Do not submerge in water . It is important to try to kee p the brow area out of the water for at least the following 10 days. The reason is the water may absorb the pigment in the skin and create an uneven texture. During the first three days, you could clean the brow with a wet Q-tip. You should gently clean the plasma ( yellow liquid ) to avoid the build up of scab
Showering is fine. Be sure not to have the shower hose spraying directly at your face;
Cleansing; gently wet face, apply cleanser, scrub around the brows, gently rinse the entire face, pat face to dry and gently pat brows last removing excess water/ointment, then re-apply ointment with q-tip.
Avoid Sweating/Heat. Gym rats, you might not like this part. You should avoid engaging in intense physical activity for 10 days after your procedure. Again, excessive sweating might absorb the pigment and leave a patchy texture. If you’re a big fan of saunas, sorry, but you’re going to have to stay away from those for about a month or so after your microblading.
Activities can resume once the brow flaking is complete.
Do not pull out scabs. Your brow area will swell a little bit right after the procedure. It’s normal and it’s not something for you to worry about. You will also develop scabs on the area that was worked on and it is highly important that you do not pull out these scabs. They might itch, but do your best to keep them in place, they will fall off in their own time. The reason, again, is the pigment. Pulling out the scabs can leave an uneven color. Do not dye or tweeze eyebrows one week before or after procedure.
Regular brow grooming can resume once flaking is complete.
Avoid the sun . Keep out of the sun for the next month or so. That means, no tanning whatsoever. Wear a hat when going outside and once the area has completely healed, use sunblock to ensure longer lasting results. A moisturizer with an SPF of at least 15 is recommended to protect pigment from the sun’s rays.
Please keep in mind, brows are now a part of your skin, if you tan, your brows may tan too.
No makeup, creams, specific skin care products on brow area. Your goal is to try to keep the brow area clean. If you apply makeup or creams on the area you might soil the area and remove some scabs in the cleaning process. Do not use Retin A or glycolic acids, peroxide or Neosporin. Stay away from soaps, facial cleansers, heat (steam baths, facials), sun, tanning salons, swimming in chlorinated or salt water pools and eye lash tinting/curling. Exfoliating and skin lightening products (chemical peels, alpha & beta hydroxy acids) promote pigment loss, so these products should be avoided on the treated area.
No sleeping on your face. If you are one of those few people on earth that choose to sleep face down into the pillow, please find another sleeping position, at least for the next 10 days after your microblading.
Moisturize the area. If the scabs or flakes are too dry, they will itch and you will be more prone to scratching, so to avoid that, try to keep the area moisturized by using the ointment your esthetician recommends (with a Q-tip NOT finger tips), particularly overnight. To clean, simply pat away with a clean towel. Do not rub. Daytime application can be stopped once flaking is complete. Night time can be continued (optional) to keep skin moist and the vibrancy in colour (if you find your skin is dry)
** IMPORTANT NOTE: ***Permanent makeup procedures are affected by the canvas (your skin) that they are performed on. If your skin is sun damaged (even from tanning beds), thick and uneven in texture, or excessively dry or oily, the results cannot be expected to be perfect after the initial procedure. Scars on the lips from fever blisters cause pigment removal. Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery, and age of skin all contribute to fading. Touch-ups are needed 6-8 weeks after your initial visit to ensure the best results and to keep your permanent cosmetics looking the best. Your procedure maintenance, as outlined in your pre/post procedure directions, is very important.
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