Preparing for your Procedure
- Wax, thread, or tint your eyebrows at least 3 days before (if applicable).
- Eat a low sodium diet for 3 days before procedure.
- Do not drink alcohol the night before and the day of your appointment.
- Limit caffeine intake to your normal routine.
- Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before.
- No fish oil for 2 weeks prior to the procedure.
- Expect that your permanent makeup will appear darker and more intense than expected for the first few days. This will gradually lighten during the healing process.
- Wear moderate daytime makeup to your appointment.
- Do not wear perfume to your appointments.
- Do not bring guests to the appointments. At the very least they are a distraction and you want Kristine to be focused on your permanent eyebrows! Thank you!
Aftercare for Eyebrows
- Dry Heal for 10 days.
- Only touch your eyebrows with CLEAN hands.
- This means NO water, cleanser, creams or any other product on the brows (except AfterInked) for 10 days.
- You may use AfterInked (sparingly) after 72 hours. Apply with a Q-tip.
- DO NOT touch, rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring.
- Avoid heavy sweating for 10 days. This will affect color retention.
- Absolutely NO direct sun exposure or tanning for 3 weeks.
- NO facials, chemical treatments & microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
- NO Botox for 3 weeks.
- Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
Healing Schedule: Eyebrows
Day: What to Expect:
1-2 What you see is about 40% darker, bolder and more solid that what your healed result will present. Under the pigment, the skin is red and pigment has been deposited into the layer of skin containing dead skin cells; combined giving the appearance of darker color. There may be minimal swelling but because typically the eyebrow area does not retain much fluid, swelling will be limited. The top layers of skin will begin to shed on about day 3-5, and you will see a loss of color. This is normal, and the pigment that was deposited superficially will come off with the skin it is embedded within. DO NOT HELP IT! Let it peel on its own. To pull the skin off, you will remove ‘plugs’ of dermal pigments as it has not detached itself completely at this point.
3 Eyebrows may begin to itch and the pigment may appear somewhat raised. Don’t scratch them.
7-10 The skin is now in the throes of rapid exfoliation and if left alone, will shed evenly. Disappearing phase – the color under the exfoliating skin will continue to appear light until the epidermis takes on its more transparent characteristics when the white blood cells are done repairing the procedure area.
30-40 Now is the time to critique your brows as you have had a full cycle of cellular regeneration in which the tattoo has now become part of the dermis, seen under the epidermis.