AFTERCARE

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PROCEDURE

DAY OF PROCEDURE: ABSORB

  • After the procedure, gently blot the area with clean tissue or damp cotton pads to absorb excess lymph fluid.

  • Do this every 30 minutes for the full day until the oozing has stopped.

  • Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymphatic fluids and minimises scabbing.

  • Avoid water for 24 hours. 

AFTER THE PROCEDURE

DAYS 1-7: WASH

  • After 24 hours, resume normal face washing routine. Wash daily to remove bacteria, the build-up of product and oils, and dead skin. (Don't worry, this does not remove the pigment!)

  • Gently wash the area each morning and night with water and unscented cleanser like Cetaphil.

  • With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the area. DO NOT scrub. Rinse with water, ensuring all soap is rinsed away.

  • Gently dab tattoo area dry with a clean tissue or paper towel.

  • DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or exfoliants.

MOISTURISE:

  • After washing, apply a very thin layer of the Aftercare cream to the procedure area (rice grain amount), using a Q-tip.

  • Be sure not to over-apply, as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing, The product should be barely noticeable on the skin.

  • NEVER put the product on a wet or damp tattoo.

  • If you have oily or sweat-prone skin, only moisturise once a day. Stop moisturising once flaking appears as to not disrupt the flaking process.

Showering: You may shower as normal, but keep eyebrows out of the water using the shower visors provided. DO NOT SOAK the treated area in water. If you do get it wet, gently pat dry. Limit your showers to 5 minutes so that you do not expose the area to too much steam. 

 

AFTERCARE TIPS:

  • DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area.

  • Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Do not disrupt the scabbing process. Premature removal of a scab can cause scarring or loss of colour. Keep the scabs on as long as possible to achieve optimum results. 

  • No facials, Botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks. 

  • Avoid topical makeup and sunscreen on the area.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after the procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.

  • Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for 1 week.

  • Avoid long, hot showers for the first 10 days. 

  • Avoid face-down swimming, saunas, hot tubs and tanning for the first 10 days.

  • Use a fresh pillowcase while you sleep.

  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days. If you are a side-sleeper, prop a pillow on your side to avoid rolling and to prevent the scab from rubbing off on your pillowcase. 

A follow-up procedure is recommended 4-6 weeks after your initial assessment.

HEALING STAGES & WHAT TO EXPECT

Day 1: Your eyebrows will have a textured appearance, are slightly more dramatic than normal, may be tender, slightly swollen and may experience slight bleeding or weeping.

 

Day 2: They may look darker, bolder and thicker than immediately post-procedure. The colour will appear more reddish and the skin may still be tender.

Days 3-4: Any tenderness will start to subside. Your eyebrows will still look dark and thick.

Day 5: Itchiness will be present and a thick layer of scabbing may form. The fine hair-strokes may appear hidden for clients who have had a Microblading procedure. DO NOT pick the scabs to relieve itchiness (pat gently if necessary).

Days 5-7: Increased flaking will begin and will start peeling from the skin.

Days 7-10: The scabs will be flaking or will have flaked off on their own by this point. The colour is evening out and will look more natural.

Days 14-28: Healing almost complete. The colour and definition of the hair-strokes will return at this point. The colour is beginning to even out and look even more natural.