MICROBLADING PRE-PROCEDURE ADVICE
Microblading procedure normally requires multiple treatment sessions. For best results, clients will be required to return for at least one re-touch appointment. This will take place 6 weeks after the initial procedure. Those with oily skin may require an additional touch up. Please be aware that color intensity will be significantly darker and sharper immediately and a few days after the initial procedure, but the color will reduce by 30-50%
Although numbing cream is used during the procedure, sensitivity or discomfort may still be felt. Skin may be red and/or swollen after the procedure
- Please wear your normal make up on the day of your procedure
- Please do not drink alcohol 24 hours prior to the treatment
- Where possible, try to avoid the following herbs and spices prior to your appointment: Black pepper, Cardamom, any member of the Zingiberaceae (Ginger) family, Cayenne, Cinnamon, Garlic, Horseradish, Mustard
- A patch test will be performed, unless waived by client
- Please do not shape or wax your brows before the procedure. Your artist will shape brows during the procedure
- No electrolysis for at least 5 days before the procedure
- Botox, AHA products and retinoids should be avoided for 2 weeks prior to the procedure
- Exfoliating treatments such as microdermabrasion should not be performed within 2 weeks prior to procedure
- Chemical and laser peels should be avoided no less than 6 weeks prior to procedure
- Patients prone to cold sores/fever blisters should take an anti-viral prior to treatment
- Hormone therapies can affect pigmentation and/or cause sensitivity
- Discontinue use of any brow-growth serums like Latisse, as it can cause sensitivity / affect pigment
Topical Anesthetic Advice
- Allergic reaction can occur from any anesthetics used during the procedure. If you do suffer from an allergic reaction, you should contact your doctor immediately. Allergic reaction response may show through redness, swelling, rash, blistering, dryness or any other symptoms associated with an allergic reaction.
- Numbness – We cannot accept responsibility if the area to be treated does not respond to the numbing cream. Each individual is different according to skin type. Some clients report the area to be completely numb, while others may experience some discomfort.
- Procedure – For microblading procedure, a numbing cream/gel is used. The products are formulated to be perfectly safe and can be purchased over the counter from any pharmacy/chemist. The anesthetic is placed over the treatment area for 20-30 minutes then carefully removed prior to treatment. As a result of the treatment, combined with the use of the anesthetic, you can expect to experience some redness/swelling that can last 1-4 days. You should always follow your post procedure advice and after care for the best results.
Contraindications for Microblading
- Liver disease – high risk of infection
- Compromised skin near brow area
- Skin conditions like psoriasis, dermatitis, etc near the brow area
The following medical conditions require a note from your doctor giving consent
Diabetes Type 1 and 2, high blood pressure, auto-immune disease, thyroid / Graves’ disease Any other medical condition that causes slow healing or a high risk of infection
MICROBLADING POST-PROCEDURE ADVICE
Please follow these instructions for 10-14 days after the procedure to improve and prolong the results of Everlasting Brows. If you don’t follow these instructions, it can greatly affect your microblading results!
A liquid barrier has been applied that will stay on and protect your brows. Avoid getting anything on the brows, including water, except for cleansing as directed. You may blot for the first few hours with sterile gauze to remove any excess fluids, if necessary.
Cleansing: In 2-3 hours, wash lightly with slightly damp Q-tips and antibacterial soap (non-scented orange Dial pump soap is a great option). Repeat this very gently during days 1-4. When washing, it should be very gentle and with hardly any water and with a tapping motion, no rubbing. Do not attempt to remove the barrier film if it was applied. Allow it to come off naturally it is own time. Please avoid saturating brows with water. After the initial 3 days of washing, you may very sparingly apply balm to hydrate your brow area for dryness relief. Do not pick or rub the brows. The flakes must fall off on their own or you will risk removing the color and possibly scarring.
- Do not soak the treated area in the bath, pool or hot tub. For 30 days, refrain from swimming in salt water or chlorinated pools, saunas, hot yoga, steam rooms or sun beds.
- No exercise for 14 days. After 14 days – when exercising, wear a sweatband to avoid sweat on brow area.
- Do not expose treated area to direct sunlight. After healed (30 days), use a sunscreen to avoid fading from the sun.
- No makeup should be applied directly on the brows during the healing process.
- Do not touch, rub, pick or scratch your brows following treatment or during healing process.
- You may find that your eyebrows will scab or become slightly dry following the treatment. If they itch, DO NOT SCRATCH them. You may tap them to alleviate the itch.
- If your eyebrows get wet during the healing process, pat them dry with a towel, DO NOT RUB.
- Avoid using daily skincare products directly on the eyebrows.
- If you are planning a chemical peel, or any other medical procedure, please inform artist of the procedure you have had. Procedure should only be done once the healing process is complete.
- If you are due to give blood after the procedure, please inform your nurse about the microblading treatment you have had as this might alter the results.
Call Extend Lash Salon + Skin Lab with any questions or concerns at 727-592-5274