PHIBROWS ROYAL ARTIST
microblading
northern va/washington dc metro area

BEFORE & AFTERCARE
It is very important that you follow these instructions carefully for optimum results:

BEFORE:

- No alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before application.

- Do not work out 24 hours before application (body heat expands the pores). It is recommended not to sweat (heavily) for the first 10-14 days after the procedure. Sweat is salt and will prematurely fade, blur or cause the pigment not to take at all.  

- Avoid sun/ tanning/burning 4 weeks prior and 4 weeks after procedure as it will affect results.

- Do not take Aspirin, Advil, Aleeve, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before application.

- Do not take fish oil for 2 weeks prior to application.

- No brow waxing or tinting one week before application (let your brow hair grow out for as long as you can stand it)

- No Botox for at minimum of 3 weeks prior to your application and 3 weeks after.

- No Accutane for 1 year prior to application.


- No chemical peels 60 days before and 60 days after (if you do, the brows will fade quicker due to Retinols/Retin-A's, other anti-aging creams or serums containing acids that fade your permanent makeup prematurely even after it has healed).

- Please note: You will be more sensitive if you have fibromyalgia or are on your menstrual cycle.


- Smoking will cause the pigment to fade prematurely and anesthetics will not last as long.

- You may wear makeup to the appointment. Your brows will be cleaned and sanitized prior to starting the procedure

AFTERCARE:

- NOTE: Everyone’s skin heals differently and most clients develop patchy areas or the appearance of fading after the first treatment.  It is important to understand that this is a two part process and the second touch up treatment will complete the procedure and, after healing, you will see the finished result.  

​-- Healing time is a standard 7-10 days; brows will appear dark & thick after treatment; after 7 days brows will become 40% lighter and 10-15% thinner.

FIRST 24 HOURS: Keep aftercare gel on (do no touch or wash)

DAY 1: remove the aftercare gel by wiping off gently with a wet cotton round and sterile water (boil water and let it cool). Repeat cleaning as needed for the next 6-9 days (3-5x a day). Make sure brows are clean and dry for the first 10 days afterprocedure.

DAY 3: if skin feels itchy, you may apply grapeseed oil with clean q-tip to brows after cleaning (avoid petroleum jelly during the healing period. Anything with a petroleum base can cause a reaction, scrusting, scabbing and sweating so the skin is not able to breathe)

DAY 7-14: Exfoliation of the top layer of the brow is normal from day 4-7; new skin forming causes the area to appear lighter at first during this period of time. In this time, your brows may peel, flake and feel itchy. DO NOT SCRATCH OR PICK - it may cause scarring! You may think they even disappeared altogether - please don’t panic (this is due to the new skin forming over the scabbed area). The color will emerge again. Week 4 is where natural exfoliation has happened and the true color emerges.


1st TWO WEEKS AFTER PROCEDURE:
no water, makeup, lotions/cleansers
no heavy or strenous activity/sweating
no exfoliation/scrubbing
no picking/scratching
no sun/tanning beds
no swimming
no normal showering
no sauna/steam rooms
no hot tubs
no dyes or tinting
no shaving, waxing, tweezing
no hair removal
no sleeping on your face

FOR 4-8 WEEKS AFTER PROCEDURE:
no botox or fillers
no sun/tanning
no facials/peels
no exfoliation/scrubbing
no direct sun/tanning beds
no electrolysis/hair removal
no smoking

IMPORTANT: After the procedure, the area treated will be darker and more intense: this is normal. This will last a few days until the skin heals and peels and naturally exfoliates and the true color emerges. In the first week as the tiny scabs form in order to heal, they may look even darker/thicker due to some minor swelling. The 2nd and 3rd week after the procedure, you may think they even disappeared altogether( this is due to the new skin forming over the scabbed area). Week 4 is where natural exfoliation has happened and the true color emerges.  Only you may notice the change. It will look like you had your eyebrows tinted that day ( which looks darker initially). Other people may notice ‘something’ is different , but they are unlikely to identify the source of the difference. The brows may also appear thicker than you might like, however, this settles as this minor swelling recedes and the hair stroke will shorten as a result.

​NOTE: Samira Brow Couture does not have control over your body's healing process (healing is specific to each individual) but do expect that some residual swelling is normal for all procedures.  The area may appear uneven, dry, itchy, tender, red & irritated. This is all 100% normal.  DO NOT PICK.   These symptoms will dissipate each day and vary on an individual basis. Color WILL fade/soften anywhere from 40% to 60%.  At the touch up faded areas will be fine tuned.  It is also important to realize that you will need a color boost every 1-2 years after the touch-up to maintain it's fresh natural appearance.   You may need to powder and/or pencil even after the healed results.  Remember, this is an enhancement to your natural brows not a permanent one.