Before/After Care

Before care

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BEFORE YOUR TREATMENT:

* Do not plan your procedure immediately before an event. You will need an appropriate amount of time to heal before you will be ready for an event such as professional photographs, sun exposure while on vacation, wedding, or black tie event etc.

* Please feel free to wear your normal make-up to your appointment

* Avoid Retin-A and AHA skincare products for at least 2 weeks prior to appt.

* If you use Accutane you must be off for 1 year prior to procedure

* Do not tan or have a sunburned face

* Avoid Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, or Ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure

* No alcohol for two days 

* No caffeine on day of appointment

* No waxing or tinting for at least  5 days prior to procedure

* Please do not apply your own numbing creams prior to appointment

after care

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* Wash your hands before touching or applying any product to area

* Apply healing balm provided with a cotton swab a few days after your procedure and  only if necessary to avoid excessive dryness and scabbing

* Maintain facial hygiene and cleanse brows according to your aftercare instructions  provided at your appt. 

* You may use a moist clean cotton pad to gently go over eyebrow area

* Do not stand under shower head or get area completely wet

* Itching is normal....DO NOT PICK, PEEL OR RUB the eyebrow area

* Allow the area to flake on its own as this will preserve the tattoo

* Avoid sun exposure as much as possible afterwards 

* NEVER  lay in a tanning bed

what to expect

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Your eyebrows may be swollen, red, and tender immediately following the procedure, this is normal and will return to normal by the next day. For the first couple of days they will be very dark and defined, and around day 4-6 will start to get a bit dry and flakey. As a part of the healing process they will gradually lighten as the tissue heals, and some of the flaking may take some color with it, THIS IS NORMAL; the color will return as the weeks ago on. Microblading is a two part process, and any inconsistency will be perfected at the touch up appointment.  Once you have healed, It is smart to purchase a high SPF chapstick to put on your brows when you plan to be in the sun, as the sun can fade the cosmetic tattoo and the SPF chapstick will ensure their retention lasting longer.