AFTERCARE

FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP AND EYELASHES

Microblading/Powder Brow takes between 4-6 weeks to fully heal. After this time you may receive your 1 touch-up if color hasn't retained, or if you would simply like to add more definition to your eyebrow tattoo. Touch up is not included in the price.

 

After the topical numbing wears off you may feel some tenderness on and around the eyebrow area. You may also experience slight swelling and redness the day of your procedure; this is normal and typically goes away within 24-48 hours. At this point you may take Tylenol if you feel any pain, but avoid Aspirin or Ibuprofen as it can cause blood thinning, which could interfere with pigment retention.

 

At first your eyebrows will appear darker and bolder immediately after the procedure, but will soften and fade as your skin heals in the coming days. The color will be changing throughout next couple of weeks. This is 100% normal. As with anything new on our faces, you will need time to adjust to new eyebrow design. 

Within a few days (typically 5-10) you will notice some scabbing or flaking on the tattooed area, do not pick any scab!!! Doing so can result in loss of pigment in those areas. Brows may appear uneven or patchy until the entire brow has finished exfoliating. You may notice that some areas may appear very light or even to have lost pigment entirely after they have peeled, the epidermis will be thicker causing muting, hiding or diffusing of pigment underneath. The epidermis will normalize over the next 4-6 weeks and softened pigment will resurface and "bloom" back into the surface of the skin.

 

At 4-6 weeks your brows will be fully healed. If you’d prefer darker, bolder brows we can always add more color or dimension during your follow-up appointment! 

 

Aftercare Steps:

Day 1- The day of the treatment.

Gently blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5-10 minutes for the full day until oozing has stopped.  Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph- scabbing. 

Days 2-10

Wash daily to remove bacteria and dead skin. (Don't worry....THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!)

Gently wash your eyebrows each morning and night with water and an antibacterial soap like Dial Soap, Cetaphil or Neutrogena. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliants.  


Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare oil with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area after washing. Be sure not to over-apply as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. Never put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.


Important Reminders:​

  • Use a fresh pillowcase

  • Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of color

  • No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks

  • Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week

  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after procedure.  Wear a hat when outdoors.

  • Avoid heavy sweating and long hot showers for the first 10 days.

  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days

  • Avoid swimming, lakes, hot tubs for the first 10 days

  • Avoid topical makeup including sunscreen on the area while healing

  • DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area.

 

Important note about showering:
Limit your showers to 5 minutes so you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/procedure out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair. Your face should only be getting wet at the very last end of the shower.  Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area.

It is extremely important that you follow our aftercare instructions.

Lip Tint

  • Proper care after your procedure is crucial to achieve the best results. Keep in mind that in many cases, some unevenness of color is to be expected. That is why it is recommended to schedule touch-up visit. After 3-4 hours from your procedure use damp cotton gauze to wipe the affected area. Keep your lips moist at all times. Aquaphor is recommended. Avoid spicy foods, direct contact with foods or drinks on the treated area for the first 2 days. Example: Use a straw when drinking liquids or using a fork when eating food.

  • Disposable Ice packs may be applied if necessary to reduce swelling.

  • Please remember to always wash your hands before touching treated area. Some itching is normal. DO NOT PICK, PEEL, OR SCRATCH the treated area or your color may heal unevenly. You may also risk scarring and infection.

  • No makeup is to be applied until all the scabs are gone. Only Aquaphor is allowed on your lips during healing process.

  • If using herpes medication, continue as prescribed. Do not use teeth bleaching products until fully healed.

  • Botox and Fillers can be done 2 months after Lip Tint.

  • The outcome of permanent cosmetic procedures vary per individual. The better condition your skin is in, the better the final result will be. Dry, sun damaged skin and lips are very difficult to achieve a beautiful even result. Mature clients may need an additional one to two weeks healing for the final results to appear as healing process takes longer. The better care you are taking of your skin to protect it from UV rays, the better the outcome and lifespan of the permanent cosmetic procedures.

What to expect during healing process day by day.

  • 1    Lips will be swollen, feel tender and hot. You can apply disposable ice packs to reduce swelling.The lips will appear quite dark, just like wearing a bright or dark vivid lipstick. The color may appear warmer than ultimately desired.  They will feel very dry and you will feel a need to continually apply your aftercare product.

  • 2    Lips will usually be less swollen but still tight and dry.

  • 3    Even less swollen, still vibrant and might still feel hot.

  • 4    Skin begins to peel; you will see much pigment coming off. Do not pick or peel. Lip color under peeling skin will appear very light in color.

  • 5    Lips will appear and feel very chapped and dry. Peeling should be complete.

  • 6-7 Color appears very soft in color. Keep well moisturized with non-petroleum product. Color may seem to disappear and almost become ‘frosty’ in appearance.

  • 14  Color begins to ‘bloom’ little by little each day. Keep well moisturized.

  • 21-28     Healing is complete. The color you see is the color you will retain. Keep moisturized.

Eyeliner

 

Swelling and redness is to be expected immediately after the procedure as the skin is very thin in this area  (it will give off the appearance of as you have been crying). Itching is also normal. The length of time it takes to heal varies from person to person.  The swelling shall subside in a few hours. You can ice the area if you would like. It takes an average about 4-5 days for the scabs to naturally fall off.  Your true color will not be apparent until the 4-6 week mark.

 

Appointment  (Day 1)

After the procedure, with freshly washed hands, gently blot the area with clean tissue or paper towel to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every hour for the full day until the oozing has stopped.  Removing this fluid prevents hardening of any blood/lymphatic fluids and lessens the chance of scabbing.

Eyes may vary from slightly puffy to swollen, heavy lids; light sensitive and possibly bloodshot eyes. Sleeping in a slightly elevated position can also reduce any residual swelling of the eyes.

(Days 1 - 10)

The treated area may experience the following symptoms for 1 to 10 days after the treatment, which are all common and will dissipate in a short period of time.

  • Redness

  • Minimal Swelling

  • Tenderness

  • Flaking

  • Dryness and Itching

(Day 1-10)

You can gently wash the area but do not apply any oil or ointment.

Day 1-2: 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 2: Eyes will be less swollen, but will feel tight. The lash area will feel sore if touched.

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 THEM – you will pull pigment out and end up with uneven color. Blinking helps eliminate the small pieces of pigment 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 shower facing the shower head. During this time, the pigment may appear to have vanished, this is a normal part of the healing process, and the pigment will re-appear.

NOTE:

  • Healing usually takes 5 to 7 days to heal.

  • When showering make sure you wash your hair with your head tilted backwards to avoid shampoo and conditioner from getting into the treated areas. You will be dry healing the area. This means no water on the area for a minimum of 10 days. This includes sweating. When showering or washing your face, please make sure water is not running into the eyes. You can use oil free wipes clean your face, just make sure you are avoiding the eye area.

Pre-care instructions MUST BE STRICTLY FOLLOWED to limit bleeding and skin sensitivities during the service. Excessing bleeding and sensitivity during the procedure will dilute and expel the pigment color and lead to poor results.

The following must be avoided:

  • Direct water on the eyeliner and the use of cleaners, soaps and heavy creams. (makeup wipes will be your go to this week.)

  • Do not use contact lenses for 48 hours.

  • Do not use mascara until outer healing is complete. Do not use old tubes of mascara.  Replace old with new.

  • Application of any eye makeup for 10 days.

  • Do not use a eyelash curler the day of the procedure.

  • Do not use saline eye drops/wash or mascara until healed

  • Do not rub, pick or scratch, as the color may heal unevenly and you could risk infection, which in turn could lead to scarring. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure/tanning or tanning beds for 4 weeks after procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors and/or big sunglasses.  

  • Eyes are sensitive to pet dander, gardening, dust and dirty hands. Sunglasses add wonderful protection to sun.

  • Avoid heavy sweating, exercise, sports, sauna, swimming, steam rooms, jacuzzi, and long hot showers for 10 days.  Eyes heal very well. However, they are exposed to the possibility of a secondary infection like conjunctivitis. Seek medical attention if needed.

  • Avoid use of skincare or cosmetics on the treated area.

  • Avoid using exfoliants, acids such as glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acids lactic acid, salicylic acid, and Vitamin A on or around the tattooed area for 30 days. (Causes premature fading)

  • Use a fresh pillowcase. Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.

  • Do not schedule any facials, microdermabrasion, microneedling, peels or laser treatments for at least 2 weeks. They can darken/lighten or distort the pigment.

  • Avoid drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds.

  • Avoid driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles.

  • Do not performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or storage cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris–now is not the time!. Care must be taken to keep the eyes clean and free of bacteria.

 

Please Note:

  • If needed, over-the-counter Tylenol is recommended for temporary relief of pain.

  • After the healing process your eyeliner will appear lighter in color because of natural skin regeneration. Often, even with proper care, some areas may look uneven or patchy. It is normal because your natural skin regeneration is not a process that your artist can control. That’s why a complimentary touch up is included after 6-8 weeks from the initial session to assure that brows are perfectly even and desired effect was achieved.

  • Healed results vary per individual client. We have no control over what occurs during the healing process. After the second session (touch-up) additional sessions may be required to obtain optimal results. Additional charges may apply.

Following the proper post-care is necessary to achieve the best results. When scheduling an appointment for a cosmetic tattoo keep in mind the healing time of the procedure will depend on your body’s regeneration, age, immune system and lifestyle.

Eyelash Extensions

  • Avoid getting your lashes wet within the first 24 hours after your application.

  • For the first 48 hours after application it is suggested to avoid swimming, saunas, or steam rooms.

  • Avoid oil based eye products as they will weaken the bond of your adhesive.

  • Do not pick, pull or rub your lashes.

  • Avoid using mascaras.

  • Do not use an eyelash curler, perm, or tint your lashes.

  • Clean your eyelashes daily with oil free makeup remover.

  • Please remember to arrive to your lash refill makeup-free.

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