Gently blot the area with clean paper towel to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this as often as needed to prevent drying throughout the rest of the day until oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph.
Step 1- Cleanse the Area
Gently wash daily to remove bacteria and dead skin cells and lymph; if not gently removed, there is risk for loss of pigment. Carefully wash your eyebrows each morning and night with water and a gentle unscented soap, I prefer Dove bar soap. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a circular motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean paper towel; do not use a towel or tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliants.
Step 2- Apply Ointment
Once your brows are fully dry, apply a rice grain amount of Redemption aftercare ointment with a cotton swab or clean hands and spread it across the microbladed area. Be sure not to over-apply as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin, just enough to create a sheen.
oUse a fresh pillowcase
oLet any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of color
oNo facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks
oAvoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week
oAvoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.
oAvoid heavy sweating and long hot showers for the 10 days.
oAvoid sleeping on your face for 10 days
oAvoid swimming, lakes, hot tubs for 10 days
oAvoid topical makeup and sunscreen on the area for 10 days.
oDO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area.
Important note about showering:
Limit your showers to 5 minutes so you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/procedure out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair. Your face should only be getting wet at the very last end of the shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area.
Following proper aftercare will result in the best healing and retention. Take good care of your brows!