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Microblading Procedure: What You Need To Do Before

You’re excited for your first microblading procedure—that’s great! Now, it’s time to make sure you’re well-prepared.

While this beauty craze is for anyone who wants fuller, beautiful brows, only those who can follow instructions properly will get the most out of their microblading service. Here’s how to get your skin ready for an OPM microblading procedure.

Things You Should Not Do before the Microblading Procedure

Don’t pluck, tweeze, or wax your eyebrows

We understand that this is something you normally do early in the morning. However, for at least one week before your microblading procedure, do not pluck or tweeze any of your eyebrow hair.

Refrain from waxing the area to be microbladed, as well. In fact, even taking out smaller hair follicles through electrolysis is prohibited.

Why, you ask? Because aside from giving you slight discomfort, plucking, tweezing and waxing can actually make your skin ‘less relaxed’.

Less relaxed skin will make you too sensitive to be exposed to a process like the OPM microblading procedure.

Avoid getting sunburned

It might be a good idea to postpone that beach trip. You can’t allow your face to get sunburned. Chances are, the tanned skin surrounding your eyebrows will exfoliate or shed off.

As that happens, the color goes off, as well. That means you won’t have your original skin color and that matching the right pigment for you will be trickier.

Don’t dye your brows

Speaking of colors, don’t tint your eyebrows three days before the procedure, either. The color of your eyebrows from the artificial tint won’t last long; they’re only semi-permanent.

Once your tint fades, your microbladed eyebrows might not perfectly match the actual pigment of your skin. So, skip the dye for now—our OPM pigment is designed for long-lasting effect, anyway!

Skip the facial

Two weeks prior to treatment, skip your weekly facial routine. Peeling products and services are exfoliators that may inflame your skin or make it too sensitive for the OPM microblading procedure.

Things You Should Not Take before the Microblading Procedure

Don’t take Vitamin A or Retinol

Discontinue using Vitamin A or Retinol products one month before the treatment. These very accessible drugs promote skin cell changeover, resulting in newer and more delicate skin. You don’t want to have this kind of skin during the procedure.

Skip the Fish Oil and Vitamin E

Speaking of vitamins, Fish Oil and Vitamin E should not be ingested one week prior to the procedure. These two are natural blood thinners. While there will be no bleeding during your microblading procedure, very tiny blots of blood will appear around the microbladed area.

But don’t worry—these blots readily become blood clots. However, if your blood is thin, the process of blood clotting becomes slightly slower, and we don’t want that in our operation.

Relieve yourself from pain relievers

Similarly, pain relievers like aspirin and ibuprofen make the blood thinner. Avoid these at all costs, especially when nearing the microblading procedure.

Hold the margaritas

Lastly, in order to make sure that there won’t be any bleeding at all and that color deposit is never poor, do not drink alcohol 24-48 hours before the microblading procedure.

With all these small sacrifices under your belt, you’ll be on your way to looking great. Organic Permanent Makeup OPM promises you that—all you need is a little patience. Margaritas on the beach can always come after!