DO Blot throughout the day every 1-2 hours with a clean, dry Kleenex for 72 hours. ( 1 extra day if you are a slow healer) This is called dry healing. You’re blotting clear plasma not blood that will not show up on the Kleenex so blot whether you see anything or not. This is very important in the healing process to prevent loss of color. (see #7) Use makeup wipes in your packet to clean the area gently with a dabbing motion once a day.
DO start on the 3rd day (4th day if you are a slow healer) begin to use a thin, rice size layer of the ointment in your packet once or twice a day until scabs are completely gone (average healing time is 7-10 days) as needed if they are dry and or itchy. If the ointment is not enough to eliminate the itching you may take Benadryl, especially at night so you don’t scratch in your sleep.
DO keep the area clean and free of sweat until healing is complete. The salt in your sweat will act as a removal. If you find yourself sweating or getting your brow area dirty gently rinse SPLASH RINSE with water then blot dry immediately (this is the only time it is acceptable to get brows wet). If necessary, use antibacterial soap and lightly wash with hands, don’t rub or scrub. Workouts should be with weights not aerobics. Avoid steam rooms.
DO NOT touch the area with dirty hands or stretch the skin around the brows. If you work and cannot prevent from being in a dirty or polluted environment please please clean as directed in #3.
DO NOT apply makeup, cleansing creams, hyaluronic acid, coconut oil, avocado oil or chemicals on the procedure area until it is completely healed as it can remove and discolor the pigment.
Scabs appear around the 3rd or 4th day; Hopefully it looks more like dandruff flakes then scabs. This is normal. Also the color should appear much darker by now than the day of your procedure. This is normal too. Don’t freak out, it will lighten up when the scabs come off.
DO NOT PICK at the epithelial crust (scab) during the healing process or it can remove the color, resulting in the need for touch up. If the scabs come off too soon it will probably pull pigment with it. Allow the scabs to fall off naturally for best color retention ( usually 7 -10 days) When color has lightened up and scabs are gone you can return to normal washing your face.
DO NOT EXPOSE the treated area to direct sunlight whatsoever during the healing process. After healing, use sunscreen to prevent fading and sun spots.
Remember that colors appear approximately 20% darker and more sharply defined immediately following the procedure for 7-10 days. As the healing progresses, color will soften and look more natural. This is normal!! The color does not stabilize for 4 weeks. Sometimes it can disappear and then come back as healing progresses. After healing, use caution when applying products on treated areas, especially anti-aging products and chemicals for wrinkles with hyaluronic acid, vit c, glycolic, retinol, and lightening agents, as they may cause early fading.