Microblading aftercare is very important to the appearance and longevity of your new eyebrows.

First 24 Hours:

Every two-three hours, wipe off the brows with a moistened cotton pad (use bottled or filtered water) followed by a THIN layer of ointment.

General notes:

  • Always wash hands with a disinfectant soap before wiping your eyebrows and/or applying the post-care ointment.
  • Don't saturate the cotton pad with too much water.
  • Too much ointment will cause the pigment to fade.

Next 5-7 Days

Gently apply a THIN layer of ointment up to 3-5x/day. This can be done before bed and after showers, but be sure to use it sparingly as your skin needs to heal itself.

Avoid for 14 days

  • Getting eyebrows wet in the shower (wash from the neck down and utilize dry shampoo). Keep your face away from the shower head.
  • Please wash your face carefully around the eyebrows without getting water on the treated area.
  • Long steamy showers, hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi.
  • Increased sweating (practicing sports, working out, lifting weights, etc.) - sweat is salt and can prematurely fade the treated areas.
  • Performing tasks related to heavy cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris.
  • Sun tanning or salon tanning.
  • UV/UVA Rays or chemicals, as they have been known to cause a shift in color and premature fading.
  • Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any skin care products containing Retin-A or Glycolic acid on the face or neck.
  • Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of the wounds.
  • Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, motorcycles, etc.
  • Picking, peeling, or scratching of the micropigments area to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment.
  • Touching the eyebrow area except for when wiping and applying post-care cream with a cotton swab.


The entire healing process will take from 4-8 weeks depending on your body regeneration and age. Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. Itching and flaking may appear during the first 7 days post-microblading procedure. However, experience has shown that by strictly following these after-care instructions, these symptoms may quickly disappear.

The pigment will appear very sharp and dark immediately after the procedure. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin, and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually. Do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab/pad, as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin.

Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. However, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows. The final look of your eyebrows will be apparent approximately 30 days after your procedure.

Note that because of natural skin regeneration, after recovery period (peeling), brows might appear lighter than original. This might give you the impression that the color is fading too quickly. Often even with the proper aftercare, clients may lose original hair strokes which make the brow look uneven. This is normal. For most people, microblading is a two-step process - this is why we include a complimentary touch-up after 4-6 weeks of your original appointment.

Thank you for trusting us with your eyebrows!
Highbrows by Alicia