Note: Each person’s skin responds differently to these treatments. The information below only acts as a guideline.
What to Expect in the First 14 Days:
Intensified color and slight redness are normal and a part of the initial stages of healing. Be patient. Please do not freak out. Redness will fade in a few hours.
In a few days, the microstrokes we did will start to oxidize and form light scabs, and they might look a tiny bit darker and thicker. As the skin heals, your brows will begin to flake lightly and the strokes that we did will come off in random pieces throughout the brow. You might look slightly patchy throughout the week but remember that it is normal and temporary. Please refrain from picking at your brows as you run the risk of removing pigment in the process.
When the scabs fall off, do not feel discouraged if the strokes are not immediately visible and/or appear to have healed patchy. This is completely normal. Over the next few weeks as your skin naturally exfoliates your brows will gain strength in color, settling between 6-8 weeks. The healed result will be approximately 30% - 50% lighter than the first day.
How to care for your microbladed brows:
For 24 hours: Do not wash the procedure area.
For 3 days: Press area with a dry paper towel to absorb any excess fluid. DO NOT USE TISSUE.
For 2 weeks: Always use a very mild soap on the procedure area and re-apply the Aquaphor twice a day. Before showering, apply a light coating of Aquaphor on the procedure area using a clean cotton swab. Wear a hat to shield the area from the sun when you go outside. Continue this regime until the procedure area has completely healed.
What to avoid while healing:
- Other than when you are patting wet/dry, avoid getting your brows wet
- Avoid putting any other products on your brows OR forehead while they are healing including any cleansers, makeup, serums, and moisturizers.
- Avoid sweating, so no working out. At all. This is not negotiable.
- Avoid sun exposure until brows are healed. Wear a hat while outside.
- Avoid picking or scratching at your brows. Apply balm if your brows are itchy.
- Avoid any skincare products on the brows AND forehead that have any of the following:
- Hyaluronic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid
- AHA’s and BHA’s
- Retinoids (Retinol/Retin-A)
- Vitamin C
What happens next?
Remember that microblading is a multi-step process and your brows will not be completed until after your touch-up, which will take place 6-8 weeks after your initial appointment. touch-ups give us an opportunity to see how your skin heals, review your pigment retention, and make any necessary color or shape adjustments.