If you have ever asked a professional painter what the most important part of the job is, they will tell you it’s the preparation. It’s no different for cosmetic procedures. Prepare and aftercare can make a huge difference in your results, and this is especially true when it comes to microblading. So what can you do to get your skin ready?
- Avoid toying with the area in the weeks before your procedure. What do we mean by this? No tweezing, no picking, no waxing, no electrolysis, and no Botox – sorry ladies!
- Avoid tanning in the weeks before micropigmentation. This includes both suntanning and fake tanning. You want to make sure your skin is not too dark or suntanned.
- No alcohol in the days before your tattoo. It can lead to excessive bleeding and poor colour deposit. Coffee, aspirin, and ibuprofen can all do the same.
- Avoid exfoliation and skincare products 48 hours prior to your appointment. They can all cause inflammation of the skin and you want your skin to be as insensitive as possible.
- Think there’s any risk of you being pregnant? Take a test beforehand. Those who are pregnant or nursing should avoid the procedure altogether.
- Communicate with your technician. You wouldn’t let your tattoo artist draw on your body without telling them exactly what you wanted, so why would you let them draw on your eyebrows? Communication is the key to getting exactly what you want.
- Don’t be unrealistic. Do your research before you go and know exactly what to expect. Just off the top of our heads, you should be well aware that microblading is a two-step process and is not fully permanent. It will also create a very sharp look that may be overwhelming at first – don’t worry, it will fade. But knowing what to expect will help to avoid disappointment.
- Avoid makeup on your brows. Your technician will make you take it off anyways, so don’t waste your time applying it.
- Be open with your technician about allergies and conditions or illness. Not everyone tolerates microblading well, so its important to know if you are a good (and safe) candidate or not.
- Research your technician. Don’t put yourself at risk of HIV and other diseases transferred through needles. Make sure your technician is qualified, experienced, and engages in the proper sterilization techniques.
Follow these instructions and were sure that you will be perfectly fine and happy with your microblading results!