It is important to keep the brow area as clean as possible to prevent the chance of infection and promote healthy healing.
Avoid getting the brow area wet. When taking a shower, try to keep water off your eyebrows as much as possible. Keep a dry washcloth handy to blot the area in case soapy water enters the pigmented area.
Do not use exfoliants or chemical peels on the brow area (retin-A,glycolic/alpha-hydroxy acids, exfoliating scrubs, etc.).
No saunas, long steamy showers, hot tubs, or swimming.
No cleansers, creams, or makeup in or around the brow area.
Use a clean pillowcase and avoid sleeping on your face as much as possible; especially the first two nights.
Never pick, peel, or scratch the procedure area. Picking and scratching may cause scarring and/or removal of the pigment.
Minimize exposure to direct sunlight.
Avoid sweaty workouts for the first 7 days. Any perspiration within the first 7 days of the healing process could result in loss of pigment.
Do not tint, thread, wax, or pluck the procedure area for at least 10 days.
Avoid dusty environments or any task where your eyebrow area could be exposed to excessive dust, dirt, or dander.
If you experience an allergic reaction or develop symptoms of an infection, you should contact your health care provider immediately.
Day 1: (day of the procedure): Every 2 hours, gently blot the brow area with a lightly dampened, clean paper towel/washcloth to absorb excess lymph fluid. Gently pat and dry the area, then apply a small amount of balm (provided to you).
Day 2: Apply balm in the morning, at noon, and before bed (brows should not stay shiny with balm – if so, you have used too much).
Days 3 - 5: Leave brows alone. Allow them to dry heal (no balm, no water).
Days 6 - 10: In the morning and at night, blot the brows using a damp compress, then apply a thin layer of balm (provided to you). Repeat daily until all scabs are healed.
Days 11 - 15: If your scabs are fully gone by day 10, you may resume life as normal (sweat, wear makeup, use facewash, etc.). If you still have some scabs, that’s OK! Everyone heals at a different rate; you can continue to follow day 6 -10 procedures until the scabs are fully healed. This can take up to 15 days. Once the scabs are fully healed, you may resume life as normal.
What to expect during the healing process:
Days 1 - 4: Brows may be tender, and the surrounding skin may feel tight. Brows will get progressively darker until day 4 (earlier for some people, later for others) as scabs are healing over the procedure area. DO NOT PANIC. Your brows will not stay this dark. The scabs are forming over the new pigment, which makes the new brow appear extra dark.
Days 5 - 12: The scabs within the procedure area will begin to flake during this period, which will look like dandruff flakes and dry skin. The brows will itch but it is ESPECIALLY important that you do not pick, peel, scratch, or touch the scabbing. Once you reach this stage, new skin is forming over the pigmented area, making the pigment appear lighter than you were expecting. Again, this is completely normal and no cause for alarm.
Days 13 - 21: The pigment will resurface as the forming skin completely heals and the brows will reach their final appearance. Final appearance will be darker than what was experienced during days 5 - 12.
6 - 8 weeks after a PowderBrow or Mircoblading Procedure, a touch up session is recommended to fill in any gaps in pigment or darken any areas that lightened too much during the healing process.
It is okay and recommended to apply regular moisturizer to your brow area.
To retain the color of your new brows, you should always apply SPF to the area when exposed to the sun. Direct sunlight can cause pigment to fade prematurely.
Avoid the use of exfoliants or chemical peels on the brow area (retin-A,glycolic/alpha-hydroxy acids, exfoliating scrubs, etc.).
If you follow these instructions carefully you should expect to see beautiful, polished results that you will love for the next 1-3 years!
Q: When do I need a touch up? A: You need an initial touch-up 5 - 8 weeks after your full procedure. Then you are good for about 2 years before needing to come to us for a periodic touch-up.
Q: Why are my brows getting darker?
A: Your skin is forming scabs over the pigmented area. It is completely normal for your brows to get darker during days 1 - 4. Don't worry, they will heal to a beautiful, natural color.
Q: Do I really need to skip the beach?
A: Yes. During the healing process, direct exposure to sunlight and water expel pigment from the skin. We love the beach too, but we want the absolute best healed results for you :)
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