For the first 2 days, your brows must be rinsed frequently to clean off any lymph fluid. This can be done by taking a damp paper towel and gently blotting your brows every 2 hours. This is very important because excess lymph fluid will create large scabs. We want small flakes during the healing process.
Days 3 - 10, In the morning and before bed, use a gentle liquid soap such as Dial, Cerave, or Cetaphil to gently cleanse and then pat dry. Apply a thin layer of the ointment I have supplied with a Q-tip or clean finger. The amount of After Inked should be the size of a grain of rice. You will blot, cleanse, pat dry, and apply After Inked TWICE a day if you have normal to dry skin. If you have oily skin, you will only need to put After Inked on your brows in the evening. We need to keep moisture in but without suffocating the brows.
DO NOT RUB, SCRATCH, OR PICK AT THE TREATED AREA. Let any flakes or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring or removal of the pigment.
Absolutely nothing on eyebrows for 10 days!! No makeup, no lotions, NOTHING! You must also avoid the sun so please wear a hat and large sunglasses if you will be outside.
Avoid sleeping on your face/brows for the first 10 days.
Aside from washing your brows twice a day, please keep the brow area dry. When washing the rest of your face, use a washcloth to avoid the brow area.
Avoid pool, sauna, steam rooms, steamy hot showers and/or steamy hot baths for 3 weeks.
COMPLETELY avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for a minimum of 4 weeks after your procedure. Direct sunlight can cause the pigment to change color while it is healing and can also cause hyper pigmentation and scarring.
No swimming until the area is completely healed, salt water/chlorine can cause the pigments to fade or change in color.
After 10 days and once the area has healed completely, use sunblock when going out in the sun to stop the color from fading.
Eyebrow tinting should not be undertaken for 2 weeks after your procedure. Henna tinting should be done as traditional brow tinting can cause a reaction with your tattoo.
Avoid Retin-A, Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion around the brow area once healed.
Avoid any skincare product that has the words “acid", “retinol”, or "glycol." Acne products and anti-aging products could potentially cause your brows to fade. Check your foundations and primers too since they may include ingredients that could alter your brows.
Permanent makeup is a process. It often requires a “follow-up” application. There will be a charge for any additional “touch-ups”, “spot touch-ups”, or “color-boosts” I may desire or need since there is no way to determine how each person may hold color. Everyone’s skin is different as well as how they care for it. Following all of these instructions will help you protect your investment.
Please also keep in mind that permanent makeup is an art and not a science. There are many factors that go into achieving the best results and these will always vary person to person. Permanent makeup is LOW maintenance, not no maintenance.
Some residual swelling is normal for ALL procedures. Some clients may have no swelling and some may have a lot, this completely depends on the individual. You may apply ice to the treated area if necessary. Dry skin, itching and tenderness are also common after the procedure. These symptoms will dissipate each day and vary on an individual basis. Color will fade/soften 30-50%. The mandatory Perfection Appointment in 8 weeks will enhance any area that has faded and/or needs additional strokes. It is important to realize that you will need a color boost every 1-3 years to maintain it's fresh natural appearance. Body art ink is not used, it is permanent cosmetics pigment and will fade over time.
Days 1-2: The eyebrows are approximately 20 to 25% darker and bolder in width than they will be when healed. Your skin is red under the pigment which causes the color of the pigment to appear darker. There is some swelling although difficult to see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside. Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow procedure to flake away and a more narrow appearance will result. New skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer appearance of your eyebrows. Don’t be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire. This is all part of the process.
Day 3: Eyebrows may start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Natural exfoliation begins, do not exfoliate yourself.
Day 4 - 10: The skin begins to flake, peeling from the outside edges first. DO NOT PICK!
Day 11+ : Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and greyer for 8 weeks until color clarifies.