What to expect

before, during and after microblading/permanent brows


  • Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week before procedure

  • Do not tan two weeks prior or have sunburned face

  • Do not have any type of facial 2 weeks prior to treatment

  • Do not work out the day of the procedure.

  • Do not have botox 2 weeks prior 

  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior (natural blood thinners)

  • Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days before the procedure

In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor colour deposit:

  • Do not drink alcohol 24 - 48 hours before your tattoo

  • Do not consume coffee, tea or any caffeine 24 hours before your procedure

  • Do not take an aspirin or ibuprofen for pain relief (this thins the blood) 24 hours before your procedure

Does it hurt?
I use high quality, health board approved topical numbing to keep you comfortable! You may feel minor discomfort. 

Do results vary?
Yes - colour retention and overall results are different for each individual. Factors such as sun exposure, skin type, aftercare, lifestyle and skin tone determine how your brows heal. The final results are not guaranteed to replace makeup- you may still need to use a pencil or powder to create your own unique, desired look. The ultimate goal is to have natural looking, balanced brows.

What to expect after microblading/permanent brows?

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DAY 1 - IN LOVE, staring at yourself all day long...

DAY 2-4

  • flaking

  • tenderness/redness/swelling

  • weeping (lymph fluid)

  • dry and itchy

  • very dark (at this point they will be 50% darker then after a weeks time)

  • they make look thicker and/or block like as scabs form

DAY 5-7

  • you may or may not still have some flaking, scabbing and dryness - everyone heals differently

DAY 8-10

  • at this point your body is growing a new layer of skin underneath those scabs and over the area which has been tattooed. Your body does this to protect your skin that has been opened during the tattooing process from infection. 

  • Your brows may look patchy, have uneven colour and some spots may even look faded. Do not panic! As you continue to heal your colour will even out and lighten. 


  • At this point that new layer of skin will be starting to shed away making your mircoblading/permanent brows  more visible. 

  • Your eyebrows will be 20%-30% lighter than what you left with at your appointment

  • Patches and gaps are normal and these will be touched up during your next appointment 

  • One brow may also be lighter than the other depending on what side you sleep on

  • Colour fluctuations are also natural and depend on your complexion/undertones

  • It can take a little while for the colour to come back through to its proper potential


While there are many uncontrolled factors of how your microblading/permanent brows will heal, how well your brows heal is primarily up to YOU. It is very important to follow the instructions listed here for your brows to heal properly. If you are not prepared to follow ALL aftercare instructions please do not consider having this procedure done.


  • do not expose your brow area to the pressure of the water in the shower 

  • only cleanse and moisturize your new brows area with the cleanser and ointment provided for the next 2 weeks

  • no sun (tanning included) for the first 2 weeks

  • no massages for the first 2 weeks (since you would need to be face down)

  • no sweating (sauna, hot tub, gym, working out etc.,) for the first 2 weeks

  • no swimming or submersing your brows in water for long periods of time for the first 2 weeks

  • no makeup, creams, exfoliants, or any other products in the brow area

  • do not itch, scratch or rub your brows

  • DO NOT PICK AT YOUR SCABS - let them fall off naturally

  • do not apply any anti-aging products, creams, serums, exfoliants, face washes or moisturizers to your brow area for 2 weeks

  • no botox for at least 2 weeks

  • do not wax or colour or tint your brows for 4 weeks

  • do not tweeze your microbladed/tattooed brows - you may tweeze around them but not on them

  • sleep on a freshly washed pillowcase or even better, pick up a satin pillow case while you're in the shop or online here. This will help immensely! 




On the first day ONLY - Do not wet your brows for a minimum of 24 hours post procedure. Gently blot every 1-2 hours with tissue to soak up lymph fluids and avoid large scabbing which can lift the pigment. 


For the next 7-10 days (or until the area appears to be healed e.g.: scabbing and flaking is gone)  Twice per day (morning and night) GENTLY cleanse your brow area with your mild soap. Apply a small amount of ointment after cleansing to each brow. Repeat this process every night. If they are feeling too dry you may apply a very small amount of your ointment to them once throughout the day. As a general rule: If your skin is oily you will need less ointment. If it is on the dry side you may need more. 

Please abide by these steps for the next 10 days (or until any flaking or scabbing disappears). Failure to follow the aftercare instructions may result in your brows becoming infected or loosing pigment and can jeopardize your chances of a successful procedure. 

If a reaction or infection does occur, please seek medical attention. 

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