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.
- 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.
- Discontinue the use of any anti-aging, skin brightening or anti-acne skincare products. Particularly those that contain Alpha Hydroxy (AHA), Vitamin A, or Retinol. Ideally, do not use these products for at least 2 weeks prior to your appointment. Even if you do not use it near the area to be treated it does spread under your skin and will cause your tattoo to heal patchy. You may resume your usual skincare routine when you are fully healed 6-8 weeks after your touch up.
- Do not schedule any facials, microdermabrasion, micro-needling, peels, or laser treatments for at least 4 weeks prior to your appointment.
- No Latisse or hair growth serum on area for a minimum of 3 weeks prior to procedure.
- Do not have any cosmetic injections on the forehead for at least two weeks prior to your appointment.
- Talk to your doctor if you are on any blood thinning medication to see if it is possible to stop taking it temporarily before your appointment.
- Please avoid any type of blood thinning medication for a minimum of 48 hours prior to your procedure, unless it is unsafe to do so for your health. Such as: Blood thinners, Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Advil, or Niacin If you take prescribed blood thinners please ask your doctor for a release or approval to temporarily stop the medication before the procedure. You may take Tylenol.
- No working out 24 hours before your procedure.
- Avoid the sun and tanning beds for 2 weeks prior to your procedure. If you show up to your appointment with a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and forfeit your deposit. Sunburned or tanned skin is damaged skin, and your color will not heal properly.
- Do not tweeze, thread, wax, tint, or perform electrolysis 1 week prior to service.
- Do not drink alcohol 48 hours prior to your procedure.
- Do not consume coffee or other caffeine products 24 hours prior to service.
- Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle. Try to plan accordingly.
- Must not be pregnant or breastfeeding, NO exceptions.
- Must wait 2 weeks before or after getting the Covid 19 vaccine to get permanent makeup.
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!
- Minimal Swelling
- Dryness and Itching
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.
- DO NOT use any facial cleansers containing acids such as; Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy (AHA), Beta Hydroxy (BHA), or exfoliants.) Cup your hands to rinse off the cleanser. (Do not use a wash rag as it could pull scabs off prematurely.)
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
- Face away from the flow of water when showering. You want to make sure to not get shampoo or harsh cleansers near your brows.
- Avoid heavy sweating, exercise, sports, swimming, sauna, steam rooms, jacuzzi, and long hot showers for 10 days.
- Try to sleep on your back as to not rub against your brows while you are healing.
- Use a clean pillowcase and do not sleep on your face for the first 5 days to prevent infection.
- Do not expose brows to the sun or tanning beds while healing (4 weeks).
- Always use sunscreen on brows after they are healed for longevity. Hats and visors are your friend! Sun exposure will fade your tattoo much faster if not protected.
- Do not pick scabs!!! Picking them off could pull out your color and could possibly cause scarring.
- Scabs can last for 7-10 days, but sometimes as long as 14 days. Everyone heals differently. Some may have heavier scabs, while others may only flake. The least amount of scabbing is best, hence the keeping them clean!
- Avoid use of skincare or cosmetics on the treated area while healing.
- Avoid using exfoliants, acids such as glycolic acids, alpha hydroxy acids, salicylic acid, and Vitamin A on the tattooed area for 30 days, as it causes premature fading.
- Do not tint your brows until they are fully healed.
- Do not schedule any facials, microdermabrasion, microneedling, peels or laser treatments for at least 4 weeks. They can change the color of the pigment.
- Avoid driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, or motorcycles.
- Avoid any deep cleaning or yard work that stirs up dust or dirt. Now is not the time. Care must be taken to keep the brows clean and free of bacteria while healing.
- If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure or MRI scan, inform the technician of your cosmetic tattoo.
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.