Realistic Expectations from Your Microblading
Microblading is a method of manual permanent makeup tattoo, designed to create a more natural result. The purpose of the microblading procedure is to create the most natural and realistic effect on your eyebrows, making it appear fuller, youthful, to fill in gaps and correct an undesirable a shape that results in excessive plucking. Microblading is an enhancement to your natural brows that will give them proper shapes that you desired. As time goes by, powdering or penciling in the shape we created is definitely normal. Permanent Makeup is an art and it is not a “no maintenance” treatment, rather it is a “low maintenance”.
✓ Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing process. The next day after the application and following 1 week, the pigment may appear very dark and sharp. Your eyebrows may look like they are “painted on.” Expect it to be 40% darker than original implanted pigment. This is because the pigment is still sitting on the top and has not yet settled into the skin completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually over the next 3 – 4 weeks, giving a much softer and lighter look on your brows. They would be lightened by 20% - 40% as they are healing.
✓ Some swelling may occur if you have sensitive skin (especially oily skin type). This will subside.
✓ You may feel tightness around your eyebrow area for the first 1 week.
✓ Once the healing taking place, there will be dandruff flakes and dry skin. This is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows through scabbing.
✓ Itching is absolutely normal as the skin is regenerating itself and new skin is forming. DO NOT PICK! Picking can lift color and pigment from the treated area resulting in unevenness and blank spots. Please let the brows flake off naturally.
✓ Depending on your body’s regeneration, age, immune system and lifestyle that may contribute to the healing process. During the healing process, skin may appear peeling or scabbing, color may look weak, pinkish or grey. This will not be your final result. It takes a full 5-6 weeks or more for your true color to resurface. Please be patient and wait until you are fully healed before you critique your eyebrows. Any refinements can be addressed at the follow up visit.
✓ The way you take care of your eyebrows during the healing process plays an important role in the way it looks after it is healed. Improper aftercare may result eyebrows to be faded or patchy. Your technician will instruct the steps of the aftercare to you at the end of the procedure!
Keep in mind that because of the natural skin regeneration, after the recovery period brows might appear lighter than original, some original hair strokes may even faded. It is absolutely normal to have some areas fade more than others. Your skin regeneration is not a process that a technician can control as everyone’s physiology condition is different (i.e. depending on age, immune system, lifestyle, skin undertone, skin types, sebum oil production, hormones, etc.) Therefore annual or once every 2 years color boost/touch up is recommended to maintain.
Oily skin and red-head clients will lose/blur pigments faster than normal skin.
Clients who are on thyroids or certain prescribed medications may also lose pigments faster and be more vulnerable to infection if not careful versus someone who is not on any medications.
Clients with previous tattoo work, microblading pigment will fade faster. Your technician will do their best to correct the color (if needed, such as red or salmon color tattood eyebrows) prior to implanting the target color on the top. As the result, additional charge may apply for tattoo cover up. Old tattoo cover up with Microblading may need more than 2 treatments.
Scar tissues on the brow area may need more than 2 treatments, additional follow up.
✓ Microblading gives the most realistic and natural results based on the current shape of your natural eyebrows. Our eyebrows are not twins; they can only be sisters. Expecting 100% symmetrical on your eyebrows is unrealistic.
✓ We cannot recreate eyebrows that are completely out of your natural shape. (I.e. your brows are naturally straight, we cannot create a super high arch. We can only find the median).
✓ Nothing should be done before the 5th week, even if you believe that they are too dark or too light. Your skin needs to completely healed before the touch up.
✓ 2nd session of microblading must be done at 5-6 weeks.
Aftercare Instructions on Eyebrow Microblading
A successful healed result depends on YOUR aftercare. Please follow the instructions below very carefully! Like any cosmetic procedure, it is a process. Please be patient, the healing process takes a few weeks before you can appreciate the result. The healing process is at least 4 weeks.
Your technician will instruct the steps of the aftercare to you at the end of the procedure!
Things to consider:
Do not touch your eyebrows during the whole healing process!
Do not pick, peel, rub, or scratch the micro pigments on the eyebrows. It may cause scarring or
inappropriate pigment loss. If they get too itchy, please use clean dry q-tips gently press a long the brows to help relieving the itchiness. Be very careful not to do too hard that causes pigment to come off with it.
PLEASE read and strictly follow your technician’s Aftercare guidelines which, will be given to you after your procedure. This information includes on how to cleanse and moisturize your eyebrows. Please use the products that we have prepared for you!
Next 1 week: No Fitness and any activities that require effort.
Next 1 week: No Sauna or steamy bath.
Next 1 week: No Swimming. Chlorine can cause irritation to the eyebrows.
Next 2 weeks: Strictly prohibited applying foundation or powder onto the eyebrow area. Be careful
on applying makeup too close to the frame of eyebrows.
Next 2 weeks: Strictly forbidden sleeping on your stomach where you are faced down onto the
pillow, or too much on your sides that part of your face is on the pillow. When the pillow is in contact
with the eyebrows during healing process, it can remove pigments in certain areas causing
asymmetrical; not to mention it may cause infection.
11. Next 1 month: Strictly prohibited exposure to sunlight or any other form of UV rays (i.e. tanning,
12. Until healed: No abrasive creams, sea salt, chemical peels, AHA, Retinols, growth serum on the
brows, Microdermabrasion, botox or strong treatments.
Other activities you may need to avoid during the healing process:
Hot bath, Jacuzzi
Laser or chemical treatments or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic Acid on the face. •
Performing heavy cleaning tasks of the household where there is a lot airborne debris.
Drinking alcohol excessively, may lead to slow healing.
Driving in an opened convertible vehicles (i.e. car, boat)
After healing and How to Maintain:
These activities generally will make pigments fade faster if done excessively:
o Swimming, tanning - out in the sun a lot, exfoliation on the eyebrows, wearing makeup on the eyebrows and removing them off at night.
o Oily skin, scar tissue, on a lot of medications
o Using anti-aging cream, Retin-A/retinol products, acidic cleansers, regular chemical peels on the eyebrows.
Do: wear sunscreen on the brows if you are out in the sun for a long period of time.