The healed results and longevity of your permanent makeup will depend greatly on your after care, skin type, skin health, lifestyle and sun exposure. Each client’s skin responds differently, both in the length of time it takes to heal, and the number of sessions required to achieve your desired results. This information acts as a guideline only and results cannot be guaranteed.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
You may expect redness, swelling and tenderness after the procedure. Symptoms will subside within the 24-48 hours.
The tattooed area will initially appear darker and bolder in color and more sharply defined than the final result. This stage lasts 7-10 days for brows and 3-5 days for lips.
Minimal scabbing or flaking of the skin is normal throughout the healing period. It is imperative that you DO NOT pick, peel or scratch the treated area as it will prevent color from retaining. You will risk patchiness, scarring and possibly infection.
PRE / POST CARE:
Hydrated skin is healthier skin. Drink plenty of water leading up to your appointment and during the healing process for best retention and results.
Bleeding during the procedure will dilute and reduce the pigment absorption, and can result in increased crusting during the healing phase. Please avoid blood thinners such as alcohol, vitamin E, aspirin, ibuprofen, ginkgo biloba and fish oil supplements 48 hours prior to procedure.
Fading will occur over time as the skin naturally turns over. Annual touch ups are recommended to implant pigment into the newly regenerated skin. Oily skin regenerates quicker than dry skin, young skin regenerates quicker than mature skin; therefore, these skin types may require touch ups more frequently.
Avoid exfoliation products, retinols, glycolic, salicylic acid or AHA’s directly over the treated area to prevent premature fading.
Sun exposure will fade pigment so it is always recommended to use SPF once healed.
Wash your brows twice a day for the next 10 days. Use a mild soap or cleanser and gently suds over the brow area with clean fingertips. Pat dry with a paper towel.
Day 1: Wash brows three hours after the procedure and again before bed.
Day 2 - 14: Wash twice a day and apply a thin layer of unscented lotion after each wash if the brows feel dry.
Do not apply Polysporin, Vaseline, or any products containing Lanolin or healing agents.
Keep your fringe away from your eyebrows for the first 4 days as this is the easiest way to cause infection.
Keep the treated area dry. Avoid soaking in water while showering, excessive sweating, swimming, steam rooms and saunas. Keep the area free of makeup.
Avoid excessive sun exposure and tanning beds as this may alter the color.
Day 1 - 7: Swelling may persist for 48 hours. Aquafore will be provided to apply liberally and very frequently to keep the lips very moisturized. Your lips will lightly crust over and shed within the first few days. Do not pick or exfoliate it off and allow it to naturally flake away.