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AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR EYEBROW MICROPIGMENTATION

Please follow these instructions to improve and prolong the results of Arawan Artistry microblading and micropigmentation. Even when following these aftercare instructions, fading, blurring or poor retention may still happen depending on your skin and lifestyle. Everyone heals and accepts the pigment differently. How your body heals is out of our control. Healed results will vary between each individual client based on skin type and condition, bone structure, immune system, metabolism, overall health, lifestyle and the amount of existing hair. Our aftercare instructions are meant to help you achieve the best results while also avoiding infections.

These instructions are not a guarantee your results will last for any certain period of time, nor is it guaranteed problems will not arise.

Blot your brows every 15 minutes for the first hour using a clean hand to hold the clean tissue or cotton round to dab and remove excess lymphatic fluids. This action helps prevent the formation of a thick scab. A thick scab may slightly pull pigment implantation, decrease color retention, and cause undesirable healed results. Keep the area clean and protected with the provided aftercare cream.

Washing Instructions:

  • Day of the procedure (at night) - Wash your brows gently with cool water and mild cleanser. Use your ring fingers and clean with a feather-like touch in a circular motion (no rubbing) for 10-20 seconds.

  • Repeat brow washing twice daily until brows are healed (closed). You may still form a scab even though you have been blotting, wash with a mild cleanser, and apply aftercare moisturizer. If scab formation persists, DO NOT pick the scabs.

  • Do not face the shower. Using a shower shield is not required, but you may use a shower shield to prevent too much water rinsing the brow area if you have a tendency to face the water while in the shower.

Drying Instructions:

  • Gently pat the area completely dry before applying aftercare cream.

  • Apply aftercare moisturizer sparingly (size of a rice grain), only a super light layer is needed to allow natural oxygen (room air) to penetrate through for healing.

  • Use clean Q-tips to gently remove any previous layer of balm before repeating the brow washing process.

You may wash your entire face with gentle soap after the procedure, but be very careful around the treated area. Use any special soap provided or mild soap such as Cetaphil or CeraVe. Skin closure from a minor injury usually begins in 3-7 days, but this will not mean the treated area is completely healed. If the skin is closed, then you may resume washing your entire face – be gentle and dab dry.  

You may resume usual skin care after four weeks since your microblading treatment. However, serums, creams and topicals that penetrate deep into the skin can potentially cause pigment to migrate and change color over time. In order to reduce this risk, please avoid using these skincare products on your eyebrows.

 

PLEASE DO NOT

  • DO NOT touch, rub, wipe, pick, or scratch your eyebrows. The flakes must fall off on their own or you will risk removing the color and possible scarring.

  • DO NOT take prolonged hot showers during the first 3 days. The heat opens your pores and that risks the pigment fanning and altering your results.

  • DO NOT soak the treated area in the bath, pool, or hot tub, ocean, lake, or river, and no saunas, steam rooms, or hot yoga for 30 days.

  • Your eyebrows will form a scab or feel dry following the treatment. If they itch, DO NOT SCRATCH, just tap lightly to alleviate the discomfort.

PLEASE DO

  • AVOID direct sunlight to the treated area. Wear a hat when outdoors to promote retention and prevent scarring. After healed, use a sunscreen to avoid fading from the sun.

  • AVOID makeup application directly on the brows during the healing process. Makeup may be old and may cause an infection if applied to open wounds.

  • AVOID using daily skincare products directly on the eyebrows until healed.

  • AVOID excessive sweating for a minimum of 3 days afterwards, but 30 days is recommended for best results. Sweat contains some salts which reduces color retention because saline is used for some tattoo removal. When exercising, wear a sweatband to avoid sweat dripping on the brow area. Sweat does come out of the eyebrows, too, especially in the tail area.  

  • AVOID touching your brows (remember to always wash your hands first if you have to touch your eyebrows).

  • AVOID sleeping on your face for the first 7 days. Use a fresh and clean pillow case. Be mindful of the linens rubbing on your eyebrows which may reduce retention.

  • AVOID chlorinated water until micropigmentation is closed (3-7 days) or fully healed (6 weeks) – chemicals reduce color retention.

  • Schedule a follow-up “perfection session” (also known as touch up). This session is usually needed between 6 and 8 weeks after the procedure; please make sure you schedule this with your provider in advance for best results.

 

Maintenance:

  • After your brows are fully healed, it is encouraged to keep up with the shape of your brows.

  • Remove unwanted brow hair that is scattered beyond the shape of the brow.

  • Let’s meet again for the perfection session in 6-8 weeks!

  • Schedule a color boost session within 6-12 months. Send a frontal assessment photo without brow makeup and your provider will determine if color boost is required. If your brows are still very well saturated, then a color boost may not be needed yet.

 

Notify your primary care provider if you have any of the following:

  • Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any allergic reaction or infection. Please inform your provider as well if this occurs.

    • Signs and symptoms of infection are as follows:

    • Fever or chills, and the affected area is hot to touch.

    • Redness – prolonged redness and swelling.

    • Oozing yellow or green fluid in color.

    • Swollen (puffy) skin surrounding the tattoo for more than a few days.

    • Prolonged itching or hives days or weeks after pigment implantation can be a sign of a delayed allergic reaction.

  • If you are having an MRI scan, please inform your doctor that you have had microblading or micropigmentation (a cosmetic tattoo).

  • If you are planning a chemical peel, or any other medical procedure, please inform the therapist or the artist of the procedure you have had. Procedure should only be done once the healing process is complete.

  • If you are due to give blood after the procedure, please inform this provider about the microblading or micropigmentation (cosmetic tattoo) procedure you have had as this might alter the results.

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