Finally, you have your fabulous microbladed brows! Now it's time for the most important step: Recovering and taking good care of your brows. Below, there is a list of important microblading aftercare instructions for the brows. But before we go deeper into that, first a quick explanation of the healing process of the brows after a microblading treatment.
The healing process of microblading
The first few days
The first days post microblading the eyebrows can feel a bit swollen, it may also be a little sore and irritated. The eyebrows will be dark the first few days because of the pigments, this will eventually fade.
Day 4 - day 14
The eyebrows are now gradually beginning to flake. There will be crusts on the eyebrows and they will also fall off. It is important not to touch the crusts. The eyebrows can start to itch at this point. Skin renewal is one cause of itching. This is very annoying but this is part of the healing process.
Day 15 - day 30
Your eyebrows will still be shedding during this time and the color will also fade and lighten. The eyebrows will probably not have the perfect color or coverage right away. Therefore, from day 30 it is again possible to take a touch-up treatment to touch up the eyebrows. As long as the eyebrows have recovered.
During the recovery time, your brow care is very important. This can make or break your eyebrow result. Below we go over the most important actions you should do after microblading treatment.
- Keep your eyebrows clean
It is extremely important to keep your eyebrows clean. Your skin will be damaged. The microblading needle goes 0.8mm into the skin. Therefore, gently wash your face twice a day (morning and evening). Gently cleanse with an antibacterial soap. Do this very gently to avoid irritation around the treated area
- Avoid areas where you are exposed to the sun.
It is super important that you avoid sun exposure such as sunbathing and tanning beds during your recovery period because your skin is in a healing process. If you don't do this, the chances of skin damage from the sun are higher. Therefore, it is important to always use an SPF. In the summer months, it is recommended to use a hat or cap. If you do not have a good SPF? Then you can use the Supercilium Nourshing Defense balm.
- Avoid hot and humid places.
Avoid humid places such as spas, saunas, swimming pools, and hot shower sessions. It is important to give the eyebrows time to recover properly. Therefore, it is important to keep the skin as dry as possible to prevent infections. Are you an intense athlete yourself and do you sweat a lot during exercise? Then try to avoid intensive workouts. Try to avoid this for the first four weeks.
- Avoid facials
For the first month, it is important to avoid facials and chemical peels. Also, putting botox and fillers around the eyebrow area is not recommended. If you do have a botox or filler treatment scheduled? Make sure you have it at least 2 weeks before your microblading treatment.
- Do not scrape away the crusts on the eyebrows
During the recovery process, the eyebrows will peel. Do NOT attempt to touch the eyebrows. If you do, the chances of infection, fading of pigment, and scarring are higher. This is something you want to avoid at all costs. I can understand that you get a lot of discomfort from the itching. What you can do is get a cotton pad wet or damp and put it on your eyebrows to cool them down.
- Take good care of your eyebrows after microblading treatment.
In addition to cleaning your eyebrows properly and avoiding the above activities, it is also important to take good care of your eyebrows. Using an aftercare ointment is an important step in the process. Often you will receive an ointment from the eyebrow specialist. If you want to apply an ointment yourself, calendula ointment is a good option. Our CBD Defense Balm is also suitable for your skin, it also contains SPF. Use a rice grain amount of the balm or ointment and apply it to the eyebrows with a cotton swab.
Contra indications for microblading
Are you thinking about microblading then below are a few contraindications you should pay attention to:
Diabetes: As a diabetic, you are much more susceptible to infections, also the skin doesn't heal very well. This gives you a higher risk of getting an infection.
Users of blood thinners: If you use blood thinners like aspirin or other medication that thins your blood then microblading is not recommended. Because your blood is diluted, the chance of bleeding is greater. This causes the skin to reject the pigment.
Skin thinning medications: Using Accutane (often for acne), cortisone and Retinol cause the skin to become more sensitive and thinner. Because of this, it is not recommended to do microblading while using any of these ingredients. Wait at least 4 months to 6 months after using these ingredients before booking a microblading appointment. This gives your skin time to recover properly.
Pregnancy: During pregnancy the hormones in your body change. Because of this, your skin can react differently than normal. Your skin color can change for example. You can also be more sensitive than usual. If you want to have your eyebrows microbladed then we recommend you do this after you have stopped breastfeeding.
Damaged skin: do you suffer from psoriasis, eczema, rashes, or blisters around the eyebrows then putting microblading at that time is not recommended. When you want to get a microblading treatment you must wait until your skin is fully healed to prevent infections and inflammations.
Hypertrophic scars or keloids: Skins that suffer from hypertrophic or keloids have less good wound healing. Putting microblading takes the risk of the wound thickening and becoming a scar form.
Oily skin: Oily skin is not necessarily a contraindication to microblading treatment. However, it is important that you know that microblading does not work very well on oily skin. An oily skin will repel the pigment faster than a dry skin.
Always consult your doctor before undergoing microblading treatments.