Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to your procedure
Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure
Discontinue glycolic and retinol products as well as chemical peels 4 weeks prior to procedure
Refrain from use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after your procedure. Check your moisturizer, face wash, BB/CC creams and makeup, makeup primers for anything that says "acid"
No brow waxing or tinting one week prior to procedure
You do NOT need to shave off your eyebrows prior to procedure
Please note, you will be more sensitive to the procedure during your menstrual cycle
If you receive cosmetic fillers, they should be done 6 weeks prior to your procedure or done 6 weeks after the procedure
If you use receive Botox, it should be performed either 2 weeks prior to your procedure or 2 weeks after
If using an eyelash and/or eyebrow growth serum (Latisse, etc) on your eyebrows, you must discontinue use 2 weeks prior to the procedure and cannot resume until 2 weeks after
Avoid power shakes and power greens, Fish Oil, "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements 24 hours prior to procedure (causes blood thinning and heavy bleeding)
If you "keloid" scar, you need to ask your doctor if microblading permitted. A doctors note must be provided
Arrive to the appointment with your eyebrows penciled the way you like them
SERVICES WILL NOT BE PERFORMED FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
Heart conditions, Pacemaker, Defibrillator
If you are pregnant or nursing
Accutane (must be off for 1 year)
This is a "dry heal". Do not get the eyebrows wet and no sweating for 10 days
You may shower on day 3 using a thin layer of provided ointment (petroleum jelly) during the shower ONLY. After the shower, remove the ointment by dabbing with a tissue (do not rub). Continue to apply the ointment ONLY when showering until day 10. Do not allow shower water to hit directly on the treated areas.
Do not rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring and pigment loss
Completely avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for a minimum of 4 weeks after your procedure. Direct sunlight can cause the pigment to change color while it is healing and also cause possible scarring
Avoid pool, sauna, steam rooms, excessive hot showers and/or hot baths for 3 weeks
Avoid sweating for a full 10 days. Any physical effort, gym, hot weather, or any other activity that may cause sweating/dampening on your back will heat the skin causing the precise hair strokes to blur under the skin and this is unable to be corrected
Avoid sleeping on your face/eyebrows for the first 10 days (use clean pillowcases)
NO makeup or skincare products to be used on the treated area for 14 days
NO facials, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks
After 10 days, once the area has healed completely, consider using sunblock when going out in the sun to prevent fading of pigment
Eyebrow tinting should not be performed for 14 days after your procedure
Avoid Retinol, Chemical peels and Microdermabrasion near the treated area (at all times).
Avoid all skincare that has the words "acid", "Retin-A/Retinol", and "Glycol" on the area treated area. Be sure to check your foundations and primers as well.
Avoid Benzoyl Peroxide around the treated area (at all times).
DAY 1-2: The eyebrows are approximately 20-25% darker and bolder in width than they will be once healed. Your skin is red under the pigment which causes the color of the pigment to appear darker. There is some minor swelling, although difficult to 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 procedure 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 3-5: Eyebrows will start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Natural exfoliation begins, do not exfoliate yourself. The skin will begin to flake starting from the outside edges DAY 5-9: Color begins and finishes flaking off. Eyebrows will appear softer and gray in color until the color clarifies over 4-8 weeks
EXAMPLE OF HEALING PROCESS
relax & Reneu
373 Meridian Parke Ln Suite A2 Greenwood, IN 46142
Hours of service - by appointment
Ashley M 10-8 Th 10-3 F 10-3
Alivia M 10-5 Tu 10-8 W 10-5 Th 10-8 F 10-4
Alyssa M 3-8 Tu 10-8 W 10-8 Th 3-8 F 10-4 Sa - 10-4 (on occasion)