HERE’S HOW TO GET YOUR SKIN READY FOR THE BROW PROCEDURE:
BROW AFTER CARE
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.
At the end of your session, we will provide you with an after care kit that has everything you need for the 7-10 day healing process. This may vary per skin type, but 10 days recommended for the best results.
IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR THE FIRST 7-10 DAYS:
- Gently wipe the treated area with an aftercare wipe 2 hours after the procedure, allow the skin to dry and then apply a thin layer of the after care ointment, repeat every 2 hours the first day
- Days 2 & 3, gently dab the treated area with the wipes prior to applying the provided ointment, make sure the skin is always dry before applying.
- Apply aftercare ointment 3-5 times a day for normal skin, 1-2 times daily for oily skin
- Avoid getting the treated area wet for 7-10 days
- No sweating or excessive exercise for 7 days
- Avoid topical makeup and sunscreen In the brow area for 7 days
- No facials, botox, chemical peels or microdermabrasions for 4 weeks
- No major sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks
THE HEALING PROCESS
WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE FIRST 6-8 WEEKS:
The first week is going to be gnarly. Here’s a list of thoughts that will probably cross your mind:
- OMG these are way too dark and way too thick
- What have I done???
- Why are they staring back at me?
- I can’t go out like this.. I look crazy.
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, don’t freak out.. 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.
LIP BLUSH PRE-CARE
HERE’S HOW TO GET YOUR LIPS READY FOR THE PROCEDURE:
Cancer survivors must be at least 6 months into remission before receiving any tattoo service.
Those taking accutane, antasure, and steroids must be off for a minimum of 6 months prior to the procedure
*sugar scrub can be made at home by mixing sugar & a couple drops of coconut oil
*blood thinner medications include: Advil, aspirin, motrin, niacin, excedrin, aleve
*supplements with blood thinning effects include: fish oil, dong quai, ginko, biloba, ginseng, red clover, vitamin e
*skin is considered compromised when there is a breakout, rash, inflamed, bruised, blemished in the procedure area
LIP BLUSH AFTER CARE
Please keep in mind, your lip blush tattoo immediately after is still considered a wound and should be treated and cared for as such. Wash hands thoroughly before touching lips. Expect slight swelling, redness, and tenderness in the area. It will subside in 24-48 hours. You may apply ice to help the swelling subside.
DAYS 1 & 2:
- The treated area should ONLY be cleaned using provided after care wipes.
- Then apply a thin layer of ointment using a q-tip.
- Repeat 3x per day (morning, afternoon, night).
- Bottled water can be used to rinse lips morning & night on Day 2.
**Always wipe & apply ointment after eating.
DAYS 3-14 OR UNTIL ALL SCAPS FALL OFF:
- Bottled water can be used to rinse lips morning & night
- Apply thin layer of ointment using a q-tip throughout the day. **Do NOT let lips dry out. Keep moisturized at all times
- Apply thick layer, only prior to the shower & face washing to protect from unwanted soap
- Once lips start crusting, scabbing & peeling DO NOT pick or scratch
- Rinse mouth with cool water after eating & reapply ointment
- Drink liquids with a straw
THINGS TO AVOID DURING THE HEALING PROCESS:
- Be careful with teeth bleaching toothpaste & mouthwash (use minimal amount) excessive amounts can cause pigment loss
- Avoid: contact with food (cut into bite size pieces)
- Avoid: lipstick/ lipgloss, excessive sweating, sauna, pools, sunbathing, spicy/salty foods, wine, acidic foods, chapstick with SPF, major sun exposure or tanning
- Avoid: Retin A, glycolic acids, Vitamin E, terry towels, Vitamin C, Neosporin, Bacitracin (anything that promotes accelerated healing and cell turnover may affect color retention)
- No contact with animals or gardening for 7-10 days or until scabs fall off