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Aftercare for Brows!

Important Reminders

  • Use a fresh pillowcase while you sleep.
  • Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of color.
  • No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
  • Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for two weeks.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after the procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.
  • Avoid long, hot showers for the first 10 days.
  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
  • Avoid face-down swimming, lakes, and hot tubs for the first 10 days,
  • Avoid topical makeup and sunscreen on the area.
  • DO NOT rub, pick, or scratch the treated area.
  • Complications could include: Severe swelling, infections (yellowish crust on top) - resulting in improper aftercare. Always make sure your hands are cleaned prior to touching the site.
  • Redness will usually be there for couple of hours after, keep following the aftercare to the fullest to ensure no infections to develop.
  • Consult your family physician within 24 hours if any signs of an infection develop following the procedure.

Important Instructions for Showering

  • Limit your showers to 5 minutes so that you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/procedure area out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair.
  • Your face should only be getting wet only at the end of the shower.
  • Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area.

Wet V.S. Dry Healing

This is where things get misconstrued. Many artists tell their clients not to wash the area for the entire healing time. Client’s mistake this for a “dry healing method” in actuality, this is what the different healing methods are:

The wet healing method - applying a product to the area after washing the area

The dry healing method - not applying any product to the area after washing the area.

But, what method actually promotes best healing?

The wet method of daily washing to reduce the buildup of bacteria and dead skin coupled with the application of an aftercare product allows the skin to heal fastest and so your beautiful artwork can show thru.

Applying the Aftercare provided by Glam it will help to produce the proper cells to regenerate the surrounding tissues. It can also help the production of collagen, a protein that is essential for the proper healing and regeneration of damaged tissue. The method consists of daily cleansing of the injured skin to prevent bacterial buildup, as well as the application of a healing ointment.

Instructions for the use of the aftercare ointment:

  • Make sure your hands are clean immediately before touching the site.
  • Expected healing time is between 4 - 6 weeks
  • Blot the treated area with a clean dry tissue for the first hour to remove the lymph fluid.
  • Apply a very thin layer of the ointment given with a cotton swab 3 times a day for 2 weeks.
  • Using the fingertips, gently wash the area with a non-scented soap or cleanser that your skin is already familiar with, or with the cleanser provided to you, morning, afternoon and night, for 14 days.
  • Avoid washcloths and scratching or picking at the tattoo during the healing process.
  • Avoid hot tubs, steam rooms, public pools, sweaty exercise, or submerging the tattoo in water for the first 14 days.
  • Avoid direct sunlight or tanning beds for 2 weeks after the tattoo.
  • Avoid putting makeup on the area for the 6 weeks.
  • Avoid facials, chemical peels, or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.