What to Avoid Before Microblading
- Picking, tweezing or waxing eyebrows weeks prior
- Tanning or excessive sunlight weeks prior
- Facials, peels or botox weeks prior
- Retinol, Vitamin A, Vitamin E or fish oil products weeks prior
- No exercising on the day of
- Do not drink alcohol 24-48 hours prior
- Do not drink coffee 2 hours prior
- Do not take aspirin or ibuprofen 24 hours prior
What to Expect in the Microblading Process
It is a manual process done with a hand-held tool used to insert pigment into the upper layers of the skin. The area is numbed before the procedure to minimize discomfort. Once the area is numbed, the brow is outlined to create the desired shape. A superfine row of needles is used to create thin, hair-like marks on the skin and pigment is used in creating the brow.
A certain shape of brow may be desired, and while a request with a picture for reference is welcome, a consultation will help guide you to achieving the best look possible.
The Microblading Healing Process and Aftercare
The patient is seen twice in the office for treatment by a medical aesthetician. The first appointment is for the initial procedure followed by the second appointment once the brow is healed for a color touch-up. There is no downtime with microblading although special care is given to the brows as they scab over during the first week. Touch-ups are recommended approximately every 18-24 months as the color will begin to fade over time. In between these sessions it is strongly advised to avoid picking and scratching.