HEALING + AFTERCARE
For the best results, you should follow these aftercare instructions for two weeks. Wait a full four weeks to see your true results from each session.
Taking Care of Your Brows
• Look out for any clear fluid (lymph) coming from your brows. If you do see any, be sure to blot it away. Allowing it to build up will cause more intense flaking.
• You won't need to do anything else or touch your brows for the first 24 hours.
• Gently clean your brows two times a day using a q-tip with a small amount of water and soap. Be sure not to rub or scrub!
• Let your brows air dry or gently pat them dry.
• Apply a thin layer of ointment. If you have oily skin, you may use even less or none at all.
• Clean and apply the healing ointment only once a day
What should I avoid while my brows are healing?
BE CAREFUL WHEN:
- In dirty places
YOU SHOULD AVOID:
- Activities that cause sweating (working out, saunas, steamy environments, etc.)
- Submerging in water (baths, pools, etc.)
- Long periods of time in direct sunlight or tanning
- Putting anything on your brows including makeup, harsh cleansers, facial peels, etc.
DO NOT PICK YOUR BROWS!
Do not pick, peel or scratch your brows. This can cause poor retention and scarring. Let any flakes fall off naturally.
The Healing Phases
Your brows will go through many phases as they are healing. Some can seem scary, don’t worry!
1: They get darker.
The pigment can appear very sharp and dark after the procedure or the next day. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin, and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually. Do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab, as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin
2: They flake and can look uneven.
As the skin is healing, it is normal to have flaking. Do not pick! The pigment can look like it is getting lighter or fading away completely during this phase. Don’t worry, it will come back! As the brow flakes, it is also normal for it to look uneven.
3: They settle into their final color.
If your pigment seemed to fade away in the last phase, it is normal for the pigment to resurface now. Your brows will settle into their final healed color. If it is your first appointment, you will return for a second appointment where we reinforce any strokes that retained less pigment (this is normal) and add additional strokes to build depth as necessary.
Your brows will heal around 40% lighter and softer than they initially appear.
Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 up to SPF 50 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun (not oily if you typically have oily skin). Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade away more quickly.