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Microblading Aftercare

What to expect after your microblading session

Your new temporary eyebrow will go through several phases during the healing cycle. The pigment will appear very sharp and dark immediately after the procedure. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin and has not yet settled in completely. The colour of the pigment will soften gradually. Do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab, as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin. Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the colour pigment is fading too quickly, however, this is just superficial colour and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.

The following aftercare advice is essential to help reduce the risk of treatment complications, to improve your comfort/healing and to help achieve the best possible results from treatment. Please follow this aftercare advice for microblading treatment.

  • Avoid soaps and cleaners to the treated area for the first 2 weeks, these can remove pigment. Instead wipe the treated area with a cotton pad and cool boiled water which is sterile. Keep the treated area clean and dry. Avoid shower water running directly over your face for the first ten days.
  • After 4 days, make sure your hands are completely clean and gently apply the post-care ointment with a cotton swab. This can be done twice a day, morning and night, but be sure to use the ointment sparingly as your skin needs to heal itself. Please continue to apply the ointment for 7 days. The complete healing process can take 6-8 weeks, however colour remaining after 2 weeks will be long lasting / semi-permanent.
  • Avoid picking, scratching, scrubbing or peeling the treated area to avoid scarring and loss of pigment.
  • Avoid sun exposure and sunbeds before treatment as the pigment can be lost as the skin exfoliates the tan. Afterwards avoid sun exposure and sunbeds until the healing process is complete. Long term after fully healed, wear sunblock over your eyebrows to help minimise fading in the sun.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for at least the first two weeks as excess sweating can remove pigment.
  • Avoid using cosmetic and skincare products to the treated area for at least the first 2 weeks. Avoid products containing retinol, alpha hydroxy or glycolic acids long-term as they can fade the pigments.
  • Avoid using makeup in the treated area until fully healed, makeup can potentially distort the colour and increase the risk of infection afterwards in the treatment area.
  • Ensure the eyebrows are avoided if you have any of the following cosmetic treatments: plasma pen, laser resurfacing, microneedling, radio frequency microneedling, radio frequency, chemical peels, microdermabrasion or any treatment that increases the cell renewal rate of the skin.
  • Avoid hot showers, baths, saunas and steam rooms for at least the first two weeks as these will cause sweating which can remove pigment.
  • Avoid swimming until the eyebrows are healed as chlorinated water can potentially remove pigment. Long term, occlude your microbladed eyebrows with Vaseline (petroleum jelly) before going in a chlorinated pool to minimise any fading.
  • Avoid smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol in excess as it may slow healing.
  • You must seek medical attention and contact me if you experience any signs or symptoms of infection after treatment. Infection can present as hot, red shiny skin, there may be pus formation and you may have a fever or feel generally unwell.
  • You must seek emergency medical attention if you experience any severe allergy symptoms after treatment. Symptoms may include rash, facial swelling and breathing difficulties.
  • Contact me as soon as possible if you notice any other unwanted side effects.
  • I will advise you when future treatment appointments and / or touch up appointments are required, usually before 8 weeks but after 4 weeks post treatment. If you are advised to attend a follow up appointment, please do make every effort to attend it. You should do this even if you believe that the recovery process is going well, and you cannot see that there are any visible complications.

 

beautiful eyebrows
applying aftercare balm with cotton bud
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