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How to Prepare for a Microblading Appointment

Microblading is a form of semi-permanent makeup used to enhance the shape and fullness of the eyebrows. It is a great way to get fuller, more natural-looking eyebrows without relying on makeup daily. However, before undergoing a microblading session, there are a few things you should do to prepare. But first, why are there restrictions before a microblading session?

First, it's important to understand why there are restrictions before a microblading session:

Microblading involves making tiny cuts in the skin and depositing pigment into them. The cuts must be kept clean and dry during the healing process to avoid infection and other complications. Therefore, certain activities should be avoided before a microblading session, including:

Shirani practitioner doing microblading

  • Sun exposure: The UV rays from the sun can cause the pigment to fade prematurely, so it's crucial to avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks prior to the procedure.

  • Tanning: Tanning can also cause the pigment to fade prematurely, so stop tanning for at least two weeks prior to the microblading session.

  • Exfoliating: Exfoliating can irritate the skin, so it's best to stop exfoliating for at least a couple of weeks before your scheduled session.

  • Waxing: Waxing can also irritate the skin, so it's another thing you should stop doing until after you get your microblading done.

  • Retinol: Retinol can also irritate the skin, so steer clear of all products containing retinol if you're up for a microblading session.

  • Aspirin: Aspirin can thin the blood and increase the risk of bleeding and bruising, so speak to your doctor about not taking aspirin because of your upcoming microblading session.

  • Alcohol: Alcohol can thin the blood and increase the risk of bleeding and bruising, so it's important to stop drinking alcohol for at least two weeks prior to the procedure.

Microblading Preparation: What You Need to Know

Before undergoing a microblading session, there are a number of things you need to do to prep your skin and make sure you achieve the best results possible. Here are some steps you should take before getting your eyebrows microbladed:

1. Consult with a Professional: It's essential to go to a professional who is experienced in microblading and understands how to shape your brows for the best results. Ask to see their portfolio and make sure they are certified and licensed.

2. Get a Skin Test: Before getting your eyebrows microbladed, get a skin test. This will ensure that you don't have any allergies or sensitivities to the pigment that will be used.

3. Avoid Makeup: You should also avoid wearing makeup on your appointment's day. This will help to ensure that the area is clean and free of any oils or other residue that could affect the results.

4. Cleanse the Area: Make sure to cleanse the area thoroughly before your appointment. This will help to remove any dirt, oils, or bacteria that could irritate the procedure.


Preparing yourself for a microblading session is essential for achieving the desired results. Following the steps shared above will make you more likely to achieve the desired shape, color, and definition with your microblading session.

At Shirani Beauty Clinic, we strive to provide you with the highest quality of personalized beauty services in Greater Vancouver. Our team of professionals works with you to create a look that is uniquely tailored to your individual needs and preferences. Whatever your beauty needs may be, our experts will work with you to find the perfect solution. Book your microblading session today!


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