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PREP & AFTERCARE GUIDE

The Complete

For Micropigmentation

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PLEASE READ ALL FOLLOWING INFO PRIOR TO BOOKING.

The brow and area around the brows must be strong, healthy, and non-irritated.

🔴 ELIGIBILITY

For health and safety reasons, you may NOT have microblading done if you:

  • are under the age of 18

  • get Keloid scars

  • are pregnant or breastfeeding

  • have been on Accutane within 1 year

  • have irritation of the skin of any kind (blemishes, pimples, rash, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, sunburn on the area of procedure)

  • are on Retin-A or AHA's (Alpha hydroxy acids) - (be off 14 days before appointment, and avoid 30 days after procedure) 

  • are diabetic (consult your doctor, doctor's note is required if approved)

  • have HIV, Hepatitis or any other viral infections and/or diseases

  • are undergoing chemotherapy (consult your doctor, doctor's note is required if approved)

  • have epilepsy

  • have a pacemaker or major heart problems 

  • have had an Organ transplant

  • don’t heal well and develop infections easily

  • have dark, blurry, or old previous tattoo on your brows (must be removed first - more info below)

 

🟠 CAUTIONS

  • If you are anemic/have low iron levels, you may experience lighter results. Ensure your iron levels are being supplemented and managed to optimize your results.

  • Skin care: If you have never had a regular skincare routine, your microblading may not heal well. Dead skin buildup and clogged pores should be cleansed and exfoliated regularly for a minimum of 2 months prior to your microblading appointment to achieve healthy state of skin, otherwise you may experience light or undesirable results.

  • If you have had previous microblading or brow tattoo from another artist - removal is usually required first. In some cases if your previous brows are nearly faded completely, they can be accommodated, but you must email us for a consultation first to be approved. 

  • If you have had laser removal of previous work, the treated area may now have more scar tissue and this can affect the outcome of the result; more treatments may be necessary to have the skin take the fresh ink.

  • You will be laying on your back for an extended period of time. If you have chronic back pain, or get lightheaded easily, please let us know prior to your appointment.

☑️ PREPARATION

If you are able to have the microblading procedure, please review the following to make sure you are properly prepared for your appointment:

 

  • Do not tweeze/pick/wax/thread on your brows 1 week before the procedure

  • Do not tan 2 weeks prior, as this will affect the outcome of the healed colour

  • Do not drink caffeine less than 12 hours before

  • Do not drink alcohol less than 24 hours before

  • Do not take Advil, Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen (unless

    medically necessary) 48-72 hours prior to your procedure, as this thins the blood

  • Extra strength Tylenol can be taken if you have low pain tolerance

  • Botox, electrolysis, facials, and microneedling procedures should be done 1 month before or 2 weeks after the procedure

  • Do not exercise the day of procedure, as this will open up the pores

  • Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle, it's recommended to avoid booking your appointment during this time

  • Do not schedule your brow appointment within 14 days of any COVID-19 vaccination

  • Immediately following your procedure, the microbladed area will appear to be darker, bolder in color, and more sharply defined. Over the next 2 days it will appear even darker and thicker as scabs begin to form. You must let the scabs naturally flake off bit by bit. It will take 10 to 14 days for flaking to be over, so keep this in mind when choosing a date for booking

  • The area MUST be kept clean, dry, and sweat-free for at least 10 days after

  • Do not apply skincare, makeup, or product to your brows for minimum 10 days

 

🟢 APPOINTMENT TIPS

  • Be prepared to lay still for an extended period of time. Wear comfy, dark clothing, and feel free to bring ear buds to listen to audio during the procedure.

  • Ensure you are fed and hydrated, as the session is a few hours long. Water can be provided at your appointment, and there are multiple options for food and snacks for purchase in the area. You can bring a snack to your appointment if you wish (remember - no coffee beforehand).

  • If you like wearing your brow makeup a specific way, please wear it into your appointment.

  • If you have pictures of your desired brows or other brow inspo, have them ready at your appointment.

  • If you don't know what you want, your artist will give you a personal brow recommendation

  • Your appointment time includes time to fill out intake forms, so please arrive at your scheduled appointment time.

  • The intake forms are also available online and can be filled out beforehand if you want to cut down on your appointment time. Email the completed forms to ashley@flawlessedgebeauty.com

📋 CLICK HERE FOR THE INTAKE FORMS

AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT

Your brows will change in appearance over the next 6 weeks. Although every person may respond differently to microblading or shading, the following instructions are applicable to everyone.

☑️ WHAT TO EXPECT: APPEARANCE

  • Day 1: Your brows will look dark and defined. You may have some redness in the area.

  • Day 2-5: Your brows will become darker as scabs form.

  • Day 5-14: Your brows will start to flake as the scabs fall off. Small pieces of colour will come off in the dry skin, this is completely normal.

  • At 2-4 weeks: Your brows may go through a "ghosting" phase where they nearly disappear or become very light.

  • At 4-6 weeks: Your brows will become slightly darker and defined again as the skin completely finishes healing and the ink settles.

  • By week 6: Your brows may be anywhere from 20-50% lighter than Day 1.

  • Between 6-8 weeks: After your first appointment, you should book a Perfection Session touch-up. The touch-up is a crucial final step in defining, adding depth, and perfecting the appearance of your new brows.

⚠️ AFTERCARE: HEALING INSTRUCTIONS

Remember to wash your hands thoroughly, every time, before touching your new brows.

Follow the instructions below as closely as possible to optimize your healed results and keep the skin healthy as it heals.

  1. Immediately after appointment: Blot your brows with a cotton pad every ten minutes for the next hour. This will absorb and remove any serous fluid that seeps out (which is normal - this signals the start of the brows healing). 

  2. After appointment, before bed: Clean the brows gently on the surface with a lightly wet cotton swab. Then pat dry well with a clean tissue or towel. It is normal to feel mild soreness on the first day or two.

  3. Days 1-10: Clean the brows twice a day using the cotton swab method from Step #2. Be sure to pat the brows dry after. Keep the brows clean to prevent infection. Keep the brows as dry as possible, and refer to the Aftercare Do's and Don'ts listed below.

  4. Days 10-14: Some brows finish flaking by Day 10, but for others it takes longer. If your brows are still very flaky at day 10, then extend Step #3 to Day 14.

 

✅ AFTERCARE DO'S

  • Keep the brows out of direct sunlight and UV. Wear a hat for the first 10 days, and apply a mineral based sunscreen once healed.

  • Use a gentle touch when cleaning, especially when the brows start flaking.

  • Wear a shower shield while showering to easily keep the brows dry.

  • Ointment is not included, as most people respond best to a dry heal. However, if your brows feel extra tight, to the point of itching, you may apply a rice-sized dab of ointment to each brow daily, massaging it in gently and thoroughly.

  • Ointment options include: Aquaphor (best choice), organic aloe vera gel (bottled), After Inked, shea butter, coconut or grapeseed oil, unscented moisturizer. Use only one at a time, and only if needed.

❌ AFTERCARE DON'TS

  • Brows begin to flake and scab around day 5-7. Do not pick or pull the scabs - let them fall off on their own!

  • No makeup, sunscreen, or skincare on your brows for the first 10 days

  • Avoid long, hot, steamy showers for 10 days

  • No swimming pools, hot tubs, jacuzzis, lakes, or UV exposure for first 2 weeks

  • No threading, waxing, and brow hair removal for 2 weeks

  • Do not use Neosporin/Polysporin on your brows

  • No activities that cause sweating or cardio for the first 10 days, as this can cause the

    strokes to heal blurry and fine detail is lost

  • Try not to sleep on your face for the first 10 days. Sleeping on your back is best

  • No facials, massages, and chemical treatments for 4 weeks

  • Avoid bleaching, tinting, or dyeing your brows for 4 weeks

❗️ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT INFO

Each person's skin may respond differently to this service. The time it takes for your brows to heal, the number of sessions you may need, and colour retention are all affected mainly by the condition of your skin, health and metabolism, and whether you adhere to your aftercare instructions.

The visible top layer of your skin will heal in 2 weeks; a microblading touch-up is highly recommended 6-8 weeks after the initial procedure, after the full healing process is complete.

The touch-up appointment is crucial, as the first appointment will build the shape and symmetry of your new brows, and the touch-up will allow the artist to perfect your brows and add density.

Depending on your brow goals, health of skin, and skin type, additional touchups may be needed to achieve your desired shape or colour.

Microblading heals best on healthy, smooth skin and dry to normal skin types. The aftercare routine provided will mimic consistently dry skin in order to optimize the healing process.

Those with healthy skin may see results that last 1-5 years, or even longer.

Your microbladed brows may not last as long if you have very oily or porous skin, sensitive or reactive skin, acne-prone skin, thick/coarse brow hair, improper skincare, or a skin condition such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, or melasma. Smoking, drinking, and other substances may also cause microblading to fade very quickly.

For any additional questions or concerns, please contact Ashley


Email: ashley@flawlessedgebeauty.com
 

Prep & Aftercare: About
ELIGIBILITY
CAUTIONS
PREPARATION
APPOINTMEN TIPS
INTAKE FORMS
WHAT TO EXPECT
AFTERCARE
IMPORTANT INFO
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