Please read through this before arriving at your appointment.
Not adhering can impact your end results.
- No excessive alcohol consumption 24 hours before your procedure.
- Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.
- Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure.
- No brow waxing, tinting, microdermabrasion or chemical peels one week before.
- Discontinue Retin-A one week prior to your procedure.
- No Botox around the brow area 2 weeks prior.
- Do not drink coffee or any caffeine on the day of your appointment.
- Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
Please follow the instructions below to ensure proper healing from the procedure:
- You may splash the brow area with water 5 hours after the procedure. Do not rub the brows with soap or cleanser. Pat dry with clean towel or tissue.
- No make-up application on the brows until the scabbing peels off completely.
- No sun tanning, swimming or excessing sweating.
- No soap, moisturizer, makeup, creams or sunscreen on the brow area.
- Do not rub or pick at the dry flaky skin/scab.
Make sure you wash your face without rubbing your eyebrows to prevent infection. A minor splash of water is allowed, but prolonged exposure to water is not allowed. Do not rub brows to dry them, please gently pat dry.
What you will notice in the next 7-10 days:
- Swelling and redness is normal for the first few days. To relieve the swelling, you can ice the area with soft gel ice packs.
- Slight stinging sensation in the first few days is also normal.
- The microstrokes will start to form scabs and they might look dark and thick. As the skin heals, the scabs will fall off in random pieces throughout the brow and might look patchy throughout the week.
- Flaking and crusting of the skin may occur.
- The colour will fade approximately 30% – 50% when the scabs fall off. This is completely normal. Do not feel discouraged if the fading is more than you expected. The colour will become darker 1-2 weeks after ALL the scabs fall off.
A follow-up touch-up is usually necessary and can be completed any time after 4 weeks from the initial appointment