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Pre-Procedure

The Brow Effect
Microblading Pre-procedure advice

  • Microblading procedure normally requires multiple treatment sessions. For best results, clients will be required to return for at least one re-touch appointment. This will take place 4-6 weeks after the initial procedure. Those with oily skin may require an additional touch up. Please be aware that colour intensity will be significantly darker and sharper immediately and a few days after the initial procedure, but the colour will reduce by 30-50%.
  • Although numbing cream is used during the procedure, sensitivity or discomfort may still be felt. Skin may be red and/or swollen after the procedure.
  • Please do not drink alcohol 24 hours prior to the treatment.
  • Unless medically necessary, please avoid taking things that thin the blood like fish oils, herbals, Vitamin E, aspirins.
  • Where possible, try to avoid the following herbs and spices prior to your appointment: Black pepper, Cardamom, any member of the Zingiberaceae (Ginger) family, Cayenne, Cinnamon, Garlic, Horseradish, and Mustard.
  • A patch test can be performed, unless waived by client. It is the client’s responsibility to schedule this at least 2 weeks prior to the procedure.
  • Please do not wax or shape your brows before the procedure. Your technician will shape brows during the procedure.
  • Exfoliating treatments such as microdermabrasion should not be performed within 2 weeks prior to procedure.
  • At least 4 weeks after Botox injections.
  • No electrolysis for at least 5 days before the procedure.
  • AHA products and retinoids should be avoided for 2 weeks prior to the procedure.
  • Chemical and laser peels should be avoided no less than 6 weeks prior to procedure.
  • Patients prone to cold sores/fever blisters should take an anti-viral prior to treatment.
  • Hormone therapies can affect pigmentation and/or cause sensitivity
  • Discontinue use of any brow growth serums as it can cause sensitivity /affect pigment
  • Discontinue use of any lash growth serums for 3-6 months before eyeliner microblading as it can cause sensitivity /affect pigment
  • Do not wear contact lenses during eyeliner microblading treatment.

The Brow Effect
Topical Anaesthetic Advice

Allergic Reaction

Can occur from any anaesthetics used during the procedure. If you do suffer from an allergic reaction, you should contact your doctor immediately. Allergic reaction response may show through redness, swelling, rash, blistering, dryness or any other symptoms associated with an allergic reaction.

Numbness

We cannot accept responsibility if the area to be treated does not respond to the numbing cream. Each individual is different according to skin type. Some clients report the area to be completely numb, while others may experience some discomfort.

Procedure

For microblading procedure, a numbing cream/gel is used. We also request that a numbing cream – such as EMLA is applied 1 hour prior to treatment). The products are formulated to be perfectly safe and can be purchased over the counter from any pharmacy/chemist. The anaesthetic is placed over the treatment area for 20-30 minutes then carefully removed prior to treatment. As a result of the treatment, combined with the use of the anaesthetic, you can expect to experience some redness/swelling that can last 1-4 days. You should always follow your post procedure advice and after care for the best results.

The Brow Effect
Contraindications for Microblading

  • Liver disease – high risk infection
  • Pregnancy/Nursing
  • Compromised skin near brow/eye/lip area depending on treatment
  • Chemotherapy/Radiation
  • Skin conditions like psoriasis, dermatitis, etc. near the brow/eye/lip area (depending on treatment)
  • Cold sores (lip microblading)
  • The following medical conditions require a note from your doctor giving consent
  • Diabetes Type 1 and 2, high blood pressure, auto-immune disease, thyroid / Graves’ disease
  • Any other medical condition that causes slow healing or a high risk of infection

The Brow Effect
Eyelash, Eyebrow Tinting & Lash Lifting

  • Remove contact lenses before eyelash tint/lash lift procedure
  • Do not wear eye make-up prior to lash tinting or lash lifting procedure
  • If you wear waterproof mascara, please do not use it at least 3 days prior to lash tinting or lash tinting procedure
  • Patch test at least 24 hours prior to treatment

Contra-indications for lash tinting, eyebrow tinting & Lash lifting

  • Epiphora (watery eyes)
  • Blepharitis (inflammation of eyelids)
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Stye
  • Cuts/abrasions
  • Bruising/swelling
  • Sunburn/windburn
  • Psoriasis in the area
  • Viral or bacterial infections
  • Positive patch test result
  • Eczema in brow or lash hairs
  • Recent chemical treatments(Less than week)
  • Recent surgery in area

The Brow Effect
Henna Brow

  • If you wear waterproof mascara, please do not use it at least 3 days prior to lash tinting or lash tinting procedure
  • Patch test at least 24 hours prior to treatment

Contra-indications for Henna Brow

  • Cuts/abrasions
  • Bruising/swelling
  • Sunburn/windburn
  • Psoriasis in the area
  • Viral or bacterial infections
  • Positive patch test result
  • Eczema in brow or lash hairs
  • Recent chemical treatments(Less than week)
  • Recent surgery in area