Permanent Cosmetics Post Care Instructions
FOR ALL PROCEDURES: Eyebrows, Eyeliner and Lip Color
Please follow these instructions for 5-7 days after your procedure/s
• Wash area with soap and water using finger tips only for the first two days. Rinse and dry AM & PM and apply a very thin coat of bacitracin over tattoo. Do this the day of and the day after your procedure.
• For the remainder of the week, apply Vitamin E oil or white petroleum jelly on tattooed area SPARINGLY. During the day if it feels dry and itchy, reapply Vitamin E. NO GOOPING it on!
• NO picking scabs or rubbing, let them come off with a wash. NO scrubbing, cleansers, or chemicals. Wash with soft washcloth.
• Do not expose the treated area to full pressure of showerhead.
• Do not soak in baths, steam room, hot tub, pools, fresh, salt or chlorinated water during healing period.
• Do not expose area to sun; use sun block after procedure has healed.
• Do not use mascara for 5 days, if mascara is less than a month old fine, if older get a new tube. Do NOT use eyelash curlers for 3 weeks after procedure. It can pull all lashes out.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW POST TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS MAY CAUSE
LOSS OF PIGMENT, DISCOLORATION OR INFECTION.
NOTE: color will appear sharp and dark immediately after your procedure. This is because the color is sitting both on top and below the skins surface and blood has risen to the surface of the skin. Once the skin starts healing or flaking, the color will start to fade considerably, as it is then filtered beneath the skin. Expect approximately 30% to 50% of fading during the first 6 week period ( depending on area of application ) and the final color should not be alarmed if it appears as thou most of the color is flaking off. Some of it, along with crusting, will appear on your Q-tip THIS IS NORMAL. What you will see is the superficial color coming off as it is shed during the natural healing process.
The outcome of permanent cosmetic procedures is dictated by its canvas. 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. The better you take care of your skin and protect it from UV rays, the better the outcome and lifespan of the permanent cosmetic procedures.
HEALING SCHEDULE & TYPICAL EFFECTS
Day 1: Swelling, tender, heavy thick lipstick look with a reddish brick color effect
Day 2: Slight swelling, reddish and tender with a slight metallic flavor
Day 3: Less swelling, thicker texture, sore, hot feeling before exfoliation with an orange color effect.
Day 4: Exfoliation begins and very chapped lips.
Day 5: Very chapped but almost finished with first chapping stage.
Day 6: A soft, rich color begins to appear
Day 7-13: Lip color disappears and the "frosty" (second chapping) stage begins as a whitish/grayish haze on the lips.
Day 14: Color "blooms" from within more and more each day until day 21 (three weeks post procedure)
Day 21: Healing complete; the color you see is the color you have. Your lips will remain a bit dry for a month or two, use a good lip balm and they will return to normal, but with full color.
Day 1: Swollen, as if you have been crying, with a heavier eye makeup look.
Day 2: Swollen, usually for only a few hours after waking up, with the heavier makeup look continuing.
Day 3: Swelling decreases with a tight feeling. The pigment begins to lift away from the skin
Day 4: There is a "pinching" feeling. Some itching is normal as the skin begins to flake. DO NOT PICK AT IT.
Day 5: Blinking movements of the eye usually removes all pigment by this day. Color is somewhat grayish and will take a few more days to clarify to full color.
Eyeliner after Care: Take two Lipton tea bags (No other brand) soak them for 10-15 minutes in ice water, squeeze out slightly, put them on eyes, to not re-dunk them to keep cold, put an ice cube on each tea bag, and lay down for 15-20 minutes. BE CAREFUL, Tea stains everything!!! This reduces swelling, and puffy eyes.
Day 1-2: The eyebrows are approximately 20 to 25% darker and bolder in width than they will be when healed. Your skin is red under the pigment, which causes the color of the pigment to appear darker. There is some swelling, although it is difficult to actually see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside. Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow procedure to flake away and a more narrow appearance will result. New skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer appearance of your eyebrows. Don't be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire. This is all part of the process.
Day 3: Eyebrows start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Exfoliation begins.
Day 4: The skin begins to flake peeling from the outside edges first.
Day 5: color finishes flaking off and appears softer and grayer for a few days until color clarifies.
Please remember that permanent cosmetics is almost always a multiple visit process. The first visit lays the foundation and the follow up visit finishes the finer details of the procedure. The healing process must be at least 4 weeks before a touch up visit can take place.
**If any infection is seen in any of the tattooed area, consult a physician**