To achieve the most beautifully natural brows for your face, you will get the absolute best results by prepping for the appointment and following the after care. The eyebrow area must be healthy, strong, non-sensitive, and non-irritated.
(HERE’S HOW TO GET YOUR SKIN READY FOR THE PROCEDURE) :
1 MONTH BEFORE:
No Botox or any fillers 4 weeks prior
No Facials for 2 weeks prior
1 WEEK BEFORE:
No Tinting, Waxing or Electrolysis
No Retinoid products
No Tanning or intense sun exposure
MOST IMPORTANTLY: TO PREVENT BLEEDING AND POOR COLOR DEPOSiT
24 HOURS BEFORE
No Caffeine (yes that means coffee)
No Vitamin E or Fish Oil Supplements
No Excessive Sweating or working out
Restrict from taking any non-vital medication (especially blood-thinners like aspirin, advil, etc)
IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR THE FIRST 7-10 DAYS:
Apply aftercare ointment 3-5 times a day for normal skin, 1-2 times daily for oily skin
Use a fresh pillow case, preferably satin for the first 7 days
No sweating or excessive exercise for 7 days
Avoid topical makeup & sunscreen on the brow area for 7 days
Avoid contact with animals, gardening, chlorine pools, oceans, and steam
IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR THE FIRST MONTH:
No facials, botox, chemical peels or microdermabrasion treatments for 4 weeks
Do not use products that contain AHA’s (such as Glycolic, Lactic Acids)
Avoid major sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks
Avoid getting the treated area wet aside from rinsing morning & night with a mild soap (like a baby soap)
Avoid swimming, tanning, steam rooms, jacuzzi for a minimum of 2 weeks, ideally 4 weeks
Post treatment care makes 50% of the total treatment success. Conscientiously adhere to the given advice because if not, you can risk losing up to 80% of the drawn strokes.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE FIRST 4-8 WEEKS:
The first week the brows will be the most “bold”. Here’s a list of thoughts that will probably cross your mind:
These are too dark and too thick
What have I done?!
Why are they staring back at me?
The good news is, the intensified color and slight redness are part of the initial stages of healing and will only be from days 2-5. Don’t worry, just be patient. This is the initial shock phase and we ask that you just simply trust the process. After 7 days, the brows will fade about 20% and shrink about 10% to a much more natural look. The sensation can be comparable to that of a slight burn and minimal peeling or flaking may take place. Refrain from picking at your brows as you may run the risk of removing pigment in the process.
Healing will vary with skin type, but you may experience color fading and loss of hair strokes. This is completely normal. We like to include a complimentary touch up session where we can assess your healing and fill in any missing strokes as well as give it a color boost. We can then recommend the best follow up timeline for future appointments.