The deed is done, you look beautiful babe! Now lets take care of your investment.
The biggest piece of advice we have for all our clients is to don’t over obsess, trust the process, and please be patient. They will go through quite the transformation process over the next 4-8 weeks ( brows, eyes and lips all heal at different rates, but post care and healing stages are similar). Keep your eye on the prize, and just know that every day it will just get better and better! It takes this much time for the skin to heal completely, and for the color to stabilize in the skin, as the epidermis turns over every 5 weeks. If you’ve never had permanent makeup before, there are a lot of unknowns. One of the most common questions we’re asked is what to expect during the healing process. While every person is different, and some heal more quickly or slowly than others, here’s generally what to expect.
Temporary side effects from micro-pigmentation include but are not limited to: redness, scabbing, flaking, swelling, puffiness, bruising, dry patches and tenderness.
You should expect to lose approximately 10-50% of the initial color during the healing process. We have selected the optimal pigments for you with this in mind.
The treated area will appear significantly darker in color, and bolder in shape. Expect light to moderate swelling, redness, and tenderness, almost like a sunburn. The skin’s redness causes the color of the pigment to appear darker. Pigment might appear warmer, or with a reddish tint because of the skin. Do not worry, this will subside. Don’t freak out, this is normal.
Day 5- 7
The treated area will start to itch, and will appear a bit thicker in texture. The skin begins to flake, peel or scab from the outside edges first. DO NOT PICK! USE CREAM ONLY WHEN THE SKIN NEEDS IT. Listen to your skin.
Color finishes flaking off and appears softer, grayer, patchy, and not as crisp and defined, this is normal. Please expect them to be in a very dull phase for awhile.
2 - 8 Weeks After:
The color has lightened from its initial overly-dark appearance. Expect for the strokes or color to appear dull, and not as defined. Some might experience a patchy, and almost barely there phase. Please do not worry, this is also normal, and as skin continues to heal, the color will look richer and more defined and bloom in the skin. It’s normal to have some flaking for a couple of weeks after your treatment.
6- 8 Weeks After:
The final color begins to stabilize and show through.
After Follow Up:
Same process, but at this point, our work is done and you will be even more in love with your brows,eyes, and lips after the second sessions so we can perfect and detail.
Permanent makeup procedures are affected by the “canvas” (your skin) that they are performed on. Lifestyle, medications, smoking, health, metabolism, facial surgery, sun exposure, and age of skin all contribute to retention and how it ages in the skin. The initial application is always applied conservatively because every person’s skin is unique and the final color can only be precisely determined and adjusted during a follow-up appointment after the initial application has fully healed. Because of this, the micropigmentation process is not complete after the initial procedure. In all cases, a follow-up appointment is required approximately 3-6 months after your initial application depending on the skin, to fine tune and ensure the best result. Though rare, infection is possible. If you see signs of infection such as persistent increased redness or swelling, fever, drainage, oozing, contact The Brow Project immediately.
Blot gently with slightly dry tissue, or a cotton round every couple of minutes for an hour or so until any oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of any lymph fluids. You can take anything you want for inflammation or swelling. You can ice them as well as long as they stay dry. For the rest of the day following, please use a damp cotton round to dab the brows to remove any hardened fluids. Please use a clean pillow case and do not shower or bathe today.
AM/PM Brows x Eyes: Cleanse with the cleanser given to you, and with a soft gentle touch, gently massage for about 10 seconds. Blot with water and cotton to make sure all the soap is removed, then use dry tissue or pad so remove moisture. No cream until the area starts to get flaky.
Lips: AM/PM Same motions as above but only with water, no cleanser. 24 hours after lip treatment- thin layer of ointment provided to you. You will repeat the same cleansing and ointment am/pm day 2-7.
For brows and eyes, you will ONLY cleanse the first 3-5 days until you notice dryness, flaking or peeling. Once you do have some flaking, after you cleanse, then apply a THIN layer of aftercare cream. It is very important that the brows are DRY, before applying any aftercare, and that you’re only using a very sheer amount of aftercare cream, so you don’t suffocate the treated area, and delay healing process. If you have an oily skin type, do not use any cream, and just dry heal.
What to do-
What to do-
Do not use and cleansing products or skincare on the forehead with any exfoliants of any kind. Do not use anything that lightens, brightens or exfoliates the skin on the forehead for 10-14 days. Please keep showers short, sweet, and NOT hot and steamy. We recommend taking baths, but if you prefer showers, shower as if you just got your makeup professionally done and you don’t want to mess it up! Please make sure the treated area is dry once you get out of the shower. No massages or facials until after the peeling is complete.
Client shall consult a healthcare practitioner at the first sign of infection or allergic reaction, or adverse reaction resulting from the tattoo to the artist and to the Texas Department of State Health Services, Drugs and Medical Devices Group, at 1-888-839-6676.
Use sterile dressings when necessary.
Avoid sweating such as from vigorous exercise for 10-14 days.
Keep your hands clean and avoid touching the affected area(s).
There will be some shedding to the skin which will make it appear that the brows are peeling off, do not worry, this is normal. It’s normal for the skin to be a little flaky and dry for a couple of weeks after. DO NOT PICK AND LET SKIN HEAL NATURALLY. Some areas will fade more than others
Do not apply makeup, face cleansers, peroxide, alcohol or Neosporin on treated areas.
Do not expose area to direct sun or to tanning beds for at least 4 weeks. Recommended to not have direct sun exposure until 4 weeks after.
Please wear SPF if in direct sunlight and re-apply at all times after treatments to protect the integrity of the color.
Avoid Retin-A, vitamin c, glycolic acids, exfoliants and anti-aging products around the treated at all times (not just during healing). These can cause pigments to fade and lighten prematurely and can alter the appearance of the color. These products travel on a cellular level, so if you use these products, chances are the treated area will fade a little faster.
Pigments will slowly fade over time according to one’s metabolism, skin type, skin health, sun exposure, medications, facial surgery etc. We DO NOT and will not guarantee any time frames about longevity in regards to permanent makeup services as it’s unique to the individual.
Schedule maintenance visits as needed to maintain the look all year around. Depending on technique, it will require maintenance every 24-48 months to maintain the look. We have full discretion on when we can see returning clients as our goal is to keep the skin healthy. If the pigment has not faded by 30-50%, DO NOT BOOK. If it’s a couple of spots, PUT MAKEUP IN IT. Save your maintenance sessions for when you really need them. It’s a necessity for the pigment to fade, and for the skin to heal between sessions.
Do not resume any method of eyebrow hair removal/coloration, or plastic surgery for at least two weeks after.
Once the shedding process is complete, it is okay to do everything as normal like makeup on the area, steam, sweat, sun, cleansing normally, pools etc. If you are a frequent sweater, and use active skincare, your pigment WILL fade quicker. SUN is your permanent makeups worse enemy.
Follow up sessions to your first appointment are done 3-6 months after the first session. Maintenance/ color boost touch ups will not be scheduled less than 18-24 months from your last session. We’re very strict on this policy. If you go elsewhere to have someone service the treated area, we will not touch the area moving forward. Recommended time frame is once every 24-48 months depending on how your body retains the pigment