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Microblading for the eyebrows is the manual process of introducing semi-permanent makeup in the form of colored pigments just down to the dermis. It is done using a hand tool with a very fine blade to mimic hair on the brow area. Because we’re inserting color closer to the surface, the strokes appear crisp and very fine. This method is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows. The results are a natural, fuller brow that can last anywhere from 1-3 years, depending on different factors affecting the procedure. Microblading is a two step process consisting of the initial procedure and complimentary touch-up performed 4-8 weeks later. The results can last up to three years, however, an annual touch-up is highly recommended in order to keep your brows fresh, and ensure the pigment and shape is retained.
Please read all information carefully before booking an appointment. And contact us with any questions!
Fifty percent of the outcome of your microbladed brows is dependent upon proper aftercare. In order for your new brows to heal properly (and look their best) these Pre & Post Care Instructions found below are of the UTMOST IMPORTANCE.
Do not work out 24 hours before procedure.
No alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before procedure.
Avoid sun and tanning two weeks prior to procedure.
Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure.
Avoid Fish Oil, Prenatal Vitamins, Nutritional Shakes (Shakeology, etc), and "Hair, Skin, & Nail" supplements two weeks prior to procedure.
No brow waxing, tinting, henna or threading one week prior to the appointment. The more natural hair growth you have, the better actually!
No microdermabrasion or laser or chemical peels four weeks prior.
Discontinue Retin-A, Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), and any chemical exfoliant or “brightening” skincare at least 4 weeks prior.
Do not use AHA, or any chemical exfoliant or “brightening” skincare products close to the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks after your procedure as these can prematurely fade the microbladed brows.
No Botox around the brow area 2 weeks prior.
Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle. These Pre-Care instructions are designed to limit bleeding and skin sensitivities during the service. Excessive bleeding during the procedure will dilute the pigment and can lead to poor results!
Do not touch brows or surrounding area for 24 hours. Treat your microbladed brows like an open wound.
After 24 hours keep the brow area clean by using a gentle fragrance-free cleanser and water with freshly washed hands morning and night (2x/day). Do not use a washcloth or sponge and clean area by moving in the direction of the hair growth.
Allow eyebrows to air dry before applying a thin layer of Primp's special aftercare serum.
Apply a very thin layer (1/2 drop per brow) of the aftercare serum given with freshly washed hands after cleansing, morning and night for TWO WEEKS. ++Do not apply Vaseline, Petroleum, or A&D ointments to the treated area as the risk of infection is very high++
DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring and pigment loss.
Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, pool (chlorine is irritating), sauna, steam rooms, hot showers and/or hot baths for 3 weeks.
Avoid physical effort, gym and any other activity that may cause excessive sweating for at least 5 and up to 14 days.
Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
NO makeup or skincare products to be used on the treated area (forehead and brows) for two weeks.
NO Botox around the brow area for two weeks after.
NO facials, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
After 14 days, once the area has healed completely, use sunblock on the brows to help prevent the color from fading. (At least SPF 30, if not 50)
Eyebrow tinting should not be undertaken for 2 weeks after your procedure.
Avoid Retin-A close to brow area.
Please note: Immediately following your procedure, the brows will appear up to 20-40% darker and bolder in color and up to 15% thicker than they will be once they are healed. The brow area may feel a bit like sunburn immediately afterwards, but expect minimal discomfort overall. During the initial healing period, the brows will go through various stages, and some scabbing or flaking of the skin may occur. If scabbing or flaking is present, do not pick the scabs or dry skin; allow the scab or dry skin to flake off on its own to avoid pulling the pigment off prematurely.
The complete healing process takes about 6-8 weeks, at which time the true color of the tattoo is evident. During this process, your tattoo will soften and lighten before your skin naturally exfoliates revealing the pigment that has been deposited. Wait at least 6 weeks to see the true color and shape represented. Refer to the photos of the healing stages on the card in your aftercare kit at this time. It can be a bit of a roller coaster, so just trust the process and be patient. A routine touch up, or adjustment if needed, (which is INCLUDED in the initial cost) is recommended after 6-8 weeks when we will assess the healed strokes, and add any detail or make changes to color and shape at this time. I promise it is all worth it!
PERMANENT MAKEUP IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR ANY CLIENTS WHO ARE OR HAVE:
Pregnant or Nursing
Previous Permanent Makeup on brow area, unless the density of color is 30% or less
Viral infections and/or diseases
A Pacemaker or major heart problems
Had an Organ transplant
Tendency towards keloid scarring
Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
Used Accutane (oral acne medication) in the past year
Allergic to anesthetic (Lidocaine) or nickel
Extremely oily or problematic skin
Currently undergoing Chemo and/or Radiation
Diagnosed conditions that are waived are required to bring a doctor’s note stating their approval