DAY of the Treatment: Absorb
Gently blot the area with clean tissue or cotton pads to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes for the full day until oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph. If these oozing fluids are not removed, they will accumulate on top of the skin, harden and will cause thick scabs later. Thick scabs will pull color out causing poor color retention.
Within 2-5 hours of treatment, wash area gently with an antibacterial soap (ex Cetaphil). This is a very important step when done within this time frame as it will help draw out more the fluids from under the skin. This step will also help reduce swelling! With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliants. Let your eyebrows air dry for 30 minutes, then apply healing ointment with a clean Q-tip.
DAYS 1-14: Wash and Moisturize
- WASH AM/PM: Gently wash your eyebrows each morning and night with water and antibacterial soap to remove bacteria and dead skin.
- AIR DRY: Gently pat with a clean tissue and let it air dry for 30 minutes.
- HEALING OINTMENT: Use VERY CLEAN fingertips or a fresh Q-Tip to smooth on a thin veil of
MORE IS NOT BETTER as it will suffocate your skin and delay healing. Remember, your skin needs oxygen in order to heal well. Ointment application should be gently massaged into the skin. It should be so thin that it is BARELY noticeable. Never put the ointment on if your brows are damp or wet.
OINTMENT APPLICATION BASED ON YOUR SKIN TYPE:
EXTREMELY OILY SKIN – NO ointment needed
OILY SKIN – Apply ONCE in the Morning
DRY SKIN – Apply 2-3 times per day
- 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.
- Protect your eyebrows from friction or rubbing. (You may use a neck pillow when sleeping)
- Sun exposure causes the color 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.
Color change or color loss. As the procedure area heals the color 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.
To maintain a desired brow look, an additional touch up may be needed 6 months to 2 years after the touch up procedure depending on your skin type, lifestyle, medications and sun exposure. We recommend the touch up 45 days after the first session (included in today’s price). There will be a charge for any touch up sessions after 60 days. Failure to follow after care instructions may result in infections, pigment loss or discoloration. Everyone’s skin heals differently. It is important to remember that this is a two-part process and the second touch-up will complete the procedure. The touch-up is recommended after 45 days. Not everyone, but some people will need a touch-up to fill in missing hairs, make hairs longer or achieve a more intensive color. After you have completed the two-part process, touch ups are needed every 6 months to 2 years to keep them looking fresh and beautiful. You don’t want to over microblade your eyebrows. Doing so may will lead to excessive scar tissue. Instead, let your eyebrows fade until you really NEED a touch-up. Keeping your brows manicured with threading, waxing, or tweezing, can help them look fresh as they lighten. After you have fully healed, you will see the finished result. Please be patient and don’t panic.