Pre-Procedure Instructions

One week before your appointment:

  • Avoid taking the following supplements (Vitamin E, B6, Omega 3, Gingko Biloba, St. John’s Wort) as they contribute to thinning of the blood and may affect anesthetic efficacy.

  • Avoid drinking alcohol and taking Aspirin/Advil (ibuprofen) for 2 days before appointment.

  • Please let the Technician know if you have underlying health and bleeding disorders

  • Please let the Technician know if you are taking any medications that may affect the procedure (ex. Warfarin is a blood thinner).

  • Eat nutritious meals with Vitamin K rich foods which help thicken the blood. These include leafy green vegetables such as kale, spinach, broccoli, brussels sprouts, bok choy, yu choy, gai lan choy, cabbage, and cauliflower. 

  • Make sure you are well-rested. Insomnia and stress will lead to more pain during procedure. 

 

On the day of your appointment:​

  • Avoid drinking caffeine (coffee, tea, energy drinks) on the day of appointment. These are major blood thinners and will cause more bleeding. 

  • If you develop a cold/flu, blemish, or rash in the eyebrow area, please reschedule your appointment for when it resolves

  • Eat right before your appointment - Your pain tolerance is highest after eating. 

  • If your skin is prone to redness and you tend to get allergies (contact dermatitis), it is recommended to take one allergy relief pill (Antihistamines may include: Reactine, Claritin, Benadryl, etc). This should be taken 1 hour before appointment.

  • A sterile, one-time-use, disposable microblade is used to make hair-like strokes through the top layer of the skin. If you are sensitive to pain, please take one or two Tylenol (acetaminophen) pills , 1-hour before the appointment. However, DO NOT TAKE ADVIL (IBUPROFEN) OR ASPIRIN.

  • Shower and wash your hair before appointment.

Healing Instructions

Your skin will be sensitive after the treatment and you should adhere to the following instructions for the next 7 days. This will help avoid infection and will allow time for the skin to recover. 

  • Rinse the eyebrow area very gently (mild face soap and water) 1-2x a day as it heals. Please note that prolonged exposure to water is not allowed. Do not rub brows with a rough towel to dry them, please gently pat dry with a clean cotton pad.

  • Apply a thin layer of barrier ointment (obtained from free aftercare kit) only if the brows feel itchy or if the scabs look dry and flaky.

  • DO NOT TOUCH or PICK the small scabs.

  • Do not apply eyebrow makeup.

  • If you apply foundation/powder makeup during the 7 days following the treatment, you do so at your own risk.
     

During the post treatment period, please try to avoid the following:

  • Touching the treated area.

  • Facial treatments, including eyelash or eyebrow tinting or tweezing, waxing, electrolysis, etc.

  • Any abrasive products, rough towels or similar.

  • Taking hot baths, saunas, steam or any other heat treatments. The treated area should be kept as dry as possible.

  • Sunbathing, UV sun beds, swimming, or excessive sweating by exercising.

  • Using any form of bleach or depilatory products (removing unwanted hair).

  • Using anti-aging and exfoliating products (Retin-A, glycolic acid, etc.)

What To Expect During Healing 

Day 1-3

  • Brows will look darker and thicker as scabbing start to form. 

  • Brows feel tender & sore and may look warm and/or reddish.
     

Day 4-5

  • Redness should be reduced.

  • Flaking and crusting of the eyebrows may occur.

  • Eyebrows will feel dry and itchy.

  • Scabs peel off in random pieces and look patchy.

  • The areas without the scabs will look lighter in colour.
     

Day 6-7

  • 70-100% of scabs should fall off during this time.

  • Colour looks very light and the shape may look thinner.

  • Some areas may have lost more colour compared to other areas.

  • Colour can look uneven.
     

Day 14-28

  • Colour gradually becomes darker as the skin heals.

  • The healed colour is very soft and 50% lighter than day 1.

  • Some areas of the brows may have lost more colour and touchup may be required.

The colour will fade approximately 30% - 50% when the scabs fall off. This is completely normal. Do not feel discouraged if the fading is more than you expected. The colour will become slightly darker 1-2 weeks after ALL the scabs fall off. 

The final result will often not be obtained without returning for a touch-up visit to reshape or augment areas within/around the eyebrows. Please note that multiple touchups may be needed to achieve your ideal eyebrow shape and colour.