I want you to be in love with the results, so please follow the instructions. Failure to do so can lead to discoloration, pigment loss, scarring, and or infections. Now is not the time to try new products on your face
/on/around treated area. We want to avoid any complications and or allergies.
• For the first 48 hours - blot & press brows with damped paper towel every 30 minutes for 30 seconds to remove
lymphatic drainage, oil, and or blood to avoid heavy scabbing on treated area.
Day 3-10 - UNTIL BROWS ARE COMPLETELY HEALED:
• Twice a day - gently wash treated area with gentle/mild antibacterial, non fragrance soap. Dilute soap and gently
wash and rinse. Do not wipe. Pat dry with clean paper towel. Let air dry for 10-15 minutes.
• Apply a small rice grain size of After Inked on treated area with clean fingers. No rubbing/ wiping motion. Press on After Inked or Tattoo Goo. Blot with paper towel to remove excess. Never over saturate a new tattoo.
AVOID WHILE BROWS ARE HEALING:
• Practicing sports
• Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi
• Sun tanning or salon tanning
• Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/ or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic Acid on the face or neck
• Picking, peeling, or scratching of the brow area. You will cause scarring of the area or removal of the pigment if you pick or peel scabs prematurely.
• Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris – now is not the time!
• Touching of the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care with a cotton swab.
• Before showering apply a thick layer of ointment to protect your eyebrows from moisture. During the shower keep your face away from the shower head and remove the ointment gently after the shower.
What to Expect After Treatment
Your eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle.
The pigment will appear very sharp and dark. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin, and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually. Do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab, as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin.
Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the pigment is fading too quickly, however, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.
Your brows may look as though the pigment has completely faded – do not panic – take a deep breath and trust the process.
Your brows may still look a little patchy or uneven, but the pigment will start to “reappear” as the pigment settles and the healing continues. You may get your touch-up/ perfecting procedure done at the 4-8 week point NO SOONER to allow for complete healing of the brows.
To Protect the Longevity of Your New Brows
Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 up to SPF 50 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade away more quickly.
When using foundation, be aware when applying to avoid your healed eyebrows. If foundation covers healed brows, your eyebrows will appear lighter. Use a cotton swab and remove makeup from brows.
If you have any unexpected problems with the healing of the skin, please contact Arch & Ink Artistry immediately, to discuss further instructions.
Contact a physician if any signs or symptoms develop such as the following: fever, redness at the site, swelling, tenderness of the procedure site, elevated body temperature, red streaks going from the procedure site towards the heart, and/or any green/yellow discharge that is foul in odor.