For successful Microblading results it is important that you read all the information on this page.

Pre Care

It's simple! We prefer that you don't have newly plucked or waxed brows when coming in, so that we can see where your natural brows grow, that way we can shape your brows from scratch. So, the fuller your brows are at your microblading appointment, the better, as we'll have more to work with.

Here are some things to remember not to do:

  • Do not consume alcohol or caffeine 24 hours prior to your microblading procedure (these are natural blood thinners and will make you bleed excessively during the procedure)

  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 48 hours before your procedure - Tylenol is OK.

  • Do not use Botox in the forehead and eye area 3 weeks before your microblading procedure

  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E supplements 1 week prior (natural blood thinners)

  • Do not tint, thread, tweeze or wax your eyebrows 4 days before the procedure (we prefer if you have not cleaned them up)

  • Do not work out the day of the procedure

  • Do not tan 2 weeks prior

  • Do not have any type of facial/peel or electrolysis 1 week prior to treatment

  • Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol products 2 weeks prior to treatment

  • Avoid Nutritional Shakes, "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements 48 hours prior to procedure

  • Discontinue prescription Retin-A products 3 weeks prior to your procedure - always avoid application onto the brow area

  • Avoid use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks after your procedure

  • Avoid Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion or other invasive facials 3 weeks prior to procedure

  • Please note; Your skin will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.

Please take in account that this procedure will take about 2 1/5 hours depending on your brows and their existing condition. Due to the nature of this service we kindly ask that you arrive unaccompanied to your scheduled appointment. Please leave friends, boyfriends/husbands, children and pets at home.

For successful Microblading results it is important that you read all the information on this page.

Post Care

Post-care steps are straightforward and simple. Your microblading technician will provide you a free After Care Kit and go over all the details of your after care at your appointment time. It is absolutely crucial that you follow precise Post-Care instructions to achieve the full results of the Microblading procedure. If directions are not followed there is a risk that your procedure results won't last as intended. Your regular brow maintenance of tweezing, threading, waxing and/or tinting may continue as normal once your new brows have healed (after 2 weeks).

  • After your microblading procedure: Wash your microbladed brows every 2-3 hours with the gel cleanser provided to you in your After-Care Kit. Wash your hands with soap before touching the brow area, apply cleanser on your brows, rinse with water.

  • Either air dry or dab the brow area after washing. Use a clean tissue and pat dry - do not use a towel on the brow area.

  • Apply ointment with a Q-Tip on to your brows in-between the washing (allow eyebrows to completely dry before applying ointment)

  • Apply ointment once more before bedtime

  • Continue to apply ointment with a Q-tip onto your brows 3 times per day for the next 10 days. Apply every morning, mid-day and night.

  • DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring and pigment loss!

  • Avoid heavy sweating for 1 week - hot yoga, spinning class, running etc. (pigment can be expelled through your pores when sweating and compromise the healed result)

  • No submerging your face for 2 weeks - Swimming! Plan your vacations accordingly

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

  • NO makeup or skincare products is to be used on your brow area for 2 weeks.

  • NO facials, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.

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

  • 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. After 10 days, once the area has healed completely, use SPF/sunblock when going out in the sun to avoid fading of the pigment.

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

  • Keep your bangs and hair pulled back from your face for the first 10 days.

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

During healing (first 2 weeks) your eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural scabbing and healing. This is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures.

What to expect during healing process

After your Microblading procedure your brows go through several stages of healing. It is crucial that you follow all steps and recommendations provided to you. Right after your treatment your brows will appear bolder and darker than your final healed result. The intensity of the pigment will settle within a few days and after the 6th-9th day you will see what your brows will end up looking like. Be patient - great things come to those who wait.

Touch-Up Appointment

A touch-up appointment is necessary for you to receive the full benefits of this procedure. This touch-up appointment is complimentary and should be scheduled to be performed between 4-6 weeks after your initial visit. Important! The touch-up appointment is crucial to achieve optimal results - do not skip this step!

Your new brows!

Healed results will vary with each individual client depending on skin type and other factors. But most importantly - your results depend on how well you cared for your new brows during the initial two weeks of healing. Detailed post care instructions and how to best care for your new brows will be provided to you after your visit at Brow Bar DC.

Permanent makeup is NOT recommended for any clients who are or have:

  • Pregnant or Nursing

  • Allergic to anesthetic (Lidocaine)

  • Had Botox in the past month

  • Used Accutane in the past year

  • Tendency towards keloids

  • Diabetic

  • Viral infections and/or diseases

  • Epilepsy

  • 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, viral infection outbreak etc.)

  • Extremely Oily or Problematic Skin

*We advise new clients to book their Microblading appointments 1 month in advance of vacations, weddings, and other special occasions (remember, there's also a Touch up appointment). This allows adequate time for healing of both your initial Microblading procedure as well as the Touch-Up appointment.

After years of over waxing my brows had become so sparse and un-even. Now I have full and lush brows again.
— Kate P., Clarendon, VA


On point brows every day!