What to do Before and After your PM Eye Brow procedure
Here is a list of instructions that will help to ensure you get the best results from your EyeBrow permanent makeup procedure.
If you’ve ever hired a professional painter they will tell you that “it’s all in the prep”. Professional painters know that they get the best results when they spend extra time sanding, filling holes, making sure edges are smooth and applying the right primer. Well permanent makeup is very similar. You will get much better results when you properly prep. It all starts with a good canvas! The eyebrow area must be healthy, strong, non-sensitive and non-irritated. Here’s how to get your skin ready for the procedure.
- Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week before procedure
- Do not tan two weeks prior or have sunburned face
- Do not have any type of facial/peel 2 weeks prior to treatment
- Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol products one week prior to treatment
- Do not work out the day of the procedure.
- Do not have Botox 3 weeks prior
- Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior (natural blood thinners)
- Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days before the procedure.
In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor color deposit:
- Do not drink alcohol 24 - 48 hours before your tattoo
- Do not consume coffee before your procedure
- Do not take an aspirin or ibuprofen for pain relief (this thins the blood)
Now that you know what NOT to do, here is how you take care of your new permanent makeup.
Absorb and Moisturize
The day of the treatment: Absorb
Gently blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes for the first hour, then once an hour until oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph. Wash your brow area 1-2 hours after the procedure and before going to sleep. Dry thoroughly with tissue and apply Vaseline (petrolatum pack)
The Following days try not to wet/wash your eyebrows, till the scabs come off.
Days 1-7 Moisturize
Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. Never put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.
Here are some extra tips to help with a smooth and easy recovery:
- Use a fresh pillowcase
- Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of color
- No facials, Botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks
- Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week
- Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.
- Avoid heavy sweating and long hot showers for the first 10 days.
- Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days
- Avoid swimming (ocean, lake, pool, hot tub) for the first 10 days
- Avoid topical makeup including sunscreen on the area
- DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area.
Important note about showering:
Limit your showers to 5 minutes so you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/procedure area out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair. Your face should only be getting wet at the very last end of the shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area.
Why do we form a scab?
In a process of tattooing (permanent makeup) your skin experiences a small trauma. That trauma starts healing process with lymph sipping out. It’s a natural protective reaction of our body. The scab is formed from excess pigment, dry lymph and microscopic particles of skin. You need to keep the scab in place as long as possible. It will insure that more color will retain.
The eyebrows WILL appear bolder immediately after the procedure. When scabs come off, the color will be much lighter. Do not be alarmed by fading, the color will gradually return by 4-th week post procedure. During your follow-up appointment, we will access your healed result and add more pigment if necessary.