The day of the treatment: Absorb
Gently blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes until the oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph.
REMEMBER TO WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE TOUCHING YOUR EYEBROWS
Days 1-7: Wash
Wash daily to remove bacteria and dead skin. THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT. Gently wash your eyebrows each morning and night with water and an antibacterial soap like Dial Soap, Cetaphil or Neutrogena. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids such as, glycolic, lactic, or AHA, or any exfoliants.
Days 1-7: Moisturize
Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. Never put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.
- Use a fresh pillowcase
- Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away--Picking can cause scarring or loss of color
- No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for four weeks
- Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week
- Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for four weeks after procedure--Wear a hat when outdoors
- Avoid heavy sweating and long hot showers for the first 10 days
- Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days
- Avoid swimming, lakes, hot tubs for the first 10 days
- Avoid topical makeup including sunscreen on the area
- DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area--eyebrows will scab, peel and fade
Important Note: Showering
Limit your showers to five minutes so you do not create too much steam. Keep your face out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair. Your face should only be getting wet at the very last end of the shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area.
Long Term Post Care:
- Use a good sunscreen, sun exposure will fade your permanent cosmetics
- If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure or an MRI scan, please inform the technician of your permanent cosmetics
- The use of RetinA/Tretinoin or any other rapid skin exfoliation products used regularly on the forehead area will cause the permanent makeup to the eyebrow area to fade prematurely
- The use of chemical peels and acid peels regularly on the forehead region can also cause eyebrow tattoos to fade prematurely
Remember, with the proper pre-care and post-care routine you will have much better results with your microblading procedure.