Microblading Aftercare

Tips for taking care of your eyebrows after the procedures

Aftercare: Important Info

  • Water or any other liquids cannot come in contact with the affected area for 7 days after Microblading, even a small drop will expand a wound and a scab will appear.
  • Disinfect the affected area with a small amount (one spray on a cotton round for both brows) of recommended disinfectant 2-4 times a day.
    If your skin is oily make sure you keep your brows clean and dry, you can disinfect more times if needed.
    If your skin is dry, choose a non-alcohol based disinfectant to avoid additional dryness. You will only want to disinfect 2-3 times a day, over disinfecting will cause dryness.
    Examples: alcohol based disinfectant is cutasept, octenidine based products such as octenisept or octisept won’t cause itching (70% alcohol based)
  • If itching occurs, you can use Bactine, and it will also disinfect the area. Bactine contains lidocaine and benzalkonium chloride.
  • If dryness occurs and ONLY after the 4th day, you can disinfect the area by using a small amount of coconut (absorbs into the skin without build up) or grape seed oil. Make sure your brows are not greasy, just slightly moist; no residue of oil should appear.
  • After 7 days, you can use a gentle soap or non-greasy cleaner to keep your brows clean.
  • Do not use any other ointments, or creams with vitamins or antibiotics on brows.
  • No workouts 2 days after treatment. Avoid sweating.
  • No sauna, swimming in public pools, lakes or other risky areas at least 2 weeks
  • No sunbathing, solarium or tanning for 4 weeks.
  • No chemical peels, mesotherapy, dermabrasion, Botox or any other intense treatments for 4 weeks.
  • Do not use any makeup on affected area for 2 weeks.
  • Do not scratch, touch or sleep on your brows for at least 2 weeks.
  • Sometimes residual pigment, blood, white blood cells, etc., can arise from the open wound, if this occurs you should gently dab this away. Don’t panic if dry patches or scabs appear as this can be taken care of in the second touch-up appointment.
  • Avoid Petroleum Jelly or Vaseline during your healing period. Anything with a petroleum base can cause a reaction, crusting, scabbing and sweating so the skin is not able to breathe.
  • It’s normal to see a little bit of flaking but not scabbing.

Healing Process

  • If you keep your brows clean and dry, only a thin film (not a scab) will appear after 4-7 days. It will peel off itself in 7-10 days (do NOT peel it off). After the film peels off you can still feel some dryness, in this case clean or disinfect the area with a small amount of coconut or grape seed oil. Be careful with any cleaning in the affected area. The full healing period is 28-45 days.
  • If there is any contact with water, sebum or sweat, the wound will expand and cause a scab. The scab will result in itching and peeling of the pigment. If you scratch the scab, a scar or white spot can appear and no pigment will be left.

Please note: Eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural scabbing and healing for the first 10 days. This is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures.

Touch-Up:

Everyone’s skin heals differently. It is important to remember that this is a two-part process and the second touch-up will complete the procedure. The touch-up is recommended after 45 days.

Not everyone, but some people will need a touch-up to fill in missing hairs, make eyebrow hair longer or achieve a more intensive color. You will see the finished result after you you’ll be fully healed. PLEASE BE PATIENT AND DON’T PANIC!