Microblading After Care Advice

After Care

Looking after your eyebrows post-treatment is vital to ensure your results look as perfect as possible for as long as possible. Please read the following guidelines for microblading after care. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.


Symptoms you may expect to feel whilst healing after microblading eyebrows:


  • During the first week of your treatment, you may experience dryness, itchiness, swelling and redness, tenderness and flaking in the treatment area
  • Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of colour


The dark stage


Immediately after you have had your microblading procedure, the pigment will appear dark. This is because a scab has started to form, which will make the colour appear darker and thicker.


Treatment Day: Absorb


Gently blot the microbladed area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes for the full day until oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph.


Days 1-7: Wash 


Wash daily to remove bacteria and dead skin. (Don't worry....THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!)


Gently wash your eyebrows each morning and night with water and an antibacterial soap like Dial Soap, Cetaphil or Neutrogena.  With a very light touch, use your clean fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliants.  


Days 1-7: Moisturise


Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. Never put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.


Important Reminders


  • Use a fresh pillowcase
  • Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of color
  • No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks
  • Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week
  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after procedure.  Wear a hat when outdoors
  • Avoid heavy sweating and long hot showers for the first 10 days
  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days
  • Avoid swimming, lakes, hot tubs for the first 10 days
  • DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area


Long term


In order to keep your new permanent makeup in perfect condition, it is recommended to have a colour boost every 6-9 months or 9-18 months, depending on skin type, the method used and chosen colours, this will vary hugely from person to person.

To avoid pigment fade and colour change, we strongly recommend that you apply a broad spectrum SPF to your brow daily.

It is recommended that you continue with a maintenance procedure on your brows such as a shape and tint every couple of months to bring them back to life and have them looking their best at all times.

You will not be eligible to donate blood for 4 month’s post-procedure.

Laser hair removal can fade and change the shape and shade of your brow treatment.

Avoid any skin care or ointments which contain glycolic or fruity acids long term, as these will dramatically fade your brows and could cause a colour change.

Be aware that Anti-wrinkle injections (Botox) may change the position of your brows if this occurs, consult the practitioner that has performed your anti-wrinkle injections.


If you have any questions whilst healing do not hesitate to contact me or arrange an appointment at my Hemel Hempstead beauty room.

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