Microblading is a new, innovative, semi-permanent makeup procedure that can last up to three years. It’s a perfect solution for someone short on time. However, there is a certain level of commitment that goes into the microblading procedure. Below are just a few tips and ideas to keep your eyebrows looking sharp.

1. Go to the Follow Up Appointment: After your first initial treatment, you may lose some ink or experience some fading after your eyebrows have healed. Browstyling.com states the color can fade up to 40% during the healing process. To ensure you get the results you wanted, go to the follow-up appointment. This appointment is often part of the fee you paid for the first procedure, so going to this is really just getting your money’s worth.

2. Clean Your Eyebrows After the Procedure: To clean your eyebrows, you need to use a Q-tip and distilled water on your eyebrows, or you can use baby wipes. This will help wipe away any healing balm or build up from after the procedure. After your eyebrows are clean, reapply healing balm that your technician has provided.

3. Use Healing Balm for 5-7 Days After the Treatment: This does not mean applying an over the counter product. Any balm or ointment you apply should be something your technician recommended or gave to you. In fact, Zoe Milan Studios, a leading company in Micro-blading in Tampa, Florida recommends not using ointments and creams as they can slow down the healing process or ruin the technician’s work (wasting your money).

4. Don’t Apply Makeup Near Your Eyebrows: Applying makeup, like applying ointments, can affect how your eyebrows heal. It can also potentially cause infections.

5. Avoid Water: Water is another substance that should not meet your eyebrows after microblading. This includes steam or any other type of moisture. You want to keep your eyebrows completely dry for up to 14 days.

6. Avoid the Sun: UV light from the sun or tanning beds will make the ink from microblading fade faster. After the initial procedure, the cuts are still open, and the ink is more directly exposed to the light. If you want your results to last, be cautious about how much sun you expose your eyebrows too.

7. Most Importantly Don’t Touch or Pick at Your Eyebrows: This can be very tempting because the skin often peels or is very dry after the procedure, but picking at the area is just like picking at a scab or scratching when you have the chicken pox. It can leave scars, and nobody wants that.

8. See A Doctor If: While dry, flaky skin and a certain level of discomfort are normal, there are a few things you need to watch out for after having your eyebrows microbladed. If you experience severe pain, have puss, swelling, or excessive redness you should consult your doctor as soon as possible.

Remember: microblading is permanent, and you should only have the procedure done at a location you trust and feel comfortable with. Furthermore, care needs to be taken in order to ensure the pigment stays as vibrant and stunning as possible. If you’re ready to take the next step toward perfect brows, visit http://www.zoemilanstudios.com/