It is very important that you follow these instructions carefully following your procedures to allow for proper healing, peeling and fading. You will receive an Aftercare Kit that includes instructions, cotton rounds, applicator brushes and BrowsEyesLips Microblading PMU Aftercare upon completion of your initial session.
Throughout the first day, we recommend gently blotting the area with clean tissue or cotton round to absorb excess lymph fluid. If you can, do this every 10-15 minutes for the full day until oozing has stopped, as removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph.
For the first 7 days, we suggest washing your brows daily to remove bacteria, dead skin and debris.
Every morning and night during the first 7 days, gently wash your eyebrows with water and a gentle soap or cleanser that is fragrance free (Such as Dial Soap, Cetaphil or Neutrogena). First, wash your hands with soap and water before cleaning your brows. Then, using tepid water, gently cleanse the area in a circular motion using your fingertips for 5-10 seconds and then rinse with water. You want to ensure that all soap is rinsed away prior to drying your brows. To dry your eyebrows all you need to do is gently pat them with a clean tissue or cotton round. Please make sure NOT to use any cleansing products that contain acids (glycolic, lactic or AHA) or exfoliants.
Apply your aftercare 3-4 times a day for the first 7 days When applying aftercare, apply a rice grain amount of the aftercare ointment you were given after your session. The easiest way to do this is 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, so a rice grain amount will be plenty. When you apply the healing ointment, make sure that your brows are dry as you never want to put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.
BREATHABLE: A perfectly balanced formula makes a breathable barrier that protects from micro dust and other external factors. It doesn’t clog pores which rapidly minimizes the chance of aftercare overuse.
NATURAL: Itching, redness and rashes can be signs of skin irritation to petro-based (vaseline jelly) and other chemical ingredients found in popular aftercare products. Brows Eyes Lips is made of non-irritating, chemical-free ingredients.
Below are Some Important Things to Remember While Your Brows are Healing:
- In case of swelling, cover the treated area with plastic wrap and place ice or ice packs over the affected area to relieve the symptoms – do not place the ice directly on the affected area to avoid moisture and/or contamination.
- Use a fresh pillowcase
- DO NOT pick, rub or scratch your brows as they heal, as picking can cause loss of color and scarring. Be sure to let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away.
- No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks
- Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after procedure. If you have to go outdoors, we recommend wearing a hat or visor.
- Avoid heavy sweating (exercise, sauna's, hot tubs, etc.) and long hot showers for the first 10 days.
- Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days
- Avoid swimming, lakes, hot tubs for the first 10 days
- Avoid any makeup around the brow area, including sunscreen on the area
- Avoid applying cleansers, creams, makeup removers or any other products on the treated area for at least 10 days after the procedure.
- Avoid smoking for at least 10 days after the procedure.
- Avoid driving in open-air vehicles, such as boats, convertibles, bicycles and motorcycles during the first 7 days after the procedure.
Important Note About Showering:
Limit your showers to 5 minutes so you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/procedure 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.
Following these simple aftercare steps will ensure the highest quality healing of your eyebrows and will limit any complications during healing.
What to expect after the procedure?
The pigment will appear very sharp and dark immediately after the procedure. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of the skin and has not settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually. Do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on cotton swabs or tissue as this is excess pigment or bodily fluid that is naturally exiting your skin. You should expect to lose approximately 1/3 of the initial color during the healing process. In approximately six days it may appear too light. After about 10 days, the color will show more. It will appear softer when completely healed.
Temporary side effects from Microblading include but are not limited to: redness, swelling, puffiness, bruising, dry patches and tenderness.
Though rare, infection is possible. If you see signs of infection such as persistent increased redness or swelling, fever, drainage, or oozing, contact your doctor immediately.
Itching and flaking will appear the first 7 days following your eyebrow procedure - this is normal and part of the healing process. You might have the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly. However, this is just superficial color and dry skin being removed from your eyebrows.
Once completely healed always apply a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 and up to SPF 50 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade more quickly.
Typical Eyebrow Healing Schedule
While every person is different and some heal more quickly or slowly than others, here’s generally what to expect following your eyebrow procedure:
Day(s) Post-Procedure Effect:
Day 1: The eyebrows are approximately 20-25% bolder and darker in width 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. There is some swelling, although difficult to actually see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside. Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow to flake away and a more narrow appearance will result. New skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer appearance of your eyebrows. Don’t be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire. This is all part of the process.
Day 2: Conditions remain the same.
Day 3: Eyebrows start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Exfoliation begins.
Day 4: The skin begins to flake, peeling from the outside edges first.
Day 5: Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and grayer for a few days until color clarifies.
Day 6: 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.
Day 10: The final color begins to stabilize and show through.