Before your appoinment
•If possible, do not take aspirin or other blood thinners 5-7 days before the procedure to prevent bleeding.
***Important Note: Do NOT discontinue any medications that are prescribed by a physician or which are necessary for your health!
• Avoid alcohol 24 hours prior to the procedure to prevent bleeding
• Permanent hair removal should not be done five days before or after the procedure
• Botox and skin plumping injections such as Restylane may alter the shape of permanent cosmetics. You must wait until these treatments have worn off (usually 6 months)
• Skin treatments such as Retin-A that thin the skin in the procedure area must be discontinued for at least 30 days prior to the procedure. Check with your dermatologist about specific medications
• Accutane users must be off of Accutane for at least one year
• Procedures cannot be performed over fresh sunburns, including those caused by tanning beds. You must wait until the burn heals
Wash and apply ointment 3-5 times a day for seven days.
You will leave your brows completely dry for one week. Avoid getting them wet for
• Stay out of the sun. If you must be
outside, wear a hat and sunscreen. After
the procedure heals, use sunscreen to
prevent future fading of pigment color
• Ice may be applied the first day following the procedure for 10-15 minutes per hour for a couple of hours, use a clean tissue to cover the ice bag each time
• Avoid exercise that causes sweating until the procedure area heals
• Avoid contact with water (shower, pools, etc) in the procedure area until the procedure heals
• Do not rub the procedure area while it is healing, pigment may be removed along with crusting tissue
• Avoid makeup, lash/brow tints, and other facial treatments until the procedure heals (5-7 days).
• Avoid gardening and contact with animals for two weeks following the procedure to prevent infection
• Your permanent cosmetics will begin to turn darker immediately and for the next 3-4 days. After this, the color will settle back to the original color you chose
• It is normal for some people to have pigment scab or flake off. It is also normal if it does not. Fading or loss of pigment may occur during the healing. There should be pigment under the skin where the pigment has flaked off. If there is no pigment underneath, you may need a touchup
• Color intensity is high immediately after the procedure. Over next 2-3 weeks, the color may lightenup by 50%
• Pigment may come off on your pillow while you sleep, and may stain linens. Use a clean cover that
you won’t mind staining if this happens
• Symptoms of infection or adverse reaction may or may not occur. They include: excessive redness, swelling, tenderness of procedure site, elevated body temperature, rash, or purulent drainage from the procedure site. If you experience symptoms of infection or adverse reaction, seek medical attention immediately. Please note that some redness, swelling, and tenderness is normal