Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup procedure whereby hair-like incision strokes are created along the eyebrow (under the epidermal layer of the skin) to enhance, reshape, or create a natural looking appearance on the eyebrow. The needles used for the hand held tool come in a variety of diameters so that the thickness of each individual stroke can be customised to each client.
The success of the treatment depends on many factors such as:
- Skin type and quality
- Post treatment care
- Sun exposure
- Skin treatments/regime
All of these factors are out of the control of the artist hence why it is extremely difficult to state a time frame that the eyebrows can last.
- Do not work out the day of the procedure.
- Avoid heavy sunlight and especially sunburn 3 days before the procedure.
- Avoid plucking, waxing, threading or any hair removal 3 days before the procedure.
- Do not take Aspirin, Omega-3, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 48-72 hours before the procedure unless medically necessary.
- No alcohol or caffeine on the day of the procedure.
The Following treatments should be avoided four weeks before/after the procedure:
- Laser Treatments
- Chemical Peels
DIRECTLY AFTER THE PROCEDURE
30 minutes after treatment wipe eyebrows with a damp cotton pad. Remove lymph and previously applied cream.
After, pat dry and apply a very thin layer of aftercare provided (avoid using fingertips when applying).
Repeat this procedure 2-3 times during the day.
If the treatment was done late in the afternoon and you do not have time to wipe 2-3 times put a plastic wrap over the eyebrows you previously applied cream on so that you protect the eyebrows from drying overnight.
IN THE NEXT 7 DAYS
In the next 7 days, maintain facial hygiene and apply the cream after washing your face or having a shower - keep eyebrows away from water unless lymph is present.
Repeat the process above 2-3 times daily to keep the wound clean and to avoid scab formation.
WHAT TO AVOID
During the first 7 days do not pick, scratch, peel the healing area nor apply make-up or product/s on the eyebrows, avoid sleeping on the face, avoid direct sun exposure, avoid working out to prevent sweating, avoid water on eyebrows during a shower for at least 7 days or until healed, avoid facial massage, facial steaming and saunas.
Brows are fully healed in 30 days. Touch up is recommended at 4-8 week mark.
Pigment duration depends on skin quality. For example the oilier the skin, the shorter the pigment lasts.
Avoid sunbathing, solarium, light therapies, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, fruit acids, creams that contain regeneration factors (look out for facial serums that contain "... Acid".
Always avoid any laser treatments over the treated area as they can destroy the pigments and cause burns.
Use of antibiotics and hormonal therapy can lead to a faster pigment fading.
Always protect the eyebrows from the sun with SPF (however not during the first 7 days).