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Before & Aftercare

Preparing for Your Permanent Brow Appointment 


  • GENTLY exfoliate brows 2 days before appointment. Apply CeraVe over the brows to hydrate skin. Lightly seal in moisture with Aquaphor over the brow area. DO NOT use an excessive amount. This preps skin for the procedure and helps your skin accept the ink with ease. 

  • DO NOT consume any alcohol within 48 hours of your appointment.

  • DO NOT consume any caffeinated products 24 hours prior to your appointment. Caffeinated products include, but are not limited to coffee and coffee flavored items (including decaf), tea, pre-workout, energy drinks/pills, sodas, chocolate, chocolate flavored items and certain chewing gums. 

  • DO NOT take any blood thinning medication (Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Aspirin) or fish oil supplements 48 hours prior to your appointment. Do your best to avoid consuming excessive amounts of garlic, ginger, cayenne pepper, black pepper, turmeric or cinnamon 24-48 hours prior to your appointment. These are natural blood thinners and can effect pigment retention and the healed results of permanent makeup.  

  • DO NOT apply numbing prior to your appointment. I will do this AFTER brow mapping.

  • DO NOT remove any brow hair with tweezers or razor. I like brows as full as possible for the appointment. I will remove any hair that needs to go during the appointment. 

  • DO NOT wax/thread brows within 2 weeks of your appointment.

  • DO NOT receive any skin treatments within 6 weeks of your appointment. (Chemical peels, laser peels, microdermabrasion, facials)

  • DO NOT tan or sun-bathe within 4 weeks of your appointment. Clients with irritated or burned skin will be rescheduled 

  • DO NOT use AHAs, BHA's, Retinoids, Retin-A or Glycolic Acid in forehead area within 4 weeks of your appointment. This includes but is not limited to glycolic, malic, lactic, tartatic, mandelic, citric and salicylic acids.

  • No electrolysis at least 5 days before the procedure.

  • Hormone therapies can affect pigmentation and/or cause sensitivity

  • Try to schedule outside of your period to decrease extra sensitivity. 

Care After Your Permanent
Brow Appointment

  • Follow all aftercare instructions given by the brow artist.

  • Only use approved products for aftercare

  • DO NOT peel, pull, scratch or scrub brows. This will effected your healed results.

  • Wash 2x a day, once in the morning and once at night

  • Apply a pea sized amount of ointment to the brows through the day, as needed. Too much ointment smoothers the brow & it cannot heal properly. Brows should not feel like one big scab. If they feel dry, apply the pea-sized amount of ointment

  • DO NOT touch brows without washing and sanitizing hands

  • Avoid direct sunlight (wear a hat).

  • Avoid hot, sweaty or steamy environments (sauna, jacuzzi). Limit hot showers to a few minutes keeping brows completely dry with the brow protection visor provided in tthe aftercare kit.

  • Keep brows away from water. After gently washing for < 1 minute, immediately pat dry with a CLEAN towel or cotton pad. 

  • No exercising for 7 days after procedure.

  • Avoid dirty environments (the beach).

  • Keep your hair off your brows .

  • DO NOT sleep on your face.

  • Ensure all pillowcases, head wrap, scarves and bonnets are clean should brows come in contact with these cloths

  • DO NOT WEAR MAKEUP ON OR AROUND BROW. Clients can increase chances of infection. 

  • PROTECTION OF YOUR INVESTMENT: Clients should apply SPF 50 to the brows. The effects from the UV light can significantly accelerate fading

  • Call your brow artist with any concerns or questions.

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What to Expect After Your Permanent Brow Appointment

  • Slight swelling, thickness, and/or redness which will subside within one to two days.

  • It is normal to lose about 1/3 (30-50%) of the color during healing. Less color is lost with ombré procedures when compared to color loss of microblading. 

  • The color will be darker than normal immediately after the procedure- usually between day 2-4.

  • After 6-7 days it will lighten while the body adjusts. 

  • After 10 days it will show better and settle into its natural shade.

Healing Stages


DAY 1 :

Possible lymphatic fluid will need to be blotted lightly from the eyebrow / treatment area with gauze or cotton pads.


DAY 2 - up to 4 (approximately) :

Brows will appear darker in shade. They will appear darkest on Day 2.


Day 3 - up to 9 (approximately) :

Brows will begin to slough and scab / exfoliate themselves. This usually appears in multiple small scabs, mimicking small flakes or dandruff. Some clients may not scab at all, and some may scab more severely. Your eyebrow should never completely scab over in one full scab or extremely large scabs. If this is the case, the eyebrow / treatment area is not being moisturized with the aftercare / healing balm thoroughly enough.


Day 7 - up to 30 (usually up to day 21) :

Brows will do what we call the "magic act". Some strokes may disappear and then suddenly reappear as they heal into the epidermal layer of the skin. Some strokes will not retain completely and may not reappear at all. This is why your perfection appointment is so important to complete your full and true microblading results. At your perfection appointment, any strokes or pigment that need to be enhanced will be re-added or re-perfected to finish your procedure.


Things to Know About the Procedure

  • When healed, the color will appear softer from being transferred to the top of the epidermal layer.


  • When healed, the brows are approximately 20 to 25% darker and bolder in the width of the stroke.


  • Your skin is red under the pigment which may cause the color of the pigment to appear darker.


  • Swelling can be difficult to actually see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area.


  • After a few days following the procedure, exfoliation will occur causing the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow procedure to flake away and you may have a more narrow appearance of your eyebrows.


*It is not uncommon to lose patches of color/hairstrokes. They can diminish from just a few hours to several days before reappearing, so do not be alarmed.


Grooming After Permanent Makeup

Remember this process is not hair removal, it is the opposite--adding the appearance of hair. So in order to keep your brows looking the way they were newly mapped and shaped in your appointment, you will need to commit to regular brow maintenance upkeep-- meaning waxing, waxless- razor or tweezing. I offer all of these brow maintenance services. When I service your brows periodically for grooming it allows me to evaluate your permanent brows & gauge when a color boost is needed. It is imperative you schedule these maintenance appointments with myself, your own preferred technician or do it yourself to keep the integrity of your overall permanent makeup results. 


Your enhancement / perfection appointment will be scheduled 6-12 weeks after your initial appointment. This appointment will be the guide to see how well your skin absorbed the pigment and if new strokes need to be made or remapped, or if the technician will just map on top of all the existing strokes to seal your pigment. Not all clients (depending on their skin and pigment retention) will need this appointment if they are completely happy will the existing result after full healing, but this appointment is necessary so the eyebrows can be seen in person to decide. 


*Emotional changes are common during your healing stages. It is very common to love your brows when they are done initially, and then go through an emotional rollercoaster as you go through each healing stage (since your brows are changing so much). Please be patient with this process as your emotions may sometimes match your healing. Once you are fully healed (between 4 to 6 weeks) after your initial appt., all areas that need to be perfected will be modified and re-done at your retouch appt. Remember, your brows are not complete until your series of appointments are completed.

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