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What To Avoid Before Your Brow Appointment

Ever wonder how to best prepare for your #brow appointment ? This is how I advise my client to best prepare; whether it’s your first session or touchup, the following info will get you ready. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments . . .

Avoid Sun Exposure – 4 weeks prior

Tanned skin (even slightly) does not respond well to tattooing. You will bleed, and the color will appear ashy

Avoid Blood Thinners & these other natural circulation booster – 1 week prior

Aspirin, Eliquis, Coumadin, Warfarin, Plavix, Xarelto, etc
  • THC
  • CBD
  • Coffee
  • Green Tea
  • Vitamin E
  • Niacin
  • Fish Oil/Krill Oil
  • Tumeric/Curcumin
  • Various others (consult with your artist on supplements you take regularly)
Tiny pinpoint bleeding is normal, and typically doesn’t pose an issue. However, excessive bleeding will not allow the color to retain or heal well

Avoid Exfoliating Products – 4 weeks prior

Retinol (Rx & OTC)
Micro-Exfoliating Scrubs
AHA’s & BHA’s (Glycolic, Salicylic, etc)
Chemical Peels (TCA, Phenol, etc)

Avoid Facials – 4 weeks prior

Usually after a facial our skin goes into detox mode – thus causing breakouts. So to avoid a breakout in the brow area; hold off on a facial

Avoid Brow Grooming – 1 week prior

Waxing, threading & tweezing can cause inflammation in the skin. Also avoid tinting & brow lamination

Avoid Botox – 2 months prior

It is suggested to do your brows first & then Botox. Keep in mind your artist will be pressing and manipulating the brow/forehead area, this can cause Botox to migrate – this loosing the efficacy

Avoid All Alcohol – 2 days prior

Wine, beer & liquor – all of which, thin the blood causing excessive bleeding

Avoid Exercise – 2 days prior

Exercise increases circulation causing you to bleed more

Avoid Certain Medications

Medications, such as antibiotics, steroids and other immune system altering medications, blood thinners as mentioned, if you are unsure, discuss with your artist, and they will discuss what medications may interfere with booking your appointment.
This post is for informational purposes only – Please seek advice from your artist & more importantly approval from your doctor(s), prior to discontinuing any medications/supplements.


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