The brow area may show redness or a bit of swelling and the color of them may look dark or intense immediately after you leave.
THIS IS NORMAL, DON'T PANIC!
Keep your brows completely dry. You might notice a clear or yellowish liquid coming from the recently tattooed area. That's your Lymphatic system doing it's job! If you see this liquid come to the surface, blot it with a clean paper towel or tissue by pressing it in to the skin. No need to reapply any additional ointment or lotion to the area. Avoid showering, sweat, water, steam, direct sunlight, crying upside down, water parks, water balloon fights, etc.
Wash your brows with a non-scented, antibacterial soap, such as Dial (liquid form or bar... it doesn't matter). Get the soap foamy in your hands first and then gently PRESS into your brows, DO NOT SCRUB OR RUB THEM! Finally, splash with water + pat dry with a paper towel. Apply a small amount (size of a grain of rice) of Tattoo Goo (the green one) to each brow.
During the day: you are to repeat the same process: wash - rinse - dry - but now, substitute the green Tattoo Goo for the lotion. To remember, we like to think "yellow = sun = daytime" simple right? You can't hurt the brows at all by applying this a few times a day. If you feel itchy, apply a little bit to the area.
Avoid submerging your brows, excessive sweating, direct sunlight, and use of makeup on your brows. Repeat the steps above and apply Tattoo Goo (green at night, yellow during day) once per day. During this period, you will notice your brows are significantly darker.
THIS IS EXPECTED DON'T PANIC!
They will begin to fade in the next stage of your healing process. If you feel that they are peeling or flaking more than expected, you may apply Tattoo Goo (the green one) twice a day in between using the lotion.
Your brows will begin to lightly flake and become lighter in color. They will look as though they are "disappearing".
THIS IS NORMAL.
Your brow area may be itchy, DO NOT SCRATCH OR PICK at the area. You may now use makeup on your brows if you'd like to. You can also begin to work out, submerging your brows in water, and applying waterproof sunscreen if you are in direct sunlight for 10 minutes or longer to prevent color fading.
Literally the sun is your worst enemy, protect your investment!
OTHER THINGS TO KNOW
+ FRIENDLY REMINDERS
Additional treatments cannot be undertaken until the area has completely healed. A 5-8 week healing time is required before any more work can be undertaken.
Strong chemicals or Glycolic Acid or peels of any kind may cause the pigment to lighten. Always call or text us and check with your Artist if in any doubt.
DO NOT PICK, PULL or SCRATCH at the treated area, as it will result in pigment loss.
You may notice whiteness (blanching) or a color, like yellow or orange, around the area immediately after we're finished. This is totally normal and will subside within a few hours! The whitening around the brow is a result of the Lidocaine and the color seeping is due to a modifying pigment used during your treatment. Normal, don't panic!
You should NOT have thick scabs - if this happens, please call us. The "scabs" you'll have are as thin as a hair and that's completely normal.
Giving Blood – The Red Cross have suggested that you do not give blood for 6 months following treatment.
MRI Scans – This procedure shows up as an artifact on the scan. Some clients may experience a tingling sensation. Please notify your radiologist.
Injectables – Dermal fillers and Botox can alter the shape of the eyebrows. Injectables should be carried out after a brow procedure and not prior; if you have gotten injections less than 3 weeks prior to your appointment, you need to reschedule.
Laser /Pulsed Light – Laser or pulsed light hair removal or skin rejuvenation treatments can cause color change – it is important to advise the therapist that you have had Microblading procedure as this cannot be rectified with another Microblading procedure.
Color Refresh – To keep your new, hassle-free brows looking at their very best, it is recommended that you have a color refresh procedure every 12-18 months for Microblading and every 18-24 months for Nano/Powder Brows. This is just an estimate and this varies from person to person. Everybody and every body is different; always check with us to see if you're ready for a touch up or not.
Your brows will be going through a "roller coaster" of changes over the next 5-8 weeks. Hang in there! All of these changes are completely normal. If you believe your brows may be infected please contact your medical provider immediately. Infection should not occur if you follow the aftercare instructions correctly and use them effectively.
We hope you love your new brows and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Should you have any questions or concerns, please DO NOT assume.