Post-Care Instructions for Brow Procedures

DAY 1: Wash hands with antibacterial soap before you wash your eyebrows. Then gently wipe your eyebrows EVERY HOUR FOR 4 HOURS with the pre-packaged wipes given to you. DO NOT RUB THE AREA IN ANY WAY. Gently pat dry with a lint free tissue or soft towel, then apply a very thin layer of the lotion I have provided you with.

DAYS 2-14: Keep eyebrows lightly glossed with the healing ointment three to four times a day for the next 14 days. Do not overuse the lotion. It should last you until your follow-up appointment, only apply a very thin layer. Wash your brows gently morning and evening with Baby Shampoo.

REMAINING 4 WEEKS: Continue using ointment morning and evening.

  1. Avoid getting brows wet. Occlude them with vaseline in the shower – only for the first 7 days.
  2. Do not use any Retin-A, Glycolic Acids, Peroxide, Neosporin while healing.
  3. Do not scrub or pick your eyebrows.
  4. Do not expose area to sun or tanning bed.
  5. Avoid any facials, swimming, whirlpools or saunas for 14 days.
  6. Do not exercise the first 7 days. No heavy sweating!
  7. No make-up on the eyebrows for 14 days.



What to Expect After Microblading & All Other Brow Procedures

  1. Slight swelling, thickness, and/or redness for one or two days following the procedure.
  2. It is normal to lose approximately 1/3 of the color during the healing process.
  3. After the initial procedure, the color may appear a shade too dark; in 6 days it will appear lighter, after 10 days the color will show more.
  4. It will appear softer when completely healed because the color will come from the dermal layer of the skin to the epidermal layer of the skin.
  5. Please be patient. Healing takes up to 30 days. At your follow-up appointment, additional hair strokes can be added and brows will be perfected.

The brows will appear approximately 20 to 25% darker and bolder in width than they will be when healed. Your skin is red under the pigment which causes the color of the pigment to appear darker. There is some swelling, although it is difficult to actually see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside. Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow procedure to flake away and a narrower appearance of your eyebrows. Don’t be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size then you desire. This is all part of the healing process.


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The Raised Brow - Permanent Makeup Services in Richmond, VA. Serving Mechanicsville, VA and Surrounding Counties. Services include Signature Shade & Strokes Brows, Microblading, Feather Hair Strokes, Ombre'/Powder Brows, Permanent Eyeliner, Lip Blush, & Lash Lifts.


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Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Phone: 804.514.6409

9464 Chamberlayne Rd, Suite 101,
Mechanicsville VA 23116