In order for your new brows to heal properly (and look their best) these Pre & Post Care Instructions found below are of the UTMOST IMPORTANCE! Pre-Care instructions are designed to limit bleeding and skin sensitivities during the service. Excessing bleeding during the procedure will dilute the pigment color and lead to poor results!
Do not work out 24 hours before procedure.
NO alcohol or caffeine 48 hours before procedure (Yes, there is caffeine in decaf coffee and tea!).
Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.
Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure.
Avoid Fish Oil, Prenatal Vitamins, Nutritional Shakes (Shakeology, etc), "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements 48 hours prior to procedure.
Discontinue Retin-A, Chemical and Laser Peels, microdermabrasions, and Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) atleast 6 weeks prior (and avoid on eyebrow area after procedure to prevent premature fading).
Botox and filler on the forehead, temple, and eye area should be avoided 1 month prior to procedure for those who do not regularly receive injectables.
Avoid the following herbs and spices 48 hours before procedure: ginger, cinnamon, garlic, black and cayenne pepper.
No brow waxing, tinting, or threading one week prior (the more natural hair growth you have, the better!.
Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
Remove contacts lenses before the procedure.
It is ESSENTIAL that you follow these instructions after your Microblading session:
GLAM BANDAGE AFTERCARE ( 6 Day Healing)
Brow artist will apply Glam Bandage to the brows immediately following the procedure.
Remove Glam Bandages. Gently cleanse brows with distilled water and Cetaphil cleanser. Pad dry and apply new Glam Bandages given by Brow Artist.
(LEAVE ON FOR 5 DAYS)
Remove Glam Bandages. Gently cleanse Brows with distilled water and Cetaphil Cleanser. Pad dry and apply Aquaphor as needed for moisture. Enjoy your New Brows!
Glam Bandages: A clear, waterproof bandage designed to protect your healing brows from scabbing, infection, and other irritants that damage your new brows. Keep your brows clean, protected, and experience effortless healing and vibrant colors for years to come!
Healing Time: 6 days
Lite Workout Approved
No Ugly Scabbing Phase!!!
[GLAM AFTERCARE BANDAGE]
Transparent Medical bandage allows for faster healing and keeps out the dirt & germs
[SAFE FOR SKIN]
Medical waterproof protective tattoo bandage, safe & allows the skin breathing naturally, protect against bacteria, germs and other contaminants cross-infection. Making permanent heal faster and better.
[WATER & PROTECTANT OF THE BROWS]
Waterproof- allow you to shower without worry. Side sleepers don't have to worry about fading.
** AWAYS USE SUNSCREEN TO PROTECT YOUR BROWS FROM FADING
Day One (Day of treatment):
Wait 2 hours and let the wounds weep lymph. After 2 hours you must wipe off the lymph with a moistened (DISTILLED WATER) cotton pad, then apply a thin layer of Aquahor with a cotton swab. Wipe the brows with the moistened cotton pad every 1-2 hours, then reapply a thin layer of Aquaphor every time. This will ensure your brows won't scab. Don't saturate the cotton pad with too much water. Too much Aquaphor will cause the pigment to scab. At night wash the treated area with warm water and mild soap like Cetaphil. Wash your hands with a disinfectant soap before washing your eyebrows and/or applying the post-care cream.
Day Two – Nine:
Repeat the wiping of the brows at least 2 times a day. At night wash the treated area with warm water and mild soap like Cetaphil. Wash your hands with a disinfectant soap before washing your eyebrows and/or applying the post-care cream.
Note: Only use DISTILLED WATER on the face for the first nine days and sleep on your back to promote even healing.
The following must be avoided during all nine days post-microblading procedure:
Increased sweating. It is recommended not to sweat (heavily) for the first 10 days after the procedure. Sweat is salt and can prematurely fade the treated area.
Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi
Sun tanning or salon tanning. Absolutely No Sun, sweating, or tanning prior to
the procedure or after the procedure for 10 days. Do not have a tan/sunburn on your face prior to your procedure. The tan will exfoliate taking color with it as it fades.
Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic Acid on the face or neck
Picking, peeling, or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment
Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris
**Aquaphor is available in the skin care section of any drug store.
Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds
Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles
Touching of the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care
cream with a cotton swab
Before showering apply a layer of post-care cream to protect your eyebrows from moisture. During the shower keep your face away from the showerhead.
Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days post-microblading procedure. However, experience has shown that by following these after-care instructions, these symptoms may quickly disappear.
The healing of deeper wounds might last between 14-21 days. Touch-ups and/or correction of the shape-design is recommended only after this period.
If you have any unexpected problems with the healing of the skin, please contact Glam by Gee Gee immediately, to discuss further instructions.
Gee Gee can be reached on her cell phone: (816) 888-1917
What to expect during & after your microblading session:
Your new temporary eyebrow will go through several phases during the healing cycle.
The pigment will appear very sharp and dark immediately after the procedure. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin, and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually. Do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab, as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin.
Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly, however, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.
Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 up to SPF 50 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade away more quickly.
You can now enjoy your beautiful new temporary eyebrows. You will simply love your new gorgeous fresh look!