Potential clients for microblading or permanent makeup should not have any of the following conditions:
Skin that keloids
Currently in Chemotherapy
Has HIV or Hepatitis
Eczema or Psoriasis in the area where services will be performed
Moles or birthmarks in the area where services are performed
An open wound
Do not work out the day of your procedure
Do not drink coffee on the day of the procedure
Do not take aspirin, niacin, vitamin E, or ibuprofen 24 hours before the procedure
No alcohol within 24 hours of the procedure
Any waxing or tinting should be done 3 days prior to the procedure
It is best to do a scrub 3 days prior to the procedure
Stop using any Retin-A or AHA products for 2 weeks prior to the procedure
No Botox for 4 weeks prior to the procedure
No lasers or chemical peels for 1 month prior to the procedure
No microdermabrasion or dermaplaning for 2 weeks prior
After Care Instructions
1. Clean the treatment area on the night of procedure and daily thereafter. Apply a thin layer of after-care balm, grape seed or coconut oil to the treatment area twice daily (once if you have oily skin), being careful not to over saturate. A thin layer is all you need.
2. Besides gently cleansing the procedure area daily, keep water off of the brows for the next 5 days. This includes sweating, saunas, and hot showers.
3. Do not use any face creams, exfoliators, or harsh cleaners on your brows during the healing process.
4. Normal activity can be resume immediately, but no heavy exercise such as aerobic dancing, weight lifting, swimming, etc. for the next 10 days.
5. Your procedure will begin to oxidize immediately. This causes the pigment to become darker. Do not be alarmed, this dark color will fade during the next few days.
6. Do not pick any scabs or dry areas during the healing process. This may cause you to lose color or damage your skin. Instead, apply some of the after-care your technician gave you after the procedure.
7. Other fading or loss of pigment may occur. Some flaking off of the pigment is normal on some skin types; the pigment may sometimes disappear only to re-appear a few days or weeks later. Any pigment loss will be recovered at touch up.
Possible Risks, Hazards, or Complications
• Pain: There can be pain even after the topical anesthetic has been used. Anesthetics
work better on some people than others.
• Infection: Infection is very unusual. The areas treated must be kept clean and only
freshly cleaned hands should touch the areas. See “After Care” sheet for instructions on
• Uneven Pigmentation: This can result from poor healing, infection, bleeding or many
other causes. Your follow up appointment will likely correct any uneven appearance.
• Asymmetry: Every effort will be made to avoid asymmetry but our faces are not
symmetrical so adjustments may be needed during the follow up session to correct any
• Excessive Swelling or Bruising: Some people bruise and swell more than others. Ice
packs may help and the bruising and swelling typically disappears with 1-5 days. Some
people don’t bruise or swell at all.
• Anesthesia: Topical anesthetics are used to numb the area to be tattooed. Lidocaine,
Prilocaine, Benzocaine, Tetracaine and Epinephrine in a cream or gel form are typically
used. If you are allergic to any of these please inform me now.
• MRI: Because pigments used in permanent cosmetic procedures contain inert oxides, a
low level magnet may be required if you need to be scanned by an MRI machine. You
must inform your technician of any tattoos or permanent cosmetics.
• Allergic Reaction: There is a small possibility of an allergic reaction.
The alternative to these possibilities is to use cosmetics and not undergo the Microblading procedure.