Microblading Aftercare

Every client’s skin responds differently to these treatments, this information acts as a guideline only.

IMMEDIATELY AFTER PROCEDURE

  • Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in color and more sharply defined. This will happen for the next 2-3 days after the first procedure.
  • Swelling and redness is minimal with most clients, and will have disappeared within 24-48 hours. In some cases it may last around the eye area for up to 3 days, but will not prevent working or socializing. The treated area may feel a bit like sunburn afterwards but there should be minimal discomfort.
  • You may shower or bathe normally, but the less steam the better.
  • Avoid using any soaps or cleansers on the treated area for the first day as they can be detrimental to the bonding process that must take place for the pigment to stabilize in the dermis.
  • Always wash your hands thoroughly before touching the tattooed area.
  • Avoid any moisturizers that are scented or contain petroleum. We recommend using Griffin Salve, which we sell in-shop.
  • DO NOT pick or scratch at the dry skin/flakes; let the skin fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring and premature loss of pigment. IMPORTANT: Once the flakes have fallen off, a shiny layer of healing skin will completely cover the hair strokes. It will appear as though the eyebrows are gone. Within 1-2 weeks, the hair strokes will slowly reappear at a lighter shade as your skin regenerates.
  • DO NOT apply makeup to the tattooed area for the first 2 weeks. Chemicals of any kind may interfere with the healing and color of your tattoo.
  • Once the treated area is completely healed, any changes or additions that need to be made can be done at your follow-up appointment.
  • The complete healing process takes 6-8 weeks, at which time the true color of the tattoo is evident. During this process, your tattoo will soften and lighten. Be patient, even if you think too much color has been lost, as your skin is still regenerating and naturally exfoliating. Wait at least 6 weeks to see the true color, as it seems to take on new strength, and it is only after 6 weeks that your touch-up can be done. Keep in mind that they will heal up to 30% softer than the initial color.

ONCE HEALED:

  • Exposure to the sun over time can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, you may apply sunscreen on the treated area. Wear large sunglasses or a hat for further protection.
  • Rinse and dry the area thoroughly when in contact with chlorine.
  • Glycolic Acid, face peel products and exfoliation must be kept away from the tattooed area as continued use could lighten the pigment.
  • If you are having laser resurfacing or laser hair removal after your tattoo has healed, please inform the laser technician. Laser procedures may darken, lighten, or discolor the tattooed area.

HEALING INSTRUCTIONS – DAY 1

OILY AND COMBINATION SKIN:
  • Apply Griffin Salve immediately after treatment.
  • 30-45 minutes following treatment and first ointment application, wash with only water, using only your fingertips, and then continuously (and gently) dab the dry lymph with paper towel throughout the day.
  • Only 2-3 more washes are needed during Day 1.
  • Apply Griffin Salve only after the last wash before bed on Day 1.
  DRY & NORMAL SKIN:
  • Apply Griffin Salve immediately after treatment.
  • 30-45 minutes following treatment and first ointment application, wash with only water, using only your fingertips, and then continuously (and gently) dab the dry lymph with paper towel throughout the day.
  • Only 2 more washes are needed during Day 1.
  • Apply Griffin Salve after every wash on Day 1.
 

HEALING INSTRUCTIONS – DAY 2 AND ONWARD

OILY AND COMBINATION SKIN:
  • Wash morning and evening with fingertips. Pat dry with paper towel.
  • Apply a very, very thin layer of Griffin Salve. Do not reapply during the day unless it starts looking and feeling dry. If area is still shiny, it doesn’t need more.
  DRY & NORMAL SKIN:
  • Apply Griffin Salve as needed if the area is dry. If area is still shiny, it doesn’t need more.
  • Every time you get them wet, dab dry and reapply a small layer of salve.
QUESTIONS/CONCERNS? Text or call your artist: Amber Bananafish at 502-345-2155 or Victoria Kurtz at 812-989-1762