AFTER THE MICROBLADING PROCEDURE:
To help minimize scabbing, use a clean cotton-ball to lightly dab the microbladed area with distilled water a few times per hour for the remainder of the day.
Wash the microbladed area twice per day followed by applying the microblading aftercare ointment.
At the start and end of each day, use your clean fingertips and a mild antibacterial soap, like Cetaphil, to gently cleanse your eyebrows for 10-15 seconds.
Avoid using any cleansing products that contain exfoliants or acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA).
Keep in mind the cleansing shouldn't be a thorough scrub-down, it just needs to be done by rubbing the microbladed area in a soft, smooth manner.
When rinsing, be sure to rinse every trace of soap from the microbladed area.
Dry the entire eyebrow area completely by blotting it with a clean tissue.
Use a clean finger to apply a small amount of the microblading aftercare ointment to the microbladed area. Do not apply the ointment unless the area is dry.
Less is more when considering how much ointment to apply; the amount applied to each eyebrow should be comparable in size to half of a grain of rice.
Microblading aftercare ointment should only be applied twice per day following the washes to avoid suffocating the skin and interfering with the skin’s natural healing process.
The aftercare ointment no longer needs to be applied, but continue to gently wash the microbladed area each morning and night.
THINGS TO AVOID:
***It's critical to avoid the following for 14 days after your microblading procedure.
Touching the microbladed area except when washing or applying aftercare ointment.
Scratching, picking or peeling the microbladed area, as it can cause scarring and/or color loss.
Applying any makeup, moisturizer, lotion, or sunscreen to your eyebrows.
Sun exposure - sun tanning - salon tanning
Laser or chemical peels, and any other form of exfoliation.
Exercise - participating in sports and activities that induce perspiration
Long, hot baths or showers - jacuzzis - saunas - swimming
Applying any creams to your face or neck containing retinol or glycolic acid.
Engaging in tasks like heavy household cleaning where airborne debris can become prevalent.
Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, as it can cause wounds to heal slower.
Transportation in open-air-vehicles where strong wind is likely, for example; driving in cars with windows down, convertibles, motorcycles, bicycles, and boats.
AFTER DAY 14:
Resume your normal activities except, continue to avoid laser or chemical peels and forms of exfoliation, and any creams containing retinal or glycolic acid until after the completion of your microblading touch up appointment, and its healing process as well.
Microblading Healing Process
Healed microblading results are the most beautiful and natural looking way to enhance eyebrows, but the path leading to those anticipated healed results can be a little bit surprising. In addition to following the microblading aftercare instructions, understanding the microblading healing process is essential to avoid undue worry and stress while going through the different stages of healing.
When it comes to understanding the microblading healing process, the best way to start is by emphasizing the word “process.” Since microblading involves cutting into the skin, clearly there’s going to be a healing process, just as there is for any other wound. However, unlike those other wounds, the fine cuts made by microblading are expected to heal in a way that the healed microblading results mimic the appearance of natural eyebrow hair; which heightens the concern for correctly healed results for anyone going through the healing process.
There are stages of the healing process that can cause many, especially those who aren’t prepared with what to expect, to wonder if eyebrow microblading was a mistake. To help reduce the drama, the microblading healing process is described below:
*PLEASE NOTE: EVERYONE HEALS DIFFERENTLY SO THESE TIMES ARE ONLY A GENERAL GUIDELINE.
MICROBLADING HEALING TIMELINE
Eyebrows look amazing immediately after microblading
Pigment gradually gets darker through out the day
Pigment reaches darkest level on day two
Light scabbing develops where microblading strokes occurred
Scabbing from microblading strokes begin to peel and
flake off, sometimes revealing no definite, visible color in skin
Pigment in skin continues to oxidize and microbladed strokes
beginto reappear in color intended from the beginning,
but some strokes come back looking patchy
Eyebrows fully healed and ready to undergo the finishing effects of your touch-up appointment
Beautiful eyebrow enhancement/transformation is complete after final touch-up
MICROBLADING TOUCH-UP APPOINTMENT
Gorgeous microblading results are best achieved by dismissing any doubts while undergoing the healing stages of microblading, and continuing to follow the microblading aftercare instructions. Not only is healing a process, but microblading itself is as well. The initial microblading appointment is essential for laying a good foundation, but the final touch up appointment is where the process is completed.