Pre/Post Care

BROW TATTOO SERVICES ARE NOT FOR CLIENTS WHO:
  • Are under the age of 18
  • Are pregnant nor nursing
  • Are using retinol, retinoid creams or AHA’s
  • Are taking Accutane (must be off for at least 6 Months)
  • Are taking antibiotics
  • Are taking blood thinning medications
  • Are diabetic
  • Undergoing Chemotherapy
  • Have skin conditions such as severe acne, keloid scarring, eczema or psoriasis
  • Sick with a cold or flu-like virus
  • Have a sunburn



WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT?
  • Stop using skin thinners & skin lighteners (Retinol/retin A, glycolic acids, hydraquinone) on the brow area 2 weeks prior to your appointment.
  • Facials/chemical peels need to be done at least one month before your appointment.
  • You are welcome to come in with your brows filled in how you usually prefer to wear them. It allows me to see what you’re comfortable with regarding shape and colour.
  • Do not consume alcohol, caffeine or blood thinners (aspirin, ibuprofen) 48 hours before your procedure, to avoid excess bleeding.
  • If you are planning to have a Brow Lamination or Brow Henna service done, it must be done no sooner than 6 weeks prior to your appointment.
  • Avoid sun/ tanning bed exposure for 14 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the tattoo pigment with it.
  • Waxing/threading services must be done at least 72 hours prior (this is not necessary but it cannot be done close to the appointment as it can sensitize the skin). Tinting must be done at least one week prior.
  • Botox & Fillers must be done at least 2 weeks prior and cannot be done until 2 weeks post treatment.
  • Booking your appointment near your monthly cycle can make you more sensitive.




The results and longevity of the microblading will depend greatly on how you take care of your brows during the healing process and beyond. Each client’s skin responds differently to microblading, both the length of time it takes to heal, and the number of sessions required to achieve your desired results and colour retention.
This information acts as a guideline only; I cannot guarantee your results.



CARING FOR YOUR BROWS:
Day 1: Gently wipe your brows with provided saline wipes 2-3 hours after your appointment, then apply aftercare cream with a Q-tip. Also do the same before you go to bed and again, apply a light layer of your aftercare cream.
Day 2-10: With clean hands, wash your brows morning and night with a gentle cleanser (lather cleanser in hands first). Blot brows COMPLETELY dry with a clean tissue or paper towel. Apply aftercare cream immediately after. *only apply the size of a grain of rice on each brow.

If your brows feel very tight and dry as you heal, you can apply another light coat of your aftercare cream, as long as it is a very thin layer.
When removing makeup on the face, wash around the brows with a cleansing cloth or oil-free makeup wipe. Be mindful to not get makeup residue in your brows.



AVOID THE FOLLOWING DURING HEALING:

  • Application of brow makeup for 2 weeks.
  • Brow waxing/threading/tinting for at least 4 weeks.
  • Scratching or removal of scabs, dry skin/flakiness.
  • Soaking your brows with water, a little moisture in the shower is okay, just be sure to blot them dry as soon as your shower is finished.
  • Activities that will cause sweating for 7-10 days.
  • Swimming pools, hot tubs, or other bodies of water for 2 weeks.
  • UV exposure (including tanning booths) for 4 weeks.
  • Laser light therapy, as it can darken/lighten or distort the pigment
  • Exfoliants, retinol creams or AHA’s on the area for 30 days after the appointment (causes premature fading).
  • Massages, facials, or skin treatments for 4 weeks.