For 7 days following application of semi-permanent cosmetics
The day of treatment: Absorb
Gently blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this as needed for the full day of procedure until the oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph (which can be bad news or your new brows).
Day 1-7: Wash/Cleansing
Wash daily to remove bacteria and dead skin. (don’t worry…. THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!)
Gently wash your eyebrows each morning and night with an antibacterial gentle cleanser. With a very light touch, use clean fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Tap the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a paper towel. DO NOT use cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliants. Read the ingredients on the back of each bottle of product you are using!
Days 1-7: Moisturize
Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area after cleansing. Be sure not to over-apply as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. Brows should not look glossy or shiny. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. Never put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.
–Following all these after care instructions will yield the best results possible and increase the longevity of the pigment.
-Do not touch the healing pigment with your fingers, they may have bacteria on them and create infection.
-Use a fresh pillow case
-Let any scabbing or dry skin exfoliate away. Picking WILL CAUSE scarring or loss of color
-Do NOT apply facials, Botox, chemical treatments, or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
-Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week
-Avoid heavy sweating and long hot showers for the first 10 days.
-Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
- DO NOT get the brows wet other than washing. Do not soak the treated area in the bath, pool or hot tub. For 30 days, refrain from swimming in salt water or chlorinated pools, saunas, hot yoga, steam rooms or sun beds. Avoid hot, steamy showers.
- Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after the procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.
- DO NOT expose the treated area to direct sunlight. After healed (30 days), use a sunscreen to prevent rapid future fading of pigment color. (fading will happen naturally, so don’t hurry it along. Enjoy your new brows!)
- DO NOT apply hot compresses. (ex: hot towel)
- DO NOT apply makeup to the brow area during the healing process. After the brows have healed (14 days, OR after the scab/skin flakes off) you may wear brow if needed.
- DO NOT sleep on your face, try to sleep on your back
- No other products should touch the brows during healing, other than the Dial soap and the after care balm.
- Do NOT touch, rub, pick or scratch your brows following treatment or during the healing process.
- If your eyebrows get wet during the healing process, pat them dry with a clean tissue DO NOT RUB.
- Avoid using daily skincare products directly on the eyebrows.
- Wait 4-6 weeks before having facials/peels. Please inform the therapist of the procedure you have had.
- • If you are due to give blood after the procedure, please inform your nurse about the microblading treatment you have had as this might alter the results.
- If there could be signs of an infection. It is normal to be sore and red right after, but if it persists and gets worse, this is a cause for concern.
- If you experience anything out of the ordinary phone your physician immediately
★Please don’t hesitate to call or email me with any questions or concerns at (727)-252-4261 or email me at Microbeautybytesma@gmail.com
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER THE PROCEDURE
Initially, your brows will appear bolder than usual. The color will look much darker for the first ten days as the procedure does have blood and lymph in it. After the area peels, the color will be softer.
Over the next few days after the procedure, your brows may darken during the healing process. Around 7-14 days, you may notice some flaking/shedding of the skin near the brow area. Think of this as very small “scabs” falling off the skin now that the skin underneath has healed. You may feel they appear uneven at times because of this. When the skin flakes off, many times the microblading strokes appear very light or sometimes it seems that they have disappeared. THIS IS NORMAL! This is because there is still a thick layer of protective, opaque skin creating a veil over the pigment. Once you go through a skin cycle (4-6 weeks) the pigment will typically reappear but will be about 30-50% lighter than it was immediately after the procedure.
-Brows may feel “tingly” or “tight” while in the first week of the healing process. May need to apply a thin layer of ointment A FEW times a day, instead of just at cleansing, especially if your skin is really dry. Never let your tattoo heal dry! Believe me it shows…. Remember to keep up on your brow hygiene. Even though it is cosmetic, IT IS AN OPEN WOUND!
-You will experience some dryness and scabbing which is normal.
ENJOY YOUR NEW BROWS!!!