WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
PRE APPOINMENT CARE
WHO SHOULD AVOID MICROBLADING
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR APPOINTMENT
Do not submerge in water
It is important to try to keep the brow area out of the water for at least the following 10 days. The reason is the water may absorb the pigment in the skin and create an uneven texture.
Showering is fine. Be sure not to have the shower hose spraying directly at your face;
Cleansing; gently wet face, apply cleanser, scrub around the brows, gently rinse the entire face, pat face to dry and gently pat brows last removing excess water/ointment, then re-apply ointment with q-tip.
Gym rats, you might not like this part. You should avoid engaging in intense physical activity for 10 days after your procedure. Again, excessive sweating might absorb the pigment and leave a patchy texture. If you’re a big fan of saunas, sorry, but you’re going to have to stay away from those for about a month or so after your microblading.
Activities can resume once the brow flaking is complete.
Do not pull out scabs
Your brow area will swell a little bit right after the procedure. It’s normal and it’s not something for you to worry about. You will also develop scabs on the area that was worked on and it is highly important that you do not pull out these scabs. They might itch, but do your best to keep them in place, they will fall off in their own time. The reason, again, is the pigment. Pulling out the scabs can leave an uneven color. Do not dye or tweeze eyebrows one week before or after procedure.
Regular brow grooming can resume once flaking is complete.
Avoid the sun
Keep out of the sun for the next month or so. That means, no tanning whatsoever. Wear a hat when going outside and once the area has completely healed, use sunblock to ensure longer lasting results. A moisturizer with an SPF of at least 15 is recommended to protect pigment from the sun’s rays.
Please keep in mind, brows are now a part of your skin, if you tan, your brows may tan too.
No makeup, creams, specific skin care products on brow area
Your goal is to try to keep the brow area clean. If you apply makeup or creams on the area you might soil the area and remove some scabs in the cleaning process. Do not use Retin A or glycolic acids, peroxide or Neosporin. Stay away from soaps, facial cleansers, heat (steam baths, facials), sun, tanning salons, swimming in chlorinated or salt water pools and eye lash tinting/curling.
Exfoliating and skin lightening products (chemical peels, alpha & beta hydroxy acids) promote pigment loss, so these products should be avoided on the treated area.
No sleeping on your face
If you are one of those few people on earth that choose to sleep face down into the pillow, please find another sleeping position, at least for the next 10 days after your microblading.
Moisturize the area
If the scabs or flakes are too dry, they will itch and you will be more prone to scratching, so to avoid that, try to keep the area moisturized by using the ointment your esthetician recommends (with a Q-tip NOT finger tips), particularly overnight. To clean, simply pat away with a clean towel. Do not rub.
Daytime application can be stopped once flaking is complete. Night time can be continued (optional) to keep skin moist and the vibrancy in colour (if you find your skin is dry)
* IMPORTANT NOTE: Permanent makeup procedures are affected by the canvas (your skin) that they are performed on. If your skin is sun damaged (even from tanning beds), thick and uneven in texture, or excessively dry or oily, the results 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 age of skin all contribute to fading. Touch-ups are needed 6-8 weeks after your initial visit to ensure the best results and to keep your permanent cosmetics looking the best. Your procedure maintenance, as outlined in your pre/post procedure directions, is very important.
LASER TATTOO REMOVAL
Avoid wearing makeup or creams on the treated area for the first 2 days after treatment. Itching is very common due to the dehydrating effect of the laser. Use Aquaphor, Vitamin E ointment, or hydrocortisone cream to moisturize the area as it heals.
Expect light to moderate swelling and redness. Tea bags or ice packs may be used to minimize swelling the day of and the day after the procedure. Use A&D Ointment around the treated area for 2-3 days following the procedure. You must use NEW mascara to avoid contamination.
Expect moderate swelling, usually one to two days following the procedure. Applying ice for the first 2 hours is most important. Continue throughout the day. Keep moist with A&D Ointment or Liptrotek for the next five to seven days, then switch to chapstick or lipstick with an SPF of 15 or greater, as the sun tends to fade lip color quickly. After the procedure, the lips may appear to have too much color. You may add makeup to soften the color. After three to four days, the color will become lighter as the epidermis sloughs off. It will appear that you have lost all color; however, when your lips have healed completely, the dermal layer will gradually become darker. Two or three applications may be required to achieve the desired results. It is not uncommon to lose up to 70% of the color on the first application.
Wash lashes daily with an oil-free makeup remover/cleanser to remove buildup of debris (bacteria, makeup, oil) Oil, dirt, and makeup residue prevents the lash glue from sticking properly
Clean lashes by gently rubbing them at the lash line with your finger or using a soft eyeshadow brush
Rinse with cool water and lightly pat dry. Another possible alternative is using a portable fan or a blow-dryer on cool setting to accelerate drying process
Brush lashes daily, especially after cleansing to reopen fans and to keep the lashes looking fresh
Book fills in advance to avoid any last-minute disappointments
Natural lashes shed daily. It is perfectly normal to lose 1-5 lashes a day.
Golden Rule: Clean lashes last longer!
No contact with water for 24 hours after your lash appointment (shower, steam, sauna). If needed, use a face shield to protect the lashes
Avoid sleeping on your lashes
Avoid using oily products around the eye area (makeup, eye cream, serum, lotion, including eyeliner and mascara). Mascara is extremely hard to clean off completely and residue can break down the glue
Do NOT rub, pick or pull your lashes. Pulling out lashes prematurely could cause alopecia (permanent hair loss in the long run as it damages the hair follicle)
Do NOT tint, perm or curl lashes as this can cause damage
Avoid contact with extreme heat (ovens, blow dryers, lighters, campfire) as it will loosen the curl of the extension and may singe the lashes
The White Diet is important to any teeth whitening procedure. The pores of your enamel are opened during the treatment and this makes them extremely vulnerable to any staining agents after the treatment. You can resume your normal habits once the pores are closed which normally occurs 24-48 hours after the treatment.
Drinks to avoid:
tea, coffee, orange juice, red wine, beer, Guinness and fizzy drinks
Foods to avoid:
spaghetti, curry, chilli, carrots, peas, sweet corn, broccoli, green beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, red and green lettuce, butter, chocolate, beets
Avoid extremely hot or cold liquids. Tooth sensitivity is a common, but temporary side effect after whitening treatments.
Avoid acidic foods and drinks. Highly acidic foods and drinks will open up the pores of your enamel leaving them more susceptible to stains as it allows it to more easily penetrate your teeth.
Cut back on drinking and smoking. Frequent consumption of alcoholic drinks and heavy smoking can reverse the effects of teeth whitening. Many alcoholics drinks such as wine has tannins that can stain the teeth. The same goes for nicotine in tobacco. If you cannot quit drinking and smoking entirely, try to do it in moderation or lessen the frequency.
Use smudge-proof lipstick to keep lipstick from getting on your teeth because regular lipstick can stain teeth.
Use maintenance products. Daily White Foam or Forever White are available to touch-up your smile as needed.