Wash morning and night for 7 days! (Only at night if really dry skin) Wash within 4 hours of having your brows done. Make sure to wash OUTSIDE shower with cool water and only the soap provided and always with CLEAN HANDS. Look in the mirror while washing so you can make sure to be EXTRA gentle. Only wipe gently in the direction of hair growth, no circles or hard rubbing. Rinse with cool water, and pat dry with clean paper towel.
Keep dry (no shower water, sauna, hot tub, lake, ocean, AND sweat) until completely healed. Aka no scabbing or no flaking left! Usually 10 days. Please use the visors provided in your aftercare kit when showering.
You must NOT wet the brows (other than washing them) keep dry in the shower... steamy hot showers will cause the pores to open and scabs soften, so to be cautious, no extra steamy hot showers!! Avoid the water ESPECIALLY shampoo and conditioner running down.. that can cause color discoloration!
No excessive sweating
No sauna, hot tub, pool, ocean, etc.
Do not pick, rub, or scratch scabs! Avoid sleeping on face.
Avoid direct sun exposure for 2 weeks
No anti-ageing or acne products on them ever!! Will cause fading very quickly. This is anything with chemical exfoliants such as Retinol, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, etc.
No makeup, lotion or face wash on them until completely healed. (10-14 days)
Balm 3 times daily with Q-Tip! (2 times a day if really oily) Use it until it’s gone!
Please consult a physician at the first sign of abnormal swelling or infection.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER
Your eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing process.
The main three stages are
1.Heel 2. Peel 3. Fade
Days 1 - 4
In the hours following your procedure your brows will appear much darker and bolder then it will heal due to oxidation in the surface layer of your skin. Your brows could also appear warmer in colour. You may experience some redness or swelling around the treated area, this typically disappears within 48 hours. The colour of the pigment will soften gradually. Do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab, as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin. Your brows may swell and appear larger also.
Days 5 - 7
Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the pigment is fading too quickly, however, this is just superficial colour and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows. DO NOT PICK AT IT, doing so can result in loss of pigment in those areas.
Days 8 - 12
Your brows may look as though the pigment has completely faded – do not panic – take a deep breath and trust the process. You may notice that some areas may appear very light or even to have lost pigment entirely after they have peeled, the epidermis will be thicker causing muting, hiding or diffusing of pigment underneath.
Days 14 - 28
Your brows may still look a little patchy or uneven, but the pigment will start to “reappear” as the pigment settles and the healing continues. The epidermis will normalise over the next 4-6 weeks and softened pigment should appear more clearly on surface of the skin. Whatever pigment that does not return will be addressed at your touch up appointment or if you’d prefer darker, bolder brows we can always add more colour or dimension during that appointment!
You may get your touch-up/perfecting procedure done at the 6-8 week point NO SOONER to allow for complete healing of the brows.
PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST HAVE A TOUCH UP APPOINTMENT FOR YOUR BROWS TO BE COMPLETE.
Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 up to SPF 50 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure can cause the pigment to fade quickly.