before your appointment...
To ensure best results, we recommend the following:
- Do not consume alcohol, caffeine or blood thinners (aspirin, ibuprofen, Niacin, fish/primrose oil) 48 hours before your procedure to avoid excess bleeding
- Avoid suntanning 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your brow tattoo. As your skin naturally exfoliates itself from having a sunburn or tan, your brow tattoo will exfoliate itself too. If you arrive with signs of sun exposure, we will have to reschedule your appointment and you will forfeit your deposit.
Avoid the following facial procedures 3-4 weeks prior to your appointment:
- Botox & fillers
- Chemical peels (Glycolic, Pumpkin, Alpha Hydroxy, Salicylic Acid)
Exfoliation and retinol products
Complete the following prior to your brow tatoo:
- Brow waxing & shaping (3-4 days prior)
- Brow tinting (1 week prior)
during your appointment...
Thank you for choosing Alohi Aesthetics to create a beautiful brow design that will compliment your unique face structure.
Please arrive in a timely manner.
Consultation & Consent Form:
At this time your Alohi Artist will greet you upon arrival and have you fill out necessary consent forms & health questionnaire to ensure safety & understanding during & after the procedure of the brow tattoo. We encourage you to bring photos of brow inspiration that are similar to the look you’re hoping for. As your artist, we will work with you to design a custom brow that will compliment your natural features.
Before the initial procedure, your Alohi Artist will map your brows using your natural features to design a brow that will highlight your facial structure. Once brow is agreed upon the procedure begins.
An optional topical anesthetic (5% lidocaine ointment) is offered before and during your tattoo procedure to increase comfort. However, we recommend going over both brows without it first and then apply ointment once skin is open. Procedure time varies upon each client.
after your appointment...
The results and longevity of your new brow tattoo will depend greatly on your lifestyle, sun exposure and how you take care of your skin during the healing process. Each client’s skin responds differently, both in the length of time it takes to heal, and the number of sessions required to achieve your desired results and color retention. This information acts as a guideline only; we cannot guarantee your results.
What to expect...
Immediately following the procedure, you may experience minimal discomfort on the treated area. Expect slight swelling and a little redness in the immediate area. Symptoms will subside within 24 to 48 hours.
During the first week, the tattooed area will initially appear to be darker and bolder in color and more sharply defined than the final result.
Minimal scabbing or flaking of the skin is completely normal throughout the first few weeks of the healing period. To avoid loss of pigmentation & scarring, DO NOT itch or remove scabs. They will naturally fall off on their own.
Adjustments and touch-ups can be made only after the healing period is complete. (6-8 weeks)
During the healing process, please avoid the following:
- Brow makeup, brow tints, or other facial treatments for 14 days
- Hot, steamy, long showers
- Vaseline, Neosporin and any other anti-bacterial ointments
- Activities that will cause sweating for 10 days. (Sweat contains salt and pushes out pigment color)
- Chlorine pools or salt water for 14 days
Exposure to the sun and tanning beds can cause premature fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, always apply a broad spectrum sunscreen (30 SPF) on the treated area.
Laser light therapy, as it can turn pigment black
Exfoliation products, retinol acids, glycolic acids, aloe, vitamin e or AHA’s on the area for 30 days after the appointment to avoid premature fading
Massages, facials or intensive skin treatments
New Brow Tattoo Aftercare:
Ombre Powder Brows:
Keep the treated area very clean & dry for the first 24 hours. After this time, use a gentle, mild wash and pat brows dry with a soft towel. Keep the brow area lightly moist & hydrated with Aquaphor 1-2x a day for the first 7-10 days.
Keep the treated area very clean & dry for the first 7-10 days. During this phase, blot a small amount of witch hazel on your brows to keep them clean. Use our recommended brow balm to keep brows healthy & hydrated. After 7-10 days, use a gentle, mild wash and pat brows dry with a soft towel.
Brows may weep a clear liquid for the first 24 hours which is normal. A few times over the first day, blot any residue dry with a lint-free, soft paper towel to prevent a thick crust from forming. Thick scabbing can result in more pigment loss. Follow all the instructions above on what to avoid.
You will see healed results in 4-8 weeks AFTER day of procedure. This is a multiple session process and may require a touch up once brows are healed.