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After Care for Permanent Make-up / Microblading

What to expect and important instructions:


The day of the treatment :


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

Day 1 - 10:

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


  • Gently wash your eyebrows / eyeliner each morning and night with water and the cleanser provided.  With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows / eyeliner. Rub the area in a smooth, circular 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.  

  • Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment with a clean ear bud 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.

  • Treated area looks TOO dark and TOO thick. This is due to the pigment crust / scab formation. All colours scab 50% DARKER and THICKER. It will fade by at least 50%.

  • Anti-inflammatory tablets / painkillers can be taken to alleviate burning sensation. 2x Arnica homeopathic tablets can be chewed every 2 hours to reduce swelling and bruising (if any). It is common to experience swelling of the eyelids as this is a very sensitive area.


Day 3-7:


  • Scabs / crusts may start to detach/flake.  Treated area may look TOO LIGHT and uneven in colour now. This is normal. You have 7 layers of skin, and it takes 6-7 weeks for the entire colour to surface through the 7 layers and become complete and even everywhere.


  • Don’t be tempted to pick off the scabs, let it heal on its own. Picking may lead to the area healing unevenly.


  • Touch ups due to picking will be charged for.


  • Itching is normal as new cells are growing rapidly. Tap or lightly scratch around the area.


Day 10 onwards:


  • Treated area will start to look really nice but still uneven in solidness, colour and undertone. Every week for a total of 6-8 weeks the colour will mature and even out and become more visible and solid.

It is not uncommon with microblading for the strokes to appear that they didn’t take at all once the scabbing has come off. This is completely normal and shall start to reappear as the body heals from the inside.

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

  • Avoid topical makeup including sunscreen on the area

  • DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area.

Important note about showering:
Limit your showers to 5 minutes so you do not create too much steam. Keep your face / procedure out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair. Your face should only be getting wet at the very end of the shower.  Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area.

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