*You will receive a printed copy of these instructions at the end of your appointment*
The day of the treatment: Absorb
Gently blot the area with CLEAN TISSUES (I will provide some) to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5-15 minutes for the full day until oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph.
Days 1-7: Wash
Wash daily to remove bacteria and dead skin. (Don't worry....THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!)
Gently wash your eyebrows each morning and night with water and an ANTIBACTERIAL NON-scented soap like Dial Soap, Cetaphil or Neutrogena. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to GENTLY cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean paper towel. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliants.
Days 1-10 Moisturize
Apply a rice grain amount of the Recover-All aftercare ointment with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. Never put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo. IF your eyebrows seem dry or tight- you may need to apply additional recovery cream more often.
AWM should have you covered, but here are some extra tips to help with a smooth and easy recovery:
-Use a fresh pillowcase
-Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking WILL cause scarring or loss of color
-No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks
-Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week
-Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.
-Avoid heavy sweating and long hot showers for the first 10 days.
-Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days
-Avoid swimming, lakes, hot tubs for the first 14 days
-Avoid topical makeup including sunscreen on the area
-DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area.
-Apply sunscreen stick 2 weeks post treatment
Important note about showering:
Limit your showers to 15 minutes and keep them cool, so you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/procedure 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 at the very last end of the shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area. Remember, with the proper prep and after care routine you will have much better results with your cosmetic procedure. Don’t forget your new favorite acronym: AWM - Absorb, Wash, Moisturize!