Microblading Aftercare & What To Expect

Microblading after care is very important to the appearance and longevity of your new eyebrows

For the longevity and appearance of your new eyebrows

  • Do not let any water, lotion, soap, cosmetics or makeup touch your eyebrow area during the first 7 - 10 days after your procedure.
  • 24 hours after procedure, make sure your hands are completely clean and gently apply the aftercare balm with clean hands. This can be done once at night time, but be sure to use the aftercare balm sparingly as your skin needs to heal itself. Please continue to apply the ointment for 7 - 10 days.

The following must be avoided during the full healing period - post procedure

  • Increased sweating
  • Practicing sports / excercise
  • Swimming, salt water & chlorine will cause the pigment to fade
  • Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi
  • Sun tanning, salon tanning or self tanning products. UV/UVA Rays or chemicals have been known to cause a shift in color and premature fading
  • Any laser, chemical treatments, peels, microneedling and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic acid on the face or neck
  • Picking, peeling, or scratching of the Microbladed area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment
  • Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris
  • Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds
  • Touching of the eyebrow area except for when cleaning and applying the aftercare balm with a cotton bud or clean fingers
  • Please wash your face carefully around the eyebrow area without getting water on the treated area. During the shower, keep your face away from the showerhead or take a bath

Pay Special Attention To The Following

  • Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days post-microblading procedure. However, experience has shown that by following these after-care instructions, these symptoms may quickly disappear.
  • If you have any unexpected problems with the healing of the skin, please contact The Brow Lab immediately, to discuss further instructions.
  • Contact a physician if any signs or symptoms develop such as the following: fever, redness at the site, swelling, tenderness of the procedure site, elevated body temperature, red streaks going from the procedure site towards the heart, and/or any green/yellow discharge that is foul in odour.

What to Expect During and After Your Microblading Session

  • Entire healing process will take from 4-6 weeks depending on your body regeneration and age. Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle.
  • The pigment will appear very natural looking immediately after the procedure. The color of the pigment will appear much darker the next day.
  • Note that because of natural skin regeneration, after recovery period (peeling), brows might appear lighter than original. This might give you the impression that colour is fading too quickly. Often even with proper care, clients may lose original hairstrokes which make brows look uneven. It is absolutely normal. That is the reason why most customers need a touchup after 6 weeks.
  • Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. However, this is just superficial colour and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows. The final look of your eyebrows will be apparent approximately 30 days after your procedure.
  • Never rub the treated area as it will disturb the skin from natural healing.
  • Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 up to SPF 50 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the colour pigment to fade away more quickly. When using foundation, be aware when applying to avoid your healed eyebrows. If foundation covers healed brows, your eyebrows will appear lighter.
  • HAPPY DAYS! You can now enjoy your beautiful new eyebrows!


  • We reserve the right to refuse services.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice.
  • Due to the nature of Microblading & Lash Lifting procedures and the confines in which we work absolutely NO visitors/children will be allowed into the studio during the procedure.


In the event you would like to reschedule or cancel your appointment, you may do so by emailing us on info@thebrowlab.co.za, anytime up to 24 hours before your scheduled appointment.
Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be subject to a 50% fee of service booked. This amount will be added to your next appointment. Please note that “NO SHOWS” will not be rebooked in future.

The BrowLAB Durbanville, Cape Town

m: 082 684 9234
e: info@thebrowlab.co.za
23 Church Street
Durbanville, Cape Town
South Africa

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