Microblading Care: Do’s & Don’ts
Microblading is quite new in the beauty industry. A form of eyebrow enhancement it involves a temporary tattoo being given to help with shape and form.
The results can be amazing but without the correct after caring you can increase your risk of infection.
What to Do…. And What Not to Do
· Only use a baby wipe to touch them. They are sensitive!
· Avoid your brow area when washing your face.
· Sleep on your back if possible, to avoid irritation. If you enjoy sleeping on your side don’t worry! Put small band aids on the ends.
· Keep them as dry as possible to help healing.
· Don’t get them wet!
· Avoid touching them for at least 24 hours.
· Avoid excessive sweating and exercise.
· No ointment, makeup or lotion on them.
· Don’t tan or enter a sauna. Avoid staying in direct sunlight for prolonged periods.
· Don’t pick, itch or rub!
· Try your best to not allow your hair to touch them.
Follow these steps and you will be on the road to a quick and complete recovery. You don’t want to spend hours in the chair just to have the results delayed because you took a swim! Be sure if you are planning any photo shoots, weddings or the similar where you will likely be putting on makeup or in photos you account for the healing time. Same if you are planning any vacations or excursions near water.
The healing process with microblading is straight forward but it is an evolving process that changes every day.
Because of that we wanted to describe what your healing may look like!
All good things come to those who wait, and this is no different! You will experience ups and downs. The color may even change over time as you heal, and your body accepts the pigments but when it is all said an done you will love the results and look fantastic.
Use this guide so you know that what you are experiencing IS normal and everyone goes through something similar...
Day 1: I LOVE MY NEWS BROWS! Your brows are fresh, perfect and brand new. What's not to love?
Day 2-4: "These are way too dark and thick." Your brows will actually get darker over this period of time, but don't freak out! They will lighten again.
Day 5-8: During these days your brows may be flaking and scabbing off. Make sure to NOT pick or remove the scabs or you may inadvertently remove some of your pigment!
Day 9-10: "My brows have completely fallen off!!" Your brows will appear like they are completely gone during this time, but don't worry - they will still be there! And this is also why it's important to have your touch up.
Days 11-28: "My brows are coming back but they are patchy!" Your brows will appear to be patch and incomplete during this part of the healing process. Most of these patches will fill in overtime but if for some reason some area doesn't take the touch up will help fill the gap so to speak.
Day 42 (after touch up): "These are better than I could have ever imagined!!!" And now you are back to the way you felt after the first day 🙂 Trust me when I say that this is a real cycle.
Stick with it though and your results will be amazing.
But how do you guarantee your results will be satisfactory? Well easy, it’s all in the aftercare!
Microblading is a new technique that requires technicians to barely scratch the surface of your skin, not penetrating as deep as normal tattoos. Too shallow and the pigment will fail to stay. To deep and can cause scarring and other issues.
Because the pigment is deep in your skin it must rest before becoming accepted. Everything we mentioned in the don’t column. Don’t do it! Water, lotion, makeup etc all work to push the pigment out reducing results, colors and shapes. Staying as DRY as possible will help achieve sharper, crispier and a better brow healing experience.
There are two different healing methods, dry and ointments. Some technicians use ointments and creams to help the healing process but, in my experience, utilizing dry healing allows for a quicker, more colorful and defined brow at the end which is definitely worth it!
The process with dry healing can take a toll but the results make up for it! For the first few days expect them to get thicker and darker. Then they will start to crack and flake…
DO NOT PICK THEM!
If they fall off by themselves, no worries. But if you have to use any force you are pulling out the pigment and risking scarring to the beautiful brows we just worked on. So don’t do it! Along with that you may experience moments where you are down because your brows are itchy, flaky and dry. Well remember that is part of the process! Those brows you always wanted are just a few weeks away. So continue your after care and before you know it you will be ready to rock and roll and show the new world your brows!
Let us know if you have any other questions! We are glad to provide tips and assistance on the procedure, after care and results. Looking for services? Reach out to schedule your microblading appointment today! Flexible scheduling and amazing results.