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.
DAY 1: PhiShield (ointment) aftercare product will be applied to your eyebrows before leaving the studio. 30 minutes to 1 hour post procedure, gently cleanse brows with the provided wipes (Golden Brows) to remove the lymph from the skin, pat to dry with a clean paper towel and then reapply the PhiShield ointment. Repeat every one to two hours (do this 4 times the first day if you can. If it’s nighttime, do it once or twice)
Wash your face in the evening being careful to avoid lathering the forehead and eyebrows. Apply PhiShield product with a cotton swab in a thin layer to coat the fresh lines. It does not take much.
DAY 2-10: Apply the ointment 3 times a day, morning, midday and evening before bed.
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.
FIRST 7-14 DAYS AFTER PROCEDURE
- no makeup, lotions/cleansers
- no heavy or strenuous activity/sweating
- no exfoliation/scrubbing
- no picking/scratching
- no sun/tanning beds
- no swimming
- no sauna/steam rooms
- no hot tubs
- no dyes or tinting
- no shaving, waxing, tweezing
- no hair removal
- no sleeping on your face
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.
Natural Looking Brows 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.