Pre and Post Care For Eyebrow Microblading

We strongly advise you to book your permanent makeup appointment at least 2-3 months in advance of vacations, weddings, and other special occasions. This time frame allows for heal time of your first procedure as well as heal time for the touch up session (if required).

Perfect brows can sometimes be a two-step process. Please allow time for an excellent result to be achieved. 

If you have any of the following conditions, please contact our clinic before booking to ensure you are a candidate.

  • Pregnant
  • Viral infections and/or diseases
  • A Pacemaker or major heart problems
  • Had an Organ transplant
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
  • Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
  • Had Botox in the past month
  • Used Accutane in the past year
  • Allergic to anesthetic (Lidocaine)


  • Keep the area clean by using a gentle fragrance-free cleanser (Sensi-Calm Alumier MD cleanser samples are available if you need) & water.  Wash hands before washing your face. Use soft cloths and avoid the use of rough washcloths or sponges.
  • Allow eyebrows to completely dry before applying ointment, it is best to air dry.
  • Once fully dry, apply a thin layer of the ointment provided (rice size amount on each brow).
  • Repeat above steps 1-2 times per day for 7-10 days after treatment.
  • Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally fall off.
  • After 10 days, once the area has healed completely, use sunblock when going out in the sun to stop the color from fading (Alumier MD sunscreen samples are available if needed).
  • Inform your MRI technician that you have had a tattoo.

Do Not:

  • DO NOT, rub, pick, or scratch the treated area, as picking can cause scarring and pigment loss! 
  • DO NOT expose your face to the sun and/or tanning beds for a minimum of 4 weeks after your procedure.  Direct sunlight can cause the pigment to change color while it is healing and can also cause hyper-pigmentation and scarring.  
  • DO NOT use pools, saunas, steam rooms, hot showers and/or hot baths for 10 days.
  • DO NOT sweat on your face for 5 days. Sweating through or on the brows will expel pigment from the dermis producing poor results.

  • DO NOT sleep on your face/brows for the first 10 days. 
  • DO NOT apply makeup or skincare products on the treated area for 10 days.
  • DO NOT tint your eyebrows for 2 weeks after your procedure.
  • DO NOT use Retin-A/Retinol, Chemical Peels, Laser Treatments, Micro-dermabrasions, and/or lightening lotions to treat hyperpigmentation around the brow area.  This avoidance so close to the brows will help to prevent fading of your brow tattoo.

Please note that for the first week your eyebrows will appear darker, bolder, and sharper.

This is due to natural scabbing and healing and is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures.

After You Have Healed:

Brow tattoos normally last 1-3 years depending on a client’s lifestyle, skin type and compliance with our aftercare instructions.

Exposure to the sun and tanning beds can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment (not to mention AGING/SKIN CANCER, so make Dr. Brooks happy – avoid tanning beds & always wear sunscreen)

Always apply sunscreen SPF 40 or greater on brow area (once completely healed).

Maintain removal of unwanted brow hair outside of your tattooed brow design by tweezing, threading, waxing, or the use of a razor.

Do not do laser around your brow area (IPL). Some lasers may change the color of the pigment.

Additional brow makeup application may still be required post tattoo to achieve your desired look.

Yearly touchups are recommended to maintain your results.

Avoid using chemical skin exfoliants on the brows and forehead area. Use of these products will cause premature fading and tattoo discoloration.

  • Examples of products to avoid may include but are not limited to:
  • Glycolic Acid
  • Hydroquinone
  • Retinol, Retin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Basically, avoid all “peels” or “brightening” products along the brow area

Consent Forms for Eyebrow Microblading