Brow Before & After Care
Before Your Appointment:
- No need to groom or wax your brows before your appointment. The more hair the better!
- BOTOX: If you get Botox, please ensure that you are at least 3 weeks post appointment before getting your brows done or wait until your Botox is gone. Botox can manipulate the eyebrows and impact symmetry.
- Exfoliate the brow area the day before your appointment and ensure your skin is hydrated. The healthier the skin, the better the result.
- Avoid alcohol the day before your appointment to reduce bleeding.
- Avoid caffeine the morning of your appointment.
What to Expect in the Immediate Future:
- Eyebrows will be much darker in color for 1 to 4 days after the procedure while the initial healing process takes place. Following that time, they will scab and flake away. Don’t be alarmed if it looks like there is no pigment left underneath the scabs. This is normal.
- The total healing process takes 6 weeks at which time your touch up appointment will take place.
- It is unfortunately not possible to predict the pigment retention of each individual client. This differs from person to person and can depend on several factors such as skin type, pigment colour choice, brow tattoo method, and aftercare follow through.
- Immediately after your appointment, blot the brows with a cotton pad every 30-45 minutes to remove build up. Before bed, give them a good wash with a gentle soap and water. There will not be any scabs formed yet, so no need to worry about how you cleanse.
- In the days following your appointment, gently cleanse the brows daily until the scabs come away. Use a gentle and mild soap on a Q-Tip with patting motions (don’t rub) and rinse. Pat dry with a towel.
- Avoid excessive sweating for at least 2 days following the procedure. When exercise resumes, keep a towel on hand to blot the forehead to keep sweat from reaching the brow area.
- Apply a thin coat of unscented Lubriderm lotion or medical A&D ointment to the brow area throughout the day and before bed until the tight itching feeling subsides and the scabs have come away.
- LET ALL SCABS FALL OFF NATURALLY! This is crucial to the retention of your pigment. Don’t pick, rub, or pull the scabs…even when its tempting.
- Avoid sleeping on your stomach or face down until all scabs have naturally come away.
- Do not apply makeup to the brow area until all scabs have fallen away.
* Remember that the brow result changes a lot throughout the healing process. Everything will lighten, soften, and look more natural over time. If you require a 6 week touch up, that option is available to you.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I’m here for you.