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
Viral infections and/or disease
A pacemaker or major heart problems
Have had an organ transplant
Tendency to keloid scar
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.
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.
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.