Aftercare Specific to Eyebrows
In addition to the general aftercare instructions, please follow these specific eyebrow instructions.
- Remember to place nothing on the treated area, except your aftercare product, until healed. No makeup, creams, water (except for cleansing detailed below), etc.
- Do not thread, wax, or dye your eyebrows until completely healed.
- Sometimes both eyebrows do not heal at the same rate. One might scab more than the other. This is not a cause for concern, and completely normal.
- After your procedure, your skin will start forming a protective scab. You may see fluid or ooze on the skin from lymph secretion. The fluid should be dabbed and blotted off with a sterile gauze pad. It can crust the skin over and prevent it from breathing and healing.
- After 24 hours, clean the treated area daily with mild warm water and non-Alcohol soap. Apply soapy solution on a sterile gauze and blot 4 to 5 times to clean. Then, blot completely dry. Use patting motions only. No scrubbing. No rubbing. No wiping. No scratching. Make sure the area is completely dry because germs love moisture!
- Apply the provided aftercare product on the clean and dry treated areas. Place the product on the scabs that are beginning to form. You should apply 2 to 4 times daily until completely healed. If you place the product on the area and it is not dry, this may cause irritation or an infection. It could also lead to color loss.
- Please apply the aftercare product gingerly and don’t cake it on. However, try to cover the protective scabs completely. Try to put it directly on the scabs. The skin must be able to breathe to heal. Too much product may actually fade the pigment. It is specifically meant to put on the scabs and to keep them soft so they stay on longer. Pat, and do not rub, the ointment on the area with a with a Q-tip. If you put too much on, then blot off the excess ointment with a sterile gauze.
- If your scabs become hard and rope-like, they can fall off in big chunks and take the ink with them. Soft scabs that flake off on their own are the key to successful ink retention. Do not try to rush the scab-flaking process. If you see scabs on your pillow, then you possibly could be scratching your brows when you are sleeping. Wearing gloves to bed should be a consideration if you feel that this is a possibility.
- You can stop using the aftercare product when you have no more scabs. The scab-flaking process usually lasts 7 to 10 days, but can sometimes last as long as 14 days. Because individuals have different healing periods, the scab-flaking process may range in duration.
What to Expect
The eyebrows will appear bolder and darker than they will be when healed. Expect light to moderate swelling and redness. The skin’s redness causes the color of the pigment to appear darker.
Conditions remain the same.
Eyebrows start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Exfoliation begins.
The skin begins to flake, peeling from the outside edges first.
Color finishes flaking off, and appears softer and grayer for a few days until color clarifies.
The color has lightened from its initial overly-dark appearance. For the next few days, the color may now be lighter than what the final color will be.
The final color begins to stabilize and show through. The color will continue to soften as the healing process completes.
The information contained in this document is not intended to offer or imply medical advice. Please consult with your physician regarding any medical questions.