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 ointment 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 ointment. 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.
- Avoid getting brows wet. Occlude them with vaseline in the shower – only for the first 7 days.
- Do not use any Retin-A, Glycolic Acids, Peroxide, Neosporin while healing.
- Do not scrub or pick your eyebrows.
- Do not expose area to sun or tanning bed.
- Avoid any facials, swimming, whirlpools or saunas for 14 days.
- Do not exercise the first 14 days. No heavy sweating!
- No make-up on the eyebrows for 14 days.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF PIGMENT.
What to Expect After Microblading & All Other Brow Procedures
- Slight swelling, thickness, and/or redness for one or two days following the procedure.
- It is normal to lose approximately 1/3 of the color during the healing process.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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"Very impressed with my experience with Mary! Doing anything permanent, especially on your face, can be very scary. My first impression with Mary made me confident I was ready. She is so welcoming, explains everything and answers all your questions. Mary is very confident and it shows through her work. She made me extremely comfortable. After spending ten minutes with her I felt as if she was a friend I’d known for years. She did an amazing job at designing the shape for my eyebrows and made sure both were perfect. I am absolutely in love with them! I get compliments everywhere I go! I would highly recommend her to anyone. Five stars!" - Hannah Larson
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"Merry works absolute magic and always puts her clients first. She has been more than kind to me since February, this year, after a butch microblading job (done by another artist) and has never gave up on helping me gain my confidence back. I am more than grateful for her and her competence and owe to her more than I can state. If you’re looking for someone who is both loyal and skillful at their trade, look nowhere else. Merry is simply the best!" - Anna Bertie
"I had done a lot of research online so I knew what to expect before, during and after the process. What I wasn’t sure of was where to go and whether to get powder brows, micro-bladed brows or a combination. Merry walked me thru the decision (combination) and helped me pick the perfect shape and color. She really worked hard to map and align the brows perfectly! I didn’t feel a thing during the procedure but did take Advil that evening just in case. I am so, so happy I made the decision to do my brows and also very thankful for Merry as she is an extremely knowledgeable and skilled expert in the field. The bonus was we chatted and laughed thru the entire process!!!" - Renee Abe
"Merry is so professional and thoroughly explains procedures and post procedure self care. She provides a written dialogue of any questions and a packet of cleansing wipes ,moisturizers and q-tips for aftercare that is complete!! Her attention to detail is impeccable... Just like the cleanliness, esthetics,decor and ambiance of her studio. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE MY BROWS!!" - Leslie Ramsay
"Not only is Merry second to none in what she does, but she also explains the process very well and goes out of her way to make sure you're comfortable and that you get what you want. The experience for me was WONDERFUL. Not only do I have the lips I've always wanted, but I now have a new best friend! Thank you, Merry!!" - Donna S.
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