You are NOT a suitable candidate for this procedure if you are:

  • Younger than 18 years old
  • Pregnant or nursing
  • History of Keloids or Hypertrophic scarring
  • Diabetic (consult with your doctor)
  • Chemotherapy (consult with your doctor)
  • Viral infections and/or diseases
  • Epilepsy
  • Had an organ transplant
  • Skin irritations or psoriasis near treated areas (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
  • Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
  • Used Accutane in the past year
  • Had a deep tan, chemical peels, or Botox in the last two weeks
  • Individuals with HIV, AIDS, HPV, HSV, HBV and other blood-borne pathogenic diseases.
  • Individuals allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine.
  • Individuals with heart conditions (pacemaker) or using heart medications, autoimmune deficiency diseases, or poor general health.
  • Heart conditions (pacemaker), uncontrolled high blood pressure, taking blood thinners, and poor general health.
  • Any treatment, medication, or illness that compromises the immune system / healing would make you NOT a good candidate for micropigmentation procedures.
  • Individuals with more than 50% pre-existing tattoo performed by another technician. As well has previous SPMU procedures performed by another technician less than 12 weeks prior. Please contact me for consultation.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT?

  • DO NOT work out the day of the procedure
  • DO NOT tan or have sun burned face
  • DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL 24 hours before procedure
  • NO CAFFIENE (coffee or soda) morning of appointment
  • DO NOT TAKE Advil or other blood thinners such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Niacin or Vitamin E 24 hours before procedure. Please seek physician approval for withholding such medication and vitamins. 
  • Avoid Botox for 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after procedure
  • Avoid Retin-A over brow area for 2 weeks before
  • Avoid booking during your menstrual cycle as if it can increase your pain
  • No waxing, tanning, or tinting 3 days before
  • If you are concern with pain, Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be taken prior to appointment.
  • Wash your hair the morning of or night before to make it easier for keeping brows dry.
  • Please arrive with your everyday make-up to give me an idea how you like your brows shaped and to look like a straight boss in the before and after photos.

Post-treatment care makes 70% of the treatment successful. Conscientiously obey advice, because if you do not do so, you may lose up to 80% of the drawn strokes.

The success of the treatment depends on the: skin quality, post treatment care, and exposure to external factors.

POST TREATMENT CARE:

What to expect post treatment:

  • The area will be significantly darker and bolder immediately after treatment and may last up to 72 hours. THIS IS NORMAL. The pigment will heal 30-50% softer.

  • You may experience itching, scabbing, and flaking around day 4. This is how your skin begins to heal. It is very important for you NOT to rub, itch, or pick at the scabs. You will risk removing the pigment from the area and scarring could occur.

  • Once skin appears healed, you may notice your strokes are less defined and crisp and that some may completely disappear.  This is normal. You may see them eventually reappear and some areas that don’t. No biggie, I will go over the spots that have faded during your touch up.

Day of Treatment:

  • 30 minutes post treatment, gently cleanse the treated area with damp gauze provided in the aftercare kit.

  • Allow to air dry then gently apply a very small amount of healing cream provided onto the treated area with clean fingers or q-tips. The point is to keep the area moisturized with a thin film allowing the skin to breath for healing.

  • Continue this process every 2-3 hours until bedtime.

  • Wash your face normally, eyes down but use a make-up wipe or wash cloth over the forehead areas. Avoid getting your brows wet. This is how you will wash your face until all scabs have fallen off.

  • Try to avoid sleeping on your face especially during the first night.

In the next 7 days:

  • ​OILY SKIN: ​dry healing is best

    • Apply a very small amount of healing cream when scabbing occurs (typically day 4 -5) with clean hands or q-tips once in the morning and before bedtime.

    • Usually with oily skin, the natural oils will help keep brows moist. Thus applying, too much ointment can clog the pores and result in infection or pigment lifting.

    • Do NOT wet brows with cotton pad.

  • NORMAL / DRY SKIN: ​

    • ​Apply a very small amount of healing cream onto the skin with clean fingers or q-tips once in the morning and before bedtime.

    • Can apply as needed but a very small amount.

    • Do NOT wet brows with cotton pad.

  • It is very important to NOT allow the treated area to be wet or soaking in water while in the shower or while washing your face. You DO NOT want the scabs to get soggy. If it gets wet, blot dry the area immediately.

  • Avoid all facial creams (except the healing cream provided) and make-up in the eyebrow area.

  • Avoid direct sunlight and sun tanning especially when brows are peeling.

  • Avoid dust, touching your eyebrows with dirty fingers, swimming in public waters, and constant tanning.

  • Avoid workouts that involve a lot of sweating (wear a headband if needed), sauna, facial massage, and steaming (hot showers).

  • Absolutely no products on the brow area until it is completely healed. This includes face wash, any face products, exfoliating, or makeup.

  • Avoid any sunbathing, solarium, light therapies, chemical peels, fruit acids, microdermabrasion, creams that contain regeneration factors.

  • You can stop using the healing ointment after all the scabs have fallen off.

  • The MOST IMPORTANT RULE to follow during aftercare is to LEAVE THE BROWS ALONE. You may be tempted to pick at the brows during the scabbing process. If scabs are peeled, you may pull the color before it sets and can heal in discoloration.

After brows are healed:​

  • You will know when your brows are healed when all the scabs have fallen off. Follow the next steps to keep the results lasting longer.

  • Always avoid laser treatments over the treated area (facial laser, IPL) because they can destroy the pigment and cause burns.

  • Keep in mind use of antibiotics and hormonal therapy can lead to a faster pigment fading.

  • Sunscreen will be your best friend. The higher the SPF in your daily moisturizer, the better it will be for your brows. Exposure to the sun over time can cause premature fading and discoloration. NO antiaging sunscreen due to stronger chemicals that could result in faster fading.

  • Rinse and dry the area thoroughly when in contact with chlorine or salt water.

  • Some skincare products may alter or fade the pigment, so it is important to avoid using them over your brows to maintain integrity of your results.

  • Less is more. Just simple face wash and simple SPF moisturizer may be applied for longer lasting results!

YOU DID IT!!!

You have worked so hard,

so now enjoy your new brows girl!