HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR NEW COSMETIC TATTOO
Note: Each result is unique to the client and the information below only acts as a guideline
Congratulations on your new tattoo!
We have had the best results with this simple healing method and it makes it easier for everyone!
Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in color and more sharply defined. This will last 3-4 days. Do not panic! It is normal.
Swelling and redness is minimal with most clients, and will disappear within 24-48 hours. In some cases, it may last around the eyebrow area for up to 3 days, but will not prevent working or socializing. The treated area may feel a bit like a sunburn afterwards but there should only be minimal discomfort.
You may shower or bathe normally, but avoid using any soaps or cleansers on the treated area for the first week as they can be detrimental to the bonding process that must take place for the pigment to stabilize in the dermis.
Wash your hands thoroughly before touching the tattooed area.
Keep the tattooed area clean by rinsing with lukewarm water and patting dry with a disposable paper towel 3 times a day for the first week. Keep cleaning them with lukewarm water twice a day for the second week.
Avoid any kind of moisturizer, oil and Vaseline for the first two weeks. Only apply a very small amount of the provided ointment in the morning after cleaning the eyebrows with warm water. Apply using a disposable cotton swab. The goal is to have your tattoo flake off naturally, rather than form into large scabs. You may use the ointment for the first 7 days.
IF YOU HAVE OILY SKIN, blot your t-zone & eyebrows with blotting papers frequently throughout the day.
You must avoid working out or sweating for 7-10 days following your cosmetic tattoo appointment
Avoid direct sun exposure for the first 14 days. You MUST wear a hat while outside during the healing process.
Do NOT pick or scratch at the dry skin/flakiness; let the skin fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring and premature loss of pigment. IMPORTANT: Once the flakes have fallen off, a shiny layer of healing skin will completely cover the hair strokes. It will appear as though the eyebrows are gone. Within 1-2 weeks, the hair strokes will slowly reappear at a lighter shade as your skin regenerates.
Do NOT apply make-up to the tattooed area for the first 2 weeks. Chemicals of any kind may interfere with the healing and color of your tattoo.
Once the treated area is completely healed, any changes or additions that need to be made can be done at your follow-up appointment.
The complete healing process takes about 6-8 weeks, at which time the true color of the tattoo is evident. During this process, your tattoo will soften and lighten. Be patient, even if you think too much color has been lost, as your skin is still regenerating and naturally exfoliating. Wait at least 6 weeks to see the true color, as it seems to take on new strength, and it is only after 6 weeks that your touch-up/adjustment can be done. Keep in mind that Microbladed brows healed up to 30% softer than the initial color.
10 FACTORS NEGATIVELY EFFECTING YOUR END RESULTS
Soap, Shampoo, or Cleanser exposure to unhealed brows in the first 10 days.
Picking or scratching which can lead to a loss of pigment or scarring.
Placing cosmetic products on unhealed brows in the first 2 weeks.
Threading and Waxing unhealed brows in the first 2-4 weeks.
Exposure to bodies of water with unhealed brows in the first 2 weeks.
Bleach and Dye exposure to unhealed brows in the first 6-8 weeks.
Exercising and Sweating with unhealed brows in the first week.
Bath submersion or over exposure to shower water with unhealed brows in the first 10 days.
Anti Aging products (Retinol’s) + Anti Acne products (Glycolic Acids).
Laser treatments on the area.