Please read the following statements carefully. Powder brows is a way of cosmetic tattooing, re-touch procedures may be required. A healing period of 6-8 weeks is required before a touch-up procedure can be performed. On a rare occasion, the pigment may migrate under the skin. The procedure of powder brows may be slightly uncomfortable. The pigments will fade, immediately after the procedure, the pigment can appear 30-50% darker than the desired result. Although extremely rare, there might be an immediate or delayed allergic reaction to pigment. A negative patch test result does not guarantee that you will not develop an allergic reaction after the full procedure. Allergic reactions to anesthetic can occur. Permanent cosmetics cannot be applied if you are pregnant or nursing, or anyone under the age of 18. Infections can occur if aftercare instructions are not followed correctly. There may be swelling and redness following the procedure. You may experience minor bleeding. If you have an MRI scan within 3 months after the powder brows procedure, you should notify/discuss it with your doctor. Possible scarring may occur but is extremely rare.
POWDER BROW AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS
Please read all aftercare instructions on this page to make sure you can commit to this brow journey, especially for the first 7-10 days. Failure to follow these instructions may result in pigment loss.
Proper aftercare is a very important aspect of the long term success, effectiveness, health and overall satisfaction with your new powder brows. It is very important to follow those instructions in order to achieve the best possible results from your permanent makeup procedure. Included here are general aftercare instructions that will help limit any infection or problems, and assure a healthy and successful healing as quickly as possible.
· DO NOT TOUCH THE HEALING PIGMENTED AREA WITH YOUR FINGERS. THEY MAY HAVE BACTERIA ON THEM AND CREATE AN INFECTION
· Apply a very thing coat of the aftercare ointment in your kit 2-3 times/day when needed (i.e. when brows feel dry) for 7-10 days. Discontinue after peeling has completed.
· To clean, always use a clean sponge tip applicator and with it dry wipe off the existing ointment that are on your brows, dampen another sponge tip applicator with witch hazel and gently wipe clean. Pat dry with a clean/dry tissue.
· For the first 24 hours, lymph fluids may surface on the brow, in which case take a clean dry tissue and dab gently over the area.
· For the first 24 hours, avoid any contact with water.
· If slight crust appears on the pigmented surface, do not force removal by picking or scratching. You will remove the pigment along with potentially scarring the skin.
· The procedure may have some peeling on or around the third day. This is a normal part of the healing process for some clients.
· Do no apply makeup over healing areas
· No tinting of brows or lashes
· Avoid excessive sweating/exercise, sun, saunas, and swimming (including chlorinated pools, jacuzzis, the ocean or recreational bodies of water)
· Avoid facials 6 weeks after your procedure
· Do not run or traumatize the procedure area while its healing
· Use a broad spectrum sunblock after area has healed to slow fading
· Do not use products containing AHA’s on or near pigmented areas including glycolic or lactic acids or Retin A products (they will cause fading)
· Avoid products containing Aloe Vera, Vitamin E during healing time
· Follow-up appointment should be scheduled 6-8 weeks after the initial procedure. New procedures are sometimes a two-step process and final results are sometimes not determined until the follow-up visit is completed. Do not judge your procedure while it is in the healing process as it may require a follow-up.
· If you experience excessive itching, blistering or any other complications post-procedure, STOP using the aftercare products and contact your technician immediately, you may be allergic to the aftercare product.
· All tattoos carry the inherent risk of infection and/or allergic reaction, so if swelling, pain, bruising persists for more than a few days, it may be a sign of infection, so be sure to contact your doctor right away.
· Any operations such as botox, facial laser treatments, or chemical peels will affect the pigment from the procedure and the overall appearance. Please contact your physician prior to performing those services.
Average healing time and process:
Average healing time will vary from person to person and will depend on several physiological factors that include age, skin type, circulation, hormonal cycles, and how easily and or severely you swell and bruise. Other factors that may affect healing time include diet, excessive physical activity, exposure to direct sunlight, and any medications you might be taking.
Touch up procedure:
After approximately 2 weeks, your eyebrows will have mostly healed during the “shedding” or “scabbing” process. As a result, the initial intensity and thickness will fade, and the desired color shade will start appearing after the first 3 weeks. At about 6-8 week mark, you an elect to schedule a touch up procedure especially if you would like to fill in any areas needing modification. This session is not intended to change the shape or color of the initial appointment, as this was agreed upon at your initial procedure.
During this touch up procedure, your technician will go over your eyebrows again, exactly repeating the initial session. This repetition helps the cosmetic tattoo last longer and encourages the ink to embed more into the skin.