Microblading Prep: The Do’s and Dont’s + Instructions for the Best Results
It doesn’t matter how you like your eyebrows – bold or feathery, but one thing’s for certain. Eyebrows are really important! So might have been trying different gels or pencils to make your brow game strong, but there’s another thing that’s become extremely huge in the last couple of years, and you’ve definitely seen it on Instagram or the red carpet. It’s called microblading and if you’re familiar with this procedure and you already know that it is right for you (or you even booked an appointment), before getting it done make sure to do a proper research on microblading preparation (popularly called ‘microblading prep’) before the actual treatment.
Now, for all of those who don’t exactly know what microblading is, here’s the thing. It’s a technique, actually a method where small incisions in the shape of real hair are made into your skin, thus giving you a brow look that you always wanted. It’s done with special equipment, so if you’re really thinking about it, make sure to go to a brow artist who actually has the certificate or is specialized for this sort of a procedure. After all, it’s your face that is treated, which means that you need to pay special attention to different things.
The First Step of Microblading Preparation
In order to fully prepare for the procedure, here are the things that you need to have in mind before the actual microblading process.
The most important thing is to carefully choose your microblading artist. There’s a plethora of technicians out there working with permanent make-up and microblading. Do your homework beforehand and choose the one that uses the best equipment and the materials of the highest quality. Of course, you have to pay attention that they are certified in the first place.
Even though there might be technicians who perform this procedure for a lower price, this is not the time nor the place for you to save money. If the procedure results with a bad outcome, it will cost you twice as much to fix the mistake, with no certainty that your brows will eventually look like you wanted them to. This is one of the most common mistakes people make, so turning to experienced and trusthworthy PhiBrows artists is always a great option as they are very much recommended throughout the world.
So, if you want perfectly microbladed eyebrows, invest!
The Actual Microblading Prep
If you want to get the best results possible, microblading prep is a very important step, and any professional will tell you that “it’s all in the prep”!
It’s the same as putting actual make-up on: in order for you to look perfect, you need to prepare your face with a moisturizer, primer, foundation and powder before jumping to more complex steps such as bronzer and eye shadows. It’s the same thing with microblading preparation.
Since you want to prepare the canvas (in this case the brows!) and make it healthy, strong, non-irritated and non-sensitive, we have a couple of tips in the bag for you:
- Don’t pick, tweeze or wax your eyebrows at least one week before the procedure
- Don’t have any type of facial at least two weeks before the procedure
- Don’t go tanning or sunbathing prior the procedure. You shouldn’t have a sunburned face as the tan will exfoliate the color of your brows. This means that a couple of months after your summer holidays is the best time for you to undergo this procedure. Of course, any month after that works as well.
- Since they are natural blood-thinners which would not be good for the actual procedure, avoid taking fish oil or Vitamin E at least one week before the procedure. Also, don’t take any Aspirin or Ibuprofen as well. If you really need to take some meds, you can take Tylenol.
- Don’t work on the day of the procedure as the body heat might expand the pores. It is also highly advisable not to sweat at least 10 days after the procedure as well. Sweat is salty which means that it can permanently fade the treated area.
- Don’t drink any alcohol 24 hours before your appointment. This can also thin your blood and cause bleeding during your microblading procedure.
These might be the most important things that you need to have in mind before undergoing the procedure, but here are a couple of extra tips to make sure that you get the wanted results:
Extra Prep Tip #1: Talk to Your Brow Artist
Talking to your technician about the actual shape and color that you want is of the utmost importance. Tell your own ideas of what kind of brows you want, and see if this can be achieved. Of course, you should listen to what they have to say. Not all of the brow shapes are perfect for each face type.
Extra Prep Tip #2: Feel Free to Show Photos to Your Brow Artist
If you have any brow shape that you particularly like, you can always take a photo with you and show it to the artist. If it’s a photo of you with drawn brows, even better! This way you will know if the shape suits you. However, if you have no idea what kind of brow shape you want, don’t worry. The artist will measure your face anyway, and draw the shape he or she thinks is the most appropriate. If you’re unhappy with the drawing, speak your mind and they will make certain adjustments.
Extra Prep Tip #3: Show Up On Time
Finally, it’s very important to show up for your appointment on time. If you don’t, there might be less time left for the actual procedure, which can affect the outcome. You don’t want your artist to be rushing through your procedure!
Who Needs to Pay Special Attention?
Be as it may, there are people who really need to speak to the technician about the procedure before actually booking it. There are certain pre-existing conditions that can interfere with considerations for a microblading treatment:
- Pregnant women
- Women who breastfeed
- Diabetic people
- Serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy or autoimmune disorders
- Any bleeding disorders
- People who take blood thinning medications
- People who’ve recently had Botox
What else to say than – choose wisely! The most important thing to do is find the best place to do your microblading treatment. At the Art of Beauty Academy you will get the best brow artists that will take you step by step through microblading prep. You have nothing to worry about!