Each client is given a specific, customized after-care kit.
Please follow the instructions that were given to you at your appointment.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out!
FOLLOWING FIVE DAYS: You may have some light flaking, this is very normal, thick scabbing is not. If any flaking occurs, DO NOT pick or scratch them. Allow them to flake and fall off naturally. After 7-10 days your brows should be completely healed on the surface. Discontinue washing/applying ointment (if instructed) but keep the products with you for your touch-up!
Things to Avoid During Healing
(first 7-10 days)
Avoid increased sweating, heat, strenuous activity, long hot showers, saunas, jacuzzies, steam
Getting your brows/forehead wet outside of instructed
Tanning bed use at any point after having brows tattooed will result in discoloration and premature fading.
Avoid direct sunlight while your brows are healing as natural UVB/UVA rays can pose risk of discoloration. When brows are done flaking, wearing an SPF will prevent discoloration and fading. The one I like from Amazon is called Cannasmack Ink Guard
Do not pick, scratch or peel the healing area. This will pull the ink out permanently.
Wash pillowcases to lower risk of infection and avoid sleeping on your face while your brows are healing. This can cause them to flake prematurely and effect your retention.
Avoid Retin-A, retinol, vitamin A, or oils on forehead.
No lotion, non-gentle cleansers, or makeup should be applied to the brows until they are done flaking.
In The Next 30 Days
(during and post healing)
Continue to minimize sun exposure. Always avoid laser treatments over the treated area (fraxel laser, IPL), because they can destroy the pigment and cause burns. Exfoliating and skin lightening products (chemical peels, fruit acids, alpha & beta hydroxy acids) promote ink loss, these products should be avoided on the treated area. Any form of topical Vitamin A should be avoided on the forehead altogether. Facial oils and natural skin oils on the forehead will result in blurred hair strokes over time. Always let your esthetician know of any permanent makeup procedures before receiving peels, microneedling, microdermabrasion, light therapies, or lasering services.
What To Expect
Immediately treatment, it is normal to feel a sunburned sensation, followed by dry, itchy, or tender skin. Brows will appear darker and bolder a few days after the appointment. During healing, they will lighten 30-40% and shrink in size. Healing process takes approx. 30-35 days (longer for mature skin). As your skin naturally exfoliates and regenerates, you will notice color change, disappear, and reappear as they settle. Color may flake off and appear softer and less visible but will slowly reappear over the next few weeks. This is all normal, and why two appointments is necessary.
Be patient and know that this is part of the expected healing process.
Signs and symptoms that indicate the need to seek medical care: Excessive redness, swelling, tenderness of the procedure site, red streaks going from the procedure site towards the heart, elevated body temperature, or purulent drainage from the procedure site. Please contact your physician at first sign of an infection or adverse reaction and report to your artist and DSHS at (512) 834-6711. Apply an antibiotic cream and use sterile bandage(s) when necessary.
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