What do I do after my brow appointment?
It is important that aftercare instructions are followed during the healing process. Failure to do so may affect results. Permanent Cosmetics area will begin to oxidize and gradually get darker. The darkest will be the following day. The area will begin to scab/flake with the healing period of about 7-10 days but this solely is dependent on the person and their body. Some women may heal in 4 days, but some in 2 weeks. Do not compare yourself to others. Please try to schedule your events accordingly. When they start to peel DO NOT pick at them, as the area that has been picked at will be lighter than the rest once healing is finished. When the peeling is completed, you are able to proceed with your regular routine. We do not recommend working out as it produces sweat and may cause pre-mature lifting of the scabs. This includes swimming, hot yoga, and sauna. If any of this is done, it can cause your scabs to peel prematurely and can even lose pigment. Sleep on your back always; generally side and stomach sleepers tend to have the worst retention as the scabs are removed in their sleep from the surrounding areas. The process of healing is very similar to a tattoo on your body. Nothing should be touching the permanent makeup area during healing. This includes shampoo, cleansers, makeup, etc. From the moment you walk out with your new brows, they will become significantly darker and will begin to scab. You can use water it you'd like to cleanse the area. Always PAT dry with PAPER TOWEL. For seven days youll apply aquaphor 3x a day. With oilier skin clients, apply balm for five days. This acts as a protective barrier. ONLY ADD A PAPER THIN AMOUNT. Gently apply onto the area in a TAPPING MOTION. Your permanent cosmetics will not be perfect for the very first time. So don't expect it to be. There can be times where scabs come off too early and poor retention is caused. This is why there is always a 6 week touch up appointment to fix any areas that did not heal properly. Depending on your skin type, lifestyle, and body, your permanent cosmetic area will last anywhere from 1 to 2 years. After a year, most ladies like to come back for a touch up, at a smaller cost. If you are a very active person and are exposed to the sun most of the time, your brows may fade faster. You can apply sunscreen to your new brows to protect them from fading, and so, increase the length of time you will have them.
Please be patient, for the final result may take up to 5-10 weeks Please follow these instructions to ensure proper healing and color retention. Please note that color appears darker for a few days after your treatment. Do not worry, this is temporary. Color will soften and will appear more natural as the healing progresses, we promise! It is normal to experience peeling of pigment. Fading or loss of pigment may occur during healing, in fact, it is expected, especially for your first treatment! Do not pick. Allow it to fall off naturally. STEP 1: IMMEDIATELY WHEN YOU GET HOME rinse very gently with a neutral ph unscented soap (Dial Liquid Gold) and warm water. Remove all the lymph. Dab the area dry with a clean cotton or paper towel and apply a very thin layer of the aftercare ointment, the size of half a rice grain. Avoid getting the area wet for additional 7 days other than the normal required post-care cleansing process. STEP 2: FOR THE FOLLOWING 7 DAYS, REPEAT STEP 1, 3X TIMES A DAY. IN THE NEXT 7 DAYS maintain regular facial hygiene, DO NOT use an exfoliator. Absolutely no skincare or makeup on the forehead and brow area. Please AVOID for the NEXT 7 DAYS Picking, peeling, scratching, of the Microbladed areas ALL skincare products (except the post-treatment care) on the forehead and brow area ALL makeup on the forehead and brow area ALL gym activities (this includes running, pilates, yoga, and low exertion exercise) ALL activities that involve excess sweating (hot showers, hot or dry sauna, pools, jacuzzi) Sunbathing and tanning beds Any laser or chemical treatment and/or peels (1 month) Creams containing Retin A, Glycolic Acids or Renova (1 month) Facials of any kind (2 weeks) Tweezing/waxing of the brows (2 weeks) Please AVOID in the NEXT 30 DAYS Sunbathing Light therapies Chemical Peels and Laser Peels Creams containing Retin A, Glycolic Acids or Renova (1 month) Fruit Acids Microdermabrasion Antibiotics (can lead to faster pigment fading) Hormonal Therapy (can lead to faster pigment fading)