PreCare and AfterCare
What should I do for Pre-Care
General Rules: No working out the day of the procedure, no coffee on the day of, no tan or sun for one week prior, no aspirin, niacin, vitamin E or ibuprofen 48 hours before, no alcohol the night prior or day of procedure, no waxing or tinting area 3 days prior, no Botox 4 weeks prior, no Retin A, AHA products 2 weeks prior, no laser or chemical peels for 1 months prior, no microdermabrasion or dream planing 2 weeks prior.
Should I wear makeup the day of the procedure?
If you normally wear makeup, then yes. This will give me a good idea of your personal makeup routine and style. If you do not wear makeup, please just come naturally and together we can create a look that you’re comfortable with.
What is the ``recovery`` or downtime?
The downtime varies from client to client. This is tricky to answer, since the answer varies from client to client and even the same client can have varying downtimes and outcomes depending on the client’s current lifestyle (i.e. pre-post baby, stress, health, medication, supplements, diet, climate, workout regimen, skincare, etc.). Typically, however, we recommend adhering to a 2-week aftercare routine to ensure an optimal outcome. Some clients report feeling no visible change in their skin at all while others go through the entire “process,” which means the day after the procedure the affected area turns very dark due to oxidizing of the ink (intermingled with blood, lymphatic fluids , etc.), then the color begins to soften and peel (some report light dandruff-like peeling while others report patchy chunks coming off), then the color appears to go away and then return. We advise clients to be patient for one full month, as the skin-cell regeneration cycle is about 28 days and will take that long before being fully healed. At that point the true color of the brows is revealed, which is why we wait one month before proceeding with Touch-ups.
What should I do for Post-Care
The idea is to facilitate your body’s own natural healing process. And since we’re traumatizing the skin, this means making sure that the area is clean and protected until the skin is completely closed. Once the skin is closed we want to allow the skin to heal. By keeping the area clear of sebum-build-up and moist, this ensures optimal healing. This usually means people with drier skin need to stay on top of moisturizing and avoiding over-exposure to water, and those with oilier skin need to keep the area clean of excess oil-build up.
What ingredients are in the products you use?
Here are a list of ingredients for all of the products that will come in contact with your skin during the procedure. If you have any sensitivities, please confirm with your Doctor prior to your appointment.
Prenumb: Lidocaine (5%), Water, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Propylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Ethoxydiglycol, Lecithin, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/ Dicaprate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Trideceth-10, Cholesterol, Allantoin, Benzyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate-80.
Numbing during Procedure: Lidocaine HCI (5%), Purified Water, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Metabisulfite, Citric Acid, Epinephrine HCI, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, and Disodium EDTA
Pigments: Aqua, EC #231-791-2, CI #21095, CI #77891, Rosen, EC #232-475-7, Glycerin, EC #200-289-5, CI #12477, Hamamelis Virginia Extract, EC #283-637-9, Isopropyl Alcohol EC #200-661-7, Benzyl Alcohol EC #202-859-9/ DMDI I Hydantoin EC #229-222-8
Aftercare Cream: Purified Water, Glycerin, Ceteareth-20 and Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-11, Ceramide 1, Hylauronic Acid, Cholesterol, Petrolatum, Dimethicone, Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Phytosphingosine, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum