symptoms & conditions


  • If you are pregnant, you cannot be microbladed until at least 8 weeks postpartum.
  • If you have a heart condition (including mitral or prolapsed valve) you will require a doctor’s note.
  • You must be 6 weeks post chemo treatment.
  • You must be off Accutane for one year (or doctor’s note after minimum of 6 months).
  • You must discontinue oral meds for acne for 30 days prior.
  • You must be off Chantix for 30 days.
  • If you require an antibiotic/pre-med before dental work please check with your doctor to see if this is needed before permanent cosmetics of the eyebrows.
  • You should be off any antibiotics for 30 days before your appointment as these can thin your blood as well. If you have to go on an anti-biotic within that 30 day window please text to reschedule.
  • Microblading and vaccines: It is suggested that microblading be done 2 weeks prior to or 2 weeks after receiving a vaccine. Please text to reschedule if this effects you.
  • Discontinue use of fish oil or Vitamin E at least 2 weeks before appointment.
  • Wait at least 2 weeks before or after microblading for Botox and fillers. It needs to settle so we don’t give you crooked brows. Also, your immune system can be jeopardized.
  • Discontinue all retinoids, AHAs or BHAs for 2 weeks before your appointment. No chemical peels 30 days before your appointment.
  • You must make sure you do not have a sunburn on your face. Do not go tanning in a tanning bed for at least 3 weeks before your appointment. Do not come to an appointment with overly tanned or burnt skin on forehead/brow area - we won’t microblade you if you do... you don’t want the pigment to go gray, right?
  • Avoid blood thinners like Advil, Ibuprofen, and Aspirin for at least 4 days before your appointment. If you are on prescription blood thinners please text to discuss. Do NOT stop taking prescription blood thinners without consulting your doctor.
  • Avoid eyebrow hair removal for as long as possible before your appointment. We will take care of excess hair removal as necessary at your appointment! Or we can just leave that natural fluff.
  • Avoid excessive drinking the night before your appointment. A glass of wine shouldn’t have an effect, but a whole bottle will probably make you bleed.

Things to Know the Day of Your Appointment:

  • No caffeine! I know it’s a tough rule, but caffeine causes bleeding which can cause lack of pigment retention…it’s your money, don’t waste it!
  • No working out or exercising the morning of your appointment. Again, causes bleeding.
  • As stated above, no pain medicine or blood thinners before the appointment.
  • Please arrange childcare accordingly. ARCHED really isn’t a place for children and we wouldn’t want your procedure or another client's procedure to be complicated.


Day of Procedure and the Following (days 1 + 2):
  • Use a clean tissue or paper towel to gently dab or pat away any lymph (clear or yellowish fluid) or residual bleeding that may be secreted after the microblading procedure. 
  • 2-3 times each day for the first 2 days, gently pat or wipe the brows with a clean paper towel that is damp with cool water to cleanse and remove lymph. If there any "crusties" or scabs forming, gently wipe those away. Then pat with a dry paper towel to remove excess moisture and apply Miel healing balm with a clean Q-tip.
While healing (through day 10 or until all dark flakes fall off):
  • Gently apply balm proactively throughout the day (always wash hands first and use a clean q-tip) to keep brows hydrated while healing and to relieve dry/itchiness. Apply each morning, throughout the day to stay hydrated, and always before bed.
  • No touching your brows.
  • Keep pets away from your brow area.
  • Absolutely NO picking at your brows! For the LOVE or your brows, no picking!
  • Keep brows dry. Apply balm before you shower. Avoid shower spray and steam. Pat with a dry paper towel after and then apply more balm. No pools, lakes, hot tubs, or saunas.
  • No sweating. We know this is hard for you avid healthy people (and we hate you...jk. Kind of.). However, it is IMPERATIVE that you avoid exercise that will work up your heart rate or make you work up a sweat. Sweating will destroy your artist's beautiful work.
  • Stay shaded from the sun. Wear a hat, sunglasses, and utilize the visor in your car.
  • Keep makeup, lotion, hair spray, dry shampoo, and all other product out of your brows except for the healing balm.

Long-term care (after all flakes have fallen off):

  • Wash your brow area with a washcloth and gentle cleanser (like Cetaphil or CeraVe) and use a gentle moisturizer each morning and night.
  • No anti-aging, anti-acne, vitamin A, retinoid, AHA/BHA, vitamin C or lightening products in your brow area at all. Keep at least half of an inch away from the brows.
  • Wear SPF 50 or higher directly on your brows if you are going out in the sun. Reapply every 60-90 minutes. Wear a hat and sunglasses for extra sun protection.
  • No tanning beds. It will ruin your microblading. Cancer is bad anyway. For realz.
  • No chemical peels or laser treatment in your brow area.