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment
- Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris
- Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds
- Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles
- Touching of the eyebrow area except for when implementing post care