Your cosmetic tattoo will appear more dark, bold, and defined when they are first done. They will soften & fade in boldness and "shrink" a bit in size. Patience is key!
3-4 hours after the procedure, clean the treated area with water and a damp cotton ball. Pat dry with a clean paper towel.
The night of your procedure, wash your brows gently in circular motions with a fragrance free, gentle soap or cleanser
(Cetaphil, Dove, Dial).
You will do this once in the morning and once at night for the next 10 days. Always pat dry after washing.
For the first 24-48 hours, blot throughout the day with a clean paper towel to absorb any lymph fluid. This prevents larger flakes from forming later on, which ultimately makes healing easier and more pleasant.
For 10 days after the procedure:
- Avoid strenuous activity and work outs.
- Avoid sleeping on the face
- Avoid direct showering on the face. Always pat dry after showering.
For 14 days after the procedure:
- No swimming.
- Absolutely no sun or tanning.
- No makeup on the treated area.
Let scabbing/flaking naturally fall off. Picking can cause scarring and pigment loss.
COMPLETE HEALING TIME IS 6 WEEKS
WHAT TO EXPECT
(please note that this timeline is estimated)
DAY 1-2: IT IS SO DARK!
Your tattoo are darker, bolder, and more solid than your healed result will be.
There may be minimal swelling. DO NOT TOUCH.
Day 3-5: IT IS SUPER ITCHY AND DRY!
Your tattoo may begin to itch and the pigment may appear raised.
The tattoo will start to flake and get dry. DO NOT TOUCH.
Day 7-10: IT IS FLAKING AND FALLING OFF!
Your tattoo will be dry for a few days. Wait it out and let flaking naturally fall off. DO NOT PICK!
Day 10-14: IT'S GONE!
Once all the dead skin has fallen off, the tattoo may seem light, faded, patchy, and as if you've lost a lot of color.
This is normal.
Day 14-28: IT'S COMING BACK!
The tattoo will slowly take on more color during this time period, and may still look patchy and uneven.
You must give it the full 6 week duration to heal to see the final color outcome.
At this point you may wear a powder makeup (something easy to wipe off) to hide any bare spots before your second session.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS IS A TWO STEP PROCESS AND YOUR PROCEDURE IS NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT YOUR FOLLOW UP SESSION.
It is very common for some areas to fade more than others. This is part of the healing process and any fine adjustments will be made at your second appointment.