Microblading Preparation

Microblading Preparation

  • Preparation is key for the best results. Follow the steps below for the best results, including before all touch ups.

    • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, Aspirin, or Ibuprofen for 24 hours before the procedure.

    • Because Botox can alter the position of your brows, it should be performed at minimum 2 weeks before your appointment.

    • Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol products at least 2 weeks prior to treatment.

    • Discontinue Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior to your treatment.

    • Thoroughly read all the forms given to you at the time of your appointment and ask any questions you may have.

    • Be sure to advise me of any allergies, medical conditions, prior permanent eye brow makeup and prescriptions you take prior to your appointment. 



Day of Treatment:

  • Your brows will appear significantly larger, darker and sharper than what is expected in the final outcome. The superficial color will flake off, and your pigment will look 30-40% lighter. The strokes will heal into a soft “powdered” look. It will take time for this transition based on how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates.


  • With medium pressure, blot the area with a clean tissue to absorb the excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes for the full day until oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents the hardening of the lymph, thus helping to prevent scabbing. Blotting is key!

Days 2 - 10 (or until flaking/scabbing stops): Wash

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

  • Keep your brows dry each day after washing. No lotions, ointments or gels. 

  • Do not rub or pick at your brows! This can cause scarring, blurring, and/or infection. Should there be any scabbing, let them fall off naturally.

  • Aside from your daily gentle washes as noted above, do not soak your brows in water until healed. (ex. bath tub, sauna, pool, hot tub) When washing your face, wash around the brow area. Showers are fine, but limit them to 5 minutes to prevent too much steam around the brow area.

  • No sweating or working out until brows are healed. 

  • Avoid facials, chemicals treatments, and Botox for 4 weeks.

  • Do not allow makeup, lotions, or other products to touch the treated area. No brow makeup

    until healed!

  • You can go outside, but be sure to stay out of direct sunlight and tanning booths. Avoid laying

    out at the pool or beach until your brows are healed. If you are going to the beach or pool, wear a hat that shields your brows from the sun until you’re healed. Like a visor, or baseball cap.

  • Consult a physician if you have ANY signs of infection. Signs of infection could include: redness in the brow area (aside from the first few hours after your appointment), foul smell, green or yellow discharge, and/or fever.

  • Should you have any questions or concerns please email, text, or call us. 513-813-0737, brow.esthetics.cincy@gmail.com



Long Term After-Care

After your skin has healed

  • Inform your technician of your semi-permanent brows at the time of any laser procedures or MRI’s.

  • Always use a good sunscreen to protect your brows from fading caused by sun exposure, Extreme sub exposure can and will fade your pigment. Applying a good sunscreen of at least SPF 25 can minimize pigment fading due to sun exposure. Ask us if you would like sunscreen suggestions.

  • Be aware that the use of chemical peels, exfoliants, strong facial products, and bleaching agents in the forehead region can expedite the fading of your semi-permanent eyebrows.


Healing Stages

  • ​Day 1: Your brows look great! Some clients may feel their new brows look a little harsh and bright, but this will soften as they heal. Redness and puffiness will dissipate within a couple of hours. Minor soreness may remain, but typically no medication or ice is needed.

  • Days 2-4: Your brows may look darker and bolder than intended. This is temporary and will only last a few days on average. To better balance out your face on these days, wear a little extra face & eye makeup!

  • Days 5-7: Your brows may begin to flake or scab and fall off. This is absolutely normal, and necessary. Whatever you do, DON’T PICK at your brows! Let them flake off naturally.

  • Days 8-10: Your brows may appear several shades lighter once the scabbing is gone. Its common to worry that something is wrong. If you’re following the aftercare fully, this is very normal. The top layer of skin is fresh and is muting the pigment.

  • Days 12-28: Your brows will begin to appear darker and you may feel relieved to see some of the color returning. It’s common for them to be slightly patchy in spots, and to feel that your brows aren’t dark enough. Some people also notice small things they want to change about their brows – such as making them slightly bigger, higher or lower, darker, etc. Not to worry! That is why we have the touch up appointment included in with your microblading package! 

Microblading Healing Day 1
Microblading Healing Day 8-10
Microblading Healing Day 2-4
Microblading Healing Day 14-28
Microblading Healing Day 5-7
Microblading Healing