SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS
It is essential that you follow these instructions after your micropigmentation session:
Aftercare Instructions – After the procedure, try not to excessively sweat or wipe your scalp. On Day 4-7, you may gently wash treated area with a light, neutral soap, once per day. Do not scrub. Dab VERY gently with a clean paper towel to remove any excessive wetness. Allow the majority of the scalp dampness to air dry for 30 minutes, then apply Brow & Line's specially formulated aftercare serum very lightly, 2x per day, to keep scabs from forming. LESS is more, so use the aftercare serum very sparingly. Do this for a full 5 days of healing. Keep scalp out of the sun for 7 days and after the 8th day, apply sunscreen regularly to sustain the life of the scalp micropigmentation.
The following must be avoided for 7 days immediately following the procedure:
Increased sweating (including, but not limited to: exercising)
Swimming, hot saunas, hot baths and the jacuzzi
Any gardening or cleaning tasks that would unearth dust, grass, pollen or debris
Sun tanning, tanning beds and spray tanning
Any laser, chemical treatments and/or any creams with Retin- A or Glycolic Acid
Picking, peeling, scrubbing or scratching of the microbladed area
Drinking alcohol in excess (more than 1 glass per day)
Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles
Touching of the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the aftercare
Contact with animals you may be allergic to. All rubbing or touching of face to the skin or fur of animals.
What to Expect After Your Scalp Micropigmentation Session
Your scalp will go through several phases during the healing cycle. The pigment will appear very faint and light immediately after the procedure. This is because the pigment is sitting deep in your skin and has not yet surfaced completely. The color of the pigment will darken gradually. Day 2 is hard. Do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the surface, as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin. Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. It might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly; however, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally expelled from your scalp. Scabbing is undesirable; however, it can happen and may make it harder to look at during this healing process. This can increase the healing time by a week or so. Be patient and realistic during the healing process.
Contact a doctor/advise nurse if you experience: extreme tenderness or swelling at the procedure site that does not subside after 48 hours, an elevated body temperature of 102 degrees or more, purulent discharge from the procedure site, no progress in healing a week after the procedure.
***OILY SKIN AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS: If you have been advised that you have oily skin, must be avoided and what to expect after are still the same, however, you will be using a different aftercare serum and are advised not to wash your scalp for 72 hours.
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Scalp Micropigmentation (semi-permanent makeup) procedures results are impacted by the skin that they are performed on. Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery, other procedures and age of skin all contribute to fading. The initial application is always applied conservatively because every person’s skin is different and the final color can only be precisely determined and adjusted during a follow-up appointment after the initial application has fully healed. Because of this, the micropigmentation process is not complete after the initial procedure. In all cases, a follow-up appointment is required approximately 30 days after your initial application to fine tune and ensure the best result. Scalp micropigmentation is effective in most cases, NO guarantee can be made that a specific client will benefit from the procedure, depth of color retention or retention at all.
There currently are no tattoo inks or semi-permanent make-up pigments that are approved by the FDA and as a result, the health consequences of using these products are unknown.
Micropigmentation is the process of inserting pigment into the basal layer of the dermis. It is a form of tattooing, though it is semi-permanent. Generally, the results are excellent, but it varies depending on your skin texture, oiliness, scars, previous permanent makeup procedures, medical history, etc. Medications that cause thinning of the blood or a delay in healing may impact color retention. Previous permanent makeup and scars may not retain well or possibly at all. Understand that this is a realistic expectation.
Perfect results are not a realistic expectation. Initially the color will appear lighter compared to the end result. Usually within 3-7 days the color may increase 30-50%, become more vibrant and look more natural. Uneven pigmentation can result from poor healing, infection, excessive bleeding during the micropigmentation procedure or simply skin typing. This is completely different with everyone and sometimes depends greatly on how you care for your scalp afterwards. However, it depends on your skin, even with perfect aftercare. Scabbing is undesirable; however, it is normal and can happen, making it harder to look at during the healing process. The pigment is semi-permanent and will fade over time. Additional touch-ups or micropigmentation renewal appointments are likely needed.
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