Permanent Makeup Aftercare Instructions
The following are your aftercare instructions. These instructions are easy to follow and very important. They are essential in ensuring that your permanent makeup will both heal properly and look good for many years to come.
Absolutely no soaps, cleansing creams, or chemicals on the area for 5 days. Avoid water on the new pigmented areas, as much as possible for 5 days. Do not stand in front of a hot shower and let the water run on your face. When showering or washing face, pat ointment on the pigmented area for added protection from water. Do not soak the treated area. This means no pools, beaches, lakes, hot tubs, etc. for at least two weeks.
Apply ointment several times a day to treated area until peeling or sloughing occurs; brows and eyeliner 3 to 5 days, lips until healed. The object is not to let the area dry out. Pat ointment onto area, rubbing on ointment may remove pigment. Do not cake or gob on ointment. Your skin needs to breathe to heal and smothering it with a thick layer will extend healing time and pull the color out. Do not touch the treated area unless applying aftercare. Absolutely no scrubbing, scratching, rubbing or picking at the treated area.
If your lashes are sticking together, moisten with distilled water and remove residue. If you wear contact lenses, you may resume use after 2 - 3 days. Do not apply eye makeup around the treated area until healed. Always start with a new tube of mascara.
It is important that you drink from a straw until the lips completely heal. Do not wipe your lips with a napkin while eating, blot gently. Avoid wearing lipstick for 3 – 4 weeks.
Avoid sun exposure until your permanent makeup has completely healed. Also, prolonged exposure to UV rays, sunbathing, and tanning can cause your healed permanent makeup to fade over time. A sun block of SPF 35 or higher will help prevent this.
It is not uncommon for your permanent makeup to go through a period while healing in which it appears dull, dry and/or flaky and, during this period, it may itch. This is completely normal. Pat it gently and apply ointment. Flaky skin is often mistaken for scabs. It is not. In the unlikely event that scabs do form, do not pick at them. They will come off in their own time. The healing process usually takes about two weeks. A touch-up can be done after 21 days. The final color cannot be judged until 3 weeks after any touch-up applications are completed.
- Dryness, flaking and itching may occur on and around the treated area. Tenderness is common.
- Eyelashes may stick together. Puffy eyelids or swelling may be noticeable for 2 to 3 days. Tenderness is also common. Redness or mild bruising may occur. If poor hygiene is practiced, an infection can occur and medical treatment may be necessary.
- Dryness of the treated area can be expected. Fever blisters or cold sores are also a possibility. Some scabbing due to minor bleeding may form.
Lip Pigment Retention
- It is extremely difficult to deposit permanent pigment into the tissue of the lips because lips do not have pores like the rest of the skin on the face. On average, a permanent lip coloring procedure must be repeated at least once, after no less than 21 days. The lip tissue is not ready to accept new pigment until the healing process has completed.
It is quite possible that a few days after your initial pigment application your lips will look like you have had nothing done to them and that 20% - 40% of the pigment has disappeared. In addition, the color may look blotchy due to the fact that pigment may take in some places and not others. This can be easily taken care of during a touch-up procedure. The tissue beneath your lips has been saturated with pigment and with subsequent applications you will notice a much greater deposit of color. Please keep in mind, the amount of pigment you retain is unpredictable and is not a reflection of the quality of our work.