To achieve the most beautifully natural brows for your face, you will get the absolute best results by prepping for your appointment and properly following the after care. Your eyebrows & lips must be healthy, strong, non-sentisitive, and non-irritated.
Here's how to get your skin ready for an amazing treatment and healed results:
1 MONTH BEFORE:
No Botox or fillers near the treated area 3 weeks prior
No Lasers & Chemical peels for 1 month prior
2 WEEKS BEFORE:
No Retin-A, Retinol, Glycolic acid and/or AHA products near the treated area 2 weeks prior (brows & forehead)
No Microdermabrasion or Dermaplaning 2 weeks prior
We do not recommend treatment 15 days prior a Big event or Vacation, due to the healing stages and process
1 WEEK BEFORE:
No tanning or intense sun exposure
No Tinting, Waxing, or Electrolysis (for sensitive skin)
No Retinol/ Retinoid products
Most importantly: To prevent bleeding or poor color deposit
24 HOURS BEFORE:
No caffeine (Coffee and caffeine teas)
No excessive sweating or working out
Vitamin E or Fish Oil supplements
No Aspirin, Advil, Niacin, Ibuprofen (especially blood-thinners)
ON THE DAY OF YOUR TREATMENT:
We also recommend that you wash your face and hair before your appointment
LuvBrows Microblading after-care is very important to the appearance and longevity of your new eyebrows and represents 50% of your healed results. .
DO NOT let any water, lotion, soap, or makeup touch your eyebrow area during the first 3 days ONLY after your treatment.
For the next 24hours after your treatment:clean the excess of lymph with a damp gauze (use bottle of water or Evian Facial Spray)
Apply a thin layer of ointment provided 2 times a day (morning and evening) with a clean finger tips or Q-tip for 5 to 7 days
Keep your brows dry for the next 3 days only. Please use a neutral baby shampoo and wash your face carefully around the eyebrows without getting water on the treated area. During the shower, keep your face away from the head shower or take a bath.
During the healing process you should avoid:
NO workouts, hot sauna, hot bath, or jacuzzi for 7 days (avoid high sweating activities)
DO NOT apply makeup on top of the treated area - brows or lips - for 15 days
NO tanning for 15 days
NO facials for 15 days
NO swimming in chlorine or saltwater for 15 days
NO double dipping
DO NOT touch the procedure area unless applying ointment
NO scratching, rubbing or picking of the procedure area. DO NOT pick, peel or scratch of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment
What to expect after your treatment:
- DO NOT PANIC, THE COLOR you see on the first days WILL LIGHTEN around 30 to 40%.
- Dryness, flaking and itching in the area may occur, DO NOT PICK .
- Mild tenderness, redness or mild bruising around the area may occur on the first 2 or 3 days.
- In case of poor hygiene, an infection can occur and medical treatment may be necessary.
- After your skin is healed, usually after 15 to 20 days, remember to ALWAYS wear a sunblock 15 or stronger when outdoors.
- Touch-ups may be done 4 weeks after your LuvBrows Microblading treatment, but not sooner.
STAGES OF MICROBLADING AND HEALING PROCESS:
Entire healing process will take from 4-6 weeks depending on your body regeneration and age. Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. The pigment will appear very natural looking immediately after the procedure. The color of the pigment will appear much darker the next day.
Note that because of natural skin regeneration, after recovery period (peeling), brows might appear lighter than original. This might give you the impression that color is fading too quickly. Often, even with proper care, clients may lose original hairstrokes which make brows look uneven. It is absolutely normal. That’s the reason why most customers need a touchup after 4 weeks.
Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. However, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows. The final look of your eyebrows will be apparent approximately 30 days after your procedure.
NEVER RUB THE TREATED AREA as it will disturb the skin from natural healing.
Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 up to SPF 50 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade away more quickly. When using foundation, be aware when applying it - avoid your healed eyebrows. If foundation covers healed brows, your eyebrows will appear lighter.
FROM DAY 2 TO 7:
All the strokes that we have applied have started to scab and the scab will be thicker than the actual strokes themselves and sometimes the scabs themselves merge into one, making it look like a block scab. It will not heal like this. Please, DO NOT PANIC and DO NOT SCRAB. The scab will fall off naturally and then it will appear very light.
FROM DAY 8 TO 21(can occur earlier):
At this stages your skin is still healing and changing, like all new scars. The skin will appear a different color whitish/opaque which will make it very hard to see the pigment under the microbladed skin/scar (imagine wearing a nude pair of thights over your body tattoo).
FROM WEEK 3 ON:
The skin/scar starts to become "normal" again (because the pigment is emerging again) meaning more clear or transparent with pigment/strokes becoming visible. Please, we insist, DO NOT PANIC if it "disappears" as this is quite NORMAL for some. Please wait the full 4 weeks for the color to fully settle and show up again. We will redo any strokes that hasn't taken or faded at your Touch up appointment.