Eyebrow Aftercare (Microblading, Ombre & Combination)
Posted on July 30 2018
Proper after care is a very important aspect o the long term success, health and effectiveness with your new eyebrow tattoos. The type of permanent makeup technique/method you chose will determine the aftercare process required. Your certified permanent cosmetic professional should provide you with detailed instructions on how to properly care for your new tattoo eyebrows based on your specific type of method. It is very important to follow those instructions in order to achieve the best possible results from your permanent makeup procedure.
I. Aftercare Immediately After your Procedure
Most certified cosmetic professionals will give you some type of aftercare cream. During that first evening, it is recommended that you apply an after care ointment. Our highly recommended and commonly used post-care products are MicroBalm, Hustle Butter Deluxe and Zensa Healing Cream. These products are essential for restoration, replenishment and amazing retention.
Skin sensitivity, swelling and bruising are some normal side effects but they shouldn't last longer than a day or two. How easily a person swells or bruise depends on factors such as their age, skin type and circulation. If swelling or bruising for more than few days, it might be sign of an infection - so be sure to contact your certified cosmetic professional or doctor right away.
III. Aftercare During Healing Period
The days following the procedure, as your swollen skins heals it may feel itchy. This is normal part of the process and a good sign that you're healing properly. You might feel tempted to sooth eyebrows. Although it won't necessarily minimize the swelling, a cold damp tea bag or face cloth, lightly placed on the eyebrows will help relieve the discomfort. Only do this for a day or so as repeated attempts to cool down the already traumatized tissue could actually increase the possibility of skin cell damage and infection.
IV. Average Healing Time
Average healing time will vary from person to person. It is all dependent on several physiological factor that includes age, skin type, hormonal cycles and/or how you swell and bruise. Generally, older loose skin end to take a bit longer than younger skin to heal. Other factors such as diet, excessive physical activity, exposure to direct sunlight and medications you might be taking can affect the healing process.
V. Touch Up Procedure
Approximately after two weeks, your eyebrows will have mostly healed during he scabbing process. As a result, the initial intensity and thickness will fade and the desired color shade will start appearing. At around the 4 to 6 week mark, you should schedule a "touch-up" procedure especially if you would like to make any changes to the shape of your brow or fill in any areas needing correction.
For the next few weeks after our "touch-up" be very careful not to wash your brows directly and be very gentle with them. Rubbing, scratching, or scrubbing he can facilitate permanent ink removal and cause scarring. If you love your new bro shape, don't touch them until they have healed and set!
Lastly, enjoy the new you because permanent make up is not about changing yourself, it's about revealing who you are.