Microblading requires a 10 day “dry heal” to ensure the crispness of the strokes. DO NOT GET WET FOR 10 DAYS!!! Only touch the treated areas with clean hands.  Days 1-2 leave brows alone.  On Days 3- 10 apply a very thin layer of Vaseline prior to showering with a clean Q-tip. Please use fresh vaseline so it is not contaminated. After showering gently BLOT off Vaseline with a tissue or toilet paper, do not rub or wipe off. Avoid sweating for 10 DAYS!! Hot weather, strenuous activity, saunas or other activity that causes sweat should be avoided.  Sweating can cause the hair strokes to blur under the skin and there is no way to fix it. Avoid direct water for 10 DAYS! The first 48 hours are critical…do not wash your face or hair. I recommend using a makeup remover wipe very carefully.  Dry shampoo will be your best friend as well for the first 2 days! If you can have someone else wash your hair in a shampoo basin, that is fine but you must keep your eyebrow area completely dry.


For the first 2 days, your brows must be rinsed frequently to clean off any lymph fluid. This can be done by taking a damp paper towel and gently blotting your brows every 2 hours. In the morning and before bed, use Dial antibacterial soap to gently cleanse and then pat dry. Apply a thin layer of After Inked ointment with a Q-tip or clean finger. The amount of After Inked should be the size of a grain of rice. 

Days 3 - 10, you will blot, cleanse, pat dry, and apply After Inked TWICE a day. We need to keep moisture in but without suffocating the brows.

Some residual swelling is normal for ALL procedures.  Some clients may have no swelling and some may have a lot, this completely depends on the individual. You may apply ice to the treated area if necessary. Dry skin, itching and tenderness are also common after the procedure. These symptoms will dissipate each day and vary on an individual basis. Color will fade/soften 30-50%. The mandatory Perfection Appointment in 8 weeks will enhance any area that has faded and/or needs additional strokes.  It is important to realize that you will need a color boost every 1-3 years to maintain it's fresh natural appearance.  Body art ink is not used, it is permanent cosmetics pigment and will fade over time. 


Days 1-2: The eyebrows are approximately 20 to 25% darker and bolder in width than they will be when healed. Your skin is red under the pigment which causes the color of the pigment to appear darker. There is some swelling although difficult to see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside. Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow procedure to flake away and a more narrow appearance will result. New skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer appearance of your eyebrows. Don’t be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire. This is all part of the process.

Day 3: Eyebrows may start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Natural exfoliation begins, do not exfoliate yourself.

Day 4: The skin begins to flake, peeling from the outside edges first.

Day 5: Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and greyer for 8 weeks until color clarifies.




  • DO NOT RUB, SCRATCH, OR PICK AT THE TREATED AREA. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off.  Picking can cause scarring or removal of the pigment.

  • Absolutely nothing on eyebrows for 10 days!! No makeup, no lotions, NOTHING! You must also avoid the sun so please wear a hat and large sunglasses if you will be outside. 

  • Avoid sleeping on your face/brows for the first 10 days.

  • Avoid pool, sauna, steam rooms, steamy hot showers and/or steamy hot baths for 3 weeks.

  • COMPLETELY avoid direct sun exposure and 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.

  • No swimming until the area is completely healed, salt water/chlorine can cause the pigments to fade or change in color. 

  • After 10 days and once the area has healed completely, use sunblock when going out in the sun to stop the color from fading.

  • Eyebrow tinting should not be undertaken for 2 weeks after your procedure.

  • Avoid Retin-A, Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion around the brow area once healed.

  • Avoid any skincare product that has the words “acid", “retinol”, or "glycol."  Acne products and anti-aging products could potentially cause your brows to fade. Check your foundations and primers too since they may include ingredients that could alter your brows.



Permanent makeup is a process.  It often requires a “follow-up” application.  There will be a charge for any additional “touch-ups”, “spot touch-ups”, or “color-boosts” I may desire or need since there is no way to determine how each person may hold color.  Everyone’s skin is different as well as how they care for it. Following all of these instructions will help you protect your investment.  

© 2019 by April Lenz Makeup Artistry, LLC. Proudly created with