3D EYEBROW MICROBLADING

Aftercare

 

aftercare.

Photo by Emmalee David

Photo by Emmalee David

 

aftercare is essential.

 
 

please follow these instructions for up to 14 days after your cosmetic tattoo procedure.

 

MICROBLADING

gently pat clean and pat dry your tattoo with soapy water 2x/day am and pm. (cetaphil, dial, etc.) gently pat dry with a clean paper towel. apply healing balm 1-3x/day as needed.

do not touch, rub, pick, or scratch your cosmetic tattoo.

do not apply makeup directly onto the healing area. this means no eye makeup or mascara after eyeliner tattoo, and no brow cosmetics after microblading.

when washing your face, please avoid rubbing on the healing area; gently wash and rinse around the area. gently dab dry your tattoo, do not rub. avoid using your body towel on the tattoo as it carries bacteria.

avoid sauna, steam rooms, and tanning beds during the healing process.


LASH LINE ENHANCEMENT

with eyes closed, gently pat clean and pat dry your tattoo with soapy water 2x/day am and pm. 

do not wear mascara for 5 days to avoid infections. After 5 days, please use a brand new tube of mascara to avoid any residual infections.

do not wear contact lenses for 5 days.

do not apply makeup directly onto the healing area (no eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara, etc) 

when washing your face, please avoid rubbing on the healing area; gently wash and rinse around the area. gently dab dry your tattoo, do not rub. 
avoid using your body towel on the tattoo as it carries bacteria.

avoid sauna, steam rooms, and tanning beds during the healing process.
 

 

what to expect.


MICROBLADING

there will be several phases of healing.

immediately after, the pigment will appear darker and defined. the pigment will settle and soften gradually by about 30%. the area will shed taking some color with it—this is normal. give it some time as scabbing, patchiness, and fading is all part of the process. you may use makeup on it once you are completely healed from scabbing to help with the patchy look.

remember, it is impossible to get all the strokes to stick the first session. this is why a touch up appointment is required. don't forget to schedule yours 6–8 weeks from your first appointment.


LASH LINE ENHANCEMENT

immediately after, there is very minimal swelling but may be sensitive like you’ve been crying for several hours. swelling may appear below or above the eyelash line during the first few days following the procedure. rarely a faint bruise may show but this typically dissipates during the first couple days. as your eyeliner begins to heal, you will see some peeling/flakiness.

 

tips during healing.

 

  • do not submerge your tattoo (i.e. stand with your tattoo directly under the shower head) 
  • avoid sleeping on your face best as you can.
  • protect your tattoo from sun exposure as best as you can.
  • stay out of saunas, sun beds, and steam rooms.
  • no heavy sweating/exercise for 5 days.
  • some skin products can cause fading via exfoliation (e.g. glycolic acid, retinol, salicylic acid)
 
 
 

treat your cosmetic tattoo as an open wound, taking care to avoid touching, exposure to dust, dirt, and bacteria.