BROWS PREP, AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS & FAQ'S

 

PREPARING FOR YOUR BROWS

The care instructions found below are the utmost importance!  Pre-care instructions are designed to limit bleeding and skin sensitivities during the service.  Excessive bleeding during the procedure can dilute the pigment and lead to poor results. 

Stop Use Of The Following

  • Rentin-A, Retinols, Alpha Hydroxy (AHA) Products (stop 4 weeks before)

  • Botox (3 weeks before)

  • Waxing, Threading, Tint (1 week before)

  • Accutane (off 1 year prior)

  • Doxycycline (off 6 months prior)

  • Radiotherapy or Chemotherapy   (completed for 6 months and with a Doctor's Note)

24 hours prior to your appointment:​

  • No Alcohol

  • No Caffeine 

  • No Exercise

  • No Sun Exposure

  • No Present Sun Burn on Face

  • No Aspirin, Advil, Ibuprofen

* Brow Aftercare Instructions*

Day of Instructions

 -Blot with tissue every 20 minutes till no lymph is produced, approx 1-2 hours. And for the first 6 hours, apply MicroTonic with cotton gauze 1-2 times.  

 

-At the 6 hours window of time, apply a thin layer (roughly the size of a grain of rice) of MicroBalm.

Days 1 -10:

-Continue to use MicroTonic in the AM/PM for minimum of 3 days but may continue to use for 7 days.  

 

-Continue to apply MicroBalm in AM/PM following using the MicroTonic.  For drier skin types (face) MicroBalm should be applied 2-3 times a day, a thin layer (roughly the size of a grain of rice).​

 

Important Instructions

  • Use a fresh pillowcase

  • Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away.

  • Picking can cause scarring or loss of color

  • No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks

  • Keep your showers as short as possible for the 10 days

  • Avoid exercise for one week

  • Avoid Sweating for the first 10 days.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.

  • Avoid heavy sweating and long hot showers for the first 10 days.

  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days

  • Avoid swimming and hot tubs for the first 10 days

  • Avoid makeup including sunscreen on the area for first 10 days

  • DO NOT rub, pick, or scratch the treated area

  • Do not use Anti-aging, Vit-C, Lightening Skin Care Products on or near tattooed areas

 

 

 

Approximate Healing Schedule:

1-3 Days: Your brows are approximately 20-40% darker, bolder and more solid than your healed result due to oxidation of the pigment and the nature of the procedure. The skin is red and pigment has been deposited into the top layers of the skin, giving it a darker appearance. There may be minimal swelling. 

 

3-10 Days: The top layers of skin will begin to shed and you may see a loss of color. This is normal! Your brows may begin to itch and the pigment may appear somewhat raised. 

 

7-10+ Days: The skin is now exfoliating, it very important to not pick, scratch, rub, must heal and exfoliate naturally. . The color may appear light as you are still healing. Don’t critique your brows yet

 

4-8 Weeks: Now is the time to critique your brows. Some of the strokes and color may have faded, this is part of the healing process. All cosmetic tattooing is a minimum 2 session procedure, you must have your 2nd session no sooner then 6 weeks and no later then 8 weeks.  

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ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN

 Do Not Stop or Reduce Any Medication Without Your Physician Consent

  • It is recommended to wait 2 weeks after receiving the Covid Vaccine "shot"

  • Must be 18 years of age

  • Allow 3 weeks to heal after an appointment before vacation or special events

  • Blood clotting medications, blood thinners​ 

  • Cold, Flu, Sinus/Respiratory Infection- cough and fever at the time of the procedure ​​

  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding​

  • Hypo/Hyper Pigmentation (especially in the lip area)

  • ​Heart Problems or a Pacemaker​

  • Someone who has undergone Chemo in the last 6 months, requires a Doctors note​

  • Has Rosacea, Eczema, or Dermatitis in area to be treated

  • BOTOX or other injections less than 3 weeks prior to treatment​

  • Use of Accutane in the 12 months

  •  Use of Steroids in last 2 months

  • Skin Irritations, Eczema, Psoriasis near the area to be treated (rashes, sunburn, acne etc.)​

  • Seborrhea dermatitis​ in area to be treated

  • ​Active Cold Sores in area to be treated

  • Infectious Diseases-comprommised health with slower healing causes higher risk of infections

  • A tendency to form Keloids or Hypertrophic caring

  • Had an Organ Transplant, Heat Condition, Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure, poor general health

  • Decompensated state of insulin-dependent Diabetes -slower healing causes higher risk of infections

  • Autoimmune Disease such as Diabetes 1, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • ​History of Epilepsy

  • Severe diseases of the Endocrine System

  • Inflammatory Skin Diseases  

  • Severe somatic, psychological or Autoimmune Diseases

  • New growth like Hemangioma and Fibromas (apply's to lip tattooing)​

  • Exacerbation of Chronic Diseases

  • Allergy to typical anesthetics such as Lidocaine

  • Glaucoma-pressure placed on the eye during eyeliner procedure could create further damage to the eye

  • Brow Henna in the last 6 weeks (henna stains the skin) 

  • Eyelash Serums - must stop use 4 months prior to permanent eyeliner service (causes fragile skin, prone to bleeding)

  • Eye Lift or blepharoplasty- wait 3 months, talk to your doctor

  • ANY TREATMENT, MEDICATIONS OR ILLNESS THAT COMPROMISES THE IMMUNE SYSTEM/HEALLING  PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR

BROWS FAQ'S

Do you offer Consultation?

Yes, and it's free and highly recommended!  We can go over any questions or concerns you have and  look at pictures

 What is MICROBLADING? 

a semi-permanent tattoo service that gives the illusion of  brow hairs by use of a manual tool that implants pigment into the skin

Is Microblading right for you?

 this method is ideal for a natural look with some exciting brow hairs, not recommended for oily skin types

  

What is POWDER SHADING/OMBRE??

-a semi-permanent service using a machine that fills in brow area giving a appearance of  a powder makeup application. Shading from light to dark, front to back of brow is ombre. Everyone is ideal for this brow method.

 

Can I get two methods combined?

YES!  combining Microblading with Shading is the most requested as it is the best of both worlds, if you have no to little eyebrows this is the best option!  This service is know as SHADE & BLADE, COMBO BROWS, HAIR STROKES & SHADING 

Is it a tattoo?

Yes, any pigment that is placed under the skin with any device, is considered a tattoo. 

Can I donate blood after microblading or permanent makeup?  Both services are methods of tattooing  and therefor you will need to wait 30 days until you can give blood, always consult with your physician.

Why is it necessary to have at least 2 sessions?

The 2nd appointment is the perfecting session for re-enforcing and making any adjustments with the shape, color, and strokes.

How long does it last?

Each person will retain pigment differently due to sun exposure, skin care routines, skin texture and type that the rage of time varies from 12months to 18 months.  

Does it hurt?

The discomfort is relative as everyone has a different level of sensitivity. Numbing is applied for numbing before and during the process.  

    

How will I look while healing?
First couple days you can have slight swelling, redness, and tenderness.  The first week your brows will look dark and begin to flake.  There is no down time, so you can assume your regular activities.  It takes 30 days to see the final color, shape, and strokes.

How is the shape created?

By measuring the portion of features and bone structure with the use of string method, golden ratio, and a caliper ruler. The final shape that is mapped out, will be shown to you to ensure you are happy with the shape. 

Is there anything I need to do before my appointment?

Yes, read all the information that is provided to you on Pre & Post Care, Health Information on this website, do your research..

How old do I have to be to get tattooed?

You must be 18 years or older

Can I get tattooed if I am pregnant or nursing?

As a precaution, we do not perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant or nursing women.

How early should I get my brows done before a special occasion such as a wedding, vacation, etc?​

I would suggest you allow time for both sessions to be completed and healed, total of 16 weeks prior to your events.

 

What is the maintenance for Microblading vs Permanent Makeup?

There are different factors (sun exposure, medication, skin products or treatment, etc) for each person in when a touchup is needed, therefor the time frames are general.  Microblading is approximately between 6-24 months, Permanent Makeup for the brows last approximately between 2-3 years.