Stop tweezing, waxing and/or tinting your brows 4-6 weeks prior to your appointment which allows for best results.

Avoid tanning two weeks prior to your microblading appointment.

Sunburned skin can not be microbladed so please plan accordingly. 

Avoid chemical peels at least 14 days prior to your microblading appointment.

Avoid alcohol, ibuprofen or any medication that thins the blood 24 hours prior to your microblading appointment.


Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in color and more sharply defined. This will happen for 2-3 days after your appointment.

You will apply Aquaphor or A&D ointment for your first 5-10 days.

Swelling/redness is minimal and will disappear within 48 hours but will not prevent working or socializing. The treated area may feel sunburned afterwards but discomfort is minimal.

You can shower normally, but avoid getting your brows wet for at least the first 5 days as this can be detrimental to the bonding period when the pigment stabilizes in the dermis.

Wash your hands thoroughly before touching the tattooed area.

Sweating during your first five days is a NO NO! No hot yoga, no running, hot showers, jacuzzis, steam rooms as this will push the pigment out of your skin.

Do NOT apply make-up to the tattooed area for the first 10 days. Chemicals of any kind may interfere with the healing and color of your tattoo.

Modifications can be made at your follow-up appointment.

The healing process takes 5-8 weeks. Be patient, your brows will change many times over these weeks and you can expect them to lighten about 20% after about 10 days.


Exposure to the sun over time can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. You may apply sunblock, wear large sunglasses and a hat for further protection. 

All acids & exfoliants will lighten/fade your microblading (including Glycolic Acid, retin-a, face peels) and must be kept away from the tattooed area.

You may still have laser work done but must inform your technician so they can stay away from the microbladed area. Laser procedures may darken, lighten, or discolor the tattooed area.

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