After Care & Healing

Special Precautions For Hairstroke Eyebrows:

  • A protective barrier cream will be applied at the end of your appointment.
  • Keep the treated area clean and wash gently with a non-scented cleanser or soap, but don’t scrub! Let the scab fall off naturally.
  • Moisturize regularly afterward, so the scab doesn’t look dry or flaky.  Grapeseed oil will be provided for this. Apply a tiny amount once daily for the first week. You are not to drench the brows in oil, just a very light coating. Use an ear bud to apply.
  • The treated area can get wet, but avoid submerging it in water, so the scab stays put and heals properly. Try bathing instead of showering for the first week to help avoid getting the area wet.
  • Absolutely NOTHING on the treated makeup, creams, pencil or any other products for at least 12 days.
  • Do not apply BACTROBAN/ZAMBUK – these will draw out the pigment.
  • In the rare instance that the area has been weeping clear fluid – 6 hours after the procedure, very gently clean the area by dabbing with sterile water on a cotton pad, gauze or cotton bud.  Allow to air dry.
  • DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area.  Let any crusting or dry skin exfoliate naturally.  Picking may cause scarring.
  • Sun: Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning 30 days prior and 30 days after the procedure. Do not have a tan/sunburn on your face prior to your procedure. The tan will exfoliate and fade the colour.
  • Exercise: Do not exercise on the day of the appointment as the body heat expands the pores. Avoid heavy sweating (i.e. gym workouts) for the first 12 days. Sweat is salty and can prematurely fade the treated area.
  • Swimming: No swimming until the area is completely healed as salt water/chlorine can cause the pigments to fade or change in color. It is recommended to apply the Vaseline to the treated area before swimming (even once healed) to avoid the chlorine water/salt water penetrating the area.
  • Tinting: Tint your brows at least 1 week prior to the appointment, and wait 30 days after the appointment.
  • Waxing:  Wax your brows at least 3 days before your appointment and wait 10 days after the appointment.
  • Botox: Schedule your brows appointment for +- 2 weeks before your botox appointment. No Botox for 6 weeks after your brows appointment.
  • Fillers: Fillers should be done 6 weeks prior to your appointment, and 6 weeks after.
  • Facial treatments: NO facials or microdermabrasion for 6 weeks. No chemical peels for 60 days before and 60 days after the procedure. If you do frequent peels (once healed), your brows will fade quicker due to the chemicals travelling under the skin.
  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
  • Retinols/Retin-A’s/other anti-aging products containing acids WILL fade your permanent makeup prematurely even AFTER it is healed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Please note:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Eyebrows will initially appear too dark and too bold due to natural crusting for the first 10 to 12 days. This is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Usually after about a week or so, the top layer starts to scab and “shed” off in sections. Treated area may look TOO LIGHT and uneven in colour now and this is normal. Do not pick off. Let it heal on its own. Picking will lead to fading. Itching is normal as new cells are growing rapidly. Tap or lightly scratch around the area.                                     You have 7 layers of skin, and it takes 4 to 6 weeks for all the colour to surface through the layers and mature.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             It is very important to book your follow-up appointment for 6 weeks after the initial procedure, in order to refine the eyebrows and address any inconsistencies. You can expect a significant amount of fading after your first session and this is completely normal. The touch up appointment will refine the brows and will increase the longevity of the new brows.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Healing Factors:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A tattoo is essentially a skin deep flesh wound, and it will heal in a similar way. There are several physiological factors that influence the healing process. They include:
  •  Age – Generally, as with any type of skin trauma, older looser skin tends to take a bit longer than younger skin to heal and regenerate.
  • Skin Type – Scarring affects different skin types differently based on collagen production. Darker skin, for example is susceptible to raised keloid scars, while lighter skin may have a more sunken pitted appearance.   
  • CirculationGood circulation facilitates healthy fresh blood flow through the wounded area, and cuts down considerably on healing time.   
  • Estrogen Levels – Estrogen affects wound healing by regulating a variety of genes associated with regeneration. 
  • How Easily Or Severely You Swell And/Or Bruise –  Although permanent eyebrows are least affected by swelling and bruising, some individuals are extremely prone which can extend the amount of time it takes to heal.
  • Diet – Studies suggest that good nutrition and “power” foods ( that contain proteins, vitamins A, C, and Zinc) promote healing.  
  • Stress – Stress results in the deregulation of the immune system, which is proven to cause a substantial delay in wound healing.
  • Diabetes – Diabetic individuals show a documented impairment in the healing of acute wounds.
  • Smoking –  Smoking causes a delay in wound healing and an increase in complications such as infection, rupture, leakage, and sometimes even necrosis.
  • Excessive Physical Activity – Excessive exercise or activity could cause an increased risk of abrasion,  and the sensitive areas to stretch making scabbing difficult. 
  • Exposure To Sunlight – Excessive sun exposure can cause reddening, blistering, and inflammation potentially causing infection and scarring to the already sensitive area.
  • Medications – Some medications may interfere with response to inflammation, platelet function, and an ability to form clots, significantly affecting healing.

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