Following the aftercare is very important to achieve beautiful and long-lasting results.
No water or liquids on the treatment area for the first 24 hours after your procedure.
Evening of the procedure -7th day after the procedure:
Make sure your hands are washed and clean, then gently wash your brows morning and night.
How to wash your brows: Use clean warm water, and a gentle soap or unscented cleanser (ex: baby shampoo or cetaphil facial cleanser). Using your fingertips, wash your brows very gently for about 10 seconds. Do not wash for more than 30 seconds, as this much water or moisture can cause the strokes to expand. Rinse the area completely with warm water, ensuring all the soap is gone.
To dry your brows: gently pat dry with a clean paper towel.
After, gently apply the post-care ointment with a clean and new cotton swab. This can be done at morning and at night time after washing your brows, but be sure to use the ointment sparingly, as your skin needs to heal itself. Do not over apply as this will suffocate the skin and will not allow for proper healing, the ointment should be enough to moisturize the area but also barely noticeable and not over saturated. Always make sure brows are completely dry before applying ointment, you don’t want moisture to be retained.
**Clients with oily skin: Pat brows with dry paper towel every 2-3 hours and apply ointment only once a day or as needed**
Make sure you do not wash your brows with any harsh chemicals, or soaps that contain acids, do NOT exfoliate that area.
AVOID THE FOLLOWING for the first 14 days after the procedure:
No sun, tanning or tanning beds
No itching, picking of the flakes (scabs)
Avoid heavy workouts, heavy sweating or heavy humid conditions like hot yoga or steam rooms.
Avoid Neosporin, or any antibacterial ointments or topical, as these can pull the pigment out of the skin.
Do not use products containing AHA's on or near pigmented areas including glycolic, or lactic acids or Retin A products as they will cause the color to fade.
Avoid Petroleum Jelly or Vaseline, as this can trap germs or bacteria and cause an infection.
Your brows may be covered in a Flaky layer ( or very light scab) as it heals. Once the flakiness (light scab) has completely fallen off, the brow will be covered by a shiny layer of skin and it will appear as if the strokes have disappeared. However, after 1-2 weeks, the strokes will appear slowly as your skin generates so don't worry.
Once the skin has healed, any changes can be made in the follow up appointment.
The microbladed area will appear around 40% -50% darker and bolder during the initial healing process. In the first week you will begin to see the micro bladed area soften and the color will start to lighten while healing. The strokes may become itchy and flaky during the first two weeks. You may experience redness and swelling up to 48 hours following. This is normal.
This is some of what you may experience:
Day 1-3: You love your new brows
Days 3-5: They are 40-50% darker and seem too thick
Days 5-10: They are starting flake (lightly scab)
Days 10-15: Your brows seem like they are completely gone
Days 15 to 1 month post: Brows are back but may appear a little patchy
After your return for your touch up: Any uneven pigmentation can be corrected and you will love them again!
PLEASE REFER TO CLIENT FORMS PROVIDED BY YOUR ARTIST FOR MORE DETAILED AFTER CARE OF BROWS