Updated: Jul 14
AFTERCARE, AFTERCARE, AFTERCARE!!
The Importance of Proper Microblading Aftercare
Maybe you’ve just recently become a certified brow tech or maybe you’ve been perfecting your brow skills for a while now… Regardless of your level of expertise, there is one factor that can make or break the outcome of your beautiful brows…..CLIENT AFTERCARE!
So why is aftercare so important?
There are many consequences to not following proper aftercare and not all can be corrected at the touch up. Mostly, your client will lose pigment, however, the brows can also become infected and result in permanent scarring.
Doing nothing….is everything!
Providing your client with a healing aftercare balm and having them wipe their brows clean before applying and reapplying is super important!
The rest of the “to-do’s” are mostly “to-don’ts”
Here is a list of when and what your client should be avoiding!
(This can also be used to create your own aftercare instructions)
Let them know, if they have any concerns, to notify their physician immediately!
* Avoid contact with water
*Bathing instead of showering is recommended for the first 7-10 days to avoid getting their new eyebrows wet
*They should not touch the healing pigmented area with their fingers, they may have bacteria on them and can create an infection
*They need to lightly wipe the procedure site clean with a damp cloth or cotton pad before applying the aftercare. Always use a clean q-tip for application (not their fingertips)
*Apply the aftercare given 3 times daily until healed
*No Make-up, tinting of brows, sun, soap, sauna, jacuzzi, swimming in chlorine pools or in recreational bodies of water, direct contact with animals or gardening for 7-10 days (until the area is completely healed) post procedure and after all touch -ups
*They must wait at least 14 days before waxing
*Avoid indoor and outdoor tanning for at least 14 days
*Do not rub or traumatize the procedure area while it is healing (pigment may be removed along with the crusting tissue formed for proper healing)
*It’s important to use a proper sunscreen after the procedure area has healed to prevent future fading of pigment
*They should not use products that contain AHA's on the procedure area. (Example: Glycolic Lactic acids) Remind them to always check their product labeling! It can and will fade the pigment
If they experience any itching, swelling, tenderness, elevated temperature or purulent drainage from the procedure site, they need to contact their physician as the area may be infected and they may need to seek medical care.
There is nothing as disappointing as creating a new set of beautiful brows, only to have your client return for a touch up with no pigment left, or worse, scar tissue that could have been avoided. This also can leave you with an unsatisfied client.
Brows are your business and your clients’ new brows are FREE advertisement! Make sure to be thorough and that they fully understand the do’s and don’t’s.
Follow up if you have to!!
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