How To Prepare For Your Appointment
Preparing for your appointment is just as important for good healed results as post care. Failure to follow pre-care may result in you being sent home the day of your appointment, so please read the following carefully! Coming prepared to you appointment means better healed results and a better overall experience.
Pre-care instructions are designed to limit bleeding and skin sensitivities during the service. Excessive bleeding during the procedure will dilute the pigment color, leading to poor healed results that may appear more ashy/cool/purple.
DAY OF APPOINTMENT
No caffeine (coffee, soda, energy drinks, tea, etc) - It may make you jittery. Although caffeine is not a blood thinner, it will increase blood pressure which can cause more bleeding.
Having a good breakfast the day of your appointment and staying hydrated is highly encouraged.
Wash your hair before your appointment. You won't be able to get your brows wet for the next 10 days, so wash your hair beforehand to give yourself a few extra days before your next wash. We will explain how to shower/avoid the brow area at your appointment.
Makeup: You are welcome to come to your appointment with or without makeup on. We will be taking photos, so come however you are most comfortable. If you regularly fill in your brows, coming with at least your brows filled in helps to see your regular shape. Bring your brow makeup if you have a specific product you love.
It does get a little chilly in the studio so please bring a light blanket or a sweater as I cannot provide these for sanitation purposes.
RELAX! Feeling nervous is normal.
We are going to work together to create your dream brows! Take a deep breath and get excited!
24 HOURS PRIOR
No caffeine, alcohol, and excessive work outs - the body can burn up to 36 hours after a work-out and body heat expands the pores making it harder to retain the pigment.
48 HOURS PRIOR
Aspirin, niacin, ibuprofen, krill/fish oil, Vitamin E, naproxen, or Pepto-Bismol - they may cause thinning of blood. Excessive bleeding will make it hard to work which will result to rescheduling your appointment.
1 WEEK PRIOR
No waxing or threading - the more natural hair you have the better. Waxing may also cause a breakout.
2 WEEKS PRIOR
It is highly recommended that you avoid SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 2 weeks before your procedure. After your procedure, tanning beds must be avoided completely or they will permanently damage and discolor your brows. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn on your face, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.
Must be free of antibiotics 2 weeks before procedure. DO NOT discontinue any medication without consulting your doctor first.
If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 14 days after the procedure in case of an infection.
No exfoliating acids close to the brow area (see below * for more)
3 - 4 WEEKS PRIOR
No blood thinning medication/supplements (warfarin, xarelto, etc).
No brow tinting or lamination for at least 3 weeks prior to appointment.
No chemical peels, microdermabrasion, microneedling, or any other intense treatment. This will cause skin cells to rejuvenate faster and will affect the healing of your brows.
Botox and filler on the forehead, temple, and eye area should be done 3 weeks prior or 2 months after the appointment. Symmetry can be hard to balance with too much botox.
It is recommended not to remove any brow hairs 4 weeks prior to your appointment. The more the hair, the better. If there are any stray hairs that fall outside of our final shape, we can remove them.
*Discontinue Retin-A, Renova, Retinol, Tretinoin, Vitamin A, Alpha Hydroxy Acid (ADA), Glycolic Acid, oils, and any chemical exfoliants or "brightening" skincare at least 4-6 weeks prior to procedure. Once brows are healed, avoid use of these products near eyebrows completely as they can alter the color and cause premature fading of the pigment.
You may be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
If you notice a pimple on your brow area, PLEASE let your artist know as soon as possible that way we can reschedule you to another date.
Clients who smoke cigarettes have delayed wound healing and accelerated skin aging. Cigarette smoke contains carbon monoxide which displaces the oxygen in your skin, and nicotine, which reduces blood flow, leaving skin dry and discolored.