POST-TREATMENT

Aftercare Instructions

 

Proper care of your brows is a critical factor in color retention and the longevity of your new eyebrows.  Please follow each step below carefully to ensure the best results.

 

Days 1-2:

DO NOT TOUCH!!  In the first 48 hours after the procedure, refrain from touching or wetting brows. Scabs will naturally form on the brow to protect the skin during this time.

START APPLYING GRAPESEED OIL OR A&D OINTMENT. Make sure your hands are completely clean before applying twice a day (morning & evening).  Remove the ointment from brows after 10 minutes, and avoid friction by DABBING gently with a clean tissue. DO NOT WIPE.  Continue to apply for 7 days.

 

Days 3-14:

KEEP DRY! Do not let any water, lotion, soap, or makeup touch your eyebrow area during the first 7 days after your procedure.  Clean the face with a washcloth or cleaning wipe.  Do not splash water on the face.

 

THINGS TO AVOID 14 days after procedure:

  • Excessive sweating or perspiration

  • Sports, including hot yoga, swimming, etc.

  • Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi

  • Sun tanning or salon tanning

  • UV/UVA Rays or chemicals, since they can cause a shift in color and premature fading

  • Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic acid on the face or neck

  • Picking, peeling, or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment

  • Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning, where there is a lot of airborne debris

  • Drinking too much alcohol, since it may slow down the healing process

  • Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles

  • Touching the eyebrow area, except for light cleaning and applying grapeseed oil or A&D ointment with a cotton swab

Contact a physician if any signs or symptoms develop: fever, redness at the site, swelling, tenderness of the procedure site, elevated body temperature, red streaks going from the procedure site towards the heart, and/or any green/yellow discharge that is foul in odor.

The Healing Schedule

 

Day 1 to 2:  Color is 20-40% darker than what it will look like when healed. Color is more solid and strokes are more crisp.  Mild swelling, light bruising, redness, and discomfort will subside.  Apply grapeseed oil or A&D ointment until day 7.

Day 3 to 7:  Outer skin healing and exfoliation begins where top layers of skin shed causing excess pigment to flake away.  Color may appear gray. Don’t pick at the peeling skin or scabbing.  Skin may start to itch. Don’t scratch...instead, lightly tap around the area to alleviate the itching.  Apply grapeseed or A&D ointment, don’t touch otherwise.

Day 8 to 10:  Flaking is in the final stages.  Color may look gray, light or spotty and in some cases, may temporarily disappear only to reappear later.  This will be addressed in the touch up session.

Day 11 to 14:  Skin begins to take on normal characteristics again.  Scabs will fall off naturally so DO NOT PICK AT SCABS.

Week 3:  Inner skin healing begins.  Color starts to come back after disappearing or looking gray, light and patchy.  Color and strokes begin to soften. 

Week 4-6:  Inner skin healing reaches final stages.  Color and strokes continue to soften.  You should be meeting with your technician around this time for a touch up to keep the shape and color fresh.  Results are not determined until touch-up application is completed.

Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher on your eyebrows.  Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade away more quickly.  You can now enjoy your beautiful new eyebrows.