Pre Procedure Preparation
1. Read instructions carefully.
2. Follow instructions diligently.
3. Always ask questions if you have them.
Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week before the procedure.
Do not tan two weeks prior to the service, or have a sunburned face.
Do not have any type of facial 2 weeks prior to the procedure.
Do not have botox 3 weeks prior to the procedure.
No retinols, glycolic acid, etc on your entire brow & forehead area 2 weeks prior to procedure.
Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior to the procedure (they are natural blood thinners)
Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days prior to the procedure.
In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor color deposit:
Do not drink alcohol 24 - 48 hours before your session.
Do not consume coffee before your procedure.
Do not take an Aspirin or Ibuprofen for pain relief (these also thin the blood).
Avoid Exercise for 24 hours prior to procedure.
Post Procedure Care
The day of the treatment:
After the procedure, gently blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes until the oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymphatic fluids (scabs, itching, flaking).
Days 1-7: Wash
Wash twice daily to remove bacteria, build up of product, and dead skin. (Don't worry, THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!)
Gently wash your eyebrows each morning and night with water and a mild soap like Dial Soap, Cetaphil, or Neutrogena. With a very light touch, use your clean fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area with the direction of hair growth and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or exfoliants.
Days 1-7 Moisturize
Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply, as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. NEVER put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.
Use a fresh pillowcase while you sleep.
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.
Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week.
Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after the procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.
Avoid long, hot showers for the first 10 days.
Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
Avoid face-down swimming, lakes, and hot tubs for the first 10 days,
Avoid topical makeup and sunscreen on the area.
DO NOT rub, pick, or scratch the treated area.
Important note about showering:
Limit your showers to 5 minutes so that you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/procedure area out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair. Your face should only be getting wet only at the end of the shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area.