Preparing for your Procedure
- Expect that your permanent makeup will appear darker and more intense for the first few days. This will gradually lighten during the healing process.
- 2 weeks prior: Refrain from Botox & Facial Treatments.
- 1 week prior: No Tanning, Retin-A, Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Ibuprofen or Fish Oil.
- 3 days prior: No alcohol & high sodium meals (sushi, etc).
- 1 day prior: No working out for 24 hours prior.
- Day of: Be hydrated and well rested.
- Bring earbuds if you want to listen to an audiobook or podcast. Be prepared to relax and lie down for about 1.5 hours. Allow 3 hours for the entire appointment.
- Bring your Driver’s License (state board requirement).
- Please wear your makeup as you do on a daily basis. This helps with the design of your brows.
- Do not wear strong perfume to your appointments. Kristine is allergic and her eyes will water. 😉
- 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
- 24 hours after: Your brows will feel tender like a sunburn, slight swelling or redness is normal.
- 1 week after: Keep your brows dry. No swimming pools, lakes, hot tubs or saunas.
- 1 week after: No working out or sweating. The salt in your sweat will remove the pigment.
- 1 week after: DO NOT touch, rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring.
- 2 weeks after: Absolutely NO direct sun exposure or tanning.
- 2 weeks after: No Botox, facial treatments or massages.
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.