Arlington Plastic Surgery, Anthony Tran, Arlington, Texas

Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery,
Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

3300 Matlock Rd.

Arlington, TX 76015

(817) 467-5081

(682) 217-1080

Spanish & Vietnamese speakers are available

Fax - (817) 557-4646

Important Instructions

Important Instructions

You Are Not a Suitable Candidate for This Procedure if You Are:

  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Heart Condition or using heart medications
  • Have a Pacemaker
  • History of Keloids or Hypertrophic Scarring
  • Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
  • Viral Infections and/or Diseases
  • Skin Diseases, Irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area
  • Rashes, Sunburn, Acne, Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
  • Botox in the past 2 months (Please see Microblading FAQ section for more details)
  • Accutane in the past 2 years
  • Recently have gotten a Chemical Peel in the last 4 weeks
  • Recently Tanned or will be tanning within 4 weeks
  • Allergic to Lidocaine, Prilocaine, Benzocaine, Tetracaine or Epinephrine
  • Any treatment, medication, or illness that compromises the Immune System/Healing, would NOT make you a good candidate for micropigmentation procedure.
  • Have extremely Oily or Problematic Skin (Please see Microblading FAQ section for more details)
  • Epilepsy
  • Have Upcoming Vacations or Special Occasions (book at least 3 to 4 months in advance)
  • Smokers – If your are frequent smoker, your pigment may fade sooner.
  • Iron Deficiency / Anemic – If you are Iron Deficient or Anemic, your pigment may fade sooner and bleeding/bruising may occur during and after the procedure.
  • Very Thin Mature Skin – Soft, Hypersensitive Skin with barely any Upper Skin Layer… This skin type bleeds easily, has a harder time healing, and developes scars and infections easily. Pigments can spread and strokes will appear thick or your skin may reject the pigment and appear blotchy. Microblading is NOT the best choice for this skin type.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Pigment Patch Test will be performed 5-7 days prior for individuals who have high skin sensitivities or are sensitive to: Topical Makeup Products, Gold, Silver, Nickel and Hair Dyes.
  • DARK SKIN TYPES: AFRICAN AMERICAN, INDIAN, FILIPINO, ETC. PLEASE NOTE: On some people with darker skin complexions, The Hair Strokes WILL NOT appear as defined or as dark as lighter skin types due to skin color already being naturally darker. (Please see Microblading FAQ section for details)

The following medications will cause bleeding and will not allow the pigment to be retained by the skin:

  • Triflusal (Disgren)
  • Clopidogrel (Plavix)
  • Prasugrel (Effient)
  • Ticagrelor (Brilinta)
  • Ticlopidine (Ticlid)
  • Cilostazol (Pletal)
  • Vorapaxar (Zontivity)
  • Dipyridamole (Persantine)
  • Coumadin (Jantoven)
  • Pradaxia (Dibigatran)
  • Xarelto (Rivaraxaban)
  • Eliquis (Apixaban)
  • Savaysa (Edoxaban)

Conditions That Will Require a Doctor’s Note:

  • On certain medications
  • Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure
  • Organ transplant
  • Pacemaker or major heart problems
  • Epilepsy
  • History of cancer
  • Diabetes

Before Your Appointment:

  • DO NOT Exercise 24 hours before procedure as the body heat expands the pores.
  • NO Alcohol or Caffeine 24 hours before procedure, this will minimize any oozing/bleeding or swelling after the procedure.
  • AVOID Sun and Tanning one week prior procedure.
  • DO NOT take: Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Advil, Ibuprofen, Fish Oil, Prenatal Vitamin and Hair/Skin Supplements 48 hours prior to procedure.
  • DO NOT discontinue any other medication.
  • DO NOT Wax, Thread, Tweeze or Tint Eyebrows 1 week prior to procedure.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Getting a procedure during your menstrual cycle can make you hyper-sensitive at the procedure.

After Care:
Residual pigment, blood etc, can arise from the open wounds, so during the first 24 hours, we ask the client to “wash the skin gently” to remove/prevent build up and dust particles, you should dab this away 3-4 times in the first day. You can use cool water with a damp cotton pad to prevent drying out and scabs forming. Don’t panic if dry patches or scabs appear as this can be taken care of in the second touch-up appointment.

Apply A&D Ointment over your brow area 3-4 times a day for the first few days to avoid scabbing. There are many suitable natural oils that are good for this such as grape seed oil, almond oil and coconut oil. These oils heal the brow area holistically as well as getting the best results in retaining pigment color in the skin.

A follow up touch-up is recommended in 4 weeks. The healing process is different for everyone and it takes 25 to 30 days. Microblading is low maintenance and very natural looking, hair like strokes regardless of the amount of hair present.

After Care during the 10 Day healing period: You will be given written instructions with guidance on how to care for your brows during the initial healing period, this includes:

  • NO Sun Beds
  • NO Exercise; SWEAT IS SALT and WILL prematurely fade, blur or cause the pigment NOT to take at all.
  • NO Makeup on the brow area
  • NO Anti-Aging creams on the brow area..
  • DO NOT pick scabs if any appear.
  • DO NOT itch the brow area or pull the scabs away.
  • SHOWERS; Avoid direct shower water on the treated area after the procedure. Apply the product given to you prior to showering to prevent soaps and shampoos from getting on the treated area.
  • FLAKING; Everyone’s skin heals differently and most clients develope patchy/flaky areas or the appearance of fading after the procedure. This is 100% normal. Please DO NOT PICK. Usually the exfoliation (peeling) process occurs about 4 to 5 days after procedure and will be complete at about day 7 ot 10.
  • ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ON THE TREATED AREA… Leave your Brow area alone and let them heal totally for at least 10 days… NO WATER, NO MAKEUP, NO LOTIONS, NO SOAPS for at least 10 to 14 days… AVOID scrubbing the treated area for at least 1 month.

Important Notes:

  • Avoid Petroleum Jelly or Vaseline during your healing period. Anything with a Petroleum or Vaseline base can cause a reaction and can cause crusting and scabbing. We expect to see a little flaking but not scabbing. Vaseline/Petroleum can also cause sweating as the skin is not able to breathe.
  • Color Refreshing. The results can last anywhere from 6 to 18 months, depending on different factors affecting the procedure. However, a touch up once a year is recommended to retain the shape and saturation of pigment.


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