Brow Hyperpigmentation FAQ
When will I see results?
Results are visible immediately, optimal in four weeks and last twelve to eighteen months depending on skin tone and your body’s ability to retain the pigment. The hyperpigmentation will gradually and naturally fade over time. Further treatments will help to maintain results.
What should I do before my treatment?
Avoid blood thinning medications including but not limited to aspirin, fish oil and ibuprofen and alcohol for three days.
Do not consume caffeine or alcohol 24 hours before your appointment – these substances can cause excessive bleeding, which may negatively impact the aesthetic result.
Avoid sun exposure and artificial tans for two weeks.
Avoid retinols and AHAs for three days.
Avoid cosmetic treatments near the brows for two weeks.
Avoid waxing, threading or tinting your brows for one week.
What can I expect?
Prior to your first treatment, you will need a consultation to assess your suitability for brow hyperpigmentation and to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.
The procedure involves a small handheld tool made of tiny needles being used to apply semi-permanent pigment to the brows. The treatment may be uncomfortable and topical anaesthetic is available if required.
You may experience redness, swelling and feel tender and stinging sensations for the first 24 hours. Your brows will appear darker for the first two to three days and you may experience flakiness or scabs for up to seven days.
What should I do after my treatment?
For the first 48 hours, dab away any excess ooze or oils with a clean paper towel.
Apply your aftercare ointment morning and night with a cotton tip until your brows are completely healed and no flakiness remains – a very thin layer is generally suggested but this will vary between individual skin types and you will be advised during your consultation on how to use your ointment.
Keep your brows dry for two weeks.
Do not touch, pick, scratch or rub any skin flakes or scabs. Allow them to fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring and premature loss of pigment.
Avoid getting soaps, shampoos, conditioners or other cleansers on the treated area for one week.
Avoid make-up on the treated area for two weeks.
Avoid tint and/or dye on the treated area for one month.
Avoid threading or waxing the treated area for two weeks.
Avoid any activities or exercises that cause heavy sweating for one week. This includes but is not limited to sports, hot yoga, hot tubs, long showers, baths, steam rooms, saunas and heavy cardio.
Avoid submerging your brows underwater for four weeks.
Rinse the treated area gently with baby wash as necessary.
Do not have skin treatments or massage the treatment area for 2 weeks.
Always avoid sun exposure – use SPF after four weeks.
Always avoid laser/IPL and mirconeedling to the treatment area.
Who is not suited?
Is pregnant or breastfeeding.
Is undergoing chemotherapy.
Has a history of keratosis, keloid or hypertrophic scarring.
Has a history of diabetes.
Has seborrhoeic dermatitis.
Has extremely sensitive skin.
Produces excessive sebum i.e. very oily skin.
Has had recent laser or cosmetic treatments in the proposed treatment area.
Is under 18 years of age.
Do I need a follow-up appointment?
To achieve the best results, you are advised to attend a touch-up session within four to six weeks. Maintenance treatments are recommended every twelve to eighteen months.
Your health and well-being is our priority. If you are concerned about any aspect of your treatment or if you become unwell, contact the clinic immediately.