Liner–What to expect

  • 5-7 days Healing Time
  • Day 1: Eyes may be puffy and slightly swollen after the procedure. They may bruise, but that tends to dissipate within hours. Expect some heaviness to your lids, light sensitive and sometimes bloodshot eyes. If you feel like you need to use lubricating eye drops you may but only if they feel dry or irritated.
  • It’s advisable to sleep in an elevated position to help reduce swelling at night. Consult with your doctor about taking Tylenol or Benadryl the night of the procedure to help reduce swelling.
  • Day 2: Eyes will be swollen and perhaps a bit ‘crusty’ upon waking. The swelling will reduce after being in an upright position and from blinking and increased circulation to the area. Avoid heavy lifting, physical exertion, and crying.
  • Day 3: Eyes will be less swollen, but will feel tight. The lash area will feel slightly sore if touched. You may apply a small amount of ointment with clean hands if they feel very dry and tight.
  • Day 3-4: The top layer of skin will begin to flake off in little stitch looking lines, although some people do not notice the exfoliation. DO NOT PICK– you will pull pigment out and end up with uneven color. Blinking helps eliminate the flakes that have detached. It is important not to pick at it or rub the eyes. 
  • Day 7-9: All shedding should be complete. You are safe to put your face back in the shower spray. During this time, the tattoo may appear to have vanished, this is a normal part of the healing process, and the pigment will re-emerge as the days go on.
  • Day 10: Pigment, if it faded, should have returned. What you see now is very close to the healed result. If it is not as you like, please wait an additional 4 weeks and return for a touch up procedure.
  • Day 30:  Now is the time to critique your brows. Any adjustments can be made at a touch up.

Liner Pre Care:

  • Hydrate well with lots of water.
  • Do not work out, tan or have a sunburn on the face on the day of the procedure.
  • Limit alcohol and caffeine 24 hours before procedure (best to not have any but 1 small cup of coffee is fine if you’re
    used to it). 

  • Do not take Aspirin or Ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure, however, Tylenol is fine.
  • No Botox for 2 weeks before or after.
  • No major facials, fillers, chemical peels, lasers or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks before or after.
  • No major facial surgeries 3 months before.
  • No lash lift or tinting 3 days before the procedure.
  • Do not use vitamin A topicals (retin A, retinol, etc.) around the treated area 1 week prior around the treated area.
  • Do not take Niacin, Vitamin E or Fish Oil for at least 2 weeks prior.
  • Stop all lash growth serums 4+ weeks prior to procedure.
  • No lash extensions may be worn during a lash enhancement or eyeliner procedure. You may have lash extensions put on after 2 weeks. Be advised, you may not wear them for your touch up appointment either.
  • Do not wear contact lenses during or immediately following the procedure. Remember to bring your glasses.
  • Please do not wear any eye makeup to a lash enhancement or eyeliner procedure.

Liner After Care:

  • It’s essential to keep the treated areas clean, dry and protected with the provided supplies. 
  • Washing your hands and applying the ointment at recommended intervals will help to ensure a healthy recovery.
  • Allow the natural scabbing process to take place, without picking, scratching, or assisting in removing the scabs or flaking skin.
  • No facials, fillers, chemical treatments, lasers or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks on the face.
  • No Botox 2 weeks after.
  • Avoid excessive sweating, swimming, prolonged showers, saunas, and steam rooms for 14 days; and direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after the procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.
  • No cleansers, creams, makeup or any other products on treated area for 14 days, unless given by your artist.
  • When the flakes have completely detached from the skin, if they are caught within the lashes you may gently brush them out with a clean, single use lash wand.
  • Sleeping elevated will reduce the degree of swelling overnight.
  • Check with your doctor about taking Benadryl or Tylenol on night 1, as it can help reduce swelling.