Pre and Post Care

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Before your appointment

 

  • Do NOT DRINK ALCOHOL or CAFFEINE  before the procedure (at least 24hrs for alcohol)
  • Do NOT  TAKE ADVIL or other blood thinners such a Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen unless medically necessary, 48-72 hrs prior to your procedure. Extra strength Tylenol can be taken if you have low pain tolerance.
  • If you have recently tanned this will affect the outcome of the healed colour.
  • If you’ve had laser removal of previous work done by someone else, the treated area has now more scar tissue and can affect the outcome of the result.  More treatments may be necessary to have the skin take the colour.
  • Botox should be done 1 month before or 2 weeks after the procedure.
  • Avoid exercising the day of procedure as this will open up the pores.
  • Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle, do not book your appointment during this time.
  • No waxing, threading or tinting 3 days before
  • Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in color and more sharply defined. Over the next 2 days it will appear even darker and thicker as scabs begin to form. You must let the scabs naturally flake off bit by bit. It will take up to 14 days for scabbing to be over. Lip Blush will begin to scab and flake off within the first 3-5 days.
  • You may NOT get the area wet for too long or apply any kind of products (except for provided aftercare) for at least 14 days after. NO makeup on the area for 2 weeks.

After your appointment

 

  • Day 1: Gently wipe/dab your brow tattoo with warm water and cotton swabs 4 hours after your appointment. Also clean your brows before you go to bed.
  • Day 2-4:Clean your brows 2-3 times a day. Apply a thin layer of the provided ointment. ONLY IF NECESSARY! Microblading heals best in dry skin types. We would like to mimic this as much as possible and add as little oil to the area as we can.
  • Day 5-14:2-3 times a day, pat your brows with a cotton pad with lukewarm water and use a grain of rice amount of the Aquaphor ointment.
  • If your brows feel very tight and dry you can reapply a LIGHT coat of moisturizer

During the healing process, please avoid the following:

  • Application of any brow makeup for 2 weeks.
  • Scratching or removal of scabs, dry skin/flakiness.
  • Direct water on the brow tattoo and the use of cleansers, soaps and heavy creams. Wash around the areas using a cleaning cloth or oil-free makeup wipe.
  • Vaseline, Neosporin and polysporin
  • Activities that will cause sweating for 10 days.
  • Swimming pools, hot tubs or other bodies of water for 14 days.
  • UV exposure (including tanning booths).
  • Laser light therapy, as it can darken/lighten or distort the pigment.
  • Exfoliants, retinol acids or AHA’s on the area for 30 days after the appointment (causes premature fading).
  • Massages, facials or skin treatments.

AFTER YOU’VE HEALED:

  • Brow tattoos normally last 1-3 years depending on lifestyle, skin type and aftercare.
  • Exposure to the sun and tanning beds can cause fading and discolouration of the pigment. Once completely healed, always apply sunscreen (50 SPF or greater) on brow area.
  • Avoid using chemical exfoliants on the brows, as it will cause fading.
  • Do not do laser your brow area (IPL). Some lasers may change the colour of the ink.
  • Additional brow makeup application may still be required post tattoo to achieve your desired look.

Yearly touchups are recommended to maintain your results.