Post-Treatment Instructions


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.


WHAT TO DO:

Day of: 

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.

Day 1-10: 

AM/PM Cleanse with an antibacterial soap, with a soft gentle touch on each brow 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. 

You will ONLY cleanse the first 6-7 days until you notice dryness, flaking or peeling. Once you do have some flaking, after you cleanse, then apply a THIN layer of antibiotic 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.

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. I 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 brows are dry once you get out of the shower. No massages or facials until after the peeling is complete.


Apply ice packs as necessary to prevent or reduce swelling. Please place something dry around the ice pack so area is not wet. This can cause area(s) to appear uneven, red, itchy and irritated when healing. Area will appear much darker the first couple of days.

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 10-15– 10 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 2 weeks. Recommended to not have direct sun exposure for 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 exposing the area excessive moisture or humidity, such as: facials, swimming, whirlpools (hot tubs), saunas, steam rooms, and steamy showers.

Avoid Retin-A, vitamin c, glycolic acids, exfoliants and anti-aging products on the brows at all times (not just during healing) on all tattooed areas. 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 your brows 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. I 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, will require maintenance every 24-36 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 necessity for the pigment to fade and skin to heal between sessions. 

Do not resume any method of eyebrow hair removal or coloration for at least two weeks.

Once the shedding process is complete, it is okay to do everything as normally 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 eyebrows 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 24 months from your last session. We’re very strict on this policy. If you go elsewhere to have someone service your brows, we will not touch the area moving forward. Recommended timeframe is once every 24-48 months depending on how your body retains the pigment.