FAILURE TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PIGMENT LOSS, DISCOLORATION, SCARRING, OR INFECTIONS.
There are currently two methods of aftercare. Wet and Dry. We recommend Dry. We think the Dry Method results in crisper lines and less pigment loss. So what do we mean by the Dry Method? We mean to avoid all moisture at all costs during the healing process. You will be healing without the use of any ointments, or exposure to water, steam, sweat, moisturizers, oils, etc.
- Avoid using any cleaning products that contain exfoliants or acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA).
- Do not use benzoyl peroxide, salicyclic acid, or retinoids.
- If your eyebrows get wet, dry the entire eyebrow area by blotting it with a clean tissue.
- If your eyebrows are itchy and you can’t stand it, use a q-tip or gauze to gently dab an amount of Aquaphor that is equal to a half-sized grain of rice across the DRY eyebrow area. Do not apply more than twice a day.
- Showering can be tricky so it is best to save washing your hair for last and tilting your head back to avoid water running down your face. Remember to gently pat dry your eyebrows if you do get them wet.
- Sleep on your back!
THINGS TO AVOID DURING FIRST 14 DAYS
- Scratching, picking or peeling the procedure area – let any scabs that form naturally fall off.
- Scrubbing anywhere near the procedure area.
- Touching the procedure area – keep hands, hair, products, and water away.
- Applying any makeup, moisturizer, lotion, or sunscreen to the procedure area or immediate areas around it.
- Prolonged sun exposure, sun tanning, salon tanning.
- Laser or chemical peels, and any other form of exfoliation.
- Working out, or any other activity that causes you to sweat.
- Long hot baths, jacuzzis, saunas, swimming.
- Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, as it can cause wounds to heal slower.
- Sleeping on your stomach or side.
After Day 14:
You are mostly home free! You can resume normal activities but there are still a few things to avoid until after your 6-week touch-up heals. Laser or chemical peels, exfoliation, and any creams containing retinoids or glycolic acid are off the table.