Pre-care instructions MUST BE STRICTLY FOLLOWED to limit bleeding and skin sensitivities during the service. Excessive bleeding during the procedure will dilute and push out the pigment and lead to poor results.
After the procedure, you will need to blot the area with tissue every 10-15 minutes to absorb excess lymph fluid and then use the water wipes every half hour until bedtime. The fluid must be cleaned off so that the secretions do not crust up and create a thick scab that prevents the skin from breathing. *Scabs also remove color so keep them clean!
The treated area may experience the following symptoms after treatment, which are all common and will only last a short period of time. Do not panic!
Wash Brows: Daily cleaning is essential to remove bacteria, build up of product, oils, and dead skin. (Don't worry, this does not remove the pigment BUT you must be gentle!) No Scrubbing! No rubbing! No wiping! No scratching! Use patting motions only!
After thoroughly washing your hands, gently wash your eyebrows each morning, and night with a gentle soap like Cetaphil. Midday you are going to use the water wipes provided to gently cleanse your brows.
Dry Brows: Make sure the area is COMPLETELY dry before applying the ointment. After blotting dry, allow your brows to air dry a minimum of 5 minutes.
Ointment: Do not apply ointment the day of the procedure. Starting on day 2 begin applying a thin layer of the provided ointment 2-4 times a day (morning, noon, evening, and as needed). Use clean fingers or Q-tips to apply the ointment. When applying ointment on the brows put it on very sparingly (use the size of a grain of rice). Apply just enough to lightly cover the brows. Too much keeps the skin from breathing. If you have applied too much just blot some off with a paper towel. NEVER PUT OINTMENT ON A DAMP TATTOO.
Important aftercare facts...PLEASE READ
WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE THE TOUCH UP
After the healing process, your eyebrows will appear lighter in color because of natural skin regeneration over the color. Often, even with proper care, some areas may look uneven or patchy. It is normal because your natural skin regeneration is not a process that your artist can control. That's why a touch up is recommended after 6-8 weeks from the initial session, to see that your brows are perfectly even and the desired effect was achieved.
Following the before and aftercare instructions is highly recommended to ensure the best possible results and longevity of your tattoo. 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 for maximum retention. The way you take care of them afterwards makes all the difference how long they last. Let's keep these babies on your face!
If you have any concerns or questions while you're healing, do not hesitate to call Sherry @ 330-760-2891.