You booked an appointment to get your eyebrows microbladed, and you couldn’t be more excited!
But wait! How can you make sure your brows are the centerpiece of your face and not an eyesore?
There’s before and aftercare to consider when microblading eyebrows. It is as vital to the final result as choosing the right technician!
Eyebrow microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo that mimics the look of brow hairs to make your brows look fuller.
Today, almost 40% of millennials have tattoos of some sort. That is a significant factor in microblading becoming so popular over the last few years.
Keep reading to learn the before and aftercare to make sure your brows stay on fleek!
Before Microblading Eyebrows
Think of your eyebrows as a canvas that the technician is about to paint. The canvas needs preparation to be in optimal condition for the painting.
The same goes for your eyebrows!
Here are some great tips for preparing for microblading:
- Two weeks before your appointment, do not get any facials or do any tanning.
- Don’t do anything to your brows for a week before the procedure (No tweezing or waxing at all!).
- One week before microblading, stop taking fish oil, vitamin e, or other things that thin your blood.
- Do not tint your brows three days before your session. If any tint remains, then the technician cannot see where the brow is less full.
- On the day of your procedure, don’t work out, drink caffeine or alcohol, or take aspirin/ibuprofen.
The aftercare of microbladed brows is very similar to tattoo aftercare.
Being meticulous about taking care of your brows will make sure you do not lose any pigment and do not develop an infection, which will ruin your look.
Microblading is not cheap, so don’t throw away your money by not caring for the final product!
Immediately after microblading, you will notice clear fluid oozing from your brows. Don’t panic, it’s normal.
Dab the fluid off using a clean tissue or paper towel often. The oozing should subside in about 24 hours.
After the oozing phase is over, you will want to wash your brow area twice a day with mild antibacterial soap. Use gentle motions to lather the soap and rinse thoroughly with water.
DO NOT use any makeup or cleanser products on your brows until they are completely healed.
After washing the brow area and patting dry, use a healing ointment (your technician can recommend one for you) and spread a thin layer across your brows.
You should have healed enough to return to your usual routine in about a week or so.
If scabs develop, do not pick them! It will remove pigment from your brows.
You will also have a follow-up session about 4 to 6 weeks after your initial visit. This second visit is crucial to make sure there is no blotchiness and to fine tune the color match to your real brow hairs.
Still Not Ready to Make the Cut?
Call or email Amanda White of DFW Microblading of Murrieta and Temecula if you would like to make an appointment or if you have any questions about microblading eyebrows. We look forward to hearing from you!