Post Procedure Care
You will be given a page of after care instructions when you leave the Salon. In the chance you misplace these instructions or want to refer to them prior, we are posting them here for you as well.
General Instructions for ALL Permanent Cosmetic Make-up Applications For 7 days following application of Permanent cosmetics:
Do not touch the healing pigmented area with your fingers, they may have bacteria on them and create an infection.
Apply your favorite antibiotic ointment or Vaseline 3-5 times daily until the procedure area has healed. Always use a clean cotton swab and not your fingertips. We suggest Vaseline, as it is non-reactive in most clients.
No make-up, tinting or lashes or brows, sun, soap, sauna, Jacuzzi, swimming in chlorine pools or in the recreational bodies of water, contact with animals, gardening for 7-10 days, (until area is completely healed) post procedure and after all touch-ups.
Before bathing, gently apply a light coating of Vaseline on the procedure area using a clean cotton swab. Continue this regime until the procedure area has completely healed.
Do not rub or traumatize the procedure area while it is healing (pigment may be removed along with crusting tissue).
Use a “total sun block” after the procedure area has healed to prevent future fading of pigment color.
Do not use products that contain AHA’s on the Name procedure area. (Example: Glycolic, Lactic Acids. Always check your product labeling) it will fade your pigment color.
Try to sleep on a satin pillowcase while the procedure area is healing.
If you are a blood donor, you may not give blood for 1 year following your Permanent Make-up application (per Red Cross).
If you have excessive redness, swelling or tenderness or any red streaks going from the procedure site toward the heart, elevated temperature, or purulent drainage from the procedure site, contact your physician as the area may be infected and you may need to seek medical care.
Touch-up visits should be scheduled between 30-45 days post procedure. All Permanent Make-up procedures are a two-step process. Results are not determined until touch-up application is completed.
If you have any questions or concerns please notify your technician immediately.
If you experience any itching, swelling, blistering or any other complications post-procedure, stop using product and call your technician immediately. You may be allergic to the after care product you are using!
Failure to follow these instructions may result in pigment color loss! All permanent make-up procedures are a two-step process. We suggest a yearly ‘Color Refresher’ to maintain your procedure color integrity.
What To Expect
DO NOT expect your brow tattoos to heal perfectly after the first session. This is a 2 step sometimes multiple step process.
BE PATIENT during your 2 week healing process, your brows will change and appear different from day to day, THIS IS NORMAL.
Immediately after your procedure brows will appear darker and more defined and this will last up to 2 weeks . Your brow tattoo can appear more solid, hair strokes may seem to disappear and it may look wet and painted on. THIS IS NORMAL.
Around days 4-5 you will experience scabbing and your brows may look dry and flakey. DO NOT PICK your scabs, let them fall off naturally. If scabbing comes off prematurely, missing hair stokes will result and cause patchy brows.
Your brow tattoo will take up to 4-6 weeks to fully heal. When the scabbing comes off the hair strokes may seem faint, this is because a fresh layer of skin has healed over the brow tattoo. Give your brows a few weeks and the hair strokes resurface.
You may experience itchiness in the brows after 10 days and up to 2 months because of the healing of the epidermal layer.
Not everyones brows can heal clean and crisp. Hairstrokes for oilier skin types tend to heal more solid and powdery while drier skin types tend to heal more crisp and defined.
Things Not To Do
DO NOT go on any sunny vacations and avoid the tanning booth! Excessive UV exposure will alter the pigment of your tattoo.
DO NOT use laser light therapy on your brow tattoo. This can darken, lighten, and distort the pigment.
DO NOT run direct water on your brow tattoo. This is crucial for the first few days! You don't want to wash out any pigment.
DO NOT use cleansers, soaps or any other creams on your brow tattoo. Wash around the area using a cleaning cloth or makeup wipe.
DO NOT use Vaseline, neosporin, and petroleum based products on your tattoo.
DO NOT apply any makeup on your brows for 2 weeks.
DO not use exfoliants, retinol acids, or AHA’s on the area for 30 days after the appointment, it will fade your tattoo prematurely.
DO NOT exercise and sweat for 10 days. Sweating may infect, discolour, or prematurely fade your brow tattoo.
DO NOT go into sauna’s, pools, and steam rooms.
DO NOT get massages, facials, or skin treatments during the healing process.
This is a 2 step process. The first session is used to build shape and gain symmetry. The second session is used to perfect the brows and add density.
The first touch-up or second session is done within the first 1-2 months after the first session.
It is your responsibility to book your touch up appointments. With the high demand it usually takes about 1 month to get a touchup appointment so please plan accordingly. If your tattoo comes back too faded additional charges may apply.
Out of town clients- a trip back for touchup's in your location is not guaranteed. All future appointments are done in our home studio in Fort Worth, Texas.
Do not expect perfect results after the first session.
Darker skin women, permanent makeup will not look as bold or sharp compared to lighter skin clients.
Some client’s skin may have a harder time retaining pigment and may require additional sessions.
Long Term Care
There is no guarantee of results, everyone’s results will vary due to skin type, lifestyle, and the initial 7 day care and longterm care of your brow microblading.
Use at least SPF 50 to protect your brows, sun exposure will cause fading and can alter the color of your microblading.
Do not use chemical exfoliants on the brows, this will case the brows to fade faster.
Do not do laser your brow area (IPL etc), some lasers may change the color of the ink.
As the pigment fades the strokes will get fainter and less defined.
Maintenance is required to maintain desired results. Touchups are done on average every 9 - 12 months to maintain you brow microblading.
Microbladed brows typically last 1-3 years.
Approximate Healing Schedule
Day: What to Expect:
1-2 What you see is about 20-60% darker, bolder, and more solid than what your healed result will present. There may be minimal swelling; however as the eyebrow area typically does not retain much fluid, swelling will be limited. The top layers of skin will begin to shed about day 3-5 and you will see a loss of color. This is normal.
3 Your eyebrows may begin to itch and the pigment may appear somewhat raised. DON’T SCRATCH THEM!
4-6 Your skin is now in rapidly exfoliating and if left alone, will shed evenly. The color under the skin will continue to appear light until the epidermis becomes more transparent.
30-40 Your eyebrows have had a full cycle of cellular regeneration in which the tattoo has now become part of the dermis, seen under the epidermis. If you are not 100% happy, call and come in for your touch-up.
1 Eyes will be swollen and perhaps a bit ‘crusty’ upon waking. The swelling will reduce after being in an upright position and from blinking and increased circulation to the area. Avoid heavy lifting, physical exertion, and crying.
2 Eyes will be less swollen, but will feel tight. The lash area will feel sore if touched.
3-4 The top layer of skin will begin to flake off in little stitch looking lines, although some people do not notice the exfoliation. DO NOT PICK– you will pull pigment out and end up with uneven color. Blinking helps eliminate the small pieces of pigment and epidermis that has detached. It is important not to pick at it or rub the eyes.
7-9 All shedding should be complete. You are safe to put your face back in the shower spray. During this time, the tattoo may appear to have vanished, this is a normal part of the healing process, and the pigment will re-emerge. 10 Pigment, if it faded, should have returned. What you see now is very close to the healed result. If it is not as you like, please wait the final three weeks and return for a touch-up procedure.