Going for any transformative experience can feel overwhelming, especially when scheduling an appointment for a treatment such as microblading.
Taking such a step can bring with it a lot of nervousness.
If you’ve already thought through this, then I am sure you must also have many questions regarding the do’s and don’ts before you go for your first microblading appointment.
Today, in this article, we’ve come up with the best prep tips and practices that you can follow to ensure a good experience for yourself.
So what’s the wait for? Let’s dive in and ensure those brows are on point effortlessly!
The Art Of Perfectly Defined Eyebrows: What Is Microblading?
Now before discussing the do’s and don’ts for your first microblading experience, we need to understand what exactly is a Microblading procedure.
Microblading is a permanent makeup technique that is used to create eyebrows that are not only fuller in appearance but also perfectly defined.
This technique is a beacon of hope for people struggling with thin or sparse brows or for busy women who don’t have time to do up there brows every morning and are looking for a more permanent solution.
Through the process of microblading a qualified and experienced permanent makeup artist deposits pigment into the skin’s dermal layer to create brow hair that are natural-looking and perfectly arched helping enhance your facial features.
Prepping for The Perfect Brows: The Drill
You must have often heard, “It’s all in the prep.” Well, this is very much true in the case of microblading, much like every other art out there.
If you want flawless results, there are a few things you need to keep on your checklist while prepping for the treatment beforehand.
- Steer clear of treatments like Botox or chemical peels 3-4 weeks before (and 60 days after) your appointment. They can prematurely fade that perfect pigment.
- Do not take blood-thinning medications like ibuprofen, aspirin, etc. 24 hours before the day of your session.
- Do not consume any sort of alcohol or caffeine on the day of your treatment.
- Do not wax or tint your eyebrows, and do not use products like retinol or Vitamin A.
- Avoid spices and herbs for 48 hours before the treatment.
- Come with a clean face and eyebrows so your makeup artist can easily examine your face, and it also keeps you safe from infections — I mean, it’s all about a clear canvas for the artist!
Remember, if your prep game is strong, your result will be on point!
Understanding Microblading: What Happens During the Procedure
Before beginning the process, get yourself patch tested just in case you might be allergic to any type of pigments.
A professional permanent makeup artist will provide you with a consent form and walk you through the entire process to ensure nothing is left out. This isn’t just a form; it looks into your lifestyle to ensure you’re the perfect fit or not.
This is where you and your stylist will get to know each other’s experiences and views; the step is Brow Consultation. You can show reference pictures (if you’ve any), or you can just explain what you desire.
Your makeup artist will first clean your growth and then draw a mock-up with a pencil so you can alter it as per your wish to ensure you get what you want.
You can now choose the desired pigment but, it’s important to listen to the stylist more during color selection as the colors might appear differently on your skin.
Before the real drill happens, a numbing cream will be applied over your brows to prevent any sort of discomfort or pain. Afterwards, finally, the real action happens — drumroll please — Microblading time!
Sure, you might hear a scratchy sound, but with the numbing magic, the discomfort is minimal. Post-microblading, expect your brows to appear darker initially. It’s all part of the process. The real brow reveal? That happens after a week—stay tuned!
Microblading Aftercare: Navigating The Path To Perfect Brows
To maximize the results, keep your brows clean, and make sure your hands are thoroughly washed before they touch those pointers. Following the treatment, you will experience dryness and flakiness, but do not give in to the urge — we do not want to mess those pretty things up, do we? If you do, it will cause the pigment to fade prematurely.
For the first ten days, shield your brows from the sun and sweat. They’re pigmented perfection in the making, and we want them to stay that way. Do not apply makeup on the treated area either. But here’s the good news — you can get back to your daily activities after these 10 days!
And yes, do not forget to book a follow-up appointment (if your artist doesn’t already) after the 6th week so the permanent make-up artist can improve on anything that isn’t quite perfect.
To sum up, those stunning arches have to be on point all the time, for they’ll be 90% crucial for a strong selfie and life game. Treat them right!
Microblading: Not for Everyone?
While microblading is suitable for all skin types, there are still some health restrictions that may not make a person fit for the game-changing procedure.
The people who are not ideal candidates are:
- Under 18
- Sick with flu or viral.
- Skin diseases like acne, psoriasis, eczema, etc.
- Suffering from diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, epilepsy, cancer, or any severe health condition.
- Women who are pregnant or nursing.
Flaunt Flawless Brows With Luxe Brow + Lash
“Thou brow shalt stay on fleek.” It’s a motto for all of us, ain’t it? Well, microblading has just made this easier for you. It is an increasingly popular technique in permanent makeup, and women and even men around the world love it!
Are you in search of a skilled and trustworthy artist who will make sure that your brow game is strong and safe? Well, your hunt is over now.
Luxe Brow + Lash specializes in all things microblading. Our team takes pride in always bringing their top-notch game into action and ensuring you get the best experience of your life.
So wait no more and call us to schedule your appointment this instant. Remember, great brows don’t happen by chance they happen by appointment.