Prior to your appointment imagine the look that you wish to achieve. As experts in the field, we ensure that the correct color and shape are chosen for you, however, we value your thoughts and opinions and love to gain the insight of each client when making our final decision.
Be prepared for the color intensity to be significantly sharper and darker immediately after the procedure. This will subside and become softer as the skin heals. This process can take up to fourteen days. Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may be swollen or red.
· Do not take Aspirin or any for of blood thinners 72 hours prior to your appointment. If you are prescribed these medications by your physician it is advised that you ask permission prior to stopping. If there is a medical conflict please call before scheduling to discuss your case in more depth.
· Do not discontinue any medication before consulting your doctor.
· Keep alcohol intake to a minimum 24 hours prior to and after your appointment
· Botox should be given 3 weeks prior or 3 weeks after this procedure.
· Do not use Retin-A or Retinols for 7 days prior and avoid the skin that surrounds the brows for at least 14 days after, as these will cause pigments to prematurely fading.
· No chemical peels 30 days before or 30 days after (brows will peel more quickly due to chemicals traveling under the skin).
· Do not workout the day of the procedure, and preferably 5 days after if you are a heavy sweater.
· Do not tan or have a sunburned face.
· No waxing or tinting 3 days before appointment.
What to expect after the procedure- 3D Brows
· Mild swelling, itching, light scabbing and bruising, this is a good sign as it means the skin in healing.
· Your brows will appear darker and bolder; this is because the pigment takes around 7 days to enter the deeper layers of the skin. After 7-10 days, exfoliation takes place. The top layer of the skin peels off, leaving a softer, lighter color below.
· You may experience color change or color loss as the procedure area heals. This will be addressed during the touch-up, which is why the touch-up is necessary. The procedure area needs to be completely healed before the touch-up, which usually takes around 6-8 weeks.
· A touch-up may be needed 6 months to 1 year after the first touch-up procedure depending on your skin, medications, and sun exposure. We recommend the first touch up 4-6 weeks after the first session. Then every 6 months to 1 year to keep them looking fresh and beautiful.
Eyebrow After-Care- 3D Brows
Careful after-care is very important for producing a beautiful and lasting result.
· On the first day of your procedure, every hour gently wipe your eyebrows with a cotton pad dipped in distilled water. Next apply a very thin layer of after care cream (which you will be given at your appointment) to your eyebrows. From days 2-7 you will clean the brows with damp cotton, and the proceed to dab a very thin layer of cream 2-3 times daily. Do not scrub, pick, or rub at the epithelial crust that forms. Allow it to flake off naturally; if it is removed before it is ready, the pigment underneath can be pulled out.
· Do not use any make-up on the brows for at least 14 days.
· Do not expose area to the sun or tanning beds for 14 days.
· Do not use Retin-A or Glycolic Acids in the brow area during or after healing.
· Avoid swimming pools for 14 days.
· After the area is completely healed, you may go back to your regular cleansing and make-up routine. Avoid rubbing the area and be sure to apply sunscreen to prevent fading.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW AFTER-CARE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN INFECTIONS, PIGMENT LOSS, OR DISCOLORATION.
Under 18 years of age.
Patients who have epilepsy, hemophilia, or heart disease of any kind, must have approval from your physician in writing prior to your appointment.
Accutane within the last year
Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your physician)
Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area
Had Botox in the last 3 weeks
If you have any medical issues that you feel might be a contraindication, we suggest you consult your physician.