PRE + POST CARE
It is highly recommended that you follow these Pre + Post Care instructions to ensure the best possible
results and longevity of your cosmetic tattoo. This information acts as a guideline only and we cannot
guarantee results. Each client’s skin responds differently, both in how long it takes to heal and the number
of sessions needed for color retention and desired results. It is important that you take good care of your
brows while healing and beyond.
Eyebrow Enhancement Pre-Care
PRE-CARE INSTRUCTIONS MUST BE STRICTLY FOLLOWED IN ORDER TO LIMIT BLEEDING AND SKIN
SENSITIVITIES DURING THE SERVICE. EXCESSIVE BLEEDING AND SENSITIVITY DURING THE PROCEDURE
WILL DILUTE AND EXPEL THE PIGMENT AND LEAD TO POOR RESULTS. IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS,
YOU WILL NEED TO RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT AND WILL FORFEIT YOUR DEPOSIT.
-The skin must be free of all irritations including blemishes, eczema and psoriasis
-Must be off Accutane medication for one year prior to getting a cosmetic tattoo
-Stop taking Fish Oil, Prenatal Vitamins, “Hair, Skin, Nail” Supplements, Vitamin C,
Glucosamine, Evening Primrose Oil, and Ginger one week prior to your appointment as
they thin the blood and prevent the pigment from implanting correctly,
meaning your tattoo may heal patchy
-Discontinue the use of any anti-aging, skin brightening or anti-acne skincare products,
particularly those that contain AHA’s, Vitamins A or C, and Retinol.
Ideally, do not use these products for 30 days prior to your appointment.
Even if you do not use it near the area to be treated, it does spread under your skin and your
cosmetic tattoo will heal patchy. Once your tattoo has healed under the surface
of the skin (approximately 6 weeks after your final session) you may
resume your usual skin care routine
-Do not receive any facials, microdermabrasion, microneedling, chemical peels or
laser treatments for at least 4 weeks prior to your appointment
-Botox and filler on the forehead, temple and eye area should be avoided for 30 days
prior to procedure for those who do not regularly receive injectables
-Please avoid any type of blood thinning medication for a minimum of 72 hours
prior to your procedure unless it is unsafe to do so for your health.
Please speak with your doctor before discontinuing any of the following:
Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Advil, Niacin, Voltaren or Indocid, as well as Prenatal Vitamins,
Vitamin E or Nutritional Shakes. Tylenol is recommended if you have a low pain tolerance
-Do not work out for 24 hours prior to procedure
-Avoid sun tanning or tanning beds for 2 weeks prior to procedure. If you arrive for
your appointment with a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit.
As the skin exfoliates from a sunburn it will take the pigment.
Tanned skin is damaged skin and your color will not heal properly
-Do not tweeze, wax, thread, tint, lift or perform electrolysis for 2 weeks prior to
the procedure (the more natural hair growth you have, the better!)
-Scars from surgery or injury must be healed for at least one year prior to service
-Do not consume alcohol, coffee or caffeine products for 48 hours prior.
-Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle
I ALSO ADVISE THAT YOU ARE HEALTHY, WELL RESTED AND HYDRATED
WHEN YOU COME IN FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT.
WEAR SOMETHING COMFORTABLE AND HAVE A SNACK BEFOREHAND.
MY ROOM CAN BE CHILLY SO I RECOMMEND WEARING SOMETHING WARM OR BRINGING A JACKET.
Eyebrow Enhancement Post-Care
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER THE PROCEDURE
Please be aware that immediately following the procedure, your eyebrows will be considerably darker
and more intense than you may expect. Don’t be alarmed, this is completely normal. Over the first couple of days they will get even darker and appear larger as they are developing an epithelial crust over the new tattoo. As that crust begins to flake off, the color can seem to disappear but don’t panic,
this is only temporary and is a result of the skin healing itself. Typically your brows will soften in appearance by 30-50% during the healing process and the true color will be seen around 6-8 weeks.
DAY OF APPOINTMENT
After the procedure, gently blot the area with a clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid.
Do this every 10 minutes until the oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of any blood/lymphatic fluids and will result in a better healed result and an easier healing experience.
Before bedtime gently wash and pat dry. Do not apply any ointment until morning.
The treated area may experience redness, swelling, tenderness, flaking,
dryness, and/or itching for up to 10 days after the treatment.
This is common and will only last for a short period of time.
Wash daily to remove bacteria, build up of product and oils, and dead skin.
This does not remove the pigment but you must be gentle.
Thoroughly wash your hands first then gently cleanse your eyebrows morning and night with lukewarm
water and a mild, fragrance free soap. I recommend Dial Gold Liquid Soap or Cetaphil. With a VERY light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the area for 10 seconds. No scrubbing, rubbing, wiping, or scratching the area. Instead, use a soft patting motion with minimal pressure. Rinse with lukewarm water in a cupping motion to ensure that all soap is rinsed away.
** Do not use any facial cleansers containing
Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, AHA, BHA, Retinol or a physical exfoliant **
Make sure the area is completely dry before applying ointment.
I recommend using a paper towel to pat dry because it doesn’t leave any lint residue behind.
Note: If you apply ointment on the area and it is not completely dry, it may become infected.
After brows are completely dry, apply a small amount of provided aftercare ointment with
clean fingers or a cotton swab and gently pat over the treated area.
Be careful not to over-apply as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing.
The product should be barely noticeable on the skin and should be fully absorbed within a minute or two. If you apply too much, blot the excess with a clean paper towel.
If your scabs become hard, they can fall off in large chunks and take the pigment with it.
Soft scabs that flake off on their own is the key to successful retention.
Don’t pick at them as it can result in pigment loss and scarring.
They will exfoliate off on their own time.
When showering, make sure you wash your hair with your head tilted backwards so as to avoid shampoo
and conditioner from getting on the fresh tattoo. You may wash your brows in the shower with the
appropriate cleanser, just remember to be gentle and do not face the shower head while doing so because the water pressure is too strong and could disrupt the scabbing.
-Do not rub, pick or scratch as this may cause the color to heal unevenly
and you could risk infection which in turn could lead to scarring.
Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away.
-Avoid direct sun exposure/tanning or tanning beds for 4 weeks after the final procedure.
Wear a hat when outdoors and/or big sunglasses.
-Avoid heavy sweating, exercise, sports, swimming, saunas,
steam rooms, jacuzzis and long hot showers for 10 days
-Avoid use of skincare or cosmetics on the treated area.
Be especially careful using your foundation and apply all powders with a sponge to minimize fall out.
-Avoid using exfoliants, acids such as Glycolic Acid, AHA, Lactic Acid,
Salicylic Acid and Vitamins A and C on the tattooed area for 30 days as
these products can cause premature fading.
-Use a clean pillowcase and avoid sleeping on your face for 10 days.
-Keep your hair away from your face to avoid infection.
-Do not receive any facials, microdermabrasion, microneedling, chemical peels or
laser treatments for at least 4 weeks after final procedure.
-Do not tweeze, wax, thread, tint, or lift your brows for 2 weeks after your procedure.
-Avoid drinking alcohol in excess as it may lead to slow wound healing.
-Avoid driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles.
-Do not perform household cleaning tasks such as sweeping, vacuuming,
dusting or working in a garage or storage area where there is airborne debris.
After the healing process, brows will appear lighter in color because of natural skin regeneration. Often, even with perfect care, some areas may look uneven or patchy. This is absolutely normal because your natural skin regeneration is not a process that can be controlled.
One complimentary follow-up session is included at 6-8 weeks from the initial session for this reason.
Healed results vary per individual client. I have no control over what occurs during the healing process. After the second session, additional touch-up sessions may be required to obtain optimal results. Additional charges will apply.
Following the proper post-care is necessary to achieve the best results. When scheduling an appointment for a cosmetic tattoo, please keep in mind that the healing time of the procedure will depend on your body’s regeneration, age, immune system, skin type and lifestyle.
Long Term Care
Future touch-up appointments are required to maintain their shape and depth of color. If you do not maintain, the color will lighten over time. Fading greatly depends on your skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, pigment color used, broken capillaries, and iron deficiency.
I suggest that if you want to maintain your brows so that they always look their best, plan on scheduling a touch up once a year.
Observe the following to keep them healthy and beautiful between appointments:
Use a good sunscreen on the brows if you plan to be in the sun for a prolonged period of time.
Sun exposure will fade your cosmetic tattoo overtime. Smokers, sun worshippers,
or anyone with skin that is in a state of distress may have less desirable results.
Sun exposure will make the color fade faster.
If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure or MRI scan,
inform the technician of your cosmetic tattoo.
The use of Retin-A/Tretinoin, hydroquinone, or any other rapid skin exfoliation used regularly on any area surrounding the brow area will cause your cosmetic tattoo to fade prematurely.
The use of chemical peels, acid peels, lightening or any brightening products that targets
hyper-pigmentation used regularly on the forehead region can cause
permanent eyebrows to fade prematurely.
The use of exfoliating cleansers, scrubs, cleansers with acne fighting ingredients or
“acid” in the name will cause rapid exfoliation of the skin containing the pigment and will
increase odds of premature fading.