Before & Aftercare
Microblading is a form of tattooing and all tattoos are hard on the skin. This isn’t a reason to avoid 3D eyebrow tattoos or lash enhancement tattoos. However, it does mean that you need to be careful. In order to prevent problems with your skin or your enhancements, you will need to do some things before your procedure as well as properly perform your prescribed aftercare. If you follow instructions, you will minimize risk and ensure that you have the best possible results. Our staff will explain exactly what you need to do and will be available if you have any questions.
Before Getting a Cosmetic Tattoo
What you do before your procedure will affect your healing. You will receive detailed instructions from us, but here is a general overview of what to do and what to avoid. On the day of your procedure, do not wear makeup to the studio. It is best to have a fresh face before we begin. You will also want to be careful with what medications you take. Medicine that thins the blood can cause problems. Avoid alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, and prescription blood thinners. If you’re on blood thinners or aren’t sure if your prescriptions have that effect, consult your doctor. Please also avoid chemical treatments, like lifts or tints, for a week before and two weeks after your procedure.
Aftercare for Cosmetic Tattoos
You’ll want to schedule some events and outings to show off your new look. Fight this urge. Your eyelashes or brows will look amazing, but they do require some healing time. While they are healing, keep them dry. Along with keeping them dry, avoid using makeup for a week. After a makeup-free week, use new products. Your skin will still be healing, and new makeup will be clean. Itching is a normal part of the tattoo healing phases but do not touch the area you had worked on. Premature touching or itching can disrupt the pigment and make it settle unevenly or not at all.
Specifically for Eyebrows
If you have a procedure done on your eyebrows, you should follow the instructions above as well as these eyebrow-specific tips. You may want to tweeze or wax your brows to go with your new 3D microblading, but you need to give it time. Wait at least two weeks after your appointment to do any hair removal. You can do it a week before your procedure, but don’t do it too close to your microblading appointment. This is to avoid swollen or irritated skin on your procedure day. Allow one month for eyebrow healing. You’ll need to make your follow-up appointment after that time.
Specifically for Eyelashes
There are also specific instructions for those of our clients having eyelash procedures. Regardless of what you have done to your lashes, do not drive home. It is important to bring a friend or call a taxi. You may experience eye swelling or irritation and it’s not safe for you to be behind the wheel. Do not wear mascara or contact lenses on the day of your procedure. Keep your eyes as fresh, clean, and undisturbed as possible the day of your procedure. Please allow about three weeks for complete healing for eyelash enhancement tattoos.