what to do before microblading

What to do before Microblading or Permanent Makeup

What to do before Microblading or Permanent Makeup for the Eyebrows

Good brows are about to become serious business again. 

If you’ve been letting your brows grow out or attacking your brows with tweezers in a desperate attempt to maintain unruly shapes then you may have started thinking about getting some professional help.

If you’re thinking about getting your brows tattooed then you may be wondering what to do before Microblading.  

Believe not or not, there are a few things you should be doing to prep your skin for any permanent makeup or microblading treatments.  After all, the skin is the canvas in which we are working.  It stands to reason that to get the best possible results, the skin should be in the best possible condition.

1. Avoid the sun or sun beds, having any waxing or hair removal done close to the area that you’re going to have your treatment.  Inflammation of the skin can affect how well the colour “takes”.

2. Avoid using any new products close to the treatment area.  You don’t want to have a reaction before the big day!

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What to do before Microblading or Permanent Makeup for the Eyes

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When considering what to before microblading and permanent makeup, lips have their own set of rules too.

There are some things to consider if you’re planning on having eyeliner tattoo’s too…

3. If you’re planning on having an eyeliner tattoo, then you should stop using any eyelash serums or growth products for a minimum of 8 weeks before your treatments and discontinue use until you’ve had all your sessions and are completely healed.  

Whilst the ingredients which cause the growth of the lashes are amazing, they are so stimulation that this can cause problems for us when we’re tattooing. 

4. Again, don’t start using new brands of eye makeup or makeup removers right before you plan on coming in for an eyeliner tattoo.  If you react to anything in your new products, I won’t be able to tattoo you for a while. 

5. Don’t take aspirin, ibuprofen, paracetamol or have any alcohol for a couple of days before your treatments (note – do not discontinue any Doctor prescribed medications without discussing it with your GP first!).  This advice applies when considering what to do before Microblading or any permanent makeup treatment.  These medications amongst others fall into a category called “anticoagulants” which basically mean they will cause you to bleed more and the colour won’t “take” properly.

What to do before Microblading or Permanent Makeup for the Lips

When considering what to before microblading and permanent makeup, lips have their own set of rules too.

6. Botox and fillers should be done at least 4 weeks before any eyebrow, eyeliner or lip treatments.  This is to allow thew results to settle in before we start tattooing.  I actually prefer my client’s to come to me first, they often find that the need for botox and filler is less after I’ve worked my magic!

7. If you suffer from cold sores, which are most common around the mouth but can affect the eyes too, you’ll want to go to your GP and get some acyclovir tablets to take before, during and after your treatments.  You don’t want an outbreak when you’re healing as it’ll just mess up the results.

8. If you get laser treatments around the mouth or in fact, anywhere on the face, this will need to be done a couple of weeks before your treatments with me.  Again, the inflammation from the laser will mess with your results. 

9. For the best possible results with lips, start using a moisturising lip balm straight away, check out my social media for posts about the best lip products on the market right now.

10. When considering what to do before microblading or permanent makeup treatments in general, think about getting your skin in the best possible condition… If you’re not already using a good moisturiser with an SPF on your face, thesis a no brainer and you should start now.  Your results will look rubbish if your skin is not in decent condition. 

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