Do’s & Don’ts
Recommended Do’s and Don’ts
It’s important to remember that this is a procedure and needs to be treated as such. Some of the dos and don’ts may seem unnecessary—but please believe us when we say that they are very important and must be followed.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who does not follow the guidelines here. We take your health very seriously, and so we ask that you do as well for this procedure. Please read this thoroughly.
Okay, here goes:
- Consult with your primary physician if you are on any sort of medication or have a special condition. We know we’ve probably hammered this in throughout the website, but we take your health very seriously. This is a procedure involving numbing and pigment injection. The last thing we want is for an adverse reaction to happen to you. Also, if you have trouble healing, talk with with your doctor beforehand.
- Get a good night’s sleep. We want you comfortable. More sleep equals less potential stress.
- Come wearing comfortable clothes. The procedure lasts anywhere from one to three hours. The more comfortable you are, the easier you can relax. And the easier you can relax, the easier it will be for us to make your brows beautiful.
- Eat some food before hand. While this is a procedure, it’s not a surgery. So we want you to be comfortable and not have your stomach growing and protesting at how long the procedure takes.
- Follow all aftercare instructions to the letter.
- Tell your family and friends about your beautiful brows
- No alcohol for at least 24 hours before your appointment. Alcohol is known as a diluent, which means it basically dilutes the blood. This will cause excessive bleeding, which we don’t want.
- No coffee or anything that has caffeine in it on the day of your appointment. Caffeine increases your heart rate and blood flow. It can also make you more anxious. We want you to be as comfortable as possible during the procedure—caffeine will simply compromise this.
- No xanax on the day of your appointment.
- No ibuprofen or aspirin on the day of your appointment. These two drugs are both blood thinners, which will mean excessive bleeding.
- Don’t take supplements like Vitamin E, Omega-3 supplements, or Niacin three days before your procedure as these can also cause excessive bleeding.
- Don’t do anything to your brows that will trigger the healing response before you go into the procedure (we’ll show you want we mean in a second). We don’t want your brows already trying to heal from some trauma and then add additional trauma by puncturing the skin and adding pigment. This will cause a lot more of an inflammatory response, increases chances of scarring, lengthens the healing time, and also keeps the pigment from fully setting in as well as it otherwise could. Things that are putting your body already in the healing process:
- The sun. Yes, the beautiful, wonderful sun can cause your skin to be trying to repair itself if you’ve been in direct sunlight for too long. So avoid too much direct sunlight and especially a sunburn for at least three days prior to your procedure.
- No plucking, waxing, threading, or any other type of hair removal services for at least three days prior to your procedure .
- For at least FOUR WEEKS PRIOR don’t use botox
- Or chemical peels
- Or laser treatments
- Don’t workout on the day of your procedure. Your pores will expand, extra oil will be created, and less pigment will stay in your skin.
If you have any questions about these requirements, we’re happy to answer them.