PLEASE READ as these are VERY IMPORTANT before and aftercare instructions for my Microneedling, Microblading and
Lip Blush services!
*No Retin-A products or applications for 24 hours prior to treatment.
*No auto-immune therapies or products 24 hours prior to treatment.
*No prolonged sun exposure or sun burns to the treatment area.
*Skin should be clean and makeup free.
*No fillers, botox, chemical peels or laser treatments two weeks before microneedling.
*Expect 2-3 days of social down time after collagen induction therapy.
The day of treatment
Your skin might be pink and swollen or not look different at all. Avoid exercise, saunas and sun exposure for the first day. No makeup. Keep skin free of potential infecting agents (i.e. pets, dirty bed sheets, cleaning the house, ect.)
Skin might feel very tight. May still be red and slightly swollen. No alcohol based toners or acids for 10-14 days. Continue postcare.
Day 4 and Beyond
Skin may start to feel itchy and may become flaky. Resume normal skin care routine including sun screen.
*Must be off of Accutane and Retin-A for 1 year
*Discontinue Vitamin A and Retinol for 1 month
*No Botox 2 weeks before
*No intense facials, chemical peels, suntans/burns on face 2 weeks before
*No Fish Oil, Vitamin E, (omega-3s like flax salmon avocado chia seeds etc) Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Aleve or vitamins that contain Niacin for 1 week.
*Check your supplements, multivitamins, and pre-workout powders. Tylenol is ok for pain relief, as it does not thin blood.
*Do not tweeze, wax, tint, or have electrolysis on brows 3 days prior
*Do not consume alcohol for 24-48 hours before service.
Day of Procedure
*DO NOT workout or consume caffeine before service.
*DO wash hair morning of to help make post care easier.
It is EXTREMELY important to follow these instructions following your microblading procedure to get optimal results. Failure to follow these instructions can cause excessive loss of pigment, discoloration, or infection.
The healing process is in your hands. Please follow these instructions carefully. Your complimentary touch-up appointment must be done no sooner than 6 weeks after initial procedure and no later than 10 weeks after.
DO NOT PICK, RUB, ITCH, TOUCH, OR SLEEP ON BROWS FOR 10 DAYS!
*Use a fresh pillowcase.
*Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of color.
*Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week.
*Avoid long hot showers for the first 10 days. Important note about showering: Limit your showers to 5 minutes so you do not create too much steam. Keep your face (brows) out of the water while you wash your body. At the end of the shower wash your hair. Your face should only be getting wet at the very end of the shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the area.
*Avoid swimming, hot tubs, sauna, and steam room for the first 10 days.
*Avoid using makeup or sunscreen on the area for the first 10 days.
*Avoid direct UV exposure for 1 month. Wear sunscreen and a hat when outdoors.
*No facials, Botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
*DO NOT use Salicylic Acid, Benzoyl Peroxide, Scrubs, or any type of retinoid.
What to expect:
*If you plan on getting fillers it MUST be done at least 2 weeks before.
*HYDRATE! Drink lots of water as this will help reduce dryness on your lips.
*If you are prone to cold sores it is highly recommended to take and anti-viral medication such as Zovirax 5 days before, then the day of. Then 5 days after or advised by your doctor or pharmacist.
*Please begin exfoliating nightly (48HRS prior) with a lip scrub followed by a lip treatment OR lip mask.
PLEASE AVOID 24 HOURS PRIOR:
Absolutely NO - Alcohol, caffeine, aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil, niacin, vitamin E.
*Swelling will go down within 24 hours. Ice if needed.
*Drink through a straw and avoid spicy food for 72 hours.
*Blot lips every ten minutes for 1 hour right after procedure to help reduce scabbing.
*Keep lips moist with ointment for 7 days, or until lips are fully healed.
*Do not pick or scratch off the flakey scabs.
*Avoid all makeup, lotion, etc. on lips until they are healed.
*Never touch lips with dirty hands! Keep them clean to avoid infection.
*Lips will fade 30-50% from the dark color. you will see during healing.