Microblading


Pre-Treatment
Do's & Don'ts 
* If possible, do not take aspirin or other blood thinners 5-7 days before the procedure to prevent bleeding. Non-aspirin pain relievers may be taken up to one hour prior to the procedure. *Important Note: Do NOT discontinue any medications that are prescribed by a physician or which are necessary for your health!*
* If you are pregnant, you must have a signed release from your doctor (most doctors will approve of this treatment since microblading only deals with the superficial skin layers.) 
* Avoid alcohol 24 hours prior to the procedure to prevent bleeding.
* If you have a condition that requires you to take antibiotics before a dental visit, you must check with your doctor to determine if antibiotics are needed for permanent cosmetics.
 Hair removal should not be done at least 72 hours prior to your procedure. Permanent hair removal should not be done five days before or after the procedure.
* Botox should be given 3 weeks prior or 3 weeks after this procedure.
* Skin treatments such as Retin-A that thin the skin in the procedure area must be discontinued for at least 30 days prior to the procedure. Accutane users must be off Accutane for at least one year.  Check with your dermatologist about specific medications.
* Procedures cannot be performed over fresh sunburns, including those caused by tanning beds. You must wait until the burn heals.


THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS TO THESE RULES, PLEASE CONSULT WITH ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

During Treatment
What to Expect
During the first hour I will draw the perfect shape customized completely to the client with a removable pencil. After the shape is drawn, I will consult with my client to approve and will remove the hairs surrounding the shape with a painless razor. Before the microblading process begins, a topical numbing cream is applied to the brow area to minimize discomfort. While the anesthetic is numbing, I will color match pigment customized to the client's brows and will go over any questions the client has from the release form and aftercare handout. The microblading process will last 30-45 minutes. During this time, a second topical anesthetic liquid is applied 2-4 times, keeping the brows completely numb and the procedure painless. At the end of the procedure, I will show my client their new brows and make any adjustments and additions necessary. 

At the end of the appointment, a follow up perfecting appointment will be set 4-6 weeks following the first appointment. 

Post Treatment
How do they look!

Your new set of Everlasting Brows will be ready for a selfie immediately after the process, there is no downtime! After microblading, the color will appear darker than it will eventually be because the pigment takes around seven days to fully penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. On day 5-7, a natural exfoliation takes place leaving a softer, lighter color. The result is a natural looking enhancement. As the treated area is settling down, slight itching may occur. Itching is a good indication of healing. Just don't scratch them! At your 4-6 week touchup appointment, we will go over the brow once more, darkening the color and evening out the tones throughout the brow. Microblading is low maintenance. After healing, you can rub, shower, swim, workout and wake up with perfect brows. No special care is required, except for a brief touch-up once every 12-18 months.

Aftercare
What to do
* Apply a thin layer of ointment to brows 2x a day to prevent excessive dryness, and use a clean cotton swab for each dip into the ointment, no double dipping! Apply after care product sparingly for one week following the procedure (or until any peeling has stopped) this will allow the tissue to heal more quickly. 
* STAY OUT OF THE SUN. If you must be outside, wear a hat and sunglasses. After the procedure heals, use sunscreen to prevent future fading of pigment color.
* Avoid contact with water (e.g., shower, pools, etc) in the procedure area until the procedure heals - Avoid exercise that causes sweating until the procedure area heals.
* Avoid makeup, lash/brow tints, and other facial treatments until the procedure heals (5-7 days). Very gentle facial washes and treatments are acceptable after 24 hours as long as the procedure area is avoided. 
* It is normal for some people to have pigment peel or flake off. It is also normal if it does not. Fading or loss of pigment may occur during the healing. There should be pigment under the skin where the pigment has flaked off. If there is no pigment underneath, you may need a touchup.
* Symptoms of infection or adverse reaction are very rare. They include: excessive redness, swelling, tenderness of procedure site, elevated body temperature, rash, or purulent drainage from the procedure site. If you experience symptoms of infection or adverse reaction, seek medical attention immediately. Please note that some redness, swelling, and tenderness is normal.
 * Please avoid on your new microbladed eyebrows all anti-aging and or acne products that actively stimulate, lighten or brighten the skin.