A few things to keep in mind before your appointment:
- Please arrive with a clean face.
- Please NO tweezing, waxing, or threading at least one week prior to appointment.
- No alcohol intake 24hrs before your appointment
- Only the person being treated is allowed in the work space.
- All Procedures: Please refrain from taking blood thinning medication including Asprin and Vitamins such as Fish Oil for at least 3-5 days before procedure. No procedure is recommended for someone who is prone to keloiding. Must not have taken anything with Acutane for 6 months, Taxanac, or Retin-A for at least 2-3 weeks. Avoid taking antibiotics for at least a week before procedure.
- Brows: Please refrain from Botox or fillers in the brow and forehead area 2-3 weeks before procedure. Please advise technician if you have had any LASIK or Glaucoma procedures.
Here are some after care instructions on how to take care of your fresh new brows so that you may reap the maximum results.
No touching. You do not want to get any potential bacteria that may be on your hands or fingers to get into your healing brows. This could cause potential infection.
Do not wet for 7 days, please wash your face carefully around the eyebrow without getting water on the treated area. If you feel dust or discomfort on the treated area, wipe it gently with alcohol wipe.
No rubbing or picking the treated area. As your new brows heal, you may notice some flaking of your skin. This is completely normal. Picking at your newly treated brows may result is unwanted gaps that may have otherwise not happened.
For the first 7 days, keep and thin layer of ointment on your brows to keep them moist. Use a clean Q-Tip to apply as fingers may have bacteria that could cause infection. Once or twice a day should suffice.
Avoid prolonged direct sunlight, tanning beds, excessive sweating, and makeup in the brow area for at least 10 days. If you have to be in the sun, please wear a cap to protect your new brows.
After the procedure, the area treated will be darker and more intense, this is normal. This will last a few days until the skin heals and peels and naturally exfoliates and the true color emerges.
During the healing process, you may develop dry, or flaky and itchy skin around the treated area. This is completely normal. It is important not to rub, pick or scratch this area.
It is also important to note that even with proper aftercare, your brows can result in patches or fading spots. This is also completely normal as your body is trying to recover and reject this foreign object from your face. This is what your 4-8 week complimentary touch up is intended for. To replace any hair stokes lost during your initial healing process.
There are a few factors that determine how your body heals such as age, skin type, and lifestyle. However, the typical healing time ranges between 4-6 weeks.