CARING FOR YOUR NEW BROWS
30 minutes after the treatment, wash your eyebrows with a neutral soap such as diluted green soap or Dr. Bronner’s Baby Mild castile soap. Use a clean cotton pad or gauze, wet it with distilled water and add a small amount of soap to the pad and gently brush the eyebrows in a single motion from the head of the brow to your temple. Make sure you remove all of the lymph that has built up on your brows each time you wash them. Then, use a clean wet cotton pad/gauze to rinse the soap off. Finally, dab your eyebrows with a clean paper towel to fully dry them. Always wash your hands with an antibacterial soap before tending to your brows.
Apply a tiny amount (less than half a pea-size) of After Inked or PhiBrows Aftercare to a clean q-tip and gently brush the ointment onto your brows.
Repeat this process every 2 hours throughout the day. Before bed, wash them and apply the ointment, then put the provided Tegaderm bandages over your brows for the first night only. When you wake up, gently remove the bandages from your brows and wash them, apply ointment, and repeat the washing process 3 times a day for 7 days. For days 8 - 14 continue to wash your brows when you normally wash your face and stop applying aftercare. No ointment or lotion is needed at this point.
WHAT TO AVOID
Avoid touching your eyebrows at all for the first 14 days. Do not apply anything other than After Inked or Skin Candy and avoid harsh and exfoliating face washes, lotions containing Retin-A or Glycolic Acid, and cosmetics from touching the eyebrow and surrounding area. Be sure to wash your sheets and pillowcases often during the healing period. Peeling, itching, bleeding and minimal scabbing is normal. Never pick at your microbladed brows, especially during the healing period.
It is imperative that you avoid excessive sweating during the first 14 days. Try not to spend too much time outdoors in the heat and avoid working out for 2 weeks.
For 3 weeks after the initial treatment and touch-ups, avoid direct sun exposure, and do not allow your eyebrows to be submerged under bodies of water including oceans, lakes, hot tubs and swimming pools. Do not undergo any cosmetic procedures for the first 4 weeks including, but not limited to: facial massage, eyebrow waxing or threading, botox, facials and microdermabrasion.
Always avoid laser treatments over the treated area because they can destroy pigments. Use of antibiotics and hormonal therapy may lead to pigment fading faster than usual. After 4 weeks, start regularly applying sunscreen to your brows to prevent fading due to sun exposure.
Side note: Sunscreens with the Active Ingredients oxybenzone or octinoxate can be
detrimental to our ocean. Please use reef safe sunscreens always!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Your new brows 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 has not yet settled under your skin. The color of the pigment will soften gradually. Do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton pad while washing, 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 the impression that the pigment is fading too quickly. Don’t panic! The color will start to come back when they are fully healed. Don’t forget- we have a touch-up session to assess how the brows healed and to add pigment in any areas with minimal pigment retention.
If you have any questions or unexpected problems during the healing period, please contact Regan immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org