PRIOR & AFTER CARE

SELF CARE IS THE BEST CARE

LASH CARE

PREPARING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

  • Arrive makeup free for extensions to adhere to the best of its abilities to lashes
     

  • Brings headphones or take a nap! New sets may take up to two hours so rest those beautiful eyes

  • Lashes may not be wet for 24 hrs following the appointment. So plan accordingly!
     

  • Bring contact cases in case you need to take your contacts out from some minor irritation

AVOID

  • Wet eyes for 24 hrs
     

  • Steam or sauna for 48 hrs
     

  • Running water directly on eyes when showering
     

  • Applying mascara on roots, apply from the center upwards

  • Rubbing your eyes
     

  • Products with oil
     

  • Curling eyelashes
     

  • Perming eyelashes
     

  • Pulling on lashes

MICROBLADING CARE

PREPARING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

IMMEDIATELY AFTER PROCEDURE

  • No consumption of alcohol (2 days prior)
     

  • No caffeine (2 days prior)
     

  • No blood thinning medication (3 days prior)
     

  • No retinol products (2 days prior)

  • 2 hours after the procedure, gently clean brows of lymphatic liquid (clear yellow fluid) using a q-tip and warm soap water
     

  • Make sure to apply a light layer of healing balm morning and night to brows for at least 5-7 days
     

  • Do not over apply healing balm, results in color loss
     

  • When showering or washing face, make sure to avoid brows and clean around it   

THE HEALING TIMELINE

DAY 1-2: Brows will appear darker, bolder, and more defined. This can last up to a week as the healing process takes place. A little swelling may occur
 

Day 3-7: Exfoliation begins! Skin will start scabbing and peeling, but don't freak out! Your body is just trying to heal the new wound. Do not itch it or pick at it! Brow color will start to soften and lighten. Color may be lost if your skin has regenerated and naturally exfoliated more.

DAY 7-11: Brows may look like they have disappeared, but the pigment will start to return around days 11-28 when they are becoming fully healed. After 28 days, the skin will regenerate and the pigment that faded will push through again. 

After 6 weeks, come in for your touch-up so we can perfect those brows even more!

AVOID

  • Do not pick at your skin, let the skin fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring and premature loss of pigment. 
     

  • Apply make-up to the tattooed area for the first 2 weeks. Cosmetics of any kind may interfere with the healing and color of your tattoo.
     

  • Use Vaseline, Neosporin or other petroleum based products while healing.
     

  • Bleach, tint or dye the tattooed area for one month following the procedure.
     

  • Apply any anti-acne products (e.g. Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, Proactiv, etc.) or lightening creams (skin bleaching creams) such as hydroquinone to the treated area while healing.

  • Apply any anti-aging products or facial products containing Alpha Hydroxyls (AHAs), Retin-A, Lactic or Glycolic Acids
     

  • Thread, wax, or use hair removal products on the treated area while healing.
     

  • Exercise and/or sweat for a few days prior to getting tattooed and for one week after.
     

  • Enter any swimming pools, jacuzzis or other bodies of water for two weeks.
     

  • Soak your face underwater in a bathtub or allow the shower to spray directly in your face for two weeks.
     

  • Must stay off Accutane for a year

F.A.Q

What are eyelash extensions?


Eyelash Extensions are individual strands of synthetic fibers made to replicate a natural eyelash. When applied, eyelash extensions lengthen and thicken your own natural eyelashes. The single strands are applied to each individual eyelash, one by one. With proper application, lash extensions look and feel completely natural.




How do I choose the look I want?


Your technician will consult with you to understand what type of style you are interested in and what look will work best with your natural lashes. The overall look of the lashes can range from very natural to very voluminous! Refer to our services page to get started on lash shapes you may like!




Can I use mascara and eyeliner on my lashes?


Eyelash extensions are designed to give your natural lashes an improved look of fullness so mascara is not needed. However, we do have a water-based mascara for purchase for those who feel the need especially nearing time for the next refill. Water-based and felt tip eyeliners are recommended if you'd like to use them!
Do not use eyelash curlers! You run the risk of damaging the eyelash extensions if you crimp them. If you desire a look where your lashes look more curled, we will choose a curl that will meet that requirement.




How often should I come in for a fill?


It is recommended that clients come in every 2-4 weeks to get a refill. if you lose more than 50% of your eyelash extensions, it is considered a new set.




How do I clean my lashes?


For daily cleansing, use a lip gloss applicator/ soft bristled brush and oil free makeup remover to rid the base of your lashes from buildup. For weekly deep cleaning, mix 1 part baby shampoo and 2 parts water together in a foaming bottle pump. Use a lip gloss applicator / soft bristled brush to remove buildup. Do not clean them more than twice a week. Avoid q-tips as the fiber may snag on your extensions!




Can lash extensions damage my eyelashes?


If applied properly, no. Although if your technician applies lashes that are too long or too heavy for your natural lashes, there is a risk they can be damaged. This is why it is so important to seek a licensed esthetician or lash stylist. If you have brittle or dry lashes, it may better to let your eyelashes rest for a while!




How does the lash cycle work?


Hair follows a specific growth cycle with three different phases that occur simultaneously.

  • Anagen is the growth stage where new hair is produced. If you pull out a new lash you will see that the bulb is very thick.
  • Catagen is the transition stage where the hair shaft grows upward and detaches itself from the bulb. The hair follicle will actually shrink. The lower part of the follicle is destroyed and the dermal papilla, which is what nourishes the follicle, breaks away.
  • Telogen is the resting stage. This is where you see lashes on your cheeks or lashes come out on the brush as you comb through your lash extensions. You don’t feel them fall out - this is part of the normal process of the replacement of old hair with new. There is virtually no bulb at the base. It is very normal to have anywhere from 3-5 lashes fall out each day.





What is microblading?


Microblading is a form of permanent makeup. we use a tool with a tiny "blade" that consists of about 18 needles. these are then dipped into the ink, and applied onto your brow area to mimic your hair. before we add the strokes, we drawn in the shape to your liking. this process is a very natural looking alternative to the old technique of coloring in the eyebrows with a machine. We use prenumb prior to any strokes made onto your skin to help take the kick off the procedure. every skin accepts the prenumb differently, so there might be some initial pain depending on your skin. we continuously add numbing cream during the process which will help with the pain.




How long does it take?


For the first Microblading session, the entire procedure should take about 2.5-3 hours. During this session, the brow technician will shape and style the client’s brows for client approval. We then follow with pigment color selection. Once the client is satisfied with the choices, we begin the procedure.
The client is to come in for a follow up visit in order to have any minor necessary touch ups. The second Microblading session takes place after 4-6 weeks after the initial session. This session will take approximately 1.5-2 hours to complete.




Am I a good candidate for microblading?


Microblading is not suitable for the following candidates:

  • Using Accutane
  • Have heart conditions or using heart medications
  • Have diabetes (will require a physician's note)
  • Have skin disease or irritations
  • Have had Botox in the last 2 weeks
  • Have gotten a deep tan or chemical peels in the last 2 weeks
  • Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine
  • Anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require a physician's note
  • Pregnant or nursing clients who want to microblade can be done at your own discretion.
  • We suggest discussing with your doctor first. Microblading is still considered a tattoo, and just like with wine or sushi consumption, it is a personal choice to do so during this period.*
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who we deem not suitable for this procedure or for any other reason. Our technicians make the decision to microblade an individual based on their own discretion. * If you have any other concerns or doubts please contact us at alchemylashandbrow@gmail.com. we will answer any further questions!




Is microblading painful?


The pain level for the procedure is considered mild to none. Prior to the procedure your brow technician will apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area, and also reapplied during the procedure. Everyone responds differently to anesthetic; depending on the client, the feeling of the procedure has been described as light cat scratches to not feeling anything. Topical anesthetics used may contain lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine. Be sure to let your technician know if you may be allergic to any of the anesthetics/ After the procedure, redness and slight swelling in the area is normal. Clients describe the area feeling similar to a light sunburn. Clients can take Tylenol but not aspirin or ibuprofen.




Is a touch up session necessary?


Yes! A touch up session after 4-6 weeks is necessary as everyone heals differently and outcome will vary. Certain areas may not pick up during first session and will need to be refilled. Pigment color may need to be adjusted, brow thickness and more strokes can be added. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment. Most importantly, your touch up session is when we refine your brows to ensure it looks perfect and retains the color for the whole year!




Can I get a touch up earlier than 4 weeks?


Touch up sessions should not be done earlier than 4 weeks after initial microblading session as pigment color has not fully settled into the skin. Most importantly, this is to prevent scar damage as the tissue requires time to completely heal.




How long does microblading last?


Since microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade overtime. Microblading typically lasts 1-2 years, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature). Skincare routine will also affect the lasting effect of the pigment: patients who tan, uses products with AHA or Glycolic Acid with fade faster as your skin will resurface faster. Each individual's color retention within the skin will vary. To maintain the brows looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 12-18 months. Clients can let the microbladed area fade over time, but please note a slight shadow may remain.





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