- No ibuprofen, aspirin, alcohol, fish oil, or extra vitamin E, stimulants, tea, coffee, soda with caffeine
- No tanning, microdermabrasion, laser or chemical peels for 1 week prior to treatment
Contraindications – DO NOT Microblade:
- Battling cancer and undergoing Chemotherapy
- Recently finished Chemotherapy – must get a release from Doctor
- Eczema around the brow area or any open cuts, sores or wounds.
- Autoimmune disease and Diabetes – must get release from Doctor
- Must be off Accutane for 3 months
- Must be off Blood Thinners 3-4 days
- No Retinol for 4-6 weeks
- No injectables for at least 7 days
- No post laser or chemical peels for 1 month, BEFORE AND AFTER
- Oily Skin – may not work and may migrate or expand
- Any illness where healing could be an issue
- Nursing or pregnant woman – consult with doctor and get release
- Blood donations cannot be made for a year after getting a tattoo or permanent makeup
o Never have any injectables done the same day as microblading. A recommended waiting period of at least a week for allowing the product to potentiate, before performing the service
o Always inform the technician performing the services that microblading has been done to avoid any skin complications or burning.
3. CHEMICAL PEELS
o Chemical peels can increase the cellular turnover of the skin causing pigment to fade faster. Superficial peels do not damage skin below the epidermis. Medium peels may reach to the superficial layer of the dermis. Deep peels can reach the deeper layers of the dermis. The more intense and frequent the peels, the faster the pigment will fade.
o These are used in both skincare products as well as on their own or combined for chemical peels.
- Alphahydroxy Acid (AHA)
- Glycolic – derived from sugar cane
- Malic – derived from apples
- Lactic – derived from sour milk
- Tartaric – derived from grape wine
- Citric – derived from citrus fruits
- Betahydroxy Acid (BHA)
- Salicylic – derived from bark of willow trees (Salix). It also occurs as the free acid or its esters in many plant species.
5. TANNING (Artificial and Natural Exposure)
o UV rays (UVA and UVB) accelerate color loss, whether they come from the sun or from a tanning bed. UV rays from the sun are absorbed and break up the pigment particles and are passed into your blood stream. Eventually this will cause the ink/pigment to lose its shape and color. THIS IS WHY SUNBLOCK AND KEEPING THE BROWS COVERED IS IMPORTANT
6. SMOKING, ALCOHOL, DRUGS
o Smoking, alcohol, and drugs (both prescription and non-prescription) can alter a person’s PH, therefore altering how fast or slow a person heals, holds on to color, and the longevity of the microbladed procedure. This is discussed during initial consultation, as well as filled out on the medical release form.
7. SCAR TISSUE
o Microblading can help fill and cover gaps in the brows, but when there is scar tissue present, there is no guarantee of the pigment as well as the surrounding healthy skin. Scar tissue heals differently, and many times can alter the color when healed. If the skin is a keloid (thick raised scar) the pigment may not take at all when healed. Scar tissue might bleed a lot more or be completely resistant to numbing which could cause extra sensitivity in that area. It is best to be conservative the first session and make adjustments the second session to see how the scar tissue reacts with the pigment and to ensure the best results.
8. SKIN CARE
o Vitamin C – necessary for collagen productions and maintenance, but it is also a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals in the skin and assist in anti-aging benefits.
o Retinoid – also known as vitamin A, regenerates skin cells and stimulates new collagen production. Used for acne, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and scarring
o Adapalene (Differin), Trentinoin, or Tetinoic Acid (Renova, Retin-A), Retinol, Retinalhyde, Tazarotene, Isotretinoin
o Hydroquinone – is used to lighten the dark patches of skin (also called hyperpigmentation, melisma, freckles, age spots) caused by damage to the skin, pregnancy, birth control pills, and hormonal fluctuation.