On the day of your procedure you will leave the clinic with a fine film of aftercare balm on your brows, this is to protect the brow area from environmental aggressors and foreign bodies.
If after the procedure you see any clear liquid on the brows you can gently blot the area with clean tissue or cotton pads to absorb the fluid.
- Use a fresh pillowcase
- DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area as it can cause scarring or loss of color.
- No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
- Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week.
- Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.
- Avoid long hot showers for the first 10 days.
- Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
- Avoid swimming, lakes, hot tubs for the first 10 days.
- Avoid topical makeup including sunscreen on the area.
- DO NOT touch brows with dirty hands.
- Sun exposure causes the colour to fade slowly. Once healed, always protect the brows with sunscreen.
- Do NOT use Vaseline or other petroleum products while the brows are healing. Only use provided ointment.
Important note about showering
Limit your showers to 5 minutes so you do not create too much steam. Avoid direct spray from the shower! Keep your face/procedure out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair. Your face should only be getting wet at the very last end of the shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area. With proper preparation and aftercare you will have much better results and beautiful brows!
Mild swelling, itching, light scabbing, light bruising and dry tightness. Ice packs are a nice relief for swelling and bruising. Aftercare ointment is nice for scabbing and tightness.
Too dark and slightly uneven appearance. After 2-7 days the darkness will fade and once swelling dissipates unevenness usually disappears. If they are too dark or still a bit uneven after 4 weeks then we will make adjustments during the touch up appointment.
Colour change or colour loss. As the procedure area heals the colour will lighten and sometimes seem to disappear. This can all be addressed during the touch up appointment and is why the touch up is necessary. The procedure area has to be completely healed before we can address any concerns. This takes about four weeks.
If you follow the aftercare instructions, only a thin film (not a scab) will appear after 4-7 days. It will peel off itself in 7-10 days (do NOT peel it off). After the film peels off you may feel some dryness. In this case, you may gently wash the area and apply a thin layer of healing ointment after you allow your eyebrows to air dry for 30 minutes. The full healing period is 28-45 days.
If there is any contact with sebum or sweat the wound will expand and cause a scab. The scab will result in itching and peeling of the pigment. If you scratch the scab, a scar or white spot can appear and no pigment will be left.
If you experience any itching, swelling, blistering or any other complications post-procedure, stop using product and call your technician immediately. You may be allergic to the after care product you are using!
If you have excessive redness, swelling or tenderness or any red streaks going from the procedure site toward the heart, elevated temperature, or purulent drainage from the procedure site, contact your physician as the area may be infected and you may need to seek medical care.
You are not to apply make-up to your brows until they are completely healed – at least 4 weeks. Once completely healed (at the 4 week mark), I recommend applying a layer of sunscreen (SPF 30 up to SPF 50) on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure may cause the pigment to fade quickly.