Pre/After-Care

BROWS

Day 1:

You will leave with a cream barrier layer on your freshly Microbladed brows. Lightly dab off any fluid coming from the brows if needed with a cotton square.

 

3 Hours Post Appointment: GENTLY cleanse brows with saturated Witch Hazel pad or a mild anti-bacterial soap. Pat dry with paper towel.

 

Weeping fluids (lymph) may occur during the first 24 hours. Be sure to gently blot brow area with a cotton square to remove any buildup.

 

Day 2-14: Repeat CLEANSING & MOISTURIZING STEP from day 1 morning & night, but start applying a THIN layer of ointment layer 2-3 times between cleansing. Ointment needs to be applied to DRY brows. If you can see the ointment you have applied TOO much.

 

Things to avoid:

 

NO TOUCHING. Be as careful/gentle as possible! Your retention/results depend entirely on your ability to follow proper AFTERCARE. If you scratch, rub or pick, you will RUIN your results. A few days of dark scabbing or flaking skin is NORMAL and a part of the process. Pigment will be permanently pulled out with the removal of any premature scabs and require a 3rd session at your expense... so don't mess!

NO PRODUCTS. Absolutely no harsh cleansers, creams, makeup or any other products on treated area for 2 weeks. Always avoid retinol/anti-aging creams as they fade tattoos! Makeup is OK around the brow area followed by very careful facial cleansing (use makeup wipes or washcloth).

NO WATER. Avoid getting them wet, no direct water on your face in the shower. Crack the bathroom door during showers to avoid "sauna effect".

NO SUN. Avoid tanning/direct sun exposure for at least a month. It's never a good idea to make your tattoo susceptible to a deep tan or sunburn as it will cause fading.

NO SWEAT. Avoid heavy sweating for at least two weeks, if possible. Skip Cardio the first few days.. the salinity in your sweat is BAD for healing! Participate in intense workouts at your own risk, wearing a hat/headband to eliminate facial sweating.

NO TREATMENTS. Do not get any other treatments on the area such as botox, facials, chemical peels or microdermabrasion for at least one month.

NO SLEEP. Kidding! But be sure to avoid sleeping on your face for as long as possible. Sleep like the princess you are!

 

BEFORE THE APPOINTMENT:

 

No picking/tweezing/waxing in the week prior to procedure

No tanning for two weeks prior

No facials or facial treatments two weeks prior

No botox three weeks prior

No fish oil or vitamin E one week prior

No alcohol one day prior or day of

No aspirin or ibuprofen

 

Lip Blush

 

Day 1

Immediately following the procedure, lips will feel dry, chapped, tight and tender to the touch. They may appear swollen and bright in color.

For 4 hours after treatment, apply light pressure on lips with a clean paper towel, to remove any lymph. After 4 hours, start applying ointment (Aquaphor) as needed to keep lips constantly moist 

No kissing, rubbing or friction on treatment area 

Day 1-3

Apply ointment on lips several times a day. Keep lips moist at all times. Avoid oily, spicy and heavily seasoned food and drink with a straw. After every meal gently rinse and clean lips with water and pat dry, then re-apply ointment.

DAY 4-7

Between these days, lips will begin and end the process of peeling, and color will lighten by 30%-50%. Do not pick or rub your lips and let the peeling happen naturally. Continue keeping your lips moist!

WEEK 2

Lips are done peeling, color is light. You may return to normal routines. Lips will continue to heal, up to 6 weeks. Every week more color will surface, it is important to continue keeping lips moist to get the best color at the end of the healing phase.

WEEK 6-8

Your lips are healed and you're feeling unstoppable!!! Just add some lip gloss and go! In most cases it requires two treatments to complete the lip transformation.

The following must be avoided during all 14 days post treatment:

  • Increased sweating

  • Practicing sports

  • Swimming

  • Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi

  • Sun tanning or salon tanning

  • Exposure to 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 on the treatment area

  • Touching of the treatment area except for when applying the post-care ointment with a cotton swab

  • Picking, peeling, or scratching of the treatment area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment

  • Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris

  • Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds

  • Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles

  • Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds

If you have any unexpected problems with the healing of the skin, please contact Microblading LA immediately, to discuss further instructions.

Contact a physician if any signs or symptoms develop such as the following: fever, redness at the site, swelling, tenderness of the procedure site, elevated body temperature, red streaks going from the procedure site towards the heart, and/or any green/yellow discharge that is foul in odor.

 

Before the Appointment:

 

Cold Sores

If you suspect you have ever had a cold sore in your life you must obtain a prescription for an antiviral and begin taking it 3-5 days prior to the appointment, per your doctor’s instructions. This is critical to preventing a herpes outbreak on your lips post-procedure which is painful, will ruin your work and be unattractive. Please do not skip this step!

 

Things To Avoid

For 48 hours prior to the procedure avoid:

  • Caffeine

  • Alcohol

  • Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Vitamin E, Niacin, Omega 3

For 4 weeks prior to the procedure avoid 

  • Chemical Peels

  • Laser treatments

  • Lip Filler 

 

Exfoliation

1-2 days prior to the appointment exfoliate your lips with a natural lip scrub.

Now that you have an idea of the important considerations for your lip blush healing and the best precare procedures, let’s talk about the lip blush aftercare best principles.