Microblading Post Op. Instructions
SEMI-PERMANENT EYEBROW REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS & AFTER CARE
Microblading/Semi-Permanent Makeup Eyebrows is a method designed to create a more natural result. The purpose of the procedure is to create a natural and realistic effect on your eyebrows, making it appear fuller, youthful, to fill in gaps and correct an undesirable shape and improve symmetry.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing process. Right after the application and following the next 7-14 days, the pigment may appear very dark and sharp. Your eyebrows may look like they are “painted on.” Do not panic! Expect it to be 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 after 2 weeks and will be lightened by 40-50% as they are healing.
Some temporary redness 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 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 critiquing your eyebrows. Any refinements can be addressed at your 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. Please read carefully the aftercare instructions on the following pages.
Keep in mind that because of the natural skin regeneration, after the recovery period brows might appear lighter than original, some original hair strokes/pigment may even fade. 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.)
Microblading/semi-permanent makeup eyebrow is an enhancement to your natural brows that will give them the proper shape 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.”
DURING YOUR TREATMENT:
Your artist will go over color choice based on your natural eyebrow hair. Please keep in mind, we cannot implant a color that is the same as your hair dye or highlights. The reason is because semi-permanent makeup is pigment that goes underneath the skin surface, not just sitting on the top like a hair dye. As mentioned, each individual’s physiology is different, taking one step at a time allowing both you and your artist to see how your skin heals. Therefore, we would normally recommend a conservative approach by matching the pigment color close to your natural eyebrow hair in the initial treatment. We can always go darker if needed, in your follow up.
Eyebrows are not twins; they can only be sisters. Forehead muscles are different on each side. Expecting 100% symmetrical on your eyebrows is unrealistic. We cannot create eyebrows that are completely out of your natural shape. 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. Touch up should be done between 5-6 weeks to ensure the best results.
PREVIOUS MICROBLADING OR TATTOO WORK:
Your technician will do their best to correct the previous color (reddish, orange, salmon, purple, gray, blueish, greenish) prior to implanting the target color on the top. Additional charge may apply for tattoo cover up. May require a third treatment.
Microblading is a technique that gives off a natural result, but can be damaging when done the wrong way (such as cutting too deep, incorrect blade size, too many microblade sessions, etc.) resulting Micro-Scarring. Micro-scars are skin tissues that have become harden due to incorrect techniques or from having them done yearly and consecutively. New pigment is not easily absorbed on the top of micro-scars and may require time to settle and a third treatment.