Congratulations On Having Your Brows Microbladed.
Aftercare is Very Essential. Pay Attention.
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 AFTERCARE for both the client and PMU (permanent makeup artist). Get your note app ready because you're going to want to jot down EVERYTHING.
The Stages of Healing for Microblading, Ombre/Powder, and Combo Brows.
MICROBLADING AFTERCARE 101 FOR FIRST TIMERS
1RST DAY - DAY 6
DAY 7 -10
DAY 11 - 30
You're super excited about the process or creating the illusion of more perfectly shaped and fuller brows, but understand this the first session is an opportunity for the permanent makeup artist to get to know your skin. We are seeing how much ink it takes or if it rejects it entirely.
There is topical numbing cream applied to the eyebrow area so you'll be laying there for 30 minutes until it kicks in so relax a little bit. It's the first part of Brow Therapy. FYI though, the PMU will do about 3 passes on each brow and after about 2 passes it the cream starts to wear off towards the end. Beauty is pain, but totally worth it.
You will hear the scraping of the skin that 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 inject pigment into the skin fading will occur at a rapid pace. This happens because the muscles are so tight that it could not be broken by the medical-grade microblading blade/needle. Keep in mind though, you will need 2 follow-up sessions.
You will be advised to come back for 2 more touch-ups seeming. Remember the first session is to see if the skin accepts or rejects the ink.
Once you are done with your first session the brows 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.
NOW, THIS 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 ointment that was given to you or suggested by the PMU. 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 ink on them? The ink from the procedure and it is trying to settle into your skin. Simply continue applying the product twice a day until you run out. Contact the PMU if you need more.
Whatever you do, 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 HAVE YOUR HAIR TOUCHING YOUR BROWS, and DO NOT ASK FOR A TOUCH-UP BEFORE 4 WEEKS HAVE ELAPSED. And do not call or email asking for a refund.
There are no refunds on cosmetic procedures. Please remember that all clients are told 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 and material that was used for your procedure.
The itching and peeling is finally done, but your brows aren't as dark as they used it to be. Yup, that is correct. The ink has settled into the skin and now you and your PMU can see how your skin absorbs ink.
"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 like an ex you tried to get rid of but still want around because there is potential to mold em' better this time around. Microbladed brows kind of work the same way. 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.
Now that you know how the process works I want you to bookmark this link HERE. That link is a chart of 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 just had microblading 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.