Exfoliate skin on brow and forehead area ensuring there is no dry peeling skin in the brows before your appointment. Keep skin moisturized the day leading up to the appointment.
Avoid drinking excessive alcohol, caffeine, aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin e, fish oil, the days leading up to the procedure as it may increase pain sensitivity and bleeding.
Stop the use of retinoids or vitamin a 1 month prior to the procedure as it can increase skin natural exfoliation and compromise your results.
Avoid chemical peels, botox, fillers, laser treatments 2 months before your appointment.

aftercare guidelines (first 4 weeks)

The initial stage of the healing process and most critical takes about 7-14 days. it is very important to follow these guidelines, as otherwise the colour retention will be compromised and risk of infection will increase.

Day of appointment

The brows should be cleansed with a gentle and unscented cleanser, and pat dried with a clean cotton or gauze pad to remove lymph buildup.

Days 1-10

Use only your artist’s indicated aftercare ointment.
Ointment should be applied in a thin layer twice to three times a day. This should be done until the skin has fully healed (no longer scabbing) cleanse wth a gentle and unscented cleanser, lke cetaphil, and pat dry with a clean cotton pad or gauze pad at least once a day.

Days 10-4 weeks

Once the scabbing subsides and the eyebrows have healed, you are able to return to your normal beauty routine.

Additional indications and notes:

Area should not be touched unnecessarily or picked on.
• area should not be exposed excessively or needlessly to water or steam or seat.
• do not apply makeup to the eyebrows while healing.
• sunbathing and direct exposure to the sun is contraindicated (not advised)

aftercare guidelines (4 weeks+)

Touch ups – after 4 weeks

Eyebrow pmu may look up to 50% darker for the first few days. Once the top layer heals, exfoliates and scabs of, the soft colour and natural look will start to resurface. Fully healed results will be seen once the healing process is completed which averages 4 to 6 weeks. The pigment might look faded, uneven or not visible before then, hence why touch ups are not recommended before the 4 week mark.

Longevity recommendations

To ensure your eyebrows do not fade prematurely, post care is important:

• wear spf (sunscreen) when planning to be in the sun for extended periods of time.

• avoid using retinoids in the eyebrow area.

• avoid chemical peels, laser treatments, micro needling and any invasive treatments in the area that could compromise your skin composition to maintain the best results, touch ups once a year are recommended.

Frequently Asked Question

Am I a good candidate for permanent makeup?
You may not be a good candidate for permanent makeup if you have any of the following conditions:
    • Taking Accutane
    • Pregnant or Nursing
    • Tendency to Keloid scar (please contact me)
    • Botox in the brow area which has altered the placement of your brows (please wait 2 months for the effects to wear off)
    • Under the age of 18
    • Serious diseases that can affect your body’s healing process, such as cancer or autoimmune disorders (please consult with your physician)
    • Bleeding Disorders (please consult with your physician)
    • If you are taking any medications that contain blood thinners or affect your body’s ability to heal, please consult with your physician with regards to getting a tattoo.
What is a Powder/Ombre Brow?

A Powder/Ombre brow is a form of permanent makeup that gives a similar effect to wearing powder or pencil on your brows.  The procedure is performed using a rotary machine.

What are Nano Brows?

Nano brows are a form of cosmetic tattoo that mimics the look of hair strokes to create hyper-realistic eyebrows.
To create nano strokes, a handheld machine is used. This is different from Microblading which is done using a manual handheld tool to create hair strokes.

How long will it last?

Permanent makeup generally lasts up to 2-4years.  The pigment is placed under the dermis and cannot be washed or rubbed off so in that sense it is considered permanent.  It is often referred to as “semi-permanent” because it fades over time and a touch-up will be required at some point. The longevity of your tattoo will depend on many factors such as the colour of pigment used, skin type, lifestyle (sun exposure) and treatment of skin (dermabrasion, chemical peels, etc.). 

Does it hurt?

Some clients describe feeling minimal pain and discomfort comparable to threading or waxing; while others report feeling barely any pain at all.  The amount of pain will depend on the client’s pain tolerance and body’s reaction to anesthetic. We use two types of very effective topical anesthetic. We always do our best to make sure you are comfortable. Anesthetic can be applied throughout the procedure at any time if needed.

How long does the procedure take?

The appointment generally takes 3 hours from start to finish. This is not a rushed procedure and we ensure enough time is allotted. 

Do I need to tweeze or thread my brows before the appointment?

Please don’t do anything to your brows before coming to your appointment.  We can clean up your brows after we’ve decided on the shape and before we start the procedure.

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