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Pre & Post  CARE

Below are the Pre & Post Care instructions for J | Collective procedures.
To achieve the best results, it is important to follow the Pre & Post Care instructions provided.

Q: How can I contact J | Collective?
A: If you have any concerns or questions, you can email us at
Please make sure to read and follow our instructions before calling or texting.

Prior to your procedure, clients are advised of the following:
  • No Botox treatments should be done 3 weeks prior or 4 weeks after procedure

  • No chemical peels 60 days before or after procedure (brows will peel quicker due to chemicals traveling under the skin)

  • No Retinols/Retin-A or other anti-aging/acne creams, or serums containing acids as these will fade brows prematurely

  • Do not work out or sweat heavily the day of the procedure (or 2 weeks after)

  • Do not tan or have a sunburned face the day of the procedure

  • No waxing or tinting 3 days before procedure

  • Stop taking aspirin, niacin, vitamin E, fish oil, CoQ10 and ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure

  • No alcohol or caffeine 24 hrs before procedure


Avoid alcohol and aspirin/ibuprofen and any vitamins that may thin your blood for 72 hours.  

  • Avoid tanning so we can assess your natural skin tone.

  • No face scrubs or chemical peels at least two weeks prior.

  • Feel free to come in with your brow makeup on so our technician can see your every day look you prefer.

  • Reference pictures of shapes and colors of brows are always welcomed. We will then work together to create the perfect brows! 

After your procedure, clients MUST follow these instructions:

  • Within 2 hours after the procedure, clean brows using a q-tip or finger tip  with Cetaphil. Gently wipe away the old healing balm / Aquaphor and any lymphatic liquid (clear yellowish liquid) that may have built up. Lightly pat dry with tissue and using a new q-tip re-apply healing balm/ Aquaphor to the brows.

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

  • Do not over apply healing balm. ( use a grain size amount for BOTH brows    

  • Do not put makeup on the brow area for a minimum of 7 days. Microbladed area is an open wound, using makeup may cause infections.

  • Avoid alcohol and aspirin/ibuprofen and any vitamins that may thin your blood for 24 hours.    

  • Brow area will feel slightly itchy as it heals and will start to lightly scab over. Do not peel or pick at the scabs as this can affect the outcome and pigmentation. 

  • Do not go swimming, tanning or into saunas for at least 14 days.     

  • No face scrubs or chemical peels at least 2 weeks after. 

  • Tox can be done after procedure.

How long does it take for Microblading to heal?

It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the color to fully set in.

How often will I need to touch up Microblading?

If it is performed properly, microblading should last anywhere between 18 and 24 months. Once pigment from the procedure begins to noticeably fade, you'll need to come back for a “touch-up” application. Touch-ups can be necessary every six months or every year, depending on your skin type and preferred look.

Does microblading hurt?

We use a topical anesthetic so there is very little discomfort. In fact, many clients fall asleep during the treatment!

How much does a touch up cost?

The cost of a touch up depends on the length of time since your previous treatment. The longer the time, the more pigment has likely faded, the more work needs to be done to touch up your brows. We will review all pricing with you in your consultation! ?

Can I return to my normal activities immediately following the microblading treatment?

You will have very clear instructions for aftercare, which is essential in the healing process in order to achieve the best results. There are certain limitations regarding sun exposure, sweating, going in a pool, etc. for a brief time after the treatment.

What's  Not?

What's  Normal? 

At J | COLLECTIVE, I'm  pleased to offer post brow care services to help your treatment last as long as possible. I take pride in providing exceptional service to my clients, and my expert knowledge will teach you all the tips and tricks you need to maintain your beautiful brows.

We'll address any concerns you may have, explain what's normal and what's not, and guide you on the proper care for a flawless look.








Swelling and redness are common side effects of the healing process after a PMU session. 


RIGHT AFTER - Brows appear bold and have redness as well, the intensity of redness can vary for each individual. They may feel tender and appear uneven. Keep clean and dry, do not touch your eyebrows! 


The 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 unnatural looking immediately after the procedure. The color of the pigment will appear much darker the next day.

Tenderness Is Totally Normal. Expect some tendernesspuffiness (even bruising), redness, and itching is quite normal for the permanent makeup healing.

After your eyebrow procedure, you will be swollen.

  • Some clients will swell minimally and some will swell more. In other words, everyone heals differently.

  • This can cause the area(s) to appear uneven, red, itchy, and irritated when healing. The area(s) will also appear much darker and thicker than the final result. You can expect eyebrows to fade/shrink anywhere from 10-50%.


Absolutely nothing on the brows. No makeup, lotions, pencil…etc for 14 days. If you experience any scabbing, crushing, or flaking after 14 days please DO NOT PICK, let it exfoliate naturally. DO not scrub them. This will prevent any unnecessary infections. In addition, this all applies to all touchups appointments as well.

Scabbing and flaking are natural parts of the healing process after a PMU session.


BY DAY 4 - The scab is starting to feel thigh and itchy, start applying a light layer of ointment. Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment (Aquaphor) on each eyebrow with a cotton swab and clean hands, spread a VERY THIN layer of the ointment across the treated area every morning and night. Brows should not appear greasy, glossy or shiny, if so you used too much, as this can suffocate the skin and delay healing. Never apply ointment on wet or damp tattoos. Continue ointment until your brows are no longer scabbing.




Infections of the skin due to irritation or allergic reaction from the pigment is a possible complication.

It’s common to have some pain and discomfort during the procedure, and you might feel a slight residual stinging afterward. 

It’s not common to have severe pain in the affected area once you leave your technician’s office. You should pay careful attention to the microbladed area to see if it becomes puffy or raised. Any yellow-tinged discharge or excessive redness could be a sign of an infection.

If the area swells, continues to scab after 2 weeks, or begins leaking pus, you should go to the doctor immediately. An infection in the eyebrow area is especially concerning if it reaches your bloodstream, because the area is so close to your eyes and brain. You will need prompt treatment with antibiotics if you get an infection from microblading.


You should avoid microblading altogether if you:

  • are pregnant

  • are prone to keloids

  • have had an organ transplant

You should also be cautious if you have a compromised liver or a viral condition, such as hepatitis.

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