AFTERCARE | HEALING PHASES
It is important for the client to be fully prepared for the healing process. Although every person experiences a slightly different healing process, these stages are what you should expect.
It is extremely important that you follow the aftercare instructions that will be given to you by the Artist. Failing to do so can lead to infection or poor color retention; including patchiness, lines that are blurred instead of crisp, and healing grey. This is your responsibility so please take it seriously.
BEFORE PERMANENT MAKEUP
*Client cannot be pregnant or planning to get pregnant during the span of time between initial and touch up appointments
*Client cannot be tattooed during Chemotherapy or if using the pharmaceutical Accutane
*No use of retinols, alphahydroxy acids or benzyl peroxide on the treated area for 10 days before the procedure
*If you have taken or are taking the prescription pharmaceutical Accutane, you must cease usage for no less than one year prior to procedure
*Do not use any form of hair removal around the procedure area, including waxing, for 2 weeks prior to procedure
*No medical laser treatments (IPL, laser hair removal, etc) near the treated area, or advanced exfoliations (chemical peels, microdermabrasion) for at least 4 weeks before procedure
*No botox or other injectables or fillers for at least 2 weeks before procedure
*No Microneedling procedures for at least 4 weeks before procedure
*Please avoid any blood thinning agents for 3 days before procedure; this includes alcoholic beverages, vitamin E, niacin, fish oil supplements, ibuprofen and aspirin
*avoid caffeinated beverages the day of your appointment
*no tanning beds or intense sun exposure for 30 days prior to the procedure (especially if the exposure results in a sun burn) this is important so that your skin will optimally retain pigment
*If you normally fill in your brows with makeup and want to keep this same shape, please come to the procedure appointment with your brows filled in so that the technician can follow this template.
CLIENTS WITH NORMAL OR DRY SKIN TYPES
Clients with slightly to extremely oily skin types
*The first 2 days the eyebrow area will ooze lymph. It is important to blot this with a clean tissue every hour. If this fluid is not removed, it will dry and contribute to scabbing over the eyebrow area which can pull out the pigment. If you are blotting and you find that the lymph has dried, you can use a slightly damp cotton ball to blot the area.
*Apply antibacterial at night only, for 2 days.
*Avoid exposure to water on your brows for 3 days.
*Avoid vigorous activity or aerobic exercise for 10 days.
*Do not shower facing shower head, exposing the brows to direct water pressure for 10 days. Also avoid long, steamy showers for these 10 days.
*No sun exposure or tanning beds for 14 days.
*You can ice the area to reduce swelling, but limit this exposure to 10 minutes every hour. Longer exposure can leech out pigment.
*Once you resume wearing makeup (no less than 10 days after procedure), use new makeup only near the treated area.
*Do not pick or peel any scabs that may form.
*Do not use alpha-hydroxy acids, retinals, hydrocortisone cream, benzyl peroxide or other active ingredients for 14 days.
*Do not resume any form of hair removal for at least 14 days.
*Avoid blood donation for one year after procedure.
*In the event that you may need an MRI, inform the MRI technician that you have permanent makeup. A cold compress can prevent a stinging sensation caused by magnets attracting the oxide within the pigment of your brows.
*Once the treated area is completely healed (3-4 weeks) your brows will be very low maintenance. You can resume all normal activity. It is advised to wear sunscreen or a hat to avoid direct sun exposure on the pigmented area since this can cause fading.