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  ​Skin Care Traditions
"not your everyday facial"


                                       Aftercare Instructions

Please follow these instructions carefully otherwise the bonding/healing process necessary to stabilize the pigment and skin repair may be compromised

The day of your procedure:

  • Day of procedure: Keep dry. Gently blot area with sterile gauze or a clean tissue every 5-15 minutes to absorb excess lymph fluid (clear fluid) to prevent scab formation, until the lymph fluid subsides (usually within 3 hours). It is very important to keep area dry, do not wash.  Water will dilute pigment and can cause swelling. Normal activities can be resumed except exercise that may cause sweating.
  • Days 2-7 Wash gently, morning and night to remove bacteria, dead skin, buildup of product and oils with an antibacterial soap or Dr Bronner Baby soap, using a very light touch with your finger tips.  Gently, thoroughly rinse, pat  dry with gauze or clean tissue.  Apply rice grain amount of aftercare ointment with cotton swab and spread across treated area.  Be are not to over-apply ointment, this could delay healing and skin needs to breathe. Be sure area is DRY before applying ointment.  Apply aftercare ointment 2-3 times a day or whenever it feels dry.

What to avoid:
  • Important to keep hands washed- when washing area or applying ointment.
  • Do not expose treated area- with sweat, animals, direct shower spray, steam, hot water, hot tubs, pools for at least 3 weeks.
  • Direct sun for 4 weeks after procedure (wear hat when outdoors).
  • Makeup and lotions-during healing process, keep all makeup, lotions, and exfoliating products away from treated area for 2 weeks.
  • Sleeping- avoid having eyebrows touch pillow and change pillow case frequently. No sleeping with pets during healing period or on face.
  • No exercising and/or sweating for a few days prior to getting microblading and for 1-2 weeks after procedure.  Healing must be complete before resuming exercise. 
  • DO NOT get shampoo or cleansers on treated area for the first week.
  • No SCRATCHING or PICKING (can cause loss of color & scarring), avoid using washcloths.
  • NO COSMETICS in area for 14 days (may interfere with both healing and color)
  • DO NOT USE VASELINE, POLYSPOREN OR ANY PETROLIUM based products while healing

Avoid for 4 weeks after procedure:
  • NO ANTI-AGING PRODUCTS or facial products containing Alpha Hydroxyls, AHA, Retin-A, Lactic or Glycolic acids directly on brow area
  • DO NOT apply any anti-acne products (Proactive, Salicylic Acid, Benzoyl Peroxide, etc) or bleaching creams such as hydroquinone to treated area while healing 
  • DO NOT tint, bleach, dye area, thread, wax, or use hair removal products while healing 

What to expect during healing process and protocol to follow:
  • DAY 1-2: Pigment will appear darker and bolder (DO NOT BE CONCERNED) due to natural healing process, with minimal swelling, redness, and a sun burned feeling. Your brows will fade 30-50%  and shrink up to 15% after the healing process. The natural exfoliation process over the next few days will cause the excess pigment to flake away and a thinner appearance will result.  New skin will heal over the brow area and result in a softer more muted appearance.
  • DAY 3: Brow area will start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture as the natural exfoliation begins, DO NOT PICK, continue with aftercare (gently wash, pat dry, apply Aquaphor (rice size) 3 times a day)
  • Day 4: The skin begins to flake-peeling from the outside edges first.  It may feel dry and chapped. DO NOT PICK, apply Aquaphor. It may appear that the hair strokes have disappeared, many clients loose 20-50% of the initial pigment, as the eyebrow goes though the different healing phases.  More color returns after 3-4 weeks.
  • DAY 5: Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and grayer for up to 8 weeks until color clarifies. At the “touch up” appointment we will assess color retention, faded strokes, shape, etc.
  • Every client heals differently depending on their skin type and correct after care.
  • 4-6 weeks:Touch-up appointment, this is when we evaluate the healed brow. Does it need more color, strokes, or design additions.
  • If signs of infection develop (excessive redness, swelling, tenderness, drainage, rash, etc) see doctor immediately.

Long term care:
  • After healing begin AM/PM regimen- apply hydrating moisturizer that is free of any anti-aging or anti-acne ingredients to brow area.  Apply SPF sunblock to protect against premature fading from the sun.
  • Pigments will slowly fade over time, touch-ups every 1-3 years may be desired.  PLEASE NOTE: Clients with large pores, oily skin, use of anti-aging creams, Retinal products, have excessive sun exposure, exercise frequently or who sweat often will probably require a color touch-up more frequently.
  • If you are planning on a chemical peel, MRI, or other medical procedure, please inform the technician that you have a "tattoo". Laser resurfacing or laser hair removal may darken, lighten, or discolor the microbladed area.

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