Eyebrow Aftercare and What To Expect ...

eyebrow microblading Riverton, Utah
  
What to expect after the Procedure…

Immediately after treatment, the color will appear darker than it will eventually be.  This is because the pigment takes around 7 days to enter the deeper layers of the skin.  After 7-10 days, exfoliation takes place.  The top layer of the skin peels off, leaving a softer, lighter color below.  The result is a natural looking enhancement.  As the treated area is settling down, itching may occur.  This is a good sign as it means the skin is healing. 

It is common to have some areas fade more than others and to push some of the pigment the first time.  This is part of the healing process.  Some strokes will appear to be gone, but more times than not, when they re-surface they oxidize and take on a new life.  Week 3 seems to be the “sweet spot” to have them appear again. 

*Previously tattooed brows may take 1-3 treatments to achieve the desired results.  Plan on scheduling the touch up within the first 1-3 months.
Eyebrow After-Care (kit provided)

Only use squeaky clean hands and materials when caring for these newly bladed brows to prevent infection throughout the healing process.

Day 1 – Every hour after the procedure (until you go to sleep for the night) wipe very, very gently with a cotton pad dipped in distilled water and then apply a dab of Bepanthen cream (a very thin layer) to the brow.

Day 2 thru 10 - Dab a very thin layer of cream 4 or 5 times a day (do not use the distilled water after the first day).  Never rush the healing process.  DO NOT scrub, rub or pick at the epithelial crust that forms.  Allow it to flake off by itself.  If it is removed before it is ready the pigment underneath it can be pulled out.

Do Not get the brows wet (the exception is wiping with the distilled water the first day) during the healing process for 14 days.  Limit yourself to baths or quick showers where you use a clean dry towel to prevent mist and water from touching the brows.

Do Not put anything (water, make-up, lotions, etc.) except as described above on the brows for 14 days or until healed.

Do Not sweat or vigorously exercise (darn!) for 14 days.  This is a hard one, but the body heat expands the pores.  Sweat has salt and will prematurely fade, blur or cause the pigment not to take at all.

Stay out of the sun for two weeks, then be sure to use sunblock on the healed brow to prevent fading.

Do Not use any Retin-A or Glycolic Acids in the brow area during or after healing.

Do Not use a tanning bed for a month.

It is recommended that you apply Vaseline to treated areas prior to swimming even after healed to prevent the chlorine water/salt water from penetrating the area.

Try not to sleep on your face for the first 10 days and make sure you have a freshly laundered pillow case during the healing process.

FAILURE TO FOLLOW AFTER-CARE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN INFECTIONS, PIGMENT LOSS OR DISCOLORATION.

Now…Enjoy, look pretty!