AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS - PLEASE READ BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE AND FOLLOW FOR OPTIMAL RESULTS
There is no need to do anything with your brows after the procedure. If your brows are oozing plasma and/or blood after the procedure, you can take a dry q-tip and gently wipe away the excess or wash the brow area as follows:
- Clean your hands thoroughly and gently wet the brow area with lukewarm water.
- Using your fingertips, rub a fragrance-free mild soap over the area and try to wash away as much excess ink/blood/plasma as possible while being gentle.
- Pat your brows dry and air dry if needed to ensure the tattoo is completely dry.
- After day 2, if there is no oozing or blood, it's no longer necessary to wash the brows out. Just keep them clean and dry and allow them to breathe so they can heal.
- Avoid excessive sweating for the next few days as the skin is still open. (i.e. gym, working out). Once the area has healed over it is fine to resume exercise.
- The brow area will be dry and start to scab. You may experience itching and flaking.
- Apply a plain unscented lotion as needed. A minimal amount is sufficient, just enough to keep it moisturized and to aid with the flaking and itchiness.
- Do not pick at scabs or peeling skin during this phase. Aside from applying lotion, try to avoid touching the brow area altogether.
- The scabs will begin to flake off exposing a faint tattoo underneath.
- The tattoo will look foggy and light in colour, some strokes may seem to have disappeared. The sharpness will return gradually as the dead skin slowly sloughs off over the next couple weeks.
- During this peeling stage, moisturize as often as needed with a natural fragrance-free moisturizer.
- No extra precautions need to be taken at this point.
- There is generally a very thin layer of dead skin covering the area at this stage, which is contributing to lack of sharpness however this dead skin will flake off gradually over the next couple weeks.
- The upper layers of the skin heal faster than the layers below. Although your tattoo might look great at this point, your skin is still healing underneath.
- Pick the scabs or any peeling skin. Allow the scabs to fall off naturally. Never pick or pull the scabs off. Doing so can cause the pigment to be pulled off.
- Scratch your tattoo
- Expose your tattoo to sun. When the tattoo is new, your skin is raw and healing which makes it more sensitive to the sun. Once your tattoo has healed, you can apply sunscreen to the area when going out in the sun. Constant exposure to the sun can cause the tattoo to fade prematurely.
- Submerge in water. No swimming, saunas or steam rooms for two weeks. You want the area to stay dry.
- Avoid the shower head stream to hit you directly in the face for the first 4-5 days.
- Do not apply Polysporin, Vaseline or any product containing Lanolin or healing agents.