BOTOX / DYSPORT
Avoid lying down for several hours following treatment.
No physical inversion (downward dog, headstands, etc) day of treatment.
No massage day of treatment. (Prior to treatment is acceptable.)
Facial exercise in the area of treatment is recommended [frown/smile 1 hour].
Avoid manipulation of the area the first four-hours after procedure. (Note: These measures should minimize the possibility of ptosis.)
Treatment effect may take 3-8 days to appear but can take up to 14 days to reach full effectiveness.
The benefits may last 3-6 months, the average is 3 months.
No blood thinners, alcohol, fish oil (these can thin the blood and cause bruising)
After your treatment with dermal fillers, you might have some redness and swelling. This is normally less than seven (7) days.
Cold compresses may be used immediately after treatment to reduce swelling. If the inconvenience continues beyond seven (7) days or if other reactions or side effects occur, please contact the doctor.
No massage day of treatment. (Prior to treatment is acceptable.)
Avoid exercise and alcohol for six (6) hours after treatment.
Take anti-inflammatories if you have any pain; this should be enough. You might develop a headache as a consequence of the injections.
You might see some bruising occurring one (1) to two (2) days after injections at any of the injection sites. These will eventually go away in several days.
Let your injector know if you are prone to facial cold sores.
Please tell your injector if you have had a recent or active infection or illness.
Avoid excessive hot and cold temperatures for 72 hours after injection.
ALWAYS wear sunscreen if you experience any bruising following treatment.
Can take up to 2 weeks for swelling to recede completely.
A large part of proper healing and color retention is dependent on your aftercare. Your new brows were an investment. Treat them as such! Below is a list of simple “do’s and dont’s” to help you through the healing process.
Rule #1: Don’t overthink this. It’s truly quite simple.
Rule #2: When in doubt, always contact us!
A few things to note before we start: Your brows will appear significantly larger, darker and sharper than what is expected in the final outcome. The superficial color will flake of, and your pigment will look 30 - 40% lighter. The strokes will heal into a soft “powdered” look. It will take time for this transition to happen based on how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates.
All permanent cosmetic procedures are a multi-session process. You will require follow up visits no sooner than 4 weeks after your first treatment.
Day of procedure: to absorb any excess fluid that may surface, blot regularly with a clean cotton round or tissue. If you received your treatment early in the day, you can follow the “night of procedure” 3-5 times throughout the day.
Night of procedure: very delicately wash your brows with unscented antibacterial hand soap (Dial is recommended). Blot dry with a clean towel or paper towels. Do not use rough motions. Reapply a very small amount of the ointment you are sent home with to keep them moisturized. Brows should not be coated in the ointment to the point they look visibly gooey or shiny.
Morning after procedure: very delicately wash your brows with unscented antibacterial hand soap (Dial is recommended) to remove ointment and any blood or plasma that has surfaced. Blot dry with a clean towel or paper towel. Once 100% dry, apply a very thin layer of aftercare ointment. Be sure to use your balm sparingly as your skin needs a chance to heal itself. This is the only product that should touch your brows during the healing process. DO NOT apply additional moisturizer or makeup on the brows.
A makeup wipe or washcloth is best for the rest of your face. Avoid your brow area until fully healed.
Continue the morning wash and balm routine until the flaking has finished (roughly two weeks, though everyone’s heal time is slightly different so listen to your body).
Your brows will start to peel/flake a few days after your appointment. Expect this process to last up to two weeks, in some cases longer. DO NOT PICK at your brows. Let the skin shed naturally. Do not be alarmed if the shed skin has pigment in it, the pigment is still in your skin as well. Some areas could look pink around the pigment; this is normal and will fade over time.
Eyebrows will require continued moisturizing even once the flaking stops. Keeping the pigmented skin moist will help with color retention and itching. Tattooed skin looks much prettier when hydrated!
Always wear a hat if you’re in the sun. The sun will cause fading to the pigmented area resulting in an undesired shade. Always wear sunblock on your eyebrows.
Do not be alarmed during peeling. Your brows might appear lighter than expected and it will appear that most of the color is flaking off. This is the superficial color and is part of your body’s natural healing process. Your brows will appear softer and grayer until the color clarifies. The entire healing process will take about 4 - 8 weeks depending on your body’s regeneration and age. Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. Be patient and allow your body to heal in it’s own time.
Often even with proper care, clients may lose original hair strokes. We cannot control the skin! It is absolutely normal. It’s okay to heal unevenly. This is why every client requires two sessions, minimum.
Do not get your brows wet in the shower until the exfoliating has finished and your brows have healed. (Keep your face away from the water stream.)
No working out or engaging in activities that result in sweating. Saline (salt) is used in tattoo removal! No exceptions.
No makeup on your brows until peeling has finished. No exceptions.
No steamy showers, no tanning bed, no swimming. No exceptions.
Avoid sleeping on your stomach and sides during the healing process.
Avoid the use of any products containing retinol, AHA, glycolic acid, anti-aging and anti-acne ingredients for the life of your tattoo. Using these products can result in faster fading of the color.
No itching or picking. Your brows may itch as they are healing. Tap them, DO NOT SCRATCH! If you compromise the pigment you can cause scarring and color loss.
Wear a hat if you are going to be in the sun. The sun will cause the pigmented area to fade, resulting in an undesired brow color. Always wear sunblock on your eyebrows.
ALWAYS avoid laser treatments over the treated area (Fraxel, IPL, etc) because they can destroy the pigment and cause severe burns.
Use of antibiotics and hormonal therapy can lead to a faster pigment fading. Always protect the brows from the sun with SPF, just not during the first 7 days.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us via phone or email.
We hope you enjoy your gorgeous new brows!
AFTER CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Immediately after your Micro-Needling procedure, do not take any anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen, Motrin or Advil. These agents will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical and responsible for your skin rejuvenation. Follow these simple steps:
Day of procedure
No lotions, makeup or other topical products on your face before your procedure.
After your procedure your medical provider may apply a lipo-peptide booster, skin moisturizer, and sun screen. You may clean your face with a gentle cleanser before bed.
You may clean your face as usual and apply makeup, lotions and other topical products as usual. Stay away from exfoliants or glycolic acids that are present in cleansers as these can make your skin very dry after the procedure. Be sure to use an approved SPF30 or greater sunscreen!
Within two (2) days following your Micro-Needling procedure, you will notice skin dryness and flaking. This is due to an increased turnover of skin cells. During this period, you may apply your regular skin moisturizer. Follow the instructions given to you by your medical professional.
If your medical professional used the roller or needle device around the eyes, you may have a little micro bruising that may exist for three or four days. This can easily be covered with makeup.
Days later, your skin will start shedding. These are skin layers that would regularly shed a week later, but the Micro-Needling brings this skin to the surface sooner. During this temporary process, your skin will shed and be dry.
A week after the Micro-Needling procedure, most patients notice that their skin is smoother and more radiant. Results vary, but usually a course of 1-3 treatments (maximum of 5, depending on the condition being treated) is typically recommended. If you require MORE procedures than this, you may have an unrecognized underlying medical condition and should consult with your provider. Of course, results may vary from patient to patient. Keep in mind that the healthier your body is, the better will be the results you achieve from a Micro-Needling procedure. Your body’s function and overall health are reflected in your skin.
Do not use any other skincare products (cleansers, moisturizers, or sunblocks).
Days 2 through 4 post procedure – Use a gentle cleanser and a zinc oxide sunblock as well as continue using the Rescue Calming Complex and the Lift HA Serum.
Avoid exercise for three (3) days following the procedure.
No sun exposure for three (3) days.
Day 1 - Mild to moderate redness and swelling, similar to a sunburn. No sunscreen or makeup.
Day 2 - Some persistent redness and swelling may be present. May apply sunscreen and makeup.
Day 3 - Most redness, bruising, and swelling almost gone.
Day 4 - Return to normal appearance without makeup.