Le Luxe Brows by Lex Le Luxe Brows by Lex


Question: What follow up aftercare instructions must I follow?

Answer: Avoid all washing and contact with water for 24 hours following your session. Keep your brows dry as best as possible. ONLY touch your eyebrows with CLEAN fingers/items. A fresh pillow case is recommended.

In your take home aftercare kit you will find a small package of aftercare pads. Dab brows with one pad every 15-20 minutes for the first hour to collect any excess pigment, plasma, etc. Doing so will lessen scabbing and flaking. Your kit also includes soap and your aftercare ointment.

After 24 hours you will clean the area twice a day with Dial GOLD Antibacterial soap and water gently with your fingertips. Make bubbles on your fingers first and lightly dab (do not rub hard) your brows with soap and rinse gently with water as you see fit. Carefully pat dry your brows and promptly apply a RICE SIZED amount of the antibacterial ointment: Recover-All (same tube is to be used for follow up appointment healing as well. There is plenty, additional aftercare is $10). Do this twice a day for the first 10-14 days following your session. You do not need to overuse your

Recover-All, a RICE SIZED amount/thin layer 2x a day for the first 10-14 days will suffice. You may apply more often if needed, but always a thin layer. Once all flaking/scabbing has subsided you may discontinue washing. You may apply aftercare as you see fit. They are still healing even after the flaking has subsided.

DO NOT wash your brows in the shower. Wait 15-20 minutes after your shower to wash.

DO NOT apply any other products to the area such as Vaseline, coconut oil, neosporin, A&D, cetaphil, or any lotions, etc. while healing.

DO NOT PICK YOUR FLAKES, they must fall off naturally. Premature removal of flaking/scabbing will develop scar tissue. If you have excessive sweating you may gently wash an additional time if needed.

Most normal activities can be resumed immediately, but Le Luxe Brows by Lex recommends that heavy exercise and/or sweat inducing activity be delayed for 2-3 days (preferably 1 week). Keep a towel nearby thereafter until fully healed (2 weeks). The salt in your sweat will damage your retention the first week, please take it seriously and be vigilant. Avoid prolonged outdoor time as best as possible. Heavy sweating is highly discouraged.

Keep shower times short. Avoid baths, direct shower spray, excessive steam. Recreational water activities where your brow area will become submerged or wet, such as swimming, should be completely avoided for 2 weeks.

During the first two weeks you may apply a thin layer of your Recover-All Ointment before entering the water or a dirty situation to add an extra layer of protection if the situation is unavoidable, but do not submerge them. Absolutely NO SALT WATER.

Avoid ALL makeup and skin care products on the brow area for the first 2 weeks. Makeup can skew your pigment color as well as create a risk for infection. After 2 weeks you may lightly pencil/powder if needed before touch up as long as all flaking/scabbing has subsided.

The sun DRASTICALLY affects the lifetime of your art between refreshes. Fading is quickened with sun exposure. The sun is the leading cause of color change, STAY OUT OF THE SUN. If you must be out, wear a hat and sunscreen. Sunscreen Your Brows!!! No SUN or sunscreen for the first 2 weeks. Your brows are healing with fresh new skin, avoid the sun and adding any chemicals or products for a minimum of 2 weeks and until your touch up as best as possible. After your brows have fully healed, it is imperative to wear sunscreen on your eyebrows daily for longevity, the first thing that the sun hits when you walk outside is your eyebrows. Protect your investment.

NO chemical peels, laser treatments, or harsh face/skin altering products for 6-8 weeks BETWEEN and the 6-8 weeks AFTER your 2nd session. No Botox until all sessions are finished and healed.

Your tattoo will begin to darken immediately after and during the next 3-4 days. Do not be alarmed. The color will lighten as the skin heals. Fading and loss of pigment may occur after your session while healing. Some flaking off of the pigment may occur on some skin types. Brows may appear distorted in color, too light, or even blotchy after flaking has subsided. This is NORMAL during the first few weeks of healing. Typically during weeks 3-4 you will see them continue to heal under the skin. Color will begin to become bolder and will continue to heal and bolden up during weeks 5-8 or until your touch up session. Hang in there! It is a requirement of this permanent makeup procedure to have a follow up/touch up procedure within 6-8 weeks. Your artwork is NOT complete until both procedures have been performed and healed. TRUST THE PROCESS!

Judgement of your final results should be deferred until 8 weeks following your touch up session.

Avoid the following directly on your brows for longevity over the years:

• Sun • Acne Medications • Skin Exfoliants • Peels of any kind • Smoking • Creams containing Retinol, RetinA, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid, benzoyl peroxide

RULE OF THUMB: Anything that is acidic or will exfoliate your skin sooner than it naturally would will help fade your brows.

How long your cosmetic tattoos last after your sessions are complete depends on YOU. This is a 2 step process, your initial touch up session is required. Oilier skin types, clients with health issues, and smokers may see fading between their color refreshes quicker. In some cases, a third session may be needed initially, that is available at the “minor session” price of $100 ($150 on Saturday) and must be booked within 12 weeks from your 2nd session.

Non-compliance with proper aftercare is unacceptable and is visible to the artist.

If you have not followed proper aftercare, you will no longer be a candidate for Permanent Makeup. Lex will not move forward with your touch up session or any future sessions. Refunds will not be issued. Follow your aftercare given by your artist precisely. This is your face.

Question: What about lightening Aftercare?

Answer: I recommend that ice packs be applied for 10—15 minutes each hour for the first three hours following the procedure. The ice is used to minimize swelling and provide comfort. DO NOT take aspirin, as this promotes bleeding at the treatment sites. Over-the-counter pain medication is recommended for temporary pain relief.

Keep water totally OFF of your brows for at least 24 hours. Yes ... I mean completely dry.

Use antibacterial soap and water 2—3 times a day after 24 hours.

After the first 72 hours, apply Recover All (rice size amount) to the treatment area 2—3 times per day for the following week, or whenever the area feels dry.

Stay out of the sun! If you must be out and about, wear a hat, sunglasses, etc.

Do not use any face creams, exfoliants, or harsh cleansers on the area during the healing process.

Normal activity can be resumed immediately. It is recommended that heavy exercise such as aerobic dancing, weight lifting, etc. be delayed for 3—5 days following the procedure.

Your procedure will begin to oxidize immediately and during the next 3—4 days. This causes pigment to become darker. Do not be alarmed.

Do not pick any scabs or dry areas that may form during the healing process. This may cause damage to your skin.

Judgement of your final results should be deferred until one month following the procedure. Over the next two to three weeks, the pigment intensity will lighten by up to 50% or more. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled to make sure everything is healing properly.

If you have had lightening applied to your procedure, the treatment area may become tender and scab over. DO NOT pick the scab, as this may cause your skin to scar. Lightened areas will become very dark, scab, and then fall off, leaving no color, or a very lightened color behind. Keep in mind that sometimes lightening requires more than one treatment.