Eyebrows Pre-Care

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

(This applies to Brow tattoos and  Brow tattoo removal)

To help prevent bleeding, sensitivity and poor pigment retention, Please adhere to the Pre-care instructions below:

 

24 hours prior to procedure

  • Avoid Aspirin and Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.  If these are medically necessary, please get clearance from your doctor before stopping.

  • Avoid fish oil, vitamin E, Niacin.

  • Avoid alcoholic beverages.

  • Avoid caffeine (such as coffee, tea, energy drinks, etc.) the day of the procedure.

  • Avoid excessive sweating or working out the day of the procedure.

  • Bring glasses to appointment instead of contact lens.

7 days prior to procedure

  • Avoid tinting, waxing or electrolysis around the procedure area.

  • Avoid tanning or intense sun exposure.

  • Avoid blood thinning supplements (vitamin A & E, fish oil supplements).

  • Clients on blood thinners (Plavix, warfarin, etc.) need to consult with their doctor for medical clearance to stop several days before the procedure.

 

TWO OR MORE weeks prior to procedure

  • Avoid facials 2 weeks prior.

  • Avoid Botox 4 weeks prior.

  • Avoid any fillers 4 weeks prior.

  • Avoid Retin-A (tretinoin)/Retinol, anti-aging creams, glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, mild acne creams 2 weeks prior.

  • Avoid Brow or lash growth serums 6 weeks before and 4 weeks after treatment.

  • Avoid laser peels or chemical peels (salicylic acid, glycolic, alpha hydroxy, etc.)  6 weeks prior.

  • Anyone on Accutane (isotretinoin equivalents) must wait at least 1 year before considering this procedure.  Please consult with your doctor for medical clearance before booking for this procedure.

 

 

Eyebrows Aftercare

AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS

Day 1: Gently wipe the brow area with an aftercare wipe 2 hours after the procedure. Allow the skin to dry and then apply a thin layer of the aftercare gel, repeat every 2-3 hours.

Days 2-3: Gently wipe the brow area with an aftercare wipe. Allow the skin to dry, then apply aftercare gel 3 times daily.

Days 4-7: Gently wipe the brow area with an aftercare wipe. Allow the skin to dry, then apply aftercare gel 2 times daily until the procedure area has healed.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER THE PROCEDURE

Your new brows will go through several phases during the healing process. The entire healing process will take from 4-6 weeks. The timeline is not the same for everyone, as we all heal differently depending on age, skin type, lifestyle and aftercare.

Day 1-2: Immediately after the procedure and the next day, the brows will be tender, swollen, dark and bold. They will look 30-40% darker and 10-20% thicker during the first few days.

Day 3-7: Your brows will dry up, itch, scab and flake off. This is NORMAL and it is essential that you AVOID picking or peeling the scabs. Removing scabs prematurely will lift the pigment and will result in patchy brows and scaring.

Day 8-13: At this point, the scabs probably have all flaked off.  Your brows will look much lighter than they should be. You might think that your skin did not take the pigment, but this is totally normal. The skin underneath is light because it’s baby skin.

Day 14-28: As the skin recovers/matures, the pigment will reappear back into the skin. If the brows look light, uneven or patchy, DON’T panic! A touch up session is there to help correct this.

At 6-10 Week Touch-Up: We will fill where the pigment might have faded or is uneven. This is also when we add missing hair strokes and can go a little darker in color if desired.

 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR THE FIRST 7-10 DAYS AFTER THE PROCEDURE

  • Do not touch the healing brow area with your fingers, they can introduce bacteria and cause infection.

  • Avoid water, sweating, excessive exercise, make-up, sun, sauna, Jacuzzi, swimming in chlorine pools or in the recreational bodies of water, contact with animals, or gardening for 7-10 days (until area is completely healed) post procedure and after all touch-ups.

  • Do not rub or traumatize the procedure area while it is healing (pigment may be removed along with crusting tissue).

  • Do not use products that contain AHA’s or alpha hydroxy acids (e.g. glycolic acid, lactic acid, etc.) on the procedure area.  They will fade your pigment color.

  • Avoid facials, Botox, chemical peels or microdermabrasions for 4 weeks.

  • Avoid major sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks.

  • Avoid products that can affect pigment retention such as: Retin-A (tretinoin)/Retinol, anti-aging creams, glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, mild acne creams, brow or lash growth serums for 4 weeks.

  • Use a sun block after the procedure area has healed to prevent future fading of pigment color.

  • If you experience any abnormal itching, swelling, blistering or any other complications post-procedure, stop using the aftercare product and call your technician immediately. You may be allergic to the aftercare product you are using!

  • If you have excessive redness, swelling or tenderness or any red streaks going from the procedure site toward the heart, elevated temperature, or purulent drainage from the procedure site, contact your physician as the area may be infected and you may need to seek medical care.

  • If you have any questions or concerns, please notify your technician immediately.