Microblading | After Care
After care is key to the final appearance and longevity of your new brows.
Improper care may result in fading of the eyebrows.
Please be aware that medications, health and skin conditions may affect your healed results. Different skin types, routines, metabolism, alcohol intake, and not following the aftercare instructions may also affect healed results.
Note: Different artist use different techniques and advise different after care. Please follow the after care instructions advised by your personal microblading artist.
General Important Information
- Pigment will appear natural immediately after.
- Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. Depending on your body and age the entire healing process will take 21-45 days.
- The final look of your eyebrows will be apparent approximately 30 days after your procedure.
- If you have any unexpected problems with the healing of the skin such as swelling, fever, or green/yellow discharge contact your doctor immediately for further instructions.
5 hours later: After 5 hours of your initial microblading appointment you are instructed to wash your eyebrows with anti-bacterial soap. When finished, pat them completely dry with a tissue.
FAQ: “What kind of soap do I use to wash my microbladed eyebrows?” Dial is the most common brand of antibacterial soap. Either bar or foam is fine as long as it is antibacterial. I personally use the foam soap because it mimics a face wash feel but as long as it’s antibacterial either can be used.
Week One- The Darkness: The next morning your eyebrows will be super dark. 9/10 clients are horrified. Don’t be. Have faith and trust the process. Your eyebrows will continue to get darker and darker until they begin to peel. The pigment will heal to a natural color, but you will not see final results for about 21-45 days.
Hold the anti aging creams and put your skin care routine on pause. Only ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP is what you will wash your eyebrows/ forehead area with (morning & night) for the next 7 days. When finished washing pat dry completely with a tissue.
- Yes, avoid contact with water. DO wash your eyebrows!! You’re a bada$s with a new face tattoo. You want to keep your new tatts clean and sterile. Be cautious when showering. It is best to wash your eyebrows/face outside of the shower until your brows are healed. The water will absorb the pigment and could affect the final result. If your eyebrows do get wet, simply tap dry gently with a tissue.
- NOTHING should be applied to the forehead area. Do NOT use makeup. (Do not use creams, serums, moisturizers, oils, ointments such as vaseline, aquaphor, sunblock, acids, Neosporin, facial toners, etc.
- Avoid cardio and sweating (this means no hot saunas/steam room).
FAQ: “Why can’t I sweat after microblading?”
It is advised to avoid the gym, specifically cardio for the first 5-7 days of your initial Microblading appointment. Microblading technique only skims the first-second layer of skin. Sweating may cause the pigment to remove before it has a chance to completely deposit into the skin.
- No swimming. This includes hot baths, pools, the ocean, and Jacuzzis.
- Avoid driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles.
- Avoid drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds and increases risks of infection.
- Avoid exposure to UV/UVA rays or chemicals as they have been known to cause a shift in color and premature fading. This includes sun tanning or artificial salon tanning and products.
- Avoid tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning until eyebrows are completely healed. This is because of airborne debris.
- No lasers, chemical treatments, peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic acid on the face or neck (7-14 days).
Week Two- Is this normal? Leading into the second week your eyebrows will begin to scab/peel. Once your brows begin to peel and the skin begins to heal, your eyebrows will become patchy and it will look like flaky dry skin. They will also become SUPER itchy. If you’re a picker, resist the urge to pick!! Do not scratch or rub as it will disturb the skin from healing naturally. Picking at the skin will cause damage to the final result of your brows and may remove the pigment and cause scarring.
STILL AVOID oils and ointments such as vaseline, aquaphor,, neosporin, etc.
FAQ: They’re so itchy, can I put aquphor or an ointment on my eyebrows?
NO!!!! @DLDbrows suggests dry healing.
Aquaphor,, vaseline, and other petroleum jelly will not only cause significant fading of the pigment but could potentially trap bacteria and other pathogens causing infection/delay of the healing process.
FAQ: “Can I fill in my eyebrows when they are peeling?”
Technically speaking yes. After 7 days from your initial appointment you can fill in your eyebrows. However, @DLDbrows suggests to wait until they are finished peeling before applying any product to the area.
Week Three- My eyebrows are gone! Once your brows have finished peeling they may appear washed out for about one week. This may have you feeling like your eyebrows are disappearing or fading too quickly. They are not. Trust the process. Your eyebrows did not disappear and the true color of the pigment will surface within a week.
Week Four - OMG, they’re back! But there's this one spot…. Even with the proper care, it is not uncommon for some clients may lose definition or some of the initial hair strokes created. This is normal and why you return for a retouch. Do not be discouraged if certain areas do not take to the pigment intially. Any adjustments to shape or color can be made during the retouch.
- Once completely healed, always apply sunscreen with high SPF on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Protecting your skin from UV rays, the better the outcome and lifespan of the microblading.
Avoid chemical peels on the face and products that increase the regeneration of the skin on forehead area.