FAQs

Q: What should I not do before the procedure?

A:

  • Do Not, drink alcohol 2 days prior to procedure.

  • Do Not, drink coffee or energy drinks the day before or on the day of procedure.

  • Do Not, take Ibuprofen, Painkillers, Aspirin, Niacin or Vitamin E the day before the procedure.

  • Do Not, tan and avoid extensive sun exposure three days before the procedure.

  • Do not use skin care products with Alpha hydroxy acid and apply anti-aging products two weeks before the procedure

  • Avoid other brow procedures, such as waxing, tinting, lamination, and threading one week before the procedure.

  • Tell your technician if you have chronic illness or allergies.

  • Skip donating blood on the day of your procedure.

  • Apply minimal makeup up on the day of your procedure.

 

Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle.

The pigment will appear very sharp and dark immediately after the procedure. 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, 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.

Once completely healed, after 2 weeks, apply sunscreen on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade away more quickly.

Q: What is Normal?

A:

  • Mild swelling, itching, light scabbing, light bruising and dry tightness.  Ice packs are a nice relief for swelling and bruising. Aftercare serum work well for scabbing and tightness.

  • Too dark & slightly uneven appearance.  After 2-7 days the darkness will fade, and once swelling dissipates unevenness usually disappears.  If it is too dark or still a bit uneven after 4 weeks then we will make adjustments during the touch up appointment.

  • Color change or color loss.  As the procedure area heals the color will lighten and sometimes seem to disappear in places. This can all be addressed during the touch up appointment which is why touch up is necessary. The procedure area has to heal completely before we can address any concerns. Healing takes about four to eight week (healing varies with age).

  • Need touch up months later.  A touch up may be needed 6 months to 1 year after the first touch up procedure depending on your skin, medications, and sun exposure. We recommend the first touch up 30 days after the first session, which is included in today’s price. Then every 6 months to 1 year to keep them looking fresh and beautiful. Future touch up sessions will cost the current touch up rate at the time you have it done. If most of the hair strokes have faded, the entire procedure will need to be repeated. A consultation may be necessary to determine if you need a touch up or a repeat of the entire procedure.

  • The client shall consult a health care practitioner at the first sign of infection or an allergic reaction, and report any diagnosed infection, allergic reaction, or adverse reaction resulting from the tattoo to the artist.

Q: What are The Possible Risks, Hazards or Complications

A:

  • Pain:  There is a possibility of pain or discomfort even after the topical anesthetic has been used. Anesthetics work better on some people than others.

  • Infection:  Although rare, there is a risk of infection. The areas treated must be kept clean and only freshly cleaned hands should touch the areas. See “After Care” sheet for instructions on care.

  • Uneven Pigmentation:  This can result from poor healing, infection, bleeding or many other causes. Your follow up appointment will likely correct any uneven appearance.

  • Excessive Swelling or Bruising:  Some people bruise and swell more than others. Ice packs may help and the bruising and swelling typically disappears with 1-5 days. Some people don’t bruise or swell at all.

  • MRI:  Pigments used in permanent cosmetic procedures contain inert oxides, a low level magnet may be required if you need to be scanned by an MRI machine. You must inform your technician of any tattoos or permanent cosmetics.

  • Allergic Reaction:  There is a possibility of an allergic reaction to the pigments, anesthetic, or other materials used. You may take a 5-7-day patch test to determine this.