Eyebrow Microblading - What you need to know

Eyebrow Microblading is a customised procedure used to improve your eyebrow shape & colour.  The procedure involves a handtool and tattoo pigment.  To maintain optimal results, most clients will need a colour refresh at 12-18 monthly intervals.

 

Your initial brow tattooing will usually be done in 2 stages (the second 4-6 weeks following the initial treatment).  It is important to allow 3-4 months prior to any special events (eg wedding) to allow adequate time for healing prior. In some circumstances more than 2 sessions will be required to achieve desired results.

 

Your brows will appear much darker and bolder for up to 2 weeks following treatment – this is normal and expected. 

Some clients will experience mild flaking/dryness 7-14 days following treatment – be sure too keep up with postcare recommendations to help to minimise this.

 

PERMANENT MAKEUP IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CLIENTS WHO ARE OR HAVE:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Unstable diabetes

  • Viral infections and/or disease

  • Untreated epilepsy

  • A pacemaker or major heart problems

  • Have had an organ transplant

  • Tendency to keloid scar

  • Seborrheic dermatitis

  • Skin irritations or psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne etc)

  • Sick (cold, flu, etc)

  • Had Botox in the last month

  • Have an upcoming special occasion in the next 3 months

  • Have used Roaccutane/Accutane in the past 12 months

  • Allergy to anaesthetic, (lidocaine)

  • Extremely sensitive or problematic skin.

 

PRE-CARE

  • No strenuous exercise, swimming, sauna, steam rooms, hot showers and/or hot baths on the day of treatment.

  • Avoid alcohol for 48 hours and limit caffeine on the day of treatment.

  • Avoid sun exposure for one week prior to treatment.

  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Voltaren or neurofen for 72 hours before treatment.

  • Avoid Fish oil, Ginko Biloba & St John Wart for 10-14 days prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue topical Vitamin A (Retinol) , Chemical peels and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks prior to procedure and do not apply to the brow area following the procedure.

  • Avoid Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the brow for 2 weeks prior to procedure and avoid applying to the brow area following the procedure.

  • Botox and filler on the forehead, temple and eye area should be avoided 1 month prior to treatment for those who do not regularly receive injectables.

  • No brow waxing, tinting, brow serums (eg LiLash) for one week prior to procedure.

 

Note:  You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.

 

POST-CARE

  • Keep your brows clean by cleansing them with a damp cotton pad or Q-tip 2-3x per day and pat dry with a lint free towel or cotton t-shirt. Apply a small amount of supplied post care serum after drying and again during the day if your brows feel itchy or dry.

  • Do not rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally drop off.  Picking can cause scarring and pigment loss.

  • If your brows feel itchy consider taking a oral antihistamine.

  • Avoid any water or moisture (apart from damp cotton pads/Q-tips as above) for 7 days or until brows feel healed over. This includes any sweating.

  • Avoid sleeping on your face/brows for at least 7 days.

  • Keep hats and hair off your face for 7 days.

  • No make up or skin care products over treated area (except serum supplied) for 7 days or until healed over.

  • No facials, chemical treatments and microdermabrasions for 4 weeks.

  • No Botox for 4 weeks post final touch up.

After 7 days, or once brows have healed, apply sunscreen over brows throughout the day to prevent pigment loss.

Eyebrows should not be tinted for at least 2 weeks following procedure.

Completely avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for a minimum of 1 month following procedure.  Direct sunlight can cause the pigment to change colour while it is healing and may also result in hyper/hypo pigmentation and scarring.

Avoid any active skin ingredients over tattoos – these will fade your brows.

Avoid pool, sauna, steam rooms, hot showers and/or hot baths for 3 weeks following procedure.

 

Note:  Eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural healing in the first 2 weeks.  Please do not be alarmed and do not try to remove or fade the pigment.  This may result in scared or patchy results.