Pre – Care
For optimal healed results, please abide by the following guidelines prior to your appointment:
- Avoid neurotoxin or facial filler for 2 weeks prior to your appointment date.
- Refrain from all anticoagulant medications, vitamins, and foods for an entire 48 hours prior to your appointment. This includes: alcohol, aspirin, cayenne pepper, fish and fish oil, garlic, ginger, niacin, and vitamin E. If you are on long-term blood-thinning medication, you should speak with your physician prior to stopping therapy.
- No facial sun exposure or tanning for 2 weeks prior to appointment
- No brow waxing or threading for 2 weeks prior. No tweezing for 3 days prior.
- If you tint your brows and would like your microblading to match the color you tint your brows, please do not tint within 7 days of your appointment, because of potential skin sensitivity.
- No retinol or anti-aging skin care in the brow area for 2 weeks prior to your appointment
- No anti-aging skin care procedures within 4 weeks of appointment (unless your physician or esthetician says it will be fine. We are only concerned about procedures that cause damage to the skin- not gentle therapies)
Post – Care
Highbrow Microblading encourages a “wet healing” regimen. This means you will keep your brows constantly moisturized during the wound healing phase of the brow skin. We recommend Aquaphor or Vitamin A & D ointment as the primary healing agent during this time. You will be given enough product to last the entire duration of wound healing phase.
During your appointment, you will be given specific instructions about how to clean your brows. You will also be given the contact information of your technician so you can reach her at any time during healing.
Things you should purchase/prep for healing process:
- Cotton Swabs (Q-tips). If you have half a box at home, that’s plenty.
- Distilled Water! This one is very important.
- Pillow cases should be changed/cleaned every day or every other day during initial healing phase (10 days)
Something you might need, if your brows get very itchy during the night:
- Silicone bandage 6 inch strips, to be cut in half. Please do not buy this before your appointment, because they are expensive and you might not need them.
Something you might want, if you decide you want to use this after day 10 of healing:
- Grape seed oil
Things to know going into the healing process:
- You will be required to clean your brows with distilled water and cotton swabs every 2-3 hours for the first 24 hours after your session (except when you’re sleeping). Regarding cleaning your brows at work, most clients clean their brows immediately before going into work, once during their lunch break, and again around 4pm before going home. The cleaning process is very simple and does not take more than 3-5 minutes.
- On healing days 2-9, you will be required to clean your brows twice per day- morning and evening.
- You must wear a thin layer of the aftercare lotion provided to you AT ALL TIMES, until day ten. 95% of clients have a job where they must be present at work (not working from home) and have have not found this to be burdensome with their daily job requirements.
- You cannot get sweat in your brows at all until day 10 of the healing process. Please plan your exercise regimen accordingly.
- You cannot swim for 3 weeks
- You cannot receive any laser or chemical treatments that may target your brow skin for at least 4 weeks
- You cannot drink excessive alcohol during the healing process
- While you can technically receive neurotoxin or facial filler any time AFTER the treatment, it’s a good idea to let your skin heal for at least 2 weeks prior to treatment
- Now is the time to invest an a really good SPF, because over time, the sun will fade your brows. The higher the SPF, the better. Try to find one that is at least SPF 45. High-quality SPF protection is available for purchase at your appointment.