➵ Your eyebrows WILL appear much darker (or lighter for blondes and browns), this is very normal!
➵ With the implantation of pigment into the dermal (2nd) layer of your skin, the pigment you see on top of the skin will not hold and will shed with the epidermis (1st layer) of the skin. The pigment implanted in the 2nd layer of the skin will rise showing a more natural, defined and healed eyebrow.
➵You will feel slight tenderness and perhaps a little swelling and/or bruising in the tattoo area. The numbing cream used on your eyebrows (prior to your procedure) will begin to wear off and the newly exposed wound will begin the process of healing immediately.
➵ Redness, swelling and skin sensitivity may continue for 1-2 days.
➵ DO NOT wet the eyebrows (i.e. chlorine, water, sea salt), use soap, make-up removers, other creams or allow any sweat to go near the eyebrows in the FIRST 7 days.
➵ Apply the aftercare cream 3-4 times per day within the first 7 days to help prevent infection. This keeps the eyebrows from drying out and also assists with the healing process.
➵ Limit any physical activity or direct sunlight that may cause fading.
➵ All tattoos could carry the risk of infection and/or allergic reaction. If pain or tenderness persists for more than 3 days consult your GP.
➵ Approximately after a week or so, the top layer of your brows will begin to scab and slough (flake) in certain spots. This is called ‘shedding’ and is a natural part of the healing process.
➵ These sections may appear ‘patchy’ and extremely light compared to the non-shedded sections. The pigment will eventually soften and settle into the appropriate shade (once the shedding is complete).
➵ It should take approximately 2 weeks for your new eyebrow tattoos to shed completely and to form a natural look.
➵ As your skin heals it may feel itchy. This is a normal part of the Cosmetic Tattoo process and a good sign that your eyebrows are healing properly.
➵ It is crucial to the end result of your eyebrows to NOT rub, scratch, pick or exfoliate at the shedding skin. You could cause trauma to the tissue and increase the possibility of skin damage, infection, or prematurely removing the ink.
➵ Healing time could take approximately 7-10 days. Do not use any make up/eyebrow pencil during this time.
➵ Healing time will vary from person to person. There are many factors to consider such as age, skin type, circulation and hormonal cycles. Generally, looser skin tends to take a little
longer to heal than younger skin.
➵ Other factors to consider that may affect the healing process could include diet, excessive
physical activity (sweating), direct exposure to sunlight and certain medications.
➵ Within 2 weeks, your eyebrows will have mostly healed and the ‘shedding’ or ‘scabbing’
complete. The initial intensity and thickness will fade and the desired colour shade will begin to appear. You can have your ‘touch-up’ procedure between 4-6 weeks.
➵ If you would like to make any changes to the shape of your eyebrow or fill in any areas requiring modifications (some area may have faded after the shedding process), this would be the time to do so.
➵ During the ‘touch-up’ the original procedure will be repeated. This encourages the pigment to embed more permanently in the skin for a long lasting tattoo.
➵ You should not require another appointment (touch-up/colour refresher) for a least 1 - 3 years.
Longevity of your Eyebrows
➵ Proper aftercare of your eyebrows is a VERY IMPORTANT aspect of the overall satisfaction, success and health of your eyebrows. It is highly recommended that you follow the aftercare instructions given so that you can achieve the best possible outcome for your new eyebrows.
➵ The aftercare instructions will help limit/prevent any infection or additional problems and assure that a healthy and successful healing process is attained.
➵ Excessive sun exposure and swimming in chlorinated water does affect the pigment. It is recommended that you use sunscreen daily to help protect the longevity of your eyebrow tattoo.
➵ Daily products to be mindful of: Bleaching Affect - It is recommend to check your cleansers and moisturises for these ingredients as they can fade the colour prematurely: Glycol Acid, Retinol, Vitamin A & C.
➵ Beauty Treatments
It is essential that the following beauty treatments are AVOIDED in the tattoo area. Please advise your therapist to avoid the treated area and to use a protective barrier film (or covering) when performing any of these procedures: Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion and IPL Lasers
➵ World Health Organisation (WHO)
For any type of cosmetic tattoo procedure, it is advised that blood donation cannot be given for 6 months after your final treatment.