Aftercare

Please read all aftercare instructions on this page to make sure you can commit to this brow journey, especially for the first 7-10 days. Failure to follow these instructions may result in pigment loss!


AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS:

Proper aftercare is a very important aspect of the long term success, effectiveness, health, and overall satisfaction with your new ombré powder brow tattoo. It is very important to follow those instructions in order to achieve the best possible results from your permanent makeup procedure. Included here are general permanent makeup aftercare instructions that will help limit any infection or problems, and assure a healthy and successful healing as quickly as possible.

  • DO NOT TOUCH THE HEALING PIGMENTED AREA WITH YOUR FINGERS. THEY MAY HAVE BACTERIA ON THEM AND CREATE AN INFECTION

  • Apply a very, very thin coat of the provided AfterInked lotion, Aquaphor or Bacitracin (if not allergic) 2-3 times/day when needed (i.e. when it feels dry) for 7-10 days, or until you are done peeling. Discontinue after peeling has completed.

  • To clean, always use a clean, dry q-tip to wipe off the existing ointment that are on your brows, dampen another q-tip and with just a little bit of water and gently wipe clean. Pat dry with a clean/dry tissue and reapply the ointment.

  • For the first 24 hours, lymph fluids may surface of the brow, in which case, take a clean/dry tissue and dab gently over the area.

  • For the first 72 hours, avoid any contact with water.

  • If slight crust appears on the pigmented surface, do not force removal by picking or scratching! You will remove pigment along with the crusting and create potential for scarring

  • After 72 hours, you may use a gentle cleanser with your finger tips to wash the area, pat the area dry with a clean paper towel or tissue. DO NOT SCRUB OR RUB FORCEFULLY.

  • The procedure may have some peeling on or around the third day. This is a normal part of the healing process on some clients.

  • Keep showers quick and avoid facing the shower head.

  • Sleep on your back to avoid pressure on your brows.

  • Do not apply makeup over healing areas.

  • No tinting of brows or lashes until brows are fully healed.

  • Avoid excessive sweating/exercise, sun, saunas, and swimming (including chlorinated pools or jacuzzis, the ocean, or recreational bodies of water).

  • Avoid facials 6 weeks after your procedure.

  • Avoid gardening and limit contact with animals near your face.

  • Do not run or traumatize the procedure area while it is healing.

  • Use a broad spectrum sunblock after area has healed to slow fading.

  • Do not use products containing AHA’s on or near pigmented areas including glycolic or lactic acids or Retin A products (they will fade the pigment).

  • Avoid products containing Aloe Vera during the healing time.

  • Do not donate blood for one year after the procedure, per the Red Cross.

  • Follow up appointments should be scheduled between 6-8 weeks after the initial procedure. New procedures are sometimes a two-step process and final results are sometimes not determined until the follow up visit is completed. Do not judge your procedure while it is in the healing process as it may require a follow up.

  • If you experience excessive itching, swelling, blistering or any other complications post-procedure, STOP using the aftercare product and contact your technician immediately, you may be allergic to the aftercare product.

  • All tattoos carry the inherent risk of infection and/or allergic reaction, so if swelling, pain, bruising persists for more than a few days, it may be a sign of infection, so be sure to contact your doctor right away.

  • Any operations such as botox, facial laser treatments or chemical peels will affect the pigment from the procedure and the overall appearance. Please notify your physician prior to performing those services.

AVERAGE HEALING TIME AND PROCESS: 

Average healing time will vary from person to person and will depend on several physiological factors that include age, skin type, circulation, hormonal cycles, and how easily and/or severely you swell and bruise.  Generally, as with any type of skin trauma, older looser skin tends to take a bit longer than younger skin to heal.  Other factors that may affect healing time include diet, excessive physical activity, exposure to direct sunlight, and any medications you might be taking.

TOUCH-UP PROCEDURE:

After approximately two (2) weeks, your eyebrows will have mostly healed during the “shedding” or “scabbing” process. As a result, the initial intensity and thickness will fade, and the desired color shade will start appearing after the first 3 weeks. At about the 6-10 week mark, you will complete your touch up procedure to fill in any areas needing correction or modification. This session is NOT intended to change the shape of the initial appointment, as this was agreed upon at your initial procedure. If you would like to change the shape at your appointment, you will have to pay for the services accordingly.

During this “touch up” session, the eyebrow tattoo artist will go over your eyebrows again, exactly repeating the initial session. This repetition helps the tattoo last longer and encourages the ink to embed more permanently into the skin.

Touch ups are not mandatory. We advocate for skin integrity, and encourage you to hold off on any unnecessary touchups to maintain the integrity of your skin for as long as possible. Your skin has a limited capacity for the number of procedures it can withstand before the area becomes compromised and dull, regardless of ombré powder technique or microblading.

Depending on how well you follow these aftercare recommendations, and how fast the semi-permanent ink fades, you shouldn’t have to make another appointment (to color sharpen) for another 1-3 years (depending on skin type, lifestyle and health factors). If an additional touch up is required, please discuss this with us.