Reliable Brows by R&R
Preparation is key
There are some things you need to avoid before getting microbladed, namely, anything that will thin out your blood. If you drink a lot, take aspirin, or use retinol, stop one week before your treatment. "Retinol makes your skin thin and then you bleed a little more," As I advise, adding that profuse bleeding pushes out pigment so that it doesn't stick as well. "Avoid blood thinners, aspirin, anything caffeinated, and alcohol during the healing process."
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It doesn't hurt (too much)
Pain is relative. "Some feel more than others. Overall it feels like little scratches. You feel it, but it's not unbearable. It's not like having a baby,". Your brows with topical numbing cream and tops up throughout the process to dull the discomfort. If you have a low pain tolerance, she says it's best if you apply numbing cream for up to an hour beforehand.
Microblading takes time
"We don't rush anyone, please blocks off two hours for the process.
Aftercare is essential
Aftercare means protecting freshly bladed brows from all moisture–no sweaty workouts, swimming, or washing your face with water for a whole week. "If you get them wet, the scab comes off too early and you just lose the pigment," Aava explains.
Aftercare is essential-cont,
Some patients experience itching and redness during the first week, which Vaseline can alleviate. Brows will look slightly darker at first, but the color will fade 30 to 40 percent. Aftercare ointments are provided during your first appointment. "Overall they look great right away and you don't have to hide," Aava says. "Slight redness and mild swelling is normal."
The brows' pigment will change over time
While they will be long-lasting, you should have realistic expectations and understand the brows will naturally fade. "Your body might metabolize pigment faster, or if your skin is oilier, the pigment breaks down faster,. "Strokes soften and blur a bit.
If you think it'll stay looking exactly like hairs forever and stay sharp, that's not going to happen.