Semi-Permanent Makeup FAQs


Are there any medical conditions that would interfere with consideration for an eyebrow treatment?

  • no pregnancy/breastfeeding. You may book brow services 90 days post-breastfeeding.

  • tendency to keloid with tattoos (applies to Microblading and Combination brows).

  • uncontrolled diabetes.

  • serious disease such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, circulatory and bleeding disorders

  • blood thinners or retonoids

  • skin irritation in service area

  • sunburns

  • acne & rosacea in the service area

Prior to your appointment:

How do I prepare for my upcoming appointment?

Avoid caffeinated drinks and alcohol within 72 hours of your scheduled appointment time. These aforementioned act as blood thinners and will cause excessive bleeding. Excessive bleeding will result in results that can be unpredictable.

Avoid plucking or waxing your brows within 72 hours of your scheduled appointment. You may get your brows threaded.

Avoid exfoliators 72 hours before services. Ex. Skincare products that contain glycolic acid, Retin A, Renova, and alpha hydroxyl acids. 

Avoid botox injections as this may result in an uneven brow shape when the injection wears. You may resume injections after you have completed services.

Will semi-permanent makeup services be painful?

A local anesthetic is applied during the service. On a scale from 1-10, most clients rate the service a 3 and deem the procedure tolerable. Please know that Allure Beauty By Janell is 100% committed to ensuring your comfort during the appointment. Headphones are recommended as a distraction and may be brought to your appointment. We do numb clients half-way through our services, and clients often do not feel anything after numbing.

After your appointment:

What to expect following the procedure?

Day 1
You may experience redness, however this will subside within a few hours. DO NOT expect your brow tattoos to heal perfectly after the first session. This is a 2-step process. It takes time.  BE PATIENT during your 10-day healing process your brows will change and appear different from day to day.

Day 2
The pigment in the brow area will appear darker than the initial color of the first day. This is due to oxidation of the pigment and is a normal occurrence.

Day 3
The skin in the brow area will begin to scab.

Day 4-8
The skin in the brow area will continue to scab and eventually shed. It is of utmost importance that you do not pick the scabbing prematurely. This could cause pigment to life prematurely and/or cause scarring to the service area.

Day 9+
The crust should have completely shed, and the pigment behind may look very faint. DO NOT WORRY!! The color will return gradually in the days to come. When the flaking sheds, the hair strokes may seem faint as a fresh layer of skin has healed over the brow tattoo. Give your brows a few weeks and the hair strokes will become clearer.

Day 10-14
Your brows are healed externally! You may resume washing and makeup in the brow area. As a precaution, you should never chemical peel and/or exfoliate directly over the brows, however your normal skin routine may resume.

Post Day 14

Your brow tattoo will take up to 4 weeks (28 days) to fully heal underneath the skin. Color will continue to change on a daily basis until all healing is complete at the 4 week mark.

You may experience itchiness in the brows after the 10 days for up to 2 months due to the healing process of the dermal layer. 

Things not to Do

DO NOT expose your brows to the sun during the healing process.  UV Rays can alter the pigment of your tattoo.  Following the first 10 days, SPF is important for the longevity of  your micropigmentation.

  • DO NOT sweat excessively for 10 days. Sweat contains salt and can infect and prematurely fade your brow tattoo. Salt in the sweat may also alter the color of your tattoo.  Moderate exercise is fine. 

  • DO NOT run direct water on your brow tattoo. This is especially important in the first few days, you do not want to wash out any pigment.

  • DO NOT use Vaseline on your tattoo.

  • DO NOT use any makeup, creams, exfoliants on the brows for 10 days. 

  • DO NOT go into sauna’s, pools, and steam rooms.

  • DO NOT get massages or facials or skin treatments during the healing process.

  • DO NOT go tanning and if you do cover your brow tattoo, UV rays can alter the colour of your tattoo.

  • DO not use exfoliants, retinol acids, or AHA’s on the brow area.  It will fade your tattoo prematurely.

  • DO NOT use laser light therapy on your brow tattoo. This can darken, lighten, or distort the pigment.