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Cosmetic Tattooing Pre and Post-Treatment Guidelines

Before Your Appointment

Two weeks before your appointment stop using all Retinol, Retin-A, Glycolic Acids, Chemical Peels or Machine Facials. Instead focus on hydrating your skin.

Twenty four hours before your appointment avoid blood thinners, including aspirin, ibuprofen and niacin. Do not consume any alcohol the night before or day of your appointment. Avoid all caffeine the day of your appointment.

After Your Appointment

Following your brow appointment the healing process will take 7-10 days. An aftercare kit including written instructions will be provided.

During the healing process you will have to avoid sweating and getting your brows wet. This includes working out, saunas, steam rooms, swimming and hot tubs.

The brows will form light scabs during the healing process and it is important to not pick or pull at the scabs and just let them fall off naturally. Pre-maturely removing the scabs can result in loss of pigment and inconsistent healed results.

What Your Brows Will Look Like After Your Appointment

Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in colour. This will last 7-10 days after the treatment while the initial healing process takes place. After the brows are healed the pigment may appear lighter in colour, this is the "ghosting" period, and the pigment will return darker within a week or two.

The first brow appointment is about creating structure, design, and building hair strokes. The touch-up is about seeing how the skin heals and retains pigment, as well as making any necessary adjustments to achieve better symmetry, definition, or volume. In most cases, only a minor touch-up is necessary to fill in any sparse areas for a very natural look. However, if you are opting for a fuller more defined look, then the touch-up is recommended to achieve desired results. Think of the touch-up appointment as a brow perfecting session.