Ladies, have you ever been self-conscious about your eyebrows? Not everyone can have perfect, arched and feathered eyebrows. We’ve learned to make do with what we have, whether it be drawing them in with gel, pencils, or even tattooing. The concern with drawing in eyebrows using a gel, or pencil, is that, it is make-up so it easily rubs off. The concern with tattooing eyebrows is quite obvious, in that it is permanent; and in today’s society, permanence is not always the best solution, as styles and make-up changes throughout the years.
There, luckily is semi-permanent option; microblading. Microblading eyebrows has been around for years, recently gaining in popularity. Yes, it is a semi-permanent tattoo, which deposits pigment under an individual’s skin using a hand held utensil. The hand held utensil gives the Esthetician the ability to make precise curves and little strokes, which mimic the look of real hair. Typically, microblading eyebrows blasts for about a year, but there are people who require touch ups due to the hygienic regime, or excessive amounts of sweating or make-up use.
WHAT IS NORMAL? After having eyebrow microblading.
- Mild swelling, itching, light scabbing, light bruising and dry tightness. Ice packs are fine for relief of swelling and bruising. After care ointments work well for scabbing and tightness
- After 2 – 10 days the darkness will fade, and once any swelling dissipates unevenness usually disappears. If it is too dark or still uneven after 5-6 weeks then we will make adjustments during the next appointment
- As the procedure area heals, the color will lighten and sometimes seem to disappear in places. This can all be addressed during the touch up appointment which is why touch up is necessary. The procedure area has to heal completely before we can address any concerns. Healing takes about 4 weeks
- Touch ups may be necessary depending on skin, medications, and sun exposure. We recommend the first touch up between 5 – 6 weeks after the first session
MICROBLADING AFTER CARE
- NEVER TOUCH THE PROCEDURE AREA WITHOUT WASHING YOUR HANDS IMMEDIATELY BEFORE.
- Do not get the brows wet during the healing process (5-7 days) and keep out of the sun
- Use clear triple antibiotic ointment (like Polysporin) for 24 hours, and then switch to Vaseline for the remaining four (4) days.
- When applying ointments:
- Apply the product AFTER washing your hands
- Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes, then gently wipe across the brow to remove the excess goo
- When applying ointments:
- When the eyebrows begin to scab, DO NOT pull off the scabs
- Do not wear any make up on the eyebrows for at least five (5) days
- After completely healed, you may go back to your regular cleansing and make up routine.
- Avoid scrubbing the area too vigorously and use sun block to protect from sun fading
- Please watch for these possible risks, hazards or complications
- Pain: There is a possibility of pain or discomfort even after the topical anesthetic has been used
- Although rare, there is always a risk of infection
- Areas treated must be kept CLEAN and only FRESHLY CLEANED HANDS should touch the areas
- SIGNS OF INFECTION, MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
- Pain / Tenderness
- Excessive swelling / Heavy Redness
- Hot Incision Site
- Uneven Pigmentation: This can result from poor healing, infection, bleeding or many other causes; your follow up appointment will likely correct any uneven appearance
- Asymmetry: Efforts are made to avoid asymmetry. Our faces are not symmetrical, so adjustments may be needed during the follow up session to correct any unevenness.
- Excessive Swelling/Bruising: Some people bruise and swell more than others
- ALLERGIC REACTION
- There is possibility of an allergic reaction to the pigments or other materials used
- IF ANY COMPLICATIONS PERSIST FOR MORE THAN 24 HOURS , CONSULT YOUR FAMILY PHYSICIAN IMMEDIATELY