Before, it was just a dream for women to wake up with a natural-looking and amazing brows every morning. A pair of diamond earrings or a 24 karat necklace isn’t the best accessory that a woman can wear, it’s her brows.
Thanks to technology, that dream has come true. While there’s a number of eyebrow pencils, powders, gels, and tattooing to get your brows just how you like them, there’s new technology advancement in the makeup industry that delivers natural-looking hair strokes with the semi-permanent result–MICROBLADING.
Microblading is an embroidery of small, precise strokes that mimic the effect of real hairs, and uses a special microblading pen to individually draw on the strokes.
Unsurprisingly, the technique’s unparalleled natural finish has made its popularity skyrocket in recent months. Chances are you’ve probably spotted microblading on your Instagram feed, and maybe curious as to whether or not you should give it a try.
We’ve spent some time to find out all the dos and don’ts of microblading your eyebrows. And is Microblading Permanent?
Do Your Research
A quick Google search can give you the info of the technician closest to you, but we suggest to do a little more research to guarantee that you’ll get the brows you are dreaming of. A well-established, experienced technician will have all the requirements and proper licenses and certificates.
You also need to check the technician’s previous works and should also be able to willingly answer all of the client’s questions, and offer as much information about the procedure from start to finish. And of course, it should always be performed in a clean, sterile environment.
A good technician will work with you to create the look you want by drawing on each hair first and ensuring you are happy with the look before applying the semi-permanent ink. This is a job for someone with experienced and careful hands, so make sure you talk to the microblading professional before committing.
Also, do take the time to schedule a consultation with a microblading artist. They will do a wonderful job of explaining exactly, Microblading Eyebrow Recovery & Aftercare-Do’s and Don’ts, what you’re going to experience in the actual session and help you decide the shape of your brows that best compliments your facial features.
Do Your Prep Work
Before visiting the office of the technician, you will need to prepare accordingly. Therefore, you will need to refrain from waxing or plucking your eyebrows. The technician would create the new eyebrow through microblading by taking measurements about the current eyebrow.
In addition, you need to be careful not to use exfoliators for a period of 72 hours. The goal is for the skin to be as insensitive to the procedure as possible to limit bleeding. Pregnant, nursing and diabetic clients should avoid the procedure altogether.
Do Communicate With Your Technician
It is important to maintain effective communications with the microblading technician in order to get the best possible results. Failing to communicate would keep you away from getting eyebrows done with desired fullness.
Your brow shape will be left up to your technician because they measure it based on your face shape and structure so you get the most natural finish. During the procedure, communicate your goals with your technician, but keep in mind that the technician is going to use precise measurements to determine the most aesthetically pleasing eyebrow shape.
You can also tell your technician if you are feeling discomfort or have any specific concerns during the procedure. Tell the technician of any medication or underlying medical issues you may have.
Certain medications compromise the integrity of the skin or the blood. Certain medical issues can complicate the healing process of microblading.
Do Take Proper Care Post-Application
When you get the final eyebrows from microblading, you would get the need to show them off. However, you need to be careful enough not to use any makeup or skincare products. They can cause scratching, peeling or picking of the surface area.
In addition, you should not expose the area to direct sunlight at least for a period of 10 days.
- Do only use wipes to touch them
- Avoid brow area while you wash your face
- Do sleep on your back if possible
- Do put small bandaids on the ends if you are a side sleeper
- Do keep them as dry as possible
- Do not get them wet
- Do not touch your brows for 24 hours
- Do not sweat or workout
- Do not put ointment, sunscreens, lotions, or makeup on them
- Do not stay in direct sunlight
- Do not go tanning
- Do not pick, itch, or rub your brows
- Do not use retinoids or benzoyl peroxide
- Do not go to a sauna
- Do not take any blood thinners
- Do not take any anti inflammatory medicines like advil, aleve, motrin, aspirin, or excedrin
- Do not take any oil supplements like fish oil, vitamin e oil, or primrose oil.
- Do not take any magnesium.
- Do not consume any alcohol, caffeine, or nicotine as it will interrupt the healing process.
- Do not take any over the counter herbs without consulting with your microblading artist.
- Do not use any acidic lotions or topicals. They are found in most makeup and skincare products. Any topical products that contain mineral oils, retinol, AHA, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid should be avoided.
Don’t Be Unrealistic About the Results When you are getting eyebrow microblading done, you should never be unrealistic about the results that you would receive.
You might feel like it would take multiple visits in order to make the eyebrows look as you desire. However, microblading is a simple two-step process, which is in a position to deliver faster results than you think.
On the other hand, you should never think that microblading is not a permanent technique. One treatment has the ability to help you get good looking eyebrows, which can last for a few years.
The strokes are very sharp initially but will soften and migrate into the skin over time. You should take into consideration that different skin types also factor into results. Excessively oily skin, larger pores, thicker skin, and eyebrow keratosis can affect the absorption of the pigment.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, DO NOT lie to your microblading artist about your condition. We hope that this list of do’s and don’ts helps you make an informed decision about whether or not microblading is right for you. Please feel free to call us at 214-432-3077 to book your microblading appointment today!