FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you still have questions? Here are some commons doubts about microblading.

Is Microblading/PMU Painful?

Most of our clients report little or no pain. Often they say it's a 3 on a scale of 1 to 10, at most. Some clients have literally slept through the appointment! We leave a topical anesthetic on the eyebrow area throughout the process, so this minimizes the pain in most clients.

How Long Does Microblading Last?

Generally Microblading up to eighteen months, depending on skin type (e.g. oily dry), age, post treatment care, and overall health. It is not permanent like a tattoo, because the pigments are not implanted so deeply into the skin. Skincare also affects the duration of the pigments. To maintain the tone of the brows, a new session may be done every six to eighteen months. Microblading is not recommended for oily skin as it may fade away very quickly.

Who Should Not Have Microblading/PMU?

  • Those using Accutane

  • Anyone with a heart condition or is using heart medications

  • Anyone with diabetes will need a physician’s approval.

  • Anyone with skin diseases or inflammations.

  • Anyone who had Botox in the last two weeks.

  • Anyone who has gotten a deep tan or chemical peel in the last two weeks.

  • Anyone who requires anesthetic and is allergic to lidocaine, tetracaine, or epinephrine.

  • Anyone with serious medical conditions should consult with their doctors and obtain their approval.

  • Anyone pregnant or nursing should get their doctor’s approval.

  • Anyone on blood thinning medications

Are There Any Pre-Treatment Instructions?

It is very important to refrain from all alcohol, aspirin, or aspirin products, such as blood thinners. Please refrain from Ibuprofen and Aleve for 24 hours prior to your appointment. The only product for aches and pain that will not make you bleed is Tylenol. Also refrain from Vitamin E and fish oil capsules for 7 days prior to your application. ALL of these make you bleed excessively.

 

Excessive bleeding during the procedure will negatively affect the longevity of your semi-permanent makeup application. In some cases, the application will need to be prematurely stopped. Please avoid energy drinks & coffee for up to 24 hours prior to your appointment. Not having caffeine in your system will help you to relax much more easily, as well as help to relax the facial muscles in the areas we will be working on.

How to Take Care of My Eyebrows Post Procedure

DAY 1: Please wash hands with antibacterial soap before you wash your eyebrows. Then wash your eyebrows EVERY HOUR very well with a gentle cleanser and lukewarm water! Pat dry with a tissue than apply a very thin layer of the Skin Candy.


DAY 2-7: Keep eyebrows lightly glossed with the Skin Candy for three to four times a day for the next 7 days. Do not over use ointment. It should last you for 7 days, only apply very thin layer. Do not suffocate your eyebrows.

1. Do not use any Retin-A, Glycolic Acids, Peroxide, Neosporin while healing
2. Do not scrub or pick your eyebrows.
3. Do not expose area to sun or tanning beds! Must use hat if in the sun.
4. Avoid any facials ,swimming, whirlpools or sauna for 7 days.
5. Do not exercise the first 3-5 days. No heavy sweating !
6. No make-up on the eyebrows!
7. Do not tint eyebrows for the next 10 days.

FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF PIGMENT AND A NEW TREATMENT MAY BE REQUIRED.

What are Some Common Do's + Don'ts?

  1. Do not use any Retin-A, Glycolic Acids, Peroxide, Neosporin while healing

  2. Do not peel or scratch at the scabbing as your brow area heals.

  3. Do not expose area to swimming/water immersion, saunas/vapor or sun/tanning beds for two weeks. Must use hat if in the sun.

  4. Do not tint eyebrows for the next 10 days.

  5. Do not exercise the first week. No heavy sweating.

  6. Do not use makeup on the brows for up to two weeks.

  7. Do not use face scrubs or chemical peels for two weeks.

  8. Do not consume alcohol/tobacco, aspirin, ibuprofen and vitamins that may cause your blood to thin for twenty-four hours.

  9. Do not use laser, peeling, or botox for the next 30 days.

  10. Gently clean brows using a Q-tip lightly moistened with water.

  11. Gently wipe away Skin Candy (healing balm) and any lymphatic liquid (clear yellowish buildup) that may have occurred on the skin.

  12. Re-apply skin candy (healing balm) after lightly cleaning with a tissue.

  13. Apply a light layer of skin candy (do not over apply) morning and night to brows for five to seven days.

  14. Avoid face area when showering.

  15. When washing your face, make sure to avoid brows.

  16. Avoid alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen and vitamins that may cause your blood to thin for twenty-four hours.


FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF PIGMENTS.

What to Expect After My Microblading/PMU Procedures?

  1. Slight swelling, thickness, and/or redness for one or two days following the procedure.

  2. It is normal to lose approximately 1/3 of the color during the healing process.

  3. After the initial procedure, the color may be a shade too dark; in six days it will appear to light after 10 days the color will show more. It will appear softer when completely healed because the color will come from dermal layer of the skin to the epidermal layer of the skin.

  4. Please be patient. Healing takes up to 30 days. In your next appointment more hairs can be added and make them perfect.


The brows are approximately 25 to 50% darker and bolder in the width than they will be when healed. Your skin is red under the pigment which causes the color of the pigment to appear darker. There is some swelling, although difficult to actually see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside. Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow procedure to flake away and a narrower appearance of your eyebrows. Don’t be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size then you desire, or if they lose their tonality during the healing process. This is all part of the process, and necessary adjustments are made during the touch up sessions.

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