For the first 48 hours blot with tissue every 15 mins. Very important, even if you see nothing keep blotting. BLOT BLOT BLOT!
Avoid all washing and contact with water for 48 hours following your session. Keep your brows dry as best as possible. ONLY touch your eyebrows with CLEAN fingers/items. A fresh pillow case is recommended.
After 48 hours you will clean the area twice a day, morning and night with Dial GOLD Antibacterial soap and water gently with your fingertips. Make bubbles on your fingers 1st and lightly dab (do not rub hard) brows with soap rinse gently as you see fit. Carefully pat dry brows & promptly apply a RICE SIZED amount of Tattoo Goo ointment (Provided).DO NOT use anything except Tattoo Goo on your brows!
DO NOT wash your brows in the shower, wait 15-20 minutes after your shower to wash.
DO NOT apply any other products to the area such as Vaseline, neosporin, cetaphil, etc.
Follow above instructions for 7-10 days following procedure. You do not need to over use your Tattoo Goo, a rice sized amount/thin layer 2x a day the first 10 days will suffice.
DO NOT PICK YOUR FLAKES, they must fall off naturally. Premature removal of flaking/scabbing will develop scar tissue. If you have excessive sweating you may gently wash additional times if needed. — I am an expert in aftercare and will be able to tell if you picked!
Most normal activities can be resumed immediately. Pretty In Ink recommends that heavy exercise and/or sweat inducing activity be delayed for 2-3 days. Keep a tissue nearby thereafter until fully healed (2 weeks). Sweat will damage your retention the first week, be vigilant and avoid prolonged outdoor time as best as possible.
Keep bath and shower times short. Avoid direct shower spray on your eyebrows. Avoid excessive steam. Recreational water activities where your brow area will become submerged or wet, such as swimming, should be completely avoided for 2 weeks.
Avoid ALL makeup and skin care products on the brow area the first two weeks, mak eup can skew your pigment color as well as create a risk for infection. After 2 weeks you may lightly pencil/powder ifneeded before touch up.
The sun DRASTICALLY affects the lifetime of your art between refreshes. Fading is quickened with sun exposure. STAY OUT OF THE SUN, if you must be out wear a hat and sunscreen. Sunscreen your brows!!! (no SUN or sunscreen for at least the first 2 weeks. Your brows are healing with fresh new skin, avoid the sun and adding any chemicals or products for a minimum of 2 weeks and until your touch up as best as possible)
Your procedure will begin to oxidize (begin to turn darker and darker) immediately after and during the next 3-4 days. Do not be alarmed. The color will lighten as the skin heals.
Fading and loss of pigment may occur after your procedure while healing. Some flaking off of the pigment may occur on some skin types. This is NORMAL, it is a requirement of this permanent makeup procedure to have a follow up/ touch up procedure within 6-8 weeks. Your artwork is NOT complete until both procedures have been performed and healed. TRUST THE PROCESS!
Judgement of your final results should be deferred until 1 month following your touch up procedure.
Avoid the following directly on your brows for the life of your brows for longevity:
- Sun – Acne medications
- Skin exfoliants – Creams containing Retinol
- Peels of any kind – Heavy exfoliating
- RULE OF THUMB: Anything that is acidic or will exfoliate your skin sooner than it naturally would will help fade your brows. How long your cosmetic tattoos last now depends on YOU.
This is a 2 step process. Oilier skin types and smokers may see fading between their color refreshes quicker. In some cases a third session may be needed initially, must be within 12 weeks from your 2nd session.