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TATTOO PREP/AFTERCARE

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Prep

Preparation is the key! Follow the steps below for the best results, including before all touch-ups.


  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, Aspirin, or Ibuprofen for 24 hours before the procedure.

  • Because Botox can alter the position of your brows, it should be performed no later than 2 weeks prior to your appointment.

  • Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol products at least 2 week prior to procedure

  • Discontinue Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior to procedure

  • Thoroughly read all the forms given to you at the time of your appointment and ask any questions you may have.

  • Be sure to advise me of any allergies, medical conditions, previous permanent makeup, and prescriptions you take prior to your appointment.

Aftercare

It usually takes around 7-10 days for the skin to heal. However, you should follow the aftercare until your skin is completely healed. Your skin is healed when all flaking and/or scabbing is gone!


  • Day of procedure: ABSORB

  • With medium pressure, blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess  lymphatic fluid. Do this every 5 minutes until oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph, thus helping to prevent scabbing.

  • Days 2-10 (until scabbing stops): Wash and moisturize. Gently rinse your eyebrows each morning and night with water and a gentle soap (fragrance free). With a light touch, use your clean fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10seconds and rise 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 (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliants.

  • Apply a rice grain amount of Aquaphor with a cotton swab and spread it across  the treated area as needed. This is a fine line; never allow your brows to fully dry out, this is when scabbing has a chance to form and harden. That being said, never over-apply either. This will suffocate your skin and delay healing. Never put ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.

  • Do not rub or pick at your brows. This can cause scarring, blurring, and/or infection. Should there be any scabbing, let them fall off naturally.

  • Aside from your daily gentle washes as described above, do not soak your brows in water until healed (ex, bath tub, sauna, pool, or hot tub). When washing your face, wash around the brow area. Showers are fine, but limit them to five minutes to prevent too much steam around the brow area.

  • Avoid facials, chemical treatments, and Botox for 2 weeks.


Note that it is critical you follow the aftercare perfectly to ensure your results are as expected and long-lasting!