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Before & Aftercare

Below are the Before & After Care directions for our services. After reviewing, if you have any questions, please call us directly!

Brow Care

The results and longevity of eyebrow microblading will depend greatly on how you take care of your brows during the healing process and beyond. 

The following are specific conditions that may prohibit you from having your eyebrows microbladed. Further down the page you will find detailed before and after care instructions!

Please review the following conditions prior to booking an appointment. 

  • Acne spots in or around your brows (you must wait until they are clear to book)
  • Cuts or open wounds near or around your brows.
  • If you have severe scarring near or on your brow, please submit photos for review!
  • The brow areas skin is textured or bumpy. For example: eczema, acne scarring, thickening of the skin, please submit photos for review!
  • Previously tattooed (this requires an in-person consult)
  • Soft or crepey skin near the brows.
  • Fine line throughout the brows.

While we may be able to work on your brows with some of these conditions, it is important that we view photos in advance or set up an advance in-person consultation.

FAQs

LIP BLUSH TATTOO BEFORE CARE:

  • No alcohol 24 hours prior
  • You cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • No caffeine the day of
  • No blood thinners
  • If you suffer from cold sores, you need to be taking Acyclovir at least 3 days prior to your appointment and continue to take it 3 days after your procedure.
  • No botox in lip area or lip filler/injections 3 weeks prior to procedure
  • No deep exfoliation 2 weeks prior (ex. chemical peel)
  • No antibiotics 2 months prior

*Not following these rules will result in the forfeiture of your appointment and deposit.

LIP BLUSH TATTOO AFTER CARE Cleansing:

  • Make sure hands are clean before you touch your lips and wash them.
  • You will wash your lips before bed with lukewarm water and unscented soap or cleanser.
  • Apply the aftercare that is given to you by Daela Cosmetic Tattoo in a thin layer after cleaning.
  • Repeat in the morning.
  • Continue this for 5 days minimum.
  • Please remember this is a new tattoo and should be cared for like an open wound. Do not over saturate with healing balm and do not let the lips get too dried out either.

LIP BLUSH TATTOO AFTER CARE Things to Avoid:

  • No application of any lip makeup for 1 week other than the healing balm that is given to you.
  • No scratching, picking or licking of dry skin or flakiness.
  • No super spicy foods during the first 24 hours.
  • No foreign body fluids in or around the lips for 5 days.
  • No activities that will cause extreme sweating for 5 days.
  • No swimming pools, hot tubs or other bodies of water for 5 days.
  • No UV exposure (including tanning booths) for 5 days.
  • No laser light therapy, as it can darken/lighten or distort the pigment of the lip color.
  • No exfoliants, retinol acids, glycolic acids and alpha hydroxy acids on the area for 30 days after the appointment (causes premature fading).
  • No massages, facials or skin treatments for 5 days.

LIP BLUSH TATTOO After You've Healed:

  • Lip tattoos normally last 2-3 years depending on lifestyle, skin type and aftercare.
  • Exposure to the sun and tanning beds can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, always apply sunscreen (20 SPF or greater) on lip area.
  • Avoid using chemical exfoliants on the lips, as it will cause fading.
  • Do not do laser near your lip area (ipl). Some lasers may change the color of the ink.
  • Additional lip makeup application may still be required post tattoo to achieve your desired look. Lip color tattooing is meant to look natural and add a flushed look. It will not replace lipstick.

 EYEBROW MICROBLADING BEFORE CARE:

  • No sauna or tanning 1 week prior
  • You cannot be pregnant or breast feeding
  • No alcohol 24 hours prior
  • No minors allowed at appointments (18+)
  • Come with clean skin, no heavy creams or sunscreen day of
  • No working out day of
  • No caffeine the day of
  • No blood thinners including pain killers
  • Discontinue use of fish oil or vitamin e at least one week prior
  • No botox injections 3 weeks prior to procedure in brow area only
  • No deep exfoliation 2 weeks prior in brow area (ex. chemical peel)
  • No retinol products, acne treatments or salicylic acid 4 weeks prior in brow area
  • No antibiotics 2 months prior
  • No acne spots, cuts or open wounds
  • No textured or bumpy skin (eczema, scarring, thickening of skin)
  • No previous tattoos (in-person consultation required)
  • No fine lines, soft or crepey skin near the brows

*Not following these rules will result in the forfeiture of your appointment and deposit.

EYEBROW MICROBLADING AFTER CARE Cleansing:

  • Day 1: For the first 24 hours, let brows relax, do not get wet, apply moisturizer or handle.
  • Days 2-7: Wash daily to remove bacteria, buildup of product and oils, and dead skin. (don’t worry, this does not remove the pigment!)
  • Gently wash your eyebrows each morning and night with water and an antibacterial soap like Cetaphil or Neutrogena. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean cotton pad. Do not use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or aha), or exfoliants.
  • Days 1-7 moisturize
  • Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated 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. Never put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.
  • Remember, with the proper prep and aftercare routine, you will have much better results with your microblading procedure. We cannot guarantee results if you do not take care of your brows.
  • Important note about showering: Limit your showers to 5-8 minutes so that you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/treated area 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 only at the end of the shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area. Do your best to avoid soap or water running over your brows other than the initial cleanse.

EYEBROW MICROBLADING AFTER CARE Things to avoid:

  • No makeup in the brows for 10 days
  • No scratching or picking the brows
  • No long hot showers for 10 days, limit to 5-8 minutes
  • No use of acid or manual exfoliants
  • No use of any topicals other than healing cream
  • No sweating in brows for 10 days
  • No swimming or sauna for 10 days
  • No UV exposure or tanning
  • No acne products or hydroxy acids
  • No laser light therapy
  • No facials for 30 days
  • No threading, waxing or removal products

EYEBROW MICROBLADING After You've Healed:

  • Brow tattoos normally last 1-3 years depending on lifestyle, skin type and aftercare.
  • Exposure to the sun and tanning beds can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, always apply sunscreen (50 SPF or greater) on brow area.
  • Avoid using chemical exfoliants on the brows, as it will cause fading.
  • Do not do laser near your brow area (ipl). Some lasers may change the color of the ink.
  • Additional brow makeup application may still be required post tattoo to achieve your desired look.

EYELINER TATTOO BEFORE CARE:

  • No lash extensions - Must be removed at least 2 days before appointment
  • No lash enhancement serums a month before appointment
  • No caffeine, alcohol or blood thinners 24 hours before appointment
  • No retinols, acids, anti-aging or acne products on the upper lid a month before appointment
  • Do not wear contacts during appointment
  • Do not wear eye makeup to appointment
  • No stye or any other sort of eye infection or irritation can be worked on

EYELINER TATTOO AFTER CARE: Cleansing.

  • Eyes will be a bit swollen after your appointment for 24-72 hours. This is totally normal. To relieve swelling, you can ice the area with a soft gel ice pack, and you can take ibuprofen or Benadryl as needed. 
  • The first night, splash your eyes with water and wash off any pigment residue. Pat dry gently with clean tissue or towel. 
  • Wash the skin around the eyes twice a day (morning and night) using a gentle, unscented soap. Use your fingertips to cleanse gently and pat dry with a clean tissue. 
  • Apply given aftercare 2-3 times a day for up to 14 days for eyeliner (OMIT FOR LASH LINE ENHANCEMENT). No petroleum products.
  • Do not pick or peel any scabs. 
  • Swelling and redness will decrease within 24-48 hours. 
  • The color may fade approximately 30-50% lighter when the scabs fall off. This is also normal, and we will add additional color at touchup. 
  • The eyeliner may start to look dark and thick. As the skin heals, the scabs will fall off in random pieces and might look patchy. Flaking and crusting on the tattoo area may occur, avoid picking or pulling anything to avoid loss of color. If scabs start to slough off, you can brush lashes with a clean mascara wand to gently remove any buildup. Most color should even out over the course of 2 weeks. 
  • Avoid using chemical exfoliants or heavy creams on the eyes, as it will cause fading.

EYELINER TATTOO AFTERCARE: Things to Avoid.

  • Application of any makeup for 14 days.
  • Scratching or removal of scabs, dry skin/flakiness. This can result in loss of color.
  • Vaseline, Neosporin and any other petroleum-based products.
  • Activities that will cause sweating for 3 days.
  • Swimming pools, hot tubs or other bodies of water for 14 days.
    UV exposure (including tanning booths).
  • Laser light therapy, as it can darken/lighten or distort the pigment.
  • Exfoliants, retinol acids, glycolic acids and alpha hydroxy acids on the area for 30 days after the appointment (causes premature fading).
  • Anti-acne products (e.g. benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, proactive, etc.)
  • Lightening creams such as hydroquinone
  • Bleaches, tints or dyes
  • Massages, facials or skin treatments for 14 days.
  • Threading, waxing or hair removal products for 14 days.

EYELINER TATTOO: After you've healed.

  • Eyeliner tattoos normally last 1-3 years depending on lifestyle, skin type and aftercare.
  • Exposure to the sun and tanning beds can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, always apply sunscreen (50 SPF or greater) on eyeliner area.
  • Avoid using chemical exfoliants or heavy creams on the eyes, as it will cause fading.
  • Do not do laser near your eye area (ipl). Some lasers may change the color of the ink.
  • Additional eye makeup application may still be required post tattoo to achieve your desired look.

AREOLA BEFORE CARE:

  • No sauna or tanning 1 week prior
  • No blood thinners or pain killers
  • No working out day of
  • No alcohol in your system
  • Must be at least 12 weeks post op with healed wounds
  • No antibiotics 2 months prior

*Not following these rules will result in forfeiting your appointment and deposit

AREOLA AFTERCARE Cleansing:

  • When you get home, you can remove the bandages.
  • You will need to wash areolas before bed with luke warm water and unscented soap or cleanser. Apply the aftercare that is given to you by Daela Cosmetic Tattoo in a thin layer after cleaning. Make sure hands are clean before you touch your tattoos and before you wash them. Repeat in the morning. You will continue this for 5 days minimum. Please remember this is a new tattoo and should be cared for like an open wound. Do not over saturate with aftercare balm and lotions. You don’t want to let the area get too dried out either. You will switch to unscented lotion for 2 weeks, such as lubriderm or cetaphil, after your 5 days of aftercare balm. Limit the wear of a tight bra for the first 48 hours, you will need to let the area breathe as much as possible during the healing process.

AFTER CARE AREOLA What to Avoid During healing:

  • No application of any scented lotions or tanning lotions for first 2 weeks.
  • No scratching, picking or peeling any dry skin or flakiness.
  • No foreign body fluids in or around the tattoo for 5 days.
  • No activities that will cause extreme sweating for 5 days.
  • No swimming pools, hot tubs or other bodies of water for 5 days.
  • No uv exposure (including tanning booths) for 5 days.
    No laser light therapy, as it can darken/lighten or distort the pigment of the tattoo color.
  • No exfoliants, retinol acids, glycolic acids and alpha hydroxy acids on the area for 30 days after the appointment (causes premature fading).

AREOLAS After You've Healed:

  • Areola tattoos normally last many years depending on lifestyle, skin type and aftercare.
  • Exposure to the sun and tanning beds can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, always apply sunscreen (50 spf or greater) on the area if exposed.
  • Avoid using chemical exfoliants on the areola, as it will cause fading.
    Do not do laser near your areola tattoo area (ipl). Some lasers may change the color of the ink.
  • Additional touch ups may be needed after a few years to keep them looking fresh, bold and 3d.

SCAR CAMOUFLAGE BEFORE CARE:

  • No sauna or tanning 1 week prior
  • No blood thinners or pain killers
  • No working out day of
  • No alcohol in your system
  • Must be at least 12 weeks post op with healed wounds
    No antibiotics 2 months prior

*Not following these rules will result in forfeiting your appointment and deposit

 

SCAR CAMOUFLAGE AFTERCARE Cleansing:

  • Make sure hands are clean before you touch your tattoos and before you wash them.
  • When you get home, you can remove the bandages.
  • Wash your new tattoos before bed with lukewarm water and unscented soap or cleanser.
  • Apply the aftercare that is given to you by Daela Cosmetic Tattoo in a thin layer after cleaning. 
  • Repeat in the morning. You will continue this for 5 days minimum.
  • Please remember this is a new tattoo and should be cared for like an open wound. Do not over saturate with aftercare balm and lotions. You don’t want to let the area get too dried out either.
  • Use only unscented lotion for 2 weeks, such as Lubriderm or Cetaphil, after your 5 days of aftercare balm.
  • Limit the wear of tight clothing for the first 48 hours, you will need to let the area breathe as much as possible during the healing process.

SCAR CAMO AFTER CARE Things to Avoid:

  • No application of any scented lotions or tanning lotions for first 2 weeks.
  • No scratching, picking or peeling any dry skin or flakiness.
  • No foreign body fluids in or around the tattoo for 5 days.
  • No activities that will cause extreme sweating for 5 days.
    No swimming pools, hot tubs or other bodies of water for 5 days.
  • No UV exposure (including tanning booths) for 5 days.
    No laser light therapy, as it can darken/lighten or distort the pigment of the tattoo color.
  • No exfoliants, retinol acids, glycolic acids and alpha hydroxy acids on the area for 30 days after the appointment (causes premature fading).
  • No massages, facials or skin treatments for 5 days.

SCAR CAMO After You've Healed:

  • Exposure to the sun and tanning beds can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, always apply sunscreen (50 SPF or greater) on the area if exposed.
  • Avoid using chemical exfoliants on the areola, as it will cause fading.
  • Do not do laser near your areola tattoo area (ipl). Some lasers may change the color of the ink.
  • Additional touch ups may be needed after a few years to keep them looking fresh, bold and 3D.

FRECKLES & BEAUTY MARKS BEFORE CARE:

  • No sauna or tanning 1 week prior
  • You cannot be pregnant or breast feeding
  • No alcohol 24 hours prior
  • No minors allowed at appointments (18+)
  • Come with clean skin, no heavy creams or sunscreen day of
  • No working out day of
  • No caffeine the day of
  • No blood thinners including pain killers
  • Discontinue use of fish oil or vitamin e at least one week prior
  • No botox injections 3 weeks prior to procedure in brow area only
  • No deep exfoliation 2 weeks prior in brow area (ex. chemical peel)
  • No retinol products, acne treatments or salicylic acid 4 weeks prior in brow area
  • No antibiotics 2 months prior

*Not following these rules will result in the forfeiture of your appointment and deposit

 

FRECKLES & BEAUTY MARKS AFTERCARE Cleansing:

  • Day 1: For the first 24 hours, let skin relax and do not wash or bathe the skin.
  • Days 2-7: Wash daily to remove bacteria, buildup of product and oils, and dead skin. (don’t worry, this does not remove the pigment!)
  • Gently wash your face each morning and night with water and an antibacterial soap like Cetaphil or Neutrogena. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean cotton pad. Do not use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or aha), or exfoliants.
  • Days 1-7 Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated 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. Never put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.
  • Remember, with the proper prep and aftercare routine, you will have much better results with your faux freckle procedure.
  • Important note about showering: Limit your showers to 5-8 minutes so that you do not create too much steam.
  • Keep your face/treated area out of the water while you wash your body, then at the end of your shower, wash your hair.
  •  Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area. Do your best to avoid soap or water running over your brows other than the initial cleanse.

FRECKLES & BEAUTY MARKS AFTERCARE Things to Avoid:

  • No makeup on the face for 10 days
  • No scratching or picking 
  • No long hot showers for 10 days, limit to 5-8 minutes
  • No use of acid or manual exfoliants
  • No use of any topicals other than healing cream
  • No sweating for 10 days
  • No swimming or sauna for 10 days
  • No UV exposure or tanning
  • No acne products or hydroxy acids
  • No laser light therapy
  • No facials for 30 days
  • No threading, waxing or removal products

FRECKLES & BEAUTY MARKS After You've Healed:

  • Faux freckle tattoos normally last 6 months depending on lifestyle, skin type and aftercare.
  • Exposure to the sun and tanning beds can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, always apply sunscreen (50 SPF or greater).
  • Avoid using chemical exfoliants, as it will cause fading.
  • Do not do laser near your face. Some lasers may change the color of the ink.
  • Additional makeup application may still be required post tattoo to achieve your desired look.

BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT:

  • No brushing teeth or flossing morning of appointment.
  • Eat before, you won’t be able to eat for at least 2 hours after.
  • Laser whitening appointments last 1.5-2 hours. Please plan ahead accordingly.

AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT:

  • Avoid drinking beverages (other than water) and eating food for the next 2 hours.
  • Do not smoke or chew tobacco for the rest of day (at least.)

    Any sensitivity is typically gone within 24 hours. You may choose to purchase desensitizing gel or take a mild pain reliever. Please let us know at booking if you will be requiring a sensitivity treatment, as it adds 20 minutes to your appointment.
  • NEXT 48 HOURS
  • Brush very gently with a white toothpaste
  • DO NOT BRUSH GUMS
  • Avoid using a whitening or baking soda-based toothpaste
  • NO: Coffee, tea, soda, red wine, tomato sauce, red meat, dark colored vegetables, or any other heavy colors for 24 hours.
  • YES: Water, white wine, white chicken, pork, turkey, noodles, white sauce, white cheese, potatoes, after 2 hours.

    The soonest you will be able to come back is six months from your appointment, and we strongly encourage you to book in order to keep up maintenance on your smile. These are spaced out to prevent long term sensitivity and keep your enamel healthy.

BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT:

  • It’s best to plan whitening appointments before gem appointments or at the same time if you are planning on whitening.
  • Come in with clean teeth.
  • Eat before – you will not be able to eat for at least 2 hours after the appointment.

AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT:

  • Don’t eat for 2 hours (including gum) and eat only soft foods for at least 12 hours.
  • No brushing for 12 hours.

TINY TATTOOS BEFORE CARE:

  • No sauna or tanning 1 week prior
  • No blood thinners or pain killers
  • No working out day of
  • No alcohol in your system
  • Must be at least 12 weeks post op with healed wounds
  • No antibiotics 2 months prior

*Not following these rules will result in forfeiting your appointment and deposit

TINY TATTOOS AFTERCARE Cleansing:

  • When you get home, you can remove the bandages.
  • You will need to wash tattoos before bed with luke warm water and unscented soap or cleanser. Apply the aftercare that is given to you by Daela Cosmetic Tattoo in a thin layer after cleaning. Make sure hands are clean before you touch your tattoos and before you wash them. Repeat in the morning. You will continue this for 5 days minimum. Please remember this is a new tattoo and should be cared for like an open wound. Do not over saturate with aftercare balm and lotions. You don’t want to let the area get too dried out either. You will switch to unscented lotion for 2 weeks, such as lubriderm or cetaphil, after your 5 days of aftercare balm. Limit the wear of tight clothing for the first 48 hours, you will need to let the area breathe as much as possible during the healing process.

AFTER CARE TINY TATTOO What to Avoid During Healing:

  • No application of any scented lotions or tanning lotions for first 2 weeks.
  • No scratching, picking or peeling any dry skin or flakiness.
  • No foreign body fluids in or around the tattoo for 5 days.
  • No activities that will cause extreme sweating for 5 days.
  • No swimming pools, hot tubs or other bodies of water for 5 days.
  • No uv exposure (including tanning booths) for 5 days.
    No laser light therapy, as it can darken/lighten or distort the pigment of the tattoo color.
  • No exfoliants, retinol acids, glycolic acids and alpha hydroxy acids on the area for 30 days after the appointment (causes premature fading).

TINY TATTOOS After You've Healed:

  • Tiny tattoos normally last many years depending on lifestyle, skin type and aftercare.
  • Exposure to the sun and tanning beds can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, always apply sunscreen (50 spf or greater) on the area if exposed.
  • Avoid using chemical exfoliants on the area, as it will cause fading.
  • Do not do laser near your tattoo area (ipl). Some lasers may change the color of the ink.