Before your appointment
• Avoid working out on the same day of your procedure.
• No alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before your procedure ( i.e. decaf coffee and tea) . This will prevent any excess bleeding, oozing, and minimizes swelling during the procedure.
• Avoid Fish oil, Niacin, Vitamin E, "Hair, skin ,nail " supplements and/or Ibuprofen , 48 hour before your procedure. On these can cause blood thinning and heavy bleeding.
• It is much better to wait until you are in good health. If you know you're going to be taking antibiotics ,I recommend waiting at least one week after taking the dose of medication before getting your tattoo, and never attempt to get a tattoo while sick if the risk of spreading infection is high.
• Avoid sun exposure and tanning one week before your procedure.
• No facial or chemical pills 1 to 2 weeks before your procedure.
• No brow waxing, tinting ,and electrolysis 1 week before your procedure.
• If possible, exfoliate the brow area a week before your procedure.
• Avoid using any Alpha Hydroxy Acid ( AHA) products close to the eyebrow area 2-3 tweeks before your procedure. Moisturizers ,face washes BB/CC creams and makeup primers may contain acid.
• No Latisse on the brows area 3 weeks before and after your procedure.
• Avoid Glycolics, Chemical peels and Retin-A 4 weeks before your procedure.
• If you use Botox,it should be performed 2 weeks before your schedule procedure.
• If you have had any cosmetic surgical procedures done on the face area please wait 2-3 months to fully heal prior to the eyebrow tattoo procedure.
• Avoid using any acne products or Accutane for 1 year. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Proper aftercare in the first few weeks after getting a tattoo can help prevent an infection and keep the tattoo looking good. Everyone heals differently, which means it may not be perfect at the first session. If there is any redness or swelling, it will dissipate within 24-48 hours.
After your appointment
• Gently wash your brows for the first 3 days with Cleansing wash given at time of procedure, morning and night with luck warm water to get rid of blood or plasma.
• Do not scrub or exfoliate your brows.
• You may shower normally but avoid hot steaming water directly onto your face. Submerging your brows with water can cause premature scabbing and leaching of ink out of your skin.
• After washing your face or showering gently pass your brows dry to remove any moisture what's a clean cotton pad or a tissue paper instead of using your body towels.
• Apply a rice sized amount of ointment two times per day for 10 to 14 days, morning and night with a qtip.
Additional aftercare information:
• Always remember to wash your hands before touching the treated site.
• Avoid heavy sweating or soaking your face in the water 1 week after your procedure ( i.e. swimming, sauna , and gym)
• Avoid facial ,chemical peelings or laser treatments on the treated site until they are fully healed.
• No makeup , eyebrows pencil and other facial products on the brow are until they are fully healed.
• No tanning ,waxing or threading until they are fully healed.
• No scrubbing, scratching or picking the treated site to avoid pigment loss.
• Avoid using any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the eyebrow area until it is fully healed. Moisturizers, face washes, BB/CC creams and makeup primers may contain acid.
• Avoid Botox until after your touch-up appointment. Botox doesn't always kick in evenly please let your provider know that you had your eyebrows done.
The Healing Process
What to expect?
Immediately after, shape may appear uneven due to swelling.
On day 1-3...
Eyebrows will appear darker, thicker, and uneven.
On day 4-7...
Eyebrows will be dry and itchy (DO NOT scratch, rub or pick at it).
They might start to crack, scab or flake off.
Eyebrows will look patchy and uneven during healing process. It is absolutely normal. Please DON’T panic.
On day 7-14...
Scabs should be completely fallen off.
The healed results may appear 10-30% lighter in color and about 15% smaller in size.
-Sometimes eyebrows will appear as if there is no color. The remaining color has been absorbed under the layer of skin and in the following week it will resurface as skin cells repair.
-In 3-4 weeks, eyebrows will appear in true color. Eyebrow might still look patchy or uneven shape and in rare cases, pigment won't retain well. In 6-8 weeks, please come back for a touch up. Any small corrections can be made at this visit.
-Different effect on different individuals (e.g. different skin types affect the attachment of color). Most clients will need two sessions, some will only need one and some will need a third touch-up to complete the look at an extra charge.