Microblading Preparation – The Expert’s Suggestions
Maegen Kennedy, the microblading artist and trainer at Fleekbrows, loves teaching and empowering up-and-coming microblading artists to become successful in their career. She shares tips and business strategies that help them perform microblading procedures successfully. She understands that having your clients sufficiently prepared for their microblading appointment is essential to get the best results and achieve proper healing.
Here are some important guidelines on microblading preparation for you to share with your clients:
- Don’t drink coffee/caffeine, or alcohol.
- Schedule your microblading appointment at least a week before/after your menstrual cycle.
- Avoid shaving, waxing or over-plucking prior to your appointment.
- Don’t take ibuprofen, aspirin, or like medications for 1 week before your appointment. Discuss with your doctor before stopping the medications.
- Avoid excessive alcohol 24 hours before and after the procedure.
- Don’t use Retin A/AHA/retinol skin products near your eyebrows 2 weeks prior and after the procedure
- Don’t get laser or electrolysis done one week before the procedure.
- Avoid brow tinting 1 month prior to your appointment.
- Fillers and Botox should be done at least 2 weeks before the procedure.
- Avoid omega 3 fish oils.
- Avoid chemical peels 2 weeks prior to the appointment.
Microblading is not recommended for those clients who are/have:
- Skin irritations
- Suffering from the flu, cold, or respiratory infection
- Pregnant or nursing
- Undergoing chemo
- HIV or Hepatitis
- Organ transplant
- Pacemaker or other heart problems
- Botox in the last month
- Oily or problematic skin
Following these instructions will help in limiting bleeding and other skin sensitivity during the microblading procedure.