Posted on February 10, 2021

Tips for the Best Microblading Experience in La Mesa


Whether you overplucked your eyebrows in the 90s, or just wish your eyebrows were fuller or darker, microblading may be the answer you’ve been looking for. I’m sure you’ve heard of microblading,  and you probably know of at least one person who has had it done, but there are some things you should know beforehand to ensure you have the best experience and are happy with your results.

Tips for Choosing the Right Microblading Technician in La Mesa

Clearly one of the first things you must do is choose the right technician. This seems simple, but it’s not. You are putting your face in the hands of someone else, so it’s important you choose the right person for you.

• First, make sure the technician you choose has proven results and can show you pictures and videos of his or her personal clients. 

• Make sure that when you are looking through his or her portfolio you see examples of eyebrow shape and coloring similar to what you would want. There are various pigments and shapes so it’s important to know he or she can give you the results you are looking for specifically.

• Look for client testimonials and read what they have to say about their experience and results.

• A good place to look is his or her social media page to see additional examples of his/her work.

• Make sure he or she is willing to fully answer your questions and address any concerns you may have prior to the procedure. 

• Make sure your technician is licensed.

Pre-Procedure Tips for Microblading 

When you choose your technician and book your appointment for microblading in La Mesa or a surrounding area, make sure to ask what you can do to avoid potential risks prior to your appointment. Some of the tips we share with our clients include:

• Avoid potential blood thinners a few days before the procedure, including fish oil supplements, Advil and ibuprofen. 

• Avoid caffeine or alcohol a couple days before the procedure.

• Do not pluck or wax the area.

• Stay away from Botox just before your appointment.

Post-Procedure Tips

Healing usually takes about two weeks, but it is common to experience redness, itchiness and scabbing. 

Here are a few tips to help with the healing process:

• Avoid pools, Jacuzzis and saunas. 

• Stay out of direct sunlight or tanning beds.

• Limit exercise or sports causing you to sweat.

• Do not scratch or rub the area. 

• If you experience excess fluid in the first 24 hours, use a sterile cloth to lightly blot the area.

• After day 4 you can apply Aquaphor (or the ointment provided by your technician) to help with the dryness and to ease irritation.

If you are looking for top microblading services in La Mesa and surrounding communities, we would love to speak with you! A. Samara Beauty has a proven record of success and has a long list of happy and satisfied clients. We pride ourselves in our experience, attention to detail and client satisfaction. 

We understand that every client is different and that each brow has its own unique shape and color. We view microblading as an art and an honor as it is a semi-permanent change to help clients look and feel their best! We would be honored to speak with you, discuss your specific needs, and give you all the tips for a successful experience with results you’ll love.

Frequently Asked Questions

What you need to know before microblading.


Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo, used for the purpose of reconstructing sparse eyebrows or simply to enhance already full brows. The proper ink is chosen and mixed to fit your exact skin tone to look the most natural and realistic. We then create small, hair-like strokes to perfectly mimic natural and gorgeous eyebrows.


Healed microblading results last anywhere from 1-2 years, depending on your skin type. If you have oily skin, results usually fade a little faster than those with dryer skin types. Touch-ups are required to maintain the microbladed look. First touch-up is included.


Please read the faqs page completely to ensure that you are an eligible candidate for microblading. Prior to your procedure: -Do not take Advil or other blood thinners such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Niacin or Vitamin E ,drink alcohol or take caffeine within 24 hours of your procedure, go tanning within 24 hours of the procedure, make sure to not have had facial fillers done at least 2 weeks prior to the procedure. Do not do facial fillers at least 2 weeks after the procedure.


-Anybody can get microblading done as long as the following does not apply. Those who are: Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor),Viral infections and/or diseases,Epilepsy, A Pacemaker or major heart problems, Had an Organ transplant, Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.), Sick (cold, flu, etc.), Pregnant or Nursing. Please contact us if you have had any facial fillers in the past two months*. Please contact us if you have used any prescription acne medication in the past year*.


Microbladed brows typically take 6 weeks to fully heal. Within the first week the pigment will appear much darker, and your eyebrows will look very bold. Do not worry! This is part of the healing process and it means that you are healing properly. After the first week the eyebrows will begin to get lighter, as by now the scabbing should be taking place. This is also normal! Around week 2, most of the scabbing should be done, and you will begin to see your full and natural eyebrow shape come through. Let it heal naturally, and only begin to wash your eyebrows with a mild foamy anti-bacterial soap after 14 days.


There should be absolutely NO picking at your eyebrows for the first 10 days. The first 10 days are the most crucial for having healthy healed eyebrows. Let the epithelial crust and natural scabbing occur on its own. After the first two weeks, you are allowed to begin washing them again. Try to keep the area as dry as possible in the first 10 days. Do not swim in fresh, salt, or chlorinated pool water for at least 2-4 weeks following your procedure. Limit sun exposure for 14 days following the procedure. For the first two weeks, avoid:Water, cleansers, creams, makeup, heavy sweating in the brow area, tanning and heavy sun exposure, Facials, facial fillers, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion.


Discomfort is minimal, although a numbing cream is applied to alleviate any discomfort.