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Microblading Pre + Post Care Instructions

The following Pre + Post Care instructions are important steps to follow to ensure you receive the best results possible. Please read the information carefully and follow the instructions. Failure to comply with the necessary PRE CARE instructions may result in your treatment being prematurely stopped and rescheduled for another day, at an additional cost.

Pre Care

  • Do not drink alcohol or caffeinated drinks including coffee 24 hours prior to the treatment.

  • Stop using Aspirin products and blood thinners 7 days prior to treatment (check with your doctor before stopping any medication)

  • Stop using products containing Vitamin A derivatives including fish oils 7 days prior to treatment

  • Stop using AHA products and retinoids 2 weeks prior to the procedure.

  • Avoid exfoliating treatments such as microdermabrasion 2 weeks prior to the procedure.

  • Avoid chemical and laser peels 6 weeks prior to the procedure.

  • Avoid Electrolysis treatments 7 days before the procedure.

  • Please wait 2-3 weeks if you have had Botox injections before the procedure.

  • Please remove contact lenses on the day of your appointment.

Contraindications for Microblading

  • Liver disease – high risk of infection

  • Compromised skin near brow area

  • Cold sores/fever blisters – please take an anti-viral a minimum of 1 week prior to treatment if you are prone to cold sores

  • Hormone therapies – can affect pigmentation and/or cause sensitivity

  • Psoriasis, Keloid scarring

  • Pregnancy or Nursing

The following medical conditions require a note from your doctor giving consent

  • Diabetes Type 1 and 2

  • High blood pressure

  • Auto-immune disease

  • Thyroid / Graves’ disease

  • Any other medical condition that causes slow healing or high risk of infection

Post care

The Microblading procedure normally requires multiple treatment sessions. An obligatory 4-6 week touch up is required to finish your treatment.  Those with oily skin may require an additional touch up (at an additional cost). Please be aware that colour intensity will be significantly darker and sharper immediately after the initial procedure, and will reduce by 30-50%. Please follow the aftercare instructions carefully to ensure the best possible results. 

Colour retention and proper healing will depend on your home care regimen, so it is crucial that you follow the provided instructions for best results.

 Aftercare lotion will be supplied for you to take home and will be applied immediately following your procedure, showing you how to continue your home care.


  • within 30 minutes of your procedure, you must wash your eyebrows with neutral soap - we recommend baby shampoo

  • with neutral soap, gently wash your brows to remove any remaining aftercare lotion, blood and lymph

  • do not rub or scrub your brows

  • gently pat them to dry with a clean soft towel or tissue

  • reapply your aftercare cream provided as instructed


  • apply and continue to use your aftercare cream 3 times a day

  • Use a clean Q-tip and apply a light coat over the area - do not double dip your Q-tip

  • Aftercare lotion will be required for the next 2 weeks

  • This step is very important – keeping the pigmented skin moist with an aftercare balm will control the amount of drying and crusting, this will offer aid to colour retention

No other products should be used on the eyebrows besides the aftercare lotion provided. This includes makeup, toner, cream, lotion, sunblock, etc.


  • Any type of skin peels/facials or products containing Retin A, Glycolic Acid and makeup over the pigmented area

  • Hot steamy showers or long baths, hot tubs, swimming, saunas, sun tanning, and hot yoga

  • Keep your face away from the shower head

  • Do not expose the treated area to direct sunlight. After healed (30 days), use a sunscreen to avoid fading from the sun

  • Avoid makeup applied directly on the brows


  • Pick, peel, or scratch as this could cause scarring or removal of colour

  • Do not touch the area except for applying Tattoo Aftercare Balm provided with a clean Q-tip.

  • If your brows become slightly dry or itchy following the treatment, tap them to alleviate the itch.