Microblading & Eyebrow Tattoo
Proper aftercare of your eyebrow tattoo is very important. During the first week, the tattooed area will appear significantly darker, larger, and sharper than what is expected for the final outcome. Slight swelling and redness can occur. One procedure cannot guarantee desired outcome(s). Tattoo will be much lighter and less crisp once healed. In some cases, it is necessary to review the healing process after the first procedure in order to see how clients react to the pigment. The tattoo will fade 25-40% after the first session. Therefore, we offer ONE free touch-up visit within 6-8 weeks from the date of the initial procedure. For complicated cases involving pigment lightening or colour correction, there will be an extra charge. When covering an old tattoo, there is a higher chance that more than one touch-up is necessary but each case is different. In general and in some cases, it is also possible for any client to require more than one touch-up to achieve their ideal look.
THE DAY OF THE TREATMENT - ABSORB:
- Gently blot the area with a clean tissue to absorb excess body fluid. Do this every 5 minutes for the full day until oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the body fluid.
DAYS 1-7 – WASH:
- Wash daily to remove bacteria and dead skin (this does not remove the pigment ☺)
- GENTLY wash your eyebrows each morning and night with lukewarm water and an antibacterial soap like Dial Soap. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliants.
- Allow the eyebrows to air dry
DAY 1-7 – MOISTURIZE:
- Apply Aquaphor (rice grain amount) with a clean cotton swab and spread it across the treated area. Make sure that you do not over-apply the area, as this will suffocate your skin and delay or prevent healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. Never put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.
- Use a fresh, clean pillowcase
- DO NOT rub, scratch, or pick any scabs along the tattooed area – let it fall off naturally. Early removal or picking of pigment crusts/scabs may result in loss of color, scarring, or infection.
- Avoid facials, Botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks
- Avoid swimming, soaking in water, steam baths, hot tubs, and facials for the first 10 days
- Avoid sweating for the first 10 days
- Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days
- Avoid topical makeup including sunscreen on the area for 2 weeks
- Avoid direct sun exposure (including tanning beds) for 4 weeks after procedure. Wear a hat and large sunglasses when outdoors.
- Limit your showers to 5 minutes to avoid creating too much steam. Keep your face/eyebrow area out of the water while you wash your body, and only wash your hair at the end of your shower. Your face should only be getting wet at the end of the shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area.
LONG TERM CARE:
- Use sunscreen daily on tattooed areas
- Get regular touch-ups every 1 – 2 years on pigmented areas as the color will fade over time
- Notify technicians that you have an iron-oxide cosmetic tattoo prior to receiving a chemical peel, MRI, or other medical procedures
- Notify your laser specialist to avoid targeting pigmented areas if you are planning to have any laser treatments. The lasers may cause pigment to darken.
- Avoid applying anti-aging creams, retinol products, proactive acne product, and glycolic acid on tattooed areas as continued use could cause discoloring or fading of the pigment
- No heat, steam, saunas, water, oils, lotions, creams, face wash, make up removers and wipes on lashes for a minimum of 24-48 hours. In other words, LEAVE YOUR LASHES FREE AND CLEAR OF EVERYTHING FOR 24-48 HOURS.
- Oil-based make up removers do tend to drop the curl a bit faster. Be aware that your lift may not last as long.
- Try not to sleep directly on your lashes, especially the first 24-48 hours as they are still malleable as they are setting. If your lashes get misshaped after you sleep, use the mascara wand/spoolie to brush them back to the curl pattern.
- As your Lash Lift grows out and your lashes are going through its normal growth cycles, you may notice (usually towards the 6th week or longer) that some lashes may get look a bit “frazzled”. Do not worry – this is just the remains of the Lift growing out. This is NOT permanent and is NOT lash damage. Continue brushing with your mascara spoolie.
- Although rare, sometimes adverse/allergic reactions can happen. If you experience any irritated and/or swollen eyes, rinse your eyes out thoroughly with water, take a Benadryl or anti-histamine, and apply a cold compress. DO NOT RUB your eyes as this will cause further irritation. If this does not help, seek medical attention.
Saline Tattoo Removal
Keep area clean and open to the air. Do not cover with a Band-Aid and do not touch the area unless you just washed your hands.
Cleanse 2x daily with saline. Dampen a cotton pad or gauze with over the counter saline and blot the area to cleanse. Do not ice as this constricts the blood vessels.
Do not soak the treated area in water. In and out of the shower avoiding getting area wet. If it does get wet, gently pat dry.
No bathing, swimming, saunas, hot tubs, tanning or exercising, do not disrupt, scratch or pick the scab. The unwanted pigment will be drawn up into the scab so it’s important to keep the scab for as long as possible. Do not pick and allow scab to fall off naturally.
Treat area with TLC. Do not do anything that could compromise or cause problems to the treated area.
Once all scabbing comes off, apply one drop of Vitamin E oil 3-4 times a day throughout the day for a minimum of 4 weeks. DO NOT start applying the Vitamin E Oil until all scabs have naturally fallen off.
AFTER THE HEALING PROCESS
- The area can stay pink or discoloured for several weeks
- It may take a few months for all pink/redness to completely heal away for some people
- This may be post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- The skin may always appear or be slightly discoloured for some people
- Results are never guaranteed and the number of sessions required can only be estimated
- Some pigment may be impossible to lighten or to remove