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PRE-TREATMENT & AFTERCARE

 

PRE-TREATMENT

If possible, do not take aspirin or other blood thinners 5-7 days before the procedure to prevent bleeding. Non-aspirin pain relievers may be taken up to one hour prior to the procedure. 

*Important Note: Do NOT discontinue any medications that are prescribed by a physician or which are necessary for your health! 

If you are pregnant, you must have a signed release from your doctor (most doctors will approve of this treatment since microblading only deals with the superficial skin layers.) 

Avoid alcohol 24 hours prior to the procedure to prevent bleeding.

If you have a condition that requires you to take antibiotics before a dental visit, you must check with your doctor to determine if antibiotics are needed for permanent cosmetics.

Hair removal may be done prior to your procedure (e.g., tweezing, waxing, etc.). Permanent hair removal should not be done five days before or after the procedure.

Botox should be given 3 weeks prior or 3 weeks after this procedure.

Skin treatments such as Retin-A that thin the skin in the procedure area must be discontinued for at least 30 days prior to the procedure. Accutane users must be off Accutane for at least one year.  Check with your dermatologist about specific medications.

Procedures cannot be performed over fresh sunburns, including those caused by tanning beds. You must wait until the burn heals.

THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS TO THESE RULES, PLEASE CONSULT WITH ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

 

AFTERCARE

Apply a thin layer of ointment to 2x a day to prevent excessive dryness, and use a clean cotton swab for each dip into the ointment, no double dipping! Apply after care product sparingly for one week following the procedure (or until scabs have completely healed) this will allow the tissue to heal more quickly. The after care product is used to prevent infection and minimize crusting.

STAY OUT OF THE SUN. If you must be outside, wear a hat and sunglasses. After the procedure heals, use sunscreen to prevent future fading of pigment color.

Avoid contact with water (e.g., shower, pools, etc) in the procedure area until the procedure heals - Avoid exercise that causes sweating until the procedure area heals.

Do not rub the procedure area while it is healing, the pigment may be removed along with crusting tissue.

Avoid makeup, lash/brow tints, and other facial treatments until the procedure heals (5-7 days). Very gentle facial washes and treatments are acceptable after 24 hours as long as the procedure area is avoided.

Avoid any clothing that may irritate the procedure area.

Color intensity is high immediately after the procedure. Over next 2-3 weeks, the color may lighten up by 50%.Your permanent cosmetics will begin to turn darker immediately and for the next 3-4 days. After this, the color will settle back to the original color you chose. 

It is normal for some people to have pigment scab or flake off. It is also normal if it does not. Fading or loss of pigment may occur during the healing. There should be pigment under the skin where the pigment has flaked off. If there is no pigment underneath, you may need a touchup.

Pigment may come off on your pillow while you sleep, and may stain linens. Use a clean cover that you won’t mind staining if this happens.

Symptoms of infection or adverse reaction are very rare. They include: excessive redness, swelling, tenderness of procedure site, elevated body temperature, rash, or purulent drainage from the procedure site. If you experience symptoms of infection or adverse reaction, seek medical attention immediately. Please note that some redness, swelling, and tenderness is normal.

Touch-ups should be scheduled about 4-6 weeks post-procedure. All permanent cosmetic procedures are a two-step process. Results are not determined until a touch-up application is completed • Please avoid on your new microbladed eyebrows all anti-aging and or acne products that actively stimulate, lighten or brighten the skin.

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