Skip to content

Microblading Aftercare 101

DAELA Academy Microblading Model being worked on by Master Artist

Microblading Aftercare is crucial for the success and longevity of microblading, a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure used to enhance and shape eyebrows. Proper aftercare helps ensure that the healing process goes smoothly and that the final results are satisfactory. Here are some reasons why aftercare is important for microblading:

  1. Preventing Infections: Microblading involves creating small incisions in the skin and depositing pigment. Proper aftercare, including keeping the area clean and avoiding exposure to bacteria, helps prevent infections.
  2. Minimizing Scabbing and Peeling: After the procedure, the treated area may develop scabs or experience peeling. Following the aftercare instructions helps minimize these effects, preserving the appearance of the newly microbladed eyebrows.
  3. Preserving Color and Shape: The pigment used in microblading can fade over time. Following aftercare guidelines, such as avoiding excessive sun exposure and not picking at the treated area, helps preserve the color and shape of the eyebrows.
  4. Reducing Discomfort and Irritation: Proper aftercare can help minimize discomfort and irritation during the healing process. This may include avoiding activities that could irritate the skin, such as swimming in chlorinated pools or using certain skincare products.
  5. Enhancing Longevity: The better you care for your microbladed eyebrows, the longer the results are likely to last. Following aftercare instructions can contribute to the longevity of the microblading and reduce the need for touch-ups.
  6. Promoting Even Healing: Consistent aftercare practices help promote even healing of the microbladed area. This is important for achieving a balanced and symmetrical look.
Microblading Aftercare 101
Microblading Aftercare 101

Microblading Before Care

Who is eligible for microblading?

    • To undergo eyebrow tattooing, you must meet the following criteria:
      • You cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding.
      • You must be 18 years of age or older.
      • If you have previous eyebrow tattoos, a consultation is required.
      • If you have heavy scarring, textured or bumpy skin, or very thin skin, a consultation is required.

Before Your Microblading Appointment:

Variable Timeframe:

  • ANTIBIOTICS: The general rule for antibiotics is: You should have finished your antibiotic course for as long as you were on the course before having any tattoo procedure. For example: If you are on a 14-day antibiotic cycle then your appointment should follow no sooner than 14-days after you have completed your antibiotics. If you have a booked appointment and it becomes necessary to take antibiotics, please call us and reschedule using this time frame guideline!

2-4 Weeks Prior:

  • Avoid using retinol products, acne treatments, or salicylic acid on the brow area for four weeks before the procedure.
  • Refrain from getting filler or injections in the brow area for three weeks prior to the procedure.

1 Week Prior:

  • Avoid sauna sessions and tanning.
  • Discontinue the use of fish oil and Vitamin E.
  • Refer to our FAQ about blood thinners. It is recommended to stop taking blood thinners according to the suggested guidelines. If you are on prescribed blood thinners, consult your doctor and inform us of their advice.

24 Hours Prior:

  • Avoid consuming caffeine, alcohol and painkillers.
  • Hydrate!
Microblading Aftercare 101
Microblading Aftercare 101

Microblading After Care: Cleansing and Aftercare:

  • On the first day, let your brows relax and do not wet, apply moisturizer, or touch them.
  • From days 2 to 7, gently wash your eyebrows twice daily with water and an antibacterial soap like Cetaphil or Neutrogena. Use your fingertips to cleanse the area gently.
  • After washing, moisturize by applying a small amount of aftercare ointment with a cotton swab. Avoid over-applying.
  • Limit showers to 5-8 minutes, keeping your face/treated area out of the water as much as possible. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the brows.

Things to Avoid During Microblading Healing:

  • Do not wear makeup in the brows for 10 days.
  • Avoid scratching or picking the brows.
  • Limit showers to 5-8 minutes and avoid excessive water exposure to the brows.
  • Do not use acid or manual exfoliants on the brows.
  • Avoid sweating in the brow area for 10 days.
  • Stay away from swimming, saunas, UV exposure, tanning beds, acne products, hydroxy acids, laser light therapy, facials, threading, waxing, or removal products.

After Microblading has Healed:

  • Brow tattoos can last between 1 to 3 years, depending on lifestyle, skin type, and aftercare.
  • Apply sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or greater to the brow area once completely healed.
  • Avoid using chemical exfoliants on the brows.
  • Do not undergo laser treatments near the brow area, as some lasers may alter the ink color. Additional brow makeup application will be completely up to you!

With a bit of tender loving care, your brows can look their absolute best for two to three years! Of course, if you have any further questions about your microblading procedure or aftercare, don’t hesitate to reach out to your preferred DAELA Location!

Microblading Aftercare 101
Microblading Aftercare 101

Where to Get Microblading?

DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo is unique in that we offer all cosmetic tattoo services in each location, and we have locations nationwide, including Portland, Scottsdale, Las Vegas and Vancouver, WA. Our luxurious studios house master artists who specialize in one or two techniques, making them some the best artists in the industry. DAELA holds all artists to exacting standards, not just for their artistic mastery but also their manner, kindness and adherence to strict health and safety protocol. DAELA offers all services: Lips, eyeliner and microblading, powder brows, machine nano brows, freckles & beauty marks, brow lamination, henna brows, lash lift & tint as well as paramedical techniques which include areola restoration, scar camouflage, stretch mark camouflage and stretch mark and scar serum treatments, allowing us to partner you with the very best artist to achieve your best results. We serve adult clients of all ages and have 1000’s of 5-star reviews on Google, YELP & Facebook. Clients have travelled to our studios from all over the world. If you are considering cosmetic tattoo or paramedical tattoo, reach out to us for a free consultation, we are always happy to consult, even if you don’t book with us.

daela cosmetic tattoo las vegas nevada daela cosmetic tattoo portland oregon  daela cosmetic tattoo scottsdale arizonadaela cosmetic tattoo vancouver washington