THERE ARE MANY PROCEDURES THAT REQUIRE DIFFERENT HEALING INSTRUCTIONS
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY TO CARE FOR YOUR PARTICULAR PROCEDURE PROPERLY
3D MICROBLADING & HYBRID BROW AFTER CARE
Understanding the Healing Process
Newly micro bladed brows are delicate and need special care. The guidelines below may seem extreme, but remember, we are trying to get the skin to heal around the pigment.
Imagine your brows as a series of fine paper cuts with pigment inside. Your job over the next few weeks is to make sure as much pigment as possible stays in those paper cuts so the skin can heal around them!
The skin’s first response will be to close up the area to prevent germs and viruses from entering. (crusting or scabbing). Our bodies are extremely intelligent and work night and day to protect us!
During this time, the pigment is drawn deeper away from the surface until the skin heals. Once the crusting falls off, the pigment may seem to have vanished or "disappeared" in spots-
THIS IS NORMAL!!! Between healing weeks 3 and 4, color will push to the surface and bloom so you will see it again!
FAILURE TO FOLLOW AFTER CARE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN INFECTIONS,PIGMENT LOSS, BLURRING OR DISCOLORATION
For the first and second day, avoid getting them very wet at all. You will however need to wipe the excess lymph (clearish-red fluid) away from the brows 2 Hours after procedure with a wet wipe, then gently blot them bone dry again. You will repeat this again before bedtime. Gently wipe with a baby wipe or a moistened paper towel (use purified or distilled water, not water out of the tap)
"How do I shower?! How do I wash my hair?!?" ------- Simple. Take a shower before your appointment and try to avoid it for the next day. If you need to wash your hair, dry shampoo and pony tails are your best friend! Or go treat yourself to a blowout at the salon.
From Day 2 through Day 10 continue to keep them dry and when taking a shower or bathing keep the water away from them. Do Not let the water directky splash on them. If water splashes on them while bathing or showering, dry it off by blotting gently with a dry CLEAN towel. I like to keep a dry washtowel handy just in case this happens.
NEVER RUSH THE HEALING PROCESS!! If you feel you can’t not get your face wet while washing your hair, try to avoid it as long as possible. You can use dry shampoo, pony tails, have someone assist you in washing your hair or treat yourself to a blowout!
*Do not scrub, rub, itch or pick the epithelial crust that forms. Allow it to flake off by itself. If it is removed before it is entirely healed, the pigment may be pulled out. We don't want ink pulled out!
*Do not get the brows wet during the 10 day healing process.
*Do not put any lotion, makeup, foundation , concealer etc. for 10-14 days.
*Do not sweat for 10 days! This is very important because sweat contains salt, and salt is what we use to remove ink. Sweat also carries bacteria, and bacteria entering an open wound is not good! Body heat expands the pores and all of this can cause the pigment to fade, blur or not take at all.
*Please do not garden, go to the gym or anyplace else that in not very clean- you have open skin and do not want to chance infection. When out in public be mindful to not ever touch or scratch your healing brows with unwashed fingers.
*Stay out of the sun for two weeks! After brows heal, use a sunblock to prevent premature fading.
*Do NOT use any active skin treatments like Retin-A, Glycolic or any “acid” or exfoliating anti aging product on or around your eyebrows....FOREVER. This will cause them to fade faster and possibly change colors.
*NO TANNING BED FOR A MONTH!!
*Try not to sleep on your face for the first 10 days while dry healing.
*Slight redness or swelling is normal, angry or hot redness is not, you must call your doctor!!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Your brows will appear darker and bolder due to scabbing and healing for the first 10 days.
Once healed, brows may lighten up to 50%!
During the healing process, it is common for some of the strokes to seem to absorb into the skin and seem to disappear.
Don’t panic, this is part of the healing process and many times the skin pushes it back to the surface in two to three weeks and you will see them again.
SHADED EYEBROW AFTER CARE:
(NOTICE- this is different after-care than Hairstrokes/Microblading)
Day of Procedure:
Keep the area CLEAN for the first day. 2-3 hrs after procedure, lightly cleanse with unscented gentle cleanser (Cetaphil, Cereve, Dial soaps are some of my favorites), make sure you rinse thoroughly so no soap debris is left over. Gently dab your brows with a paper towel or tissue to dry them completely, then apply a very thin layer of Aquaphor.
Do not rub, peel, or pick the area.
Days 1-10: Make sure your hands are clean and use your fingertips; pat dry after cleansing with a paper towel and apply a very small amount of Aquaphor 2 to 3 times a day. (make sure you don't over apply as this will cause additional pigment loss)
AVOID: Picking at them: this could cause scarring and additional pigment loss. Facials, botox, chemical treatments for at least 4 weeks. Working out for at least 10 days. (sweating) Direct sun exposure for the following 3 weeks. Wear a hat for the first 2 weeks, then apply sunscreen. Long hot showers and steam for the first 10 days. Swimming. Makeup over the treated area for 2 weeks.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Day 1: Brows will appear slightly thicker than we drew them and sometimes may appear uneven because they may be swollen; color looks darker and warmer due to the redness of the skin.
Days 2-4: Brows are darker than what you've expected, and about 2 shades darker than what they will actually be once healed. Some redness may still persist on some clients.
Days 6-10: Brows normally start peeling around day 5-6. Some clients slightly peel, while others may experience some scabbing. Once they start flaking, some areas of the eyebrows will fade more than others and as the pigment oxidizes it will start to darken up again over a 3-4-week period.
Days 28-40: At this time, you'll actually start seeing the final result. People that heal quickly and young clients can see their final color by the 4-5-week mark, while mature adult women and people that heal slower will have to wait until week 6-7 to see the final color. We have no control over your body healing process, so please, be patient!