Taking care of your beautiful brows

Before Care

What to Avoid

  • Do not work out the day before your appointment. 
  • Do not tan or get sunburnt.
  • No alcohol or caffeine two days before your appointment. 
  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil or Ibuprofen 24 hours before your appointment. 
  • No waxing or tinting three days before your appointment. 
  • Do not tweeze or wax your eyebrows beginning 48 hours before your appointment. 
  • No electrolysis for at least five days before your appointment and at least two weeks after. 
  • No eyebrow tinting for at least 48 hours before your appointment. 


Ensuring the Best Results   


The result of the procedure is greatly dependent on many factors, including but not limited to: medications you're currently taking, health conditions, skin conditions (i.e. oily skin, poor skin tone, dry/flaky skin, sun-damaged skin, loose skin, etc.), natural skin undertones, alcohol intake and tobacco usage leading up to the procedure, general stress levels, immune system health, poor diet, etc. Additionally, not following after care instructions will impact your healed results. 


Everything we eat and drink has its own chemical structure. Electron ends that are unattached or free may get attached to other compounds inside your body, resulting in a new color spectrum.  While we don't always know how chemicals affect individuals' bodies, keeping your skin in optimal condition will give you the best results and longest lifespan of your procedure.

Note: Antacids, thyroid and anxiety medications are known to interfere with permanent makeup, either by affecting retention or shifting the pigment. This may result in the need for more frequent adjustments. 


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After Care Instructions

Swelling: Generally, swelling will be at a minimum. There will be a little redness in the immediate area and it will appear about 30% darker than final outcome.


Clean/Moisture: Keep area clean with water using a Q-Tip or cotton swab and clean both brows well for the first 2 days. After the 2nd day, apply ointment on both brows moderately. Do these steps 2 to 4 times a day until brows completely healed (7-10 days). if a little crust begins to appear on the pigmented surface, do not force removal by picking or scratching the area (will remove pigment along with crusting)! Brows are not considered healed until all of the crusting has exfoliated (peeling of skin).


Until Healed: Avoid applying makeup on brows, waxing, threading, tinting for 3 weeks, touching with fingers and hot, steamy, long showers.


Microblading Only - Apply ointment the following day. Healing process and aftercare remain the same.


Healing Schedule 


After the procedure, don' t be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier than what you desire. This is all a part of the process.


Day 1: The eyebrows will appear approximately 25% to 30% darker, and bolder in width than they will be when fully healed. Your skin is red under the pigment, which causes the color of the pigment to appear darker. There is some swelling, although this is difficult to see due to the texture of the skin in the eyebrow area. This swelling will subside.


Day 2: Conditions remain the same.


Day 3: Eyebrows will begin to itch as exfoliating (peeling of skin) begins. The brows appear a bit thicker in texture.


Day 4: The skin begins to flake and peel but mainly from the outside edges first. Exfoliation will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow procedure to flake away and the eyebrows will begin to appear narrower.


Day 5: Color finishes flaking off. New skin continues healing over the pigmented area and results in

a softer and grayer appearance to your eyebrows.


Days 6-10: Color begins to clarify during this period and eyebrows gradually appear more and more normal.


Note: Mature clients may need an additional one to two weeks of healing for the final results to appear. 


I love to see your gorgeous brow selfies during and after the healing process! Please text, email or tag me on social media (@beautywithkellie) if you post them!


What You Should Know


  • The Permanent make-up procedure is affected by the canvas (your skin) that they are performed on. If your skin is sun damaged (even from tanning beds), thick and uneven in texture, or excessively dry or oily, the result cannot be expected to be perfect after the initial procedure. Lifestyle medications , smoking, metabolism, facial surgery, and age of skin all contribute to fading.
  • A mandatory touch-up is needed after 30 days. **Permanent makeup fades over time. It is recommended to get a touch up after 2-4 years.
  • Tattoo inks, dyes, and pigments have not been approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration and that the health consequences of use of these products are unknown.
  • Signs and symptoms of infection, include but are not limited to: redness, swelling, tenderness of procedure site, red streak going from the procedure site towards the heart, elevated body temperature, or purulent drainage from the procedure site.
  • Important! Please seek medical care if any of the above signs and symptoms are present.

    Please contact Kellie Swallow at Simply You Salon and Spa immediately if any concerning signs become apparent.



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