Before and After care

Is microblading a good fit for everyone?
This procedure is suitable for most people. However, if you have any of the following conditions, we will not be able to perform this procedure:

  • Pregnant and/or breastfeeding a child younger than 9 months

  • Are taking accutane or have taken accutane within the past 6 months

  • Have gotten botox/fillers in the forehead or brow area within the past 3 weeks

  • Undergoing chemotherapy (consult your doctor, we will need a note)

  • Skin irritations near the treated area, open skin near brows or sun damage

  • Diabetic (require doctor’s clearance)

  • Very sensitive skin & allergic to hair dye/tints/make up or skincare products

  • Trichotillomania or hair pulling disorder, as you will most likely pick your scabs

  • Prone to Keloids

  • Very sun-damaged and thin skin that bruise easily

  • Active Eczema, Keratosis, Dermatitis, Rosacea or Psoriasis on your face or around brow area.

  • Tending to have prolonged bleeding after getting a minor cut (being a "bleeder")

What do I need to do to prepare for my appointment?
There are a few things that we suggest to (not) do leading up to either your initial or touch up procedure:

  • Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week before procedure

  • Do not tan two weeks prior or have sunburned face

  • Do not have any type of facial 2 weeks prior to treatment

  • Discontinue products on your brows with Retinol/Glycolic Acid 2 weeks prior

  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior (natural blood thinner)

  • Do not tint your eyebrows 7 days before the procedure

  • DO arrive with your brows penciled in for your appointment so we can see what you are used to.

In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor colour deposit:

  • Do not drink more than 1 alcoholic drink 24 hours before your procedure

  • Do not consume caffeine 3 hours before of your procedure

  • Do not take an aspirin/ibuprofen/advil for pain relief (blood thinner)

Helpful tips for the appointment:

 

  • Wearing a mask during the procedure (1 hour) would be appreciated, as I work 6 inches or closer above your face. This excludes upon entering the studio, taking pictures, mapping and numbing - as seeing your facial features without a mask will help me design a better brow for you.

  • The mask should cover your mouth AND nose if you wear one.

  • Do not arrive more than 5 mins early or 5 mins late for your appointment.

  • Wear your hair in a ponytail/bun and out of your face.

  • Tipping is optional, but a Google Review is much more appreciated.

  • Wearing mascara/eyeliner will make your close up pictures look amazing :)

  • Do not bring any guests/pets as the appointment is 2 hours long.

  • You will be laying down the entire time, so wear comfortable clothes.

  • Winter times, bring a blanket if you get cold easily as I cannot supply one (VIHA)

  • If you have a cough, cold, fever or sore throat please stay home and reschedule after 14 days.

The following must be avoided during all 10 days post-microblading procedures:

  • Increased sweating especially in face which will pull pigment

  • Washing your brows with an exfoliating/acne cleanser should be avoided.

  • No Vaseline, oils, Polysporin, serums or anti-bacterial ointment on your brows.

  • Hot Yoga, practicing sports, exercise, camping

  • Getting Lash Extensions/Fills, Massages, or Spray Tans

  • Swimming, snowboarding, skiing, boating, surfing

  • Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi

  • Sun tanning or salon tanning, having your brows in direct sunlight

  • UV/UVA Rays or chemicals as they have been known to cause a shift in color and premature fading

  • Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic acid

  • Picking, peeling, or scratching your brow area to avoid scarring or removal of the pigment.

  • Do not put makeup or brow pencil on the brow area for a minimum of 10 days.

  • Do not use any other soaps/creams/oils or products on your brows until they are healed.

Reasons why your Microblading may not last long term: (avoid brow area)

  • You are using anti acne face/exfoliating wash over your brows the first 10 days

  • Products or creams that contains Benzoyl Peroxide, Hydroxy Acids, Glycolic Acid or Retin A/Retinol may cause a shift in colour and can turn the colour of your brows ashy over time or pull pigment during the first 10 days if used as a cleanser, moisturiser or serum over brows.

  • Your skincare are skin/cell renewal, skin regeneration or resurfacing creams or serums

  • You did not follow our after care the first 10 days or used other products.

  • Certain medications or smoking regularly

  • You get regular facials, use skin peels, IPL lasers or exfoliate a lot

  • You suntan or exercise regularly (sweating in face)

  • You have very oily skin with large pores

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We recommend Touch Ups between 1-3 years as we don't want to create scarring and overwork skin if done too often.

Pat your brows with a kleenex the first 1+ hours following your appointment to remove any oozing. Wash your face carefully around the eyebrow without getting water on the treated area the first 6 hours after your procedure. Typically the first night, wash your brows with a fragrance free, gentle cleanser (Cetaphil) every morning and night for the next 10 days. Put a few drops of Microtonic* on your brows (given to you after your appointment) twice a day, after washing them. This is important to help lock the pigment in and heals the skin, especially during the first 7 days. If you have very oily skin and large pores, do NOT use any ointment or creams over your eyebrows. DO NOT PICK YOUR SCABS. Please do not put any brow pencil on your brows until the scabs have flaked off. Remember we all have different skin types and we all heal differently. Following your appointment your brows might be slightly red. They will cool once healed and fade 30%-50%. Avoid using foundation over your brows as it dulls the colour. Follow Up appointments can not be done within 4 weeks after your First Session. It might look like your skin is healed after 10-14 days, but it lasts around 4 weeks for the body to repair broken blood vessels and replace tissue with healthy new ones.

*INGREDIENTS: DEIONIZED WATER, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, AVENA SATIVA KERNEL EXTRACT (oatmeal), HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA LEAF EXTRACT (witch hazel), CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER EXTRACT (chamomile), AURANTIUM DULCIS FLOWER (orange), BEE PROPOLIS.

(if allergic to any of these ingredients, we can provide Aquaphor ointment for after care instead - please let us know in advance)