Microblading Post-Treatment Instructions
What to expect during the healing process;
- Immediately after this microblading session, your eyebrows will appear slightly darker than you expected. This will fade up to 30-70% during the healing process over the following 2 weeks. It can take 2-3 weeks before the true colour will appear.
- The eyebrows and surrounding skin will be slightly red and slightly painful. This should settle down within 12-24hrs.
- Light scabs will start to form where the microblading strokes occurred. These scabs will begin to peel and flake off. Do not pick, scrub or rub scabs. Allow the scabs to come away from the brow naturally and without trauma. This will occur in the first 2 weeks after your microblading session.
- After the peeling process has finished you may notice the pigment colour is much lighter and more natural in appearance. Fading is a normal part of the healing process. Some strokes may come back looking patchy, which is to be expected. This will be corrected in your complimentary perfecting session.
- If your brows are too light or patchy, after the peeling process, you may pencil or powder them until you attend your complimentary perfecting session.
- After the peeling process, you may recommence your normal routine of using cleansers, moisturisers, sunscreens and make-up in the area.
- In 4-8 weeks your eyebrows are healed and ready to undergo a perfecting session.
The day of the treatment;
You may notice some clear fluid (known as lymphatic fluid) oozing from your brows. This is normal and expected. The barrier cream (supplied) should help control this oozing but if not, gently dab your brows with a cotton pad (not a tissue as it may break up) to absorb excess lymph fluid. Ensure your hands are cleaned before and after, and that you use a clean cotton pad each time. Do this as often as you feel necessary, but it should resolve in 12-48hrs.
Barrier cream (supplied) was applied to your brows on completion of your microblading session. Please re-apply a small amount of barrier cream tonight.
Days 1-7: Cleanse
You can wash your brows to remove bacteria, dead skin and buildup of barrier cream. Gently wash your eyebrows morning and night with warm water and a sensitive antibacterial soap. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a cotton pad. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliants.
Important note about showering: Try not to be in the shower for an excessive amount of time. It is important to keep your eyebrows as dry as possible. It is recommended to cleanse your face and brows at the end of your shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on your brows.
Days 1-5: Barrier Cream
After cleansing eyebrows and dabbing dry, apply a very thin layer of the barrier cream to your eyebrows morning and night. Apply this very gently using a cotton tip. Use a new cotton tip for each eyebrow, and discard after use. Be sure not to apply too much barrier cream to the area as it is not necessary and may impact the healing process. The barrier cream should be barely noticeable on the eyebrows. Apply the barrier cream for 1-5 days or until scabs start to form.
Days 5-14: Peeling/Scabs
When the peeling process begins and scabs have started to form you must cease use of the barrier cream. Continue the cleansing process morning and night, being as gentle as possible to not traumatically remove any scabs. Apply a small amount of pawpaw/Vaseline/bepanthen ointment morning and night to the eyebrows to keep the scabbed area slightly moist. Continue to do this until the peeling process has finished. Once finished, usually within 14 days, you may recommence your normal routine of using cleansers, moisturisers, sunscreens and make-up in the area. Remember to continue to avoid the use of Retin A/Retinol/Vitamin A/Alpha Hydroxy/Glycolic Acid based skin care products as you will be attending your next microblading session shortly.
Other important reminders;
- Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally come away, as picking can cause scarring or loss of colour
- Avoid excessive sweating (e.g. Exercise) for one week
- Do not have any facials, Botox injections, chemical peels or microdermabrasion treatments for 4 weeks, especially if returning for further perfecting sessions.
- Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks
- Avoid swimming pools, spas, saunas, steam rooms, baths and any other form of water or heat until the peeling process has finished.
- Avoid topical makeup including sunscreen on the area until the peeling process has finished.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Brows InkedTM