Congratulations on Making the Decision to Microblade Your Eyebrows.
Before You Do, Read This and Bookmark the Aftercare Instructions.
There is a process that every new permanent makeup client must go through. The happiness, followed by worry and then relief. If you are not careful then you will find yourself doubting every stage of your new eyebrows, but DON'T.
Below is a list of common things that clients go through and some weird requests that clients have when they are in the doubting stage. So this doesn't happen to you, I am going to share with you the REAL process of MICROBLADING, the AFTERCARE, and what to expect for both you, the client, and the Microblading Artist. Get your note app ready because you're going to want to jot down EVERYTHING.
The Stages of Microblading, Ombre/Powder, and Combo Brows.
MICROBLADING 101 & AFTERCARE 101 FOR FIRST TIMERS
1RST DAY - DAY 6
DAY 7 -10
DAY 11 - 30
You're super excited about the process of creating the illusion of more perfectly shaped and fuller brows, but please understand that not everyone is an ideal client therefore you must schedule a consultation. The consultation is the first step in determining if this is service is for you. If it is then your first session is an opportunity for the permanent makeup artist to get to know your skin, hair color, and brow goals, but more importantly see how much ink it takes or if it rejects it entirely.
WHAT DOES MICROBLADING SOUND LIKE?
The breaking of the skin sounds like velcro. Rest assured that the ink is only going 1 layer deep; it's scratching the surface like a papercut. Please note though, if you are a smoker and/or someone who tans frequently your skin is very tight making it difficult for the blade to cut the skin and inject pigment. Due to this MICROBLADING is NOT RECOMMENDED. This is due to the muscles being so tight that it could not be broken by the medical-grade microblading blade/needle.
HOW MANY SESSIONS DO I NEED?
You need a total of 3 for Microblading or Combination Brows (microblading and shading) and 2 sessions for Microshading. It is highly recommended and will be suggested that you pre-book your follow-up sessions with the Microblading Artist. Remember the first session is to see if the skin accepts or rejects the ink so if it doesn't and you decide not to do a touch-up session, fading MAY OCCUR.
Once you are done with your first session you will, peel, scab, and itch like crazy. The eyebrows will be hella dark like 'Sharpee Brow' however, they will gradually lighten up aka fade a bit due to the skin cells regenerating. Puh-leeeaaasssee do not be alarmed.
AFTERCARE IS CRUCIAL!
You will be given an aftercare product to apply twice a day and will go home with AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS. Read the instructions. All of the questions you have are being answered there. Just in case you misplaced it, I added it here:-) Click for ENGLISH. Click for SPANISH.
"Omg! It's still itching and it's peeling like crazy."
Yes, that happens so what you want to do is continue to apply the aftercare product that was given to you or suggested by the Microblading Artist. Remember the skin cells are regenerating. They are turning over so scabbing will happen and it will fall off. Do not pick at them because guess what scabs also have on them? INK! The ink from the procedure is trying to settle into your skin so do not touch it. Simply continue applying the product twice a day until you run out. Contact the studio if you need more.
Again, DO NOT TOUCH THE BROWS until the scabs are finally gone. DO NOT ALLOW YOUR HAIR TO TOUCH THE BROWS. Hair carries bacteria. DO NOT SCRUB THE AREA, DO NOT GET THE BROW AREA WET. DO NOT WASH THE AREA, DO NOT APPLY MAKEUP, DO NOT APPLY TONERS, SERUMS, WITCH HAZEL, or ALCOHOL, and DO NOT ASK FOR A TOUCH-UP BEFORE 4 WEEKS HAVE ELAPSED. Please do not call or email asking for a refund.
ALL SERVICES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS, CREDITS, or EXCHANGES.
There are no refunds on cosmetic procedures. Please remember that all clients are informed of this when booking the appointment, told this during consultations and before the service starts that no cosmetic procedure is 100% which means that there are no guaranteed results. There is a guaranteed experience but there are no returns on time, material, products, tools, and space that was allocated for your procedure.
The itching and peeling are finally done, but your brows aren't as dark as they used it to be. Yup, that is correct. The ink is settling into the skin and now you and your PMU can see how your skin either absorbs or rejects ink which is why you need to come in for your touch-up.
"Omg! It went away on day 14, but then I started to see my new brows come back close to day 30!"
Yes, that is the way the skin renewal cycle works especially when it comes to microblading. Just when you think it's gone, POOF, it shows up again. Microbladed eyebrows aka eyebrow tattoos are on your face. Your face is exposed to environmental pollution, UVA and UVV rays, dust, bacteria and much more so fading can occur at any moment during the healing process. They will not be as dark and defined as you hoped, but hey, they are back and ready to make a statement. Well, after your touch-ups.
LISTEN, IF YOU STILL GROW EYEBROW HAIRS, YOU NEED TO GET THEM SHAPED EVERY 2 - 3 WEEKS. IF YOU DO NOT SHAPE THEM THEN THE BROWS LOOK UNDEFINED. Microblading only looks great if you keep up with having your natural brows shaped by a professional.
Now that you know how the process works I want you to BOOKMARK this HEALING PROCESS CHART LINK HERE. This chart shows how the microblading healing cycle works. It's a reminder to every time you feel a little bit of doubt seeping in and want hope again.
Alrighty now, time to get the new client ready for her first microblading session. Be sure to share this with someone else who is thinking about MICROBLADING or had it done and I'll see you soon.
Cosmetics & Eyebrows Atelier
It's going to be dark.
It's going to peel.
It's going to scab.
It's going to itch.
It's going to tingle.
It's going to fade.
It's going to heal.
It's going to come back lighter.
It's a process for the ink settling into the skin.
You're going to be fine because you will be back in for your second then final touch-up.