Keep brows as dry as possible - no long hot steamy showers, cup hands around forehead in shower, and use the sponge provided to cleanse your skin without splashing water on your face.
Days 1-3, wash hands with antibacterial soap and warm water, and gently rub a small amount of bacitracin with your fingertips into brows twice daily (DO NOT USE GRAPESEED OIL).
Days 4-7, discontinue using bacitracin, wash hands with soap and warm water, and gently dab grapeseed oil with your fingertips onto brows twice daily.
Avoid heavy exercise(sweating) and swimming.
Put a clean pillowcase on your pillow & keep pets out of bed.
Do not sit in front of a campfire, and keep vehicle windows closed.
Keep brows out of sun! Make use of hats, sunglasses and the visor in your vehicle.
Weeks 2 & 3
You may now splash water on your face and shower normally, but do not “wash” your brows yet!
You may resume with your normal workout regimen.
Continue to gently dab grapeseed oil with clean fingertips onto brows twice daily.
Continue to be careful with sun exposure.
You may now wash, not scrub, your brows with a gentle cleanser and apply a daily moisturizer with SPF.
* Throughout the entire healing process do your best to keep sweat, soap, shampoo, cosmetics, makeup, moisturizers, lotions, topical skin treatments, tanning solution, chlorine water, salt water, dirty hair, dirty hands and direct sun exposure from coming into contact with your brows. Healing Process Day 1
Redness will subside within a few hours; your brow area may feel sore for up to 24 hours.
The pigment will seem dark to you, DO NOT try to wash or scrub them to remove pigment.
You may form thin scabs, DO NOT PULL SCABS/FLAKES OFF!!! (Some people don’t form scabs.)
Itching is normal, don’t scratch them!!!
They will appear patchy, this is normal! DO NOT FILL THEM IN!
Your brows will seem to have disappeared! There will be a cloudy appearance to the healing skin. Don’t judge them just yet.
By this time the pigment that you have retained has come back! You can now see how much pigment has healed into your skin, and what needs to be touched up at your 4-week follow-up appointment. In this last week, you may fill them in if you feel it necessary.
If you experience anything that is not listed above, please take a photo and email it to us explaining what is going on so we can let you know if it’s normal or if it’s something we need to see in person. Due to the unique nature of each individual’s skin there is no guarantee of how much pigment you will retain. Some people retain 80% of their pigment from the initial appointment, while other only retain 40%. There are many factors that affect this percentage from person to person. We understand that the healing process of microblading is a bit of an emotional roller coaster, but it’s so worth it! Hang in there and we’ll perfect them at your follow-up!