MICROBLADING PRECARE: General Considerations
Below is a list of pre-care considerations ahead of your microblading appointment as well as things to consider broken down by how close to your appointment day you are.
- You MUST be off Accutane for at least one year. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- Do NOT book your appointment before any major events. For example vacation, social events, weddings, etc.
- Come to the appointment with the look you would like to achieve (optional).
- No botox prior to appointment for at least four weeks.
- Stop taking Retin-A or Retinol. These must be avoided for thirty days before and after the procedure. In addition, this can cause the pigments to fade prematurely even after waiting for 30-days.
3 Weeks Prior To Your Microblading Appointment
- No chemical peels, glycolic acid products, or any other similar products.
- Finish all antibiotics.
2 Weeks Prior To Your Microblading Appointment
- Stop using growth serums like Latisse on eyebrows. This can not be started until two weeks after the procedure as well.
- Stop sunbathing, using tanning beds, and spray tans. This is because tanning will exfoliate and thus take color with it as it fades. Individuals with a tan or burn on the day of the appointment will be asked to reschedule.
- No eyebrow tinting or waxing.
1 Week Prior To Your Microblading Appointment
- Stop taking fish oil and/or omega supplements.
- Vitamin E, C K, or multivitamins.
- Ginkgo Biloba
2-3 Days Prior To Your Microblading Appointment
- Stop taking aspirin, niacin, ibuprofen, or other blood thinner medication.
1 Day Prior To Your Microblading Appointment
- No Alcohol.
- Drink a lot of water.
The Day Of Your Microblading Appointment
- Do NOT drink coffee or any caffeinated beverage.
- Do NOT workout or sweat. Body heat expands the pores.
- Avoid applying moisturizer to the forehead if having eyebrows done.
- On the day of the operation come in comfortable clothes. I recommend wearing dark clothing. Please avoid wearing white or light clothing.
Below Are Candidates That Are Not Eligible For Microblading
- Heart Conditions/Pace Maker/Defibrillator (No exceptions)
- If you have “keloid” scars, you need to ask your doctor before your appointment (raised scarring)
If you are currently taking any of these medications, your body will be less efficient with clotting and therefore lead to bleeding. Therefore, it’s important I understand if you prescribed to any of these so please ask any questions you have about these.
- Triflusal (Disgren)
- Clopidogrel (Plavix)
- Prasugrel (Effient)
- Ticagrelor (Brilinta)
- Ticlopidine (Ticlid)
- Cilostazol (Pletal)
- Vorapaxar (Zontivity)
- Dipyridamole (Persantine)
- Pradaxia (dibigatran)
- Xarelto (rivaraxaban)
- Eliquis (apixaban)
- Savaysa (edoxaban)