PREPARATION & AFTER CARE 

The Prep:
You will get much better results when you properly prep.
It all starts with a good canvas! The eyebrow area must be healthy, strong, non-sensitive, and non-irritated.  Here’s how to get your skin ready for the procedure:

PREP YOUR BROWS BY :

  • Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week before the procedure
  • Do not tan two weeks prior to the service, or have a sunburned face
  • Do not have any type of facial 2 weeks prior to the procedure
  • Do not work out the day of the procedure
  • Do not have botox 3 weeks prior to the procedure
  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior to the procedure (they are natural blood thinners)
  • Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days prior to the procedure.
  • NO CAFFEINE, ALCOHOL, OR ENERGY DRINKS THE DAY OF.
  • NOTE: You will be sensitive to pain during your menstrual cycle.

In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor color deposit:

  • Do not drink alcohol 24 - 48 hours before your tattoo
  • Do not consume coffee before your procedure
  • Do NOT take an Aspirin or Ibuprofen for pain relief (these also thin the blood)


Now that you know what NOT to do, it’s time to share our secret recipe for getting amazing microblading results! It's all in the aftercare.


AFTERCARE :

  • No contact with water or any other liquids 7 days after treatment. For the first seven days following the treatment: No makeup, creams, lotions, ointments, etc on your brows--- No pools, sauna, sunbathing, lakes, etc.
  • Wipe excess lymph to keep brows dry.
  • Clean with saline 3 times per day.
  • One drop of coconut or grapeseed oil can be used if skin is extra dry after the 3rd day.
  • Oily skin: clean with saline/witch hazel 4-5 times per day-- Do not be alarmed if you see pigment on the gauze as this is excess pigment exiting the skin naturally.
  • In case of itching-- Bactine can be used. It will also disinfect the area. Do not use other ointments or antibiotics on the eyebrows.
  • DO NOT -- rub, pick, or scratch the area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking at it can cause scarring.
  • Avoid heavy sweating for the first 7 days.
  • Do not apply any products containing glycolic acid or retin-A for 10 days.
  • No facials, botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 7 days.
  • Drinking alcohol in excess can slow down healing time.
  • Wear sunglasses and sunscreen to protect your brows from sun fading.​


We love a good acronym so here’s one to help you out, just think of:  A - W - M which stands for Absolutely Wonderful Make-up or better yet: 

Absorb, Wash, and Moisturize!


The day of the treatment: Absorb
After the procedure, gently blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes for the full day until the oozing has stopped.  Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymphatic fluids.

Days 1-7: Wash
Wash daily to remove bacteria, build up of product and oils, and dead skin. (Don't worry, THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!)
Gently wash your eyebrows each morning and night with water and an antibacterial soap like Dial Soap, Cetaphil, or Neutrogena. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or exfoliants.  

Days 1-7 Moisturize
Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply, as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. NEVER put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.


AWM should have you covered, but here are some extra tips to help with a smooth and easy recovery:

Important Reminders

  • Use a fresh pillowcase while you sleep.
  • Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of color.
  • No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
  • Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after the procedure.  Wear a hat when outdoors.
  • Avoid long, hot showers for the first 10 days.
  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
  • Avoid face-down swimming, lakes, and hot tubs for the first 10 days,
  • Avoid topical makeup and sunscreen on the area.
  • DO NOT rub, pick, or scratch the treated area.

Remember, with the proper prep and aftercare routine, you will have much better results with your microblading procedure.

Don’t forget your new favorite acronym: AWM - Absorb, Wash, Moisturize!

Important note about showering:
Limit your showers to 5 minutes so that you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/procedure area out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair. Your face should only be getting wet only at the end of the shower.  Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area.


The Healing Process

  • Initially your brows may be too red and too large. It is natural for it to be red and swollen. It will calm down in a couple of days-- remember, you essentially got a tattoo on your face! 
  • The pigment will look sharp and dark after the procedure.
  • Due to scabbing the brows will appear darker.
  • The pigment will lighten up to 30-50% and the brow will be 20-30% smaller when fully healed.
  • During the healing of the skin your brows will look dry and flaky.
  • It is also natural to lose between 10-15% of your strokes, some may reappear in 2-3 weeks but if not-- know that they will be replaced in the Touch-Up Session.
  • If you feel itchy, try to resist. If it becomes unbearable you may apply a small amount of Bactine for relief.
  • Vitamin E oil can be applied to the brow ( a few times a day ) once all the scabbing and healing has taken place.


The Touch-Up Session

  • You will schedule your 4-6 week touch up upon arrival for your initial procedure! This is a must-- as this is a 2-Step Procedure.
  • The goal of this visit is to fill in any areas that need enhancement or address the areas that have loss of pigment. 
  • Some factors that impact the healing process include: proper aftercare, age, condition of the skin itself, products the client uses, sun exposure, facials/peels, etc.

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​This signature semi-permanent makeup treatment is modern & revolutionary. Microblading can transform your face, by creating your eyebrows strand-by-strand, for the most natural-looking 3D-like results; perfectly filled-in,and balanced. The eyebrow shape & color is custom-made to your facial structure.  Results will last for up to two years depending on your skin type.

Eyebrow Microblading


​Salon Serenity Spa is your destination for Natural & Beautiful Microbladed Eyebrows.  Located in the heart of Wake Forest.

WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading is a technique where fine lines are scratched into the surface of the skin, and pigment embedded.  The strokes accurately replicate hair (as in a brow or hairline).  Results can last from six to 18 months, depending on a variety of factors such as color of pigment, skin type, and lifestyle.

WHAT IS PERMANENT MAKEUP?
Permanent makeup are treatments that replicate perfectly applied conventional makeup, most frequently on the brows, lash line, lips, and hairline. This is done by inserting cosmetic pigments into the dermis layer of the skin. Also known as Microblading, Micro-Pigmentation, Brow Embroidery, and Cosmetic Tattooing.

HOW LONG DOES THE RESULT LAST?
For brows, up to 18 months. For lips, one to two years. For eyeliner, three to five years. Hair color, skin type, after-care, and lifestyle also affect longevity of the results. Occasional touch-ups are a way to refresh the results. Done correctly, the treatments do not change color and fade naturally away with time. For areas such as brows, this allows future flexibility with shape, as standards of beauty change.  Please note even if not visible to the eye, there will always be vestigial pigment permanently embedded in the skin.

IS IT PAINFUL?
We use effective numbing creams that are FDA approved. On a scale of 1 to 10 with “1” being no discomfort, clients often experience between a 2 and 3 with the Brow treatment. Other factors such as menstrual cycles also affect level of sensitivity.

IS IT SAFE?
All our pigments are cosmetic grade, meaning that they are sterilized and purified for cosmetic use. The ingredients used have been approved by the FDA for cosmetic use. Be wary of products that have not met safety standards, including those that contain “vegetable dyes” that are unstable and may change color after time. 


What is the Microblading procedure like?
After you’ve consulted with me to answer any questions and review the process, we will work together to create an outline of your ideal arches. Once you are happy with the shape, I will create a customized blend of pigments based off your preferences to achieve your ideal brow color. Using a special medical-grade tool, I will create hair-like strokes that are then filled with the pigment. Total treatment is usually around 2 hours which allows ample time for any adjustments along the way.

​Microblading at Salon Serenity Spa in Wake Forest is becoming more and more popular for a reason. It’s a variation on permanent make-up that goes beyond simply tattooing coloring onto the skin. Especially for work on the eyebrow area, it looks dramatically more similar to real eyebrow hair than other kinds of permanent makeup. The process is not completely different, but the work is more detailed, with each dot of pigment injected separately but rapidly. While the long lasting results are not actually permanent – they typically stay on for approximately two years – patients are consistently delighted with results that most people cannot distinguish from actual eyebrow hair. Aside from replacing thinning brows or substituting for mascara, microblading is also used by cancer patients and alopecia sufferers who want an appearance that doesn’t attract attention.

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Monday: 9 am to 6 pm
Tuesday: 9 am to 8 pm
Wednesday: 9 am to 6 pm
Thursday: 9 am to 8 pm
Friday: 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 4 pm

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