Preparing your skin plays a crucial role on how well your skin will accept the procedure.
It all starts with a good canvas. Think of painting walls, if you fill the holes, tape the edges, and prime the walls prior to painting the results will be way better. Its’s the same with brow tattooing except my canvas is your skin. For us to get the best results its important to properly prep your your skin.
Here is how to get your skin ready:
- Do NOT have any peels for 6 weeks
- Do NOT use RetinA or any form of retinol for 2 weeks
- Do NOT use any type of “active” skincare products containing Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C for 2 weeks.
- Do NOT Wax/tweeze 4 days prior
- Do NOT Tint/dye 4 days prior
- No Facial Injections/ threads for at Least 2 weeks
24 Hours Prior To Your Procedure
To Avoid excessive bleeding and poor color retention.
Avoid the following for 24 hours prior to your procedure:
- Aspirin, ibuprofen
- Drinking Alcohol
- Drinking caffeinated beverages, (coffee, tea, etc..)
- Working out
- Taking Fish Oils, Vitamin E, or any supplements that are natural blood thinners.
*COVID VACCINES – cosmetic tattoo should not be performed for 2 weeks before and after the vaccine.
50% of your healed results come from following the pre + post care!
Cosmetic Brow Tattoos are a 2 step process, you should not expect to see full results after one treatment.
Strokes will appear sharp and dark following the initial appointment, the color will lighten 40-60% once healed.
How to use the Aftercare Kit
- Wash hands with soap before you touch your eyebrows
- Wipe your eyebrows 30-45 minutes after the treatment with Angel Care Wipes. Then repeat every 2-3 hours.
- After each wipe, pat dry with a tissue, then apply a very thin layer of Aftercare balm.
- Continue to apply only the balm 2-4 times.
- Keep the brows hydrated but Not smothered. If your brows look shiny when you look in the mirror. You are applying too much and it will suffocate your brows and not heal well.
For The First 2 Weeks:
- DO NOT submerge brows in water
- You may shower or bathe, but avoid getting your brows wet, or any harsh soaps, shampoos, or allow the shower to spray directly on your face for two weeks as this can disrupt the bonding process for the pigment to stabilize in the skin.
- NO exercising and/or excessive sweating one day prior to microblading and for 10 days after.
- Sweating will cause the hair strokes to blur and push the pigment out.
- NO sun exposure, swimming pools, jacuzzis, saunas or other bodies of water.
- DO NOT pick or scratch at the dry skin/flakiness; let the skin fall off naturally.
- Picking can cause scarring and premature loss of pigment. Once the flakes have fallen off, a shiny layer of healing skin will cover the hair strokes. Within 1-2 weeks, the hair strokes will slowly reappear at a lighter shade.
- DO NOT apply make-up to the tattooed area for the first 10 days.
- DO NOT use Vaseline, Neosporin or other petroleum based products while healing.
For The First Month:
DO NOT bleach, tint or dye the brow area for one month following the procedure.
DO NOT apply any anti-acne products (e.g. Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, Proactiv, etc.) or lightening creams such as hydroquinone to the treated area while healing.
DO NOT apply any type of “active” skincare products containing Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C
DO NOT thread, wax, or use hair removal products on brows while healing.
Failure to Follow The After Care will Result in Poor Healed Results. It can even lead to complete loss of the look all together.
Keep in mind this is NOT like a Traditional Tattoo! It is more superficial and way easier for the pigment to fall out before it heals within the skin. Which is why there are so many rules.