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Maintenance is Key

Microblading is the cure for those craving fuller, thicker eyebrows. Similar to getting a tattoo, the process involves using a small hand tool with a blade to make tiny strokes that build a texture resembling eyebrow hair. Results can last from 12-18 months with a touch-up appointment scheduled 4-6 weeks after the first session, after which a retouch is suggested once every six months. Proper aftercare is essential to ensure the best results from the microblading. You want the pigment to be as pristine as possible. Once healing is complete, the microbladed area becomes as real as the rest of your eyebrow. Feel free to swim, sweat, and rub them to your heart’s content. In the meantime, be sure to follow these certain maintenance tips. They are simple, easy, and, most importantly, protect your investment.

Don’t pick or itch the area

I know it might be tempting. Like a regular tattoo, your eyebrows will develop scabs from the tool. The skin might start to feel itchy, but it is best to rub the area lightly. Picking the scabs could cause an infection, scars, or the pigment to be removed.

Apply sunscreen when in direct contact with sunlight

UV/UVA rays have shown to cause premature fading with the pigment. Be sure to avoid tanning the first ten days after a session and regularly apply sunblock.

No makeup for at least a week

The cuts in your skin need time to heal and the pigment is still settling in. Covering the area with makeup can be another cause of infection, redness, or irritation.

Eat healthy and keep skin hydrated

Believe it or not, this can help with the healing process. Drinking plenty of water can avoid the skin for drying out or producing overly rough, flaky patches.

Avoid Sweating or Swimming

At least for the first week or two. Profusely sweating or exposing the area to chemicals found in pools and jacuzzi’s can cause the ink to wipe away because there is a minimal pigment and the ink hasn’t fully settled into the skin.

Don’t directly face the shower

Just like with overly sweating, having your brows get wet directly can cause the pigment to wash away. Keep your head away from the showerhead and apply a thick layer of Aquaphor for extra protection against moisture.

Set up appointment for a retouching

This step is unavoidable. The area will continue to fade and waste the effort you went through to get them. There are certain factors that are within your control to maintain the color, but things like genetics, the age of your skin, even hormone imbalances, can change the rate at which the pigment fades. Touching up ensures that you are allowing the proper time for your skin to absorb the pigment, giving your brows a bold, dark color that will eventually fade to a more softer, desirable shade.

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/

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Why You Shouldn’t Wear Makeup After A Microblading Treatment

Because the microblading process is relatively simple and not very painful, it is easy to forget that your skin has endured quite a bit of stress, and as such, will need plenty of time to go through its natural healing process. Perhaps the most important part of helping your skin to properly and completely heal after your microblading procedure is keeping the area around your eyebrows clean and dry, even from makeup.

Like soaps and lotions, makeup is another product that is not ideal during the microblading healing process. You can still wear makeup on other areas of your face, but none should be worn on the eyebrows in order to promote optimal recovery.

Makeup, including products from natural or vegan makeup lines, is easily absorbed by the skin, and can clog pores and cause the skin to produce excess oil. Additionally, touching this now sensitive area with either your fingertips or makeup application tools can further increase the risk of infecting or irritating the area. Because your skin needs to be as clean as possible during the microblading healing process, you should completely avoid wearing any makeup, moisturizers, or makeup primers around the area treated by microblading. You can apply as much makeup and other routine skin products as you’d like to the rest of your skin, but should be very cautious not to let any makeup or makeup removing products touch the skin around your newly microbladed brows.

Ideally, you should avoid wearing makeup and follow the other aftercare instructions provided to you by your microblading technician for at least 14 days after your procedure.

Though not wearing makeup on just a portion of your face might seem annoying or inconvenient, especially if you must go to work or a big event after your microblading procedure, technicians have carefully developed this widely accepted aftercare practice to not only preserve and prolong the results of your microbladed brows, but to also protect your skin from infection and allow it to naturally heal itself. Slight scabbing and flaking of the skin is normal under and around the tattooed area, as your skin regenerates following the procedure.

Even when you follow your technician’s aftercare instructions very closely, signs of infection, like abnormal redness, swelling, or bumps, may appear and should be treated very seriously. If you notice any signs of infection, call your doctor and alert your microblading technician right away.

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/

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After Procedure Care For Microblading

There are so many beauty trends to keep up with, nowadays. And they all seem to focus on the face. There’s contouring, bronzing, highlighting, and filling in the brows. But one things for sure, if you ask a woman what’s the one thing she can’t leave the house without doing and she’ll say, “my eyebrows.”

In 2017, eyebrows are looked at, as one of the most important features of women. It’s so significant, it’s started the “Eyebrow-game” epidemic. Everyone one is either talking about or looking at your eyebrows. Take fashion model Cara Delevingne or actress Lily Collins for example. They’re the epitome of perfect microbladed brows.

However, some ladies that have lived through countless eyebrow trends may have zero to no eyebrow hairs left. But if your eyebrows aren’t on fleek, might as well wear a paper bag over your head. That’s an overreaction. But this new beauty trend is helping women regain their eyebrows through microblading.

What is Microblading?
Microblading is a manual procedure done by hand from only trained microblading professionals. Essentially, it’s a two-hour surgery that blades or needles in permanent cosmetics onto your eyebrows creating a look of natural hair strokes. It lasts up to three years, and yearly checkups are recommended. It’s painless, but some discomfort may occur during the procedure. The main take away though, is do everything you can to avoid water in that area after surgery. Here’s how:

After Procedure Care Instructions
The main reason you want to avoid water is because your brows need time to heal and introducing it to moisture can slow down the healing process. Moreover, contact with water might wash away some of the color pigment that hasn’t soaked into the skin yet.

Therefore, make sure you avoid all of the following:

1. Sweating
This includes performing in sports like swimming, or running.

2. Indoor and outdoor tanning

3. Touching the eyebrows area
Except when rinsing and then applying post-care cream with a cotton swab.

4. Showering
During the shower try to keep you face away from the shower head. Applying cream to protect your eyebrows from the moisture is highly recommended.

5. Sun exposure
Always apply a layer of SPF 30 on your brows when exposed in the sun. Long exposure in the sun may cause the pigment to fade more quickly.

By doing your very best to ensure you have made no contact with water after your microblading procedure, you will have the best looking eyebrows in town.

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/

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A Busy Salon is a Good Sign

A telltale sign of a successful business is just that…a lot of business. The busier a salon is, the more certain you can be that the services they are providing are of high quality. This is not to say that smaller, less populated salons cannot provide top-notch services; but, rather, that when you a see a jam packed salon, you can more than likely trust the work going on there.

When it comes to microblading, it’s important to go to a salon that is professional, clean, and highly trained in the art. But, for many people considering microblading, it is their first time and they may not know anyone who has had microblading done before. Online reviews and referrals from acquaintances can be helpful, but you can go one step further before booking your appointment—drive by the salon!

Following through with microblading is a big deal, as the procedure can totally alter the look of your face, for better or worse, depending on whom you choose to work with. So while taking suggestions from friends, family, or the Internet, can be a great start to choosing a salon, you can also take matters into your own hands. Narrow done your list of contenders to the few that you like best and visit the salons before booking an appointment.

If the salon has its own parking lot, note the amount of cars there. Remember, though, that for many urban locations, you’ll need to get a look inside the salon to really understand how busy it is. If there is a steady flow of people in and out of a salon, working with that business is a safe choice. Why would so many people visit a business offering mediocre service? They wouldn’t.

It is also important to remember that “busy” is relative to the size, type, and history of a salon. Very small locations cannot accommodate a large number of people, so a smaller crowd at a smaller salon should not count them out as great microblading technicians.

Similarly, some microblading salons are considered “boutique” businesses, designed to cater to a select number of customers. These types of salons won’t have a high volume of clients, but their services are usually rated very highly. On the flip side, certain businesses are designed to get clients in and out of the door as fast as possible. While these salons could see a lot of traffic from people who haven’t done their homework, you should be weary of booking with their technicians. Microblading is not intended to be a quick job.

Finally, a salon’s history can impact how busy it is. A salon that has been around for decades has had time to build a solid reputation in its community and possibly even around the country, which will keep old clients coming back and attract new ones. Brand new salons may have highly experienced technicians and offer excellent services, but aren’t yet well known in their communities.

Business is a great indicator of the quality of a salon’s services; but, it certainly should not be the only thing you consider in choosing where to have your microblading procedure done.

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/

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