Planning ahead of time for your microblading treatment is essential in most cases. You've already completed the most difficult part of the job: identifying the best PMU artist. Right now, you're probably looking for some advice on how to get ready for the treatment. And perhaps you are a little bit worried about how the end results will be? You want your face to look good because it is, after all, your face. In some cases, the PMU artist will send you a list of things to check before your appointment, such as whether you have any diseases, whether you are taking medication, or whether you are pregnant. If they don't tell you, you might only find out you're not a candidate for the treatment when you arrive for your appointment, which can be frustrating if you've been waiting a long time. Because, as previously stated, there are some important exceptions to those who are eligible for the Microblade procedure. So, before you go, ask your technician if you're a good fit.
How to prepare for your Microblading treatment
Now that you've determined that you're a good candidate for microblading, you should begin preparing days, if not weeks, before your appointment. If you have a last-minute appointment, inform your technician if any of the following points apply to you.
Timeline of preparation
4-6 weeks prior the treatment
- Stop using any acid-based skin care products, such as retinoids or glycolic acids. Your skin will become more sensitive and thinner as a result of using these products.
- No laser treatments.
- Stop using products that stimulate hair growth, such as Rapid Brow.
Read the instructions on the salon's website if you haven't already.
2-3 weeks prior treatment
- if possible do not sunbathe. Your skin becomes very sensitive and if sunburned it is not wise to do the treatment
- Skip your botox appointment
1 week prior the treatment
- If you have very light/white eyebrow hairs and you are used to tinting them darker, now is a good time to do so. Then you can be sure that the tint will not be stuck in the skin when you have your treatment
- Do not use any fake tanners on your face
- Stop taking any medication that can thin your blood. For example Ibuprofen and Fish Oil. Some salons might require you to stop taking other medication. Do your research.
- If you're on blood thinners for a medical reason, ask your doctor if you can take a few days off them. It is not advised to perform a treatment on people who are on blood thinners.
- Alcohol is not recommended (especially 48 hours before)
- Wash your hair, that will help you since the first few days after the treatment you are not supposed to wet your face in the shower or the bath. Of course you can be careful and wash your hair, but if you can do that after a few days that is much better.
- Clean your skin and remove your makeup
It is critical that you take all of these precautions in order to achieve the best possible result and avoid any complications. Always go over a list/health form with your technician to see if there are any possible reasons you shouldn't do the treatment. Both you and PMU artist should sign the health form. You should now feel confident and prepared to begin your treatment.
Disclaimer: I am not a physician and do not offer medical advice. When it comes to Microblading, these are just standard procedures. Because the list above may not contain all precautions, you should always check with your technician.