Microblading/Microshading Pre and Post Care
If you're a new client and have had microblading or permanent makeup (PMU) applied to your eyebrows from another technician, you must set up a consultation before scheduling an appointment (even if its light or almost gone).
Please fill out the consultation request form (Link below) to set up a complementary consultation. DO NOT schedule an appointment until you have had your consultation to avoid any fees. Fees will be charged if you show up to your appointment with old work done that can't be worked on again.
You must be 18 years old to get any permanent makeup done.
If you've never had microblading or PMU done before, consultations are not required, and you may book an appointment after reading the following page. Please read below carefully and thoroughly and treat it as an "online consultation."
Come to your appointment prepared:
Come to your appointment with an idea of what you want (you can bring pictures too)
If you like they way you fill in your eyebrows and want them microbladed similarly, then you may come with them filled in.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, or any blood thinning medications (unless prescribed by a doctor) for couple days before your appointment (aka: Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, etc)
Avoid the use of fish oils 2 weeks prior.
No tanning/tanning beds 2 weeks before (and 2 weeks after).
No botox/dysport 2 weeks before the appointment (or 1 weeks after).
No harsh skin treatments like exfoliation, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, skin treatments, etc. 2 weeks prior to the appointment.
Avoid use of Retin-a, Renova, and Glycolic acids 2 weeks prior.
No brow waxing or tinting one week prior.
If you are nervous, consider bringing headphones and music. Numbing will be used.
Plan your procedure with your schedule/vacations/events! DO NOT schedule when you have an incoming event that conflicts with healing. You will need 2 weeks to heal and 2 more weeks to see the final result. Expect an additional touch-up 4-10 weeks after the first appointment.
You cannot get microblading or permanent makeup if any of the following apply to you (indicated with Red:
Pregnancy/breast feeding- NO EXCEPTIONS
Use of Accutane (acne medication)- must discontinue for 1 year before getting any permanent makeup procedures.
Hemophilia- Bleeding Disorder
Trichotillomania- Compulsive pulling of body hair or scabs on body
Keloid Scarring history- If you've ever had a diagnosed keloid scar, you need to supply a Doctors approval note at your appointment
have Heart Conditions/Pace Maker/Defibrillator/Stint
If you are Hemophiliac
Any active skin disease/condition on the face (cold sores, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, severe acne in the brow area, actinic keratosis, rosacea, contact dermatitis, shingles, etc,) any other skin conditions that are not listed please ask about before booking
Epilepsy- Must get a doctors note for approval
Uncontrolled Diabetic OR Uncontrolled High blood pressure
Minors cannot get any PMU services even with parental approval
Chemotherapy or Radiation treatments - You can get microblading with a doctors note of approval.
The following conditions (indicated with blue) do not prevent you from getting microblading, but should be considered when deciding if microblading is right for you.
Cirrhosis of the Liver: Susceptible to infection
Scar tissue: Scars can be microbladed over, however be aware that scar tissue can prevent proper healing; pigment may not take to the skin at all or lines may become blurred on or around scar tissue.
Alopecia (Hair loss due to auto immune disease): Hair strokes may appear more blurred or blended together. Fading may happen more rapidly
Oily skin (or oily in the t-zone): The microblading strokes will appear more blurred or not retain as well as dry skin, you WILL require more touch-ups to get desired result and you may want to consider Powder Brow instead.
Platelet Disorders- Causes more bleeding to occur, and therefore lower pigment retention.
Moles/raised areas in or around the brow area: Pigment will not be put into moles or anything raised but you can be microbladed around moles.
Hair transplant for your eyebrows: Pigment will not take in the scar tissue where the plugs were placed and microblading is not recommended
Thyroid medications: Potential for faster fading and need for more touch-ups
Auto Immune Disorder of any kind (MS, RA, Lupus etc): Due to the medicines to treat these disorders, pigment will not retain well
Frequent Exercise (4-7 days per week): The salt in sweat may cause faster fading, or lines may appear more blurred over time. Even if the results are healed, frequent gym-goers will fade more!
Anemia: Will require more touch-ups
Darker skin types: Darker skin types and African skin have a higher risk of line blurring with microblading. Therefore Powder Brow may be a better option
MEDICATIONS: Taking certain medications can effect your skin and the way it heals. Taking a lot of different medications at once will also make it harder to predict how well the microblading will heal on you (no its not the same as a regular tattoo).
The following medications will prevent proper pigment retention and if you take any of these regularly you should not get permanent makeup:
Time spent in the sun and overall health play a factor in fading.
These instructions and requirements are for your safety and are recommended for the best results possible. If you show up to your appointment/book your appointment without following any/all of the above requirements including pre-care or you have any of the conditions indicated in red above, you will be turned away and charged a cancellation fee. If you experience any of the conditions above indicated in blue, then by scheduling you except the possible outcomes explained.
Please apply a small amount of healing cream (provided free at the appointment) morning and night, before bed with clean fingers, until it runs out.
Rinse your brows with water as needed, however it is best to keep eyebrows dry as much as possible. (DO NOT RUB eyebrows, simple rinse with room temperature water). Don't use hot water. Lightly dab (not wipe) the area dry with a towel and wait until eyebrows are completely dry before adding healing cream.
If the area starts to get itchy, this is normal, don’t itch the area. This can cause scars and poor healing.
NO exercising for 10-14 days after your appointment. The salt in sweat can cause poor healing/fading and blurring of lines. Please don't exercise, even if you "don't sweat."
Do not touch the newly tattooed areas with your fingers.
Try and sleep on your back. Sleeping on your side or stomach could increase the risk of pulling off healing skin, causing pigment to come out with the scabs.
Do not pick or itch the flaking, scabbing skin. This could pull the pigment out and cause scarring (flaking and scabs are natural reactions and should fall off on their own). Even small amounts of picking, or "helping" a scab fall off can drastically change how much fading occurs.
No sun/tanning beds for at least 2 weeks. Understand that any tanning/sun exposure will fade the pigment and possibly change its color over time, even after the healing is completed.
Use sun-screen after day 14
No HOT showers, exercising, or saunas directly after the procedure. Shower pressure should not go directly on the tattooed area for 10-14 days. Wait 2 weeks to submerge face in a swimming pool/hot tub.
Don’t use a harsh cleanser near the area for 3 weeks (be aware of products with chemical exfoliation). You may use a mild cleanser once the scabs have shed.
NO anti-aging creams of any sort on area for 2 weeks.
You may wear makeup on the rest of your face but don't put any makeup on the eyebrow area for AT LEAST 10 days
Most people will experience a temporary disappearance of the microblading lines after the scabs shed, this is completely normal. The lines begin to reappear in the coming week or two. Please see the link below for pictures of a healthy healing process that you should expect in the 4 weeks following your procedure.
Expectations based on current eyebrows:
No eyebrows: When starting with no hair, have realistic exceptions. You WILL require more than one touch-up to get the best results. The hairs need to built up, and added to over multiple sessions. You may be eager to have full looking brows, however; microblading a full brow in one session will result in poor healing and the lines will blur together. Be patient with multiple sessions.
Shading alone, also called "Powder Brow" (has no microblading or just a few hair stokes in the front) is most ideal when you are starting with no hair.
Thin or "half" eyebrows: This is very common for those seeking microblading. This type of eyebrow is typically dense in some areas and completely missing hair in other areas (like the pictures show).
For areas that have no hair, shading is recommended and can be done with the microblading to blend the areas together. Shading adds a shadow behind the microblading lines to make the bald areas appear fuller.
If you prefer microblading on it's own (with no shading) then expect a couple sessions before there is complete fullness in bald areas.
Consistent eyebrow growth: This eyebrow type is perfect for microblading. When you start with eyebrows that have consistent growth (even if its thinner then you'd like) you will have the best results. The microblading lines will be able to blend in very well with your natural growth, giving more fullness and definition. You will likely require one touch-up.
Full Brows: If your starting off with full eyebrows but feel like they need more definition is some areas, or you would like them fuller, you are a great candidate for microblading. You may not need the whole eyebrow to be microbladed but you can talk with the technician about your specificities needs. You may still require one touch-up.
Regardless of where you're starting out, Carly will work with each client to help achieve their perfect eyebrow look. Once you reach your eyebrow goals, expect a touch-up every 8-12 months to maintain the the results.