Post Procedure Care
Failure to follow Post-Procedure instructions might result in loss or discoloration of pigment. Read and Follow the instructions thoroughly.
- Expect light to moderate swelling and redness for a couple of days, especially in the mornings. Use ice, 20 minutes on and hour between applications.
- Arnica tablets, which can reduce the bruising and swelling and improve healing. Take the dose (5 tabs under tongue) every two hours for the first 24 hours, except while sleeping.
- Colloidal silver spray, which can prevent infection or irritation, use as needed.
- Day 1 keep area clean and dry.
- Day 2 morning soak with wet wash cloth, 3 to 5 minutes then dab till the crust dissolves, then dry.
- Day 3 – 7 use a gentle face or hand lotion many times a day. Push the scabs back down with the lotion until they just stick to your fingers. That’s how the scabs come off.
- Day 1 – 7 rinse your eyes with eyewash or contact solution, many times a day to avoid itchiness and to keep them clean, after rinsing dry your lashes with a Q-tip to avoid your eyelashes sticking together.
- Day 1 – 4 keep your lips moist but not too moist, dry but not too dry, allow to air but not to crack) Use LiProtek numbing stick or Burt’s Ultra Conditioning lip balm. Cover your lips when blowing your nose.
- Day 4 – 21 when fully exfoliated, regularly keep moist.
Areola and Other
- Day 1 – 7 keep them dry, but don’t allow them to crack. Use a lotion. Also, if under clothing all day use colloidal silver to prevent infection or irritation
- Healing time is usually 7 days.
- If you have any doubts, call/text me before making any decisions.
- If signs of infection occur (oozing, heat, increased swelling, redness in eyes) go to a physician immediately.
Known possible complications:
- Dry patches
- Wash your hands often to avoid infection.
- Use new pillowcase tonight.
- At first the color may appear too dark. Then the color may appear to be coming off when exfoliation begins. Don’t panic! The color will be true around day 21.
It is normal to lose 1/3 – ½ of the color after initial appointment.
- Inform your physician of your permanent makeup when receiving an MRI or CAT scan. Some tingling or heat may occur, but this does not hurt the permanent makeup or your skin.
- NO Peroxide or Neosporin or vit E on area.
- DO NOT scrub/ scratch/ or pick at the area.
- DO NOT stretch or rub the eye area as this may cause pigment migration.
- NO skin lightening or acne products on the area.
- NO swimming, facials, or whirlpools.
- DO NOT dye or tweeze area for a week.
- NO vigorous exercise for 24 hours, avoid sweating.
- NO makeup on the area.
- Avoid pet dander due to it carries staph bacteria in the fur.
- Avoid blowing your nose during lip procedures to avoid staph infections.
What to expect and how to care for your brows
Expect that you might have slight swelling or thickness and or redness around the brow for one to two days following the procedure. Immediately after the procedure, the brows will appear darker and bolder than when they are fully healed. This is due to oxidation of the pigment and the redness of the skin. After three to four days, the color will become lighter as the epidermis sloughs off and the skin heals over the pigment. During this time the color will seem to disappear as the skin is opaque during this healing time. After two weeks the skin becomes translucent and the color will bloom. It is not uncommon to lose 25% to 30% of the color on the first application.
Healing the procedure
Always wash your hands before touching the tattooed area.
You will leave the brows dry for two days, don’t get them wet if you can help it. Your brows should remain dry all day and all night. If they do get damp dab dry right away. This will leave the scabs thin and will allow for better color retention. The scab should stay as thin as when you left the studio. Though, some people will build up a scab over the first night. If you notice that the scab is much bigger the next day moisten a washcloth and soak the brows till thin again. Don’t scrub! Then, dry them till nothing shows on a tissue.
On the third day you can gently wash and dry them. Fingertip wash and dab dry gently. Use a gentle cleanser.
On the fourth day apply a gentle lotion that soaks in. Apply as many times as you like. This will allow the thin scabs to slough off when ready. It will also keep any scab flakes from sticking out. Don’t pick! During this time they will have light and dark patches where the scabs are still partway there. If you need to you can put clean brow pencil on the light areas till all the scabs come off.
Keep out of the sun for seven days. Then after seven days wear sunscreen to aid in the longevity of your tattoo.
Cautions: If the skin around the eyebrows breaks out in a heat rash, small pimples, this is a reaction to the numbing solution and should go away by itself in a couple weeks, don’t pick. If the area around the brows gets redder over time don’t put anything on them and text me right away.
Products Used For After Care
A gentle lotion, one that soaks in. Helps keep the brows moist and allows the scabs to slough gentle off. Use on day 4 and after as many times as you like.
- Do Not use any Retin-A or Glycolic Acids in the area while healing!
- Do Not use Peroxide or Neosporin!
- Do Not scrub or pick treated areas!
- Do Not expose area to the sun or tanning beds!
- Avoid facials, swimming and or hot tubs for at least five days!
- Do Not dye or tweeze eyebrows for one week after the procedure!
The known possible complications from micro-pigmentation are: redness, swelling, puffiness, bruising, dry patches, tenderness and itchiness.
It is normal to lose approximately 1/3 of the color during the healing process. After the initial procedure, the color may be a shade too dark, in six days it will appear too light, then after ten days the color will show more.
The permanent makeup will appear softer when completely healed because the color will be seen through the layers of the skin.
Please do not hesitate to text or call Amber if you have any questions.