Before & Aftercare

Microblading Before & Aftercare Information

Before your appointment


  • No alcohol, caffeine, aspirin or ibuprofen for 24-48 hours before the procedure.
  • No Botox at least 2 weeks before your appointment prior to procedure.
  • Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol products 2 weeks prior to procedure.
  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior (natural blood thinners).
  • Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days before the procedure.
  • Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week before procedure.
  • Do not tan one week prior or have sunburned face.
  • Do not have any type of facial/peel 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Do not work out the day of the procedure.
  • Thoroughly read all the forms given to you at the time of your appointment and ask any questions you may have.
  • Please advise me of any allergies, medical conditions, prior permanent eyebrow procedures and prescriptions you are currently
  • taking PRIOR to your appointment.
  • Thoroughly read all the forms given to you at the time of your appointment and ask any questions you may have.

After-Care


The day of treatment: ABSORB

Gently blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes for the full day until oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph, helping to prevent scabbing.

Days 1-10: Wash & Moisturize

Wash daily to remove bacteria and dead skin. (Don't worry....THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!)

  • Gently wash your eyebrows each morning and night with water and an antibacterial soap like Dial or a neutral wash like Cetaphil. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliants.
  • Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment (Aquaphor) with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. Never put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.

Continue to gently cleanse treated area twice daily and keep brow area covered with only a very thin layer of Aquaphor. Follow showering instructions.

**Showering/Bathing: 

Before showering ALWAYS apply a layer of barrier protection (Aquaphor) to protect your eyebrows from excess running water. Limit your showers to 5 minutes so you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/procedure out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair. Your face should only be getting wet at the very last end of the shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area or opt for baths for the first few days post treatment. Afterwards blot the excess Aquaphor from brows (only leave a very thin layer remaining).

Important Reminders for the Healing Period – 14 days


Do not rub or pick at your brows. This can cause scarring, blurring, loss of pigment and/or infection!

  • Touching the eyebrow area except only when following the aftercare instructions.
  • Stay out of direct sunlight and tanning booths. If you are going to be in the sun plwAW wear a hat until your brows heal.
  • Do not allow makeup, creams, or other products to come into contact with the brow area.
  • No Botox, lasers, chemical peels, or any other form of exfoliation.
  • Exercise - participating in sports and activities that induce perspiration
  • Long hot baths or showers - jacuzzis - saunas - Swimming (chlorine & salt water exposure)

Your new semi-permanent eyebrow will go through several phases during the healing cycle. The pigment will appear very sharp and dark immediately after the procedure. Sometimes it's a hard process! This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin, and has not yet settled in completely. The color 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 color pigment is fading too quickly, however, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.

Longterm Aftercare:


  • Use a good sunscreen on your eyebrows if you plan to be in the sun for prolonged periods of time. Sun exposure will fade your permanent cosmetics
  • If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure or an MRI scan, please inform your technician of your permanent cosmetics (Microblading)
  • The use of Retin A/Tretinoin or any other rapid skin exfoliation products used regularly on the forehead are will cause the permanent makeup to the eyebrow area to fade prematurely.
  • The use of chemical peels and acid peels regularly on the forehead region can also cause eyebrow tattoos to fade prematurely.