Pre-Care and After-Care
For microblading or microshading brows

@Eyedoll- Rotterdam



If you’ve ever hired a professional painter, they will tell you that “it’s all in the prep”. Professional painters know that they get the best results when they spend extra time sanding, filling holes, making sure edges are smooth and applying the right primer.  Well, permanent makeup is very similar.  You will get much better results when you properly prep.

It all starts with a good canvas! The eyebrow area must be healthy, strong, non-sensitive, and non-irritated.  Here’s how to get your skin ready for the procedure:

  • Do not pick/tweeze/wax 3 days before the procedure

  • Do not tan two weeks prior to the service, or have a sunburned face

  • Do not have any type of facial 2 weeks prior to the procedure

  • Do not work out the day of the procedure

  • Do not have botox 3 weeks prior to the procedure

  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior to the procedure (they are natural blood thinners)

  • Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days prior to the procedure.

In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor color deposit:

  • Do not drink alcohol 24 - 48 hours before your tattoo

  • Do not consume coffee before your procedure

Do not take an Aspirin or Ibuprofen for pain relief (these also thin the blood)​


  • There are minimal breaks during the 2-3 hour treatment. Please be sure to dress comfortably and eat beforehand. Arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time, preferably wearing no make-up with a freshly washed face. 


Congratulations on your new brows!

Please read the After-Care instructions carefully and in their entirety.

Your after-care is imperative to maintaining lasting results. It is up to you to make sure your brows last! Remember, our skin is a living organ that needs nourishment and proper care.

If you have any questions regarding after-care please contact the studio. 

Follow these steps to maintain the best retention and results.

Immediately after leaving the studio:

Your brows will feel tender and look darker than anticipated. There may be some stinging, swelling, slight burning or itching- this is normal and will take a few hours to settle.

Make sure your hands, glasses, and anything possibly touching your face are wiped clean of bacteria to prevent getting an infection.


                                                               DO NOT TOUCH your beautiful new brows!

It is essential that you resist the urge to touch or scratch the treated area. If itching does occur, gently tap or slap the source, but DO NOT scratch, pick or rub the area.

The day of the treatment: Absorb

After the procedure, gently blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes for the full day until the oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymphatic fluids.

Days 1-7: Wash

Wash daily to remove bacteria, build up of product and oils, and dead skin. (Don't worry, this does no remove the pigment!)

Gently wash your eyebrows each morning and night with water and an antibacterial soap like Dial Soap, Cetaphil, or Neutrogena. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or exfoliants.

Days 1-7: Moisturize

Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply, as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. NEVER put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.

Days 7-14:

Your After-Care schedule is over, but your brows are still healing. Continue to treat your brows as a wound (no bacteria, touching, make-up, etc.). Please read important reminders for important continuous after-care.

Important reminders

Taking Care of Your Eyebrows

You can shower, but do not allow the water on your face. Limit your showers to 5 minutes and leave bathroom door open while showering to reduce steam. Steam will open your pores and release the pigment.


  • Makeup cannot be worn on the brows for 14 days. If you choose to wear foundation, completely avoid the brow area. Makeup
    is full of bacteria and can cause infection.

  • No moisturizer or creams (besides after-care cream provided) can be applied during the 14-day healing process.

  • No picking or scratching.

  • Keep your hair out of your face. Tie it up. ​

  • Avoid saunas, hot tubs, sun exposure. Wear a hat if you have to. 

Please follow these directions exactly. Deviation from these After-Care steps may cause irreversible trauma and scarring to the area.

Important reminders

Time-line For Other Procedures

Exercise - Avoid working out 4-7 days following your treatment. Light exercise is allowed (minimal sweating), but you MUST clean the treated area.

Botox & Fillers - Avoid 3 weeks prior to and following your appointment.

Accutane - MUST have been off for at least 12 months prior to your appointment.

Retinol - MUST have stopped using at least 2 weeks prior to and following your appointment.

Iron Deficiency - MUST be taking iron supplements 6 weeks prior to and following your appointment.

ALL Chemical Peels, Facial & Skin Treatments - Avoid 4 weeks prior to and following your appointment

Tanning - Avoid 2 weeks prior to and following your appointment.