Permanent Make-up Aftercare
Read what should happen after Your treatment with possible side effects:
The areas treated must be kept clean, and only freshly cleaned hands should touch the treated areas to avoid inection.
Swelling and /or redness typically last 1-2 days and bruising disapears in 1-5 days. Most people dont bruise at all. Many do not swell at all.
Topical anaesthetics containing lidocaine are used to numb the area before the procedure. Epinephrine gel is used. If you are allergic to any of these please inform your technician.
Micropigmentation is an art process, not an exact science, and cannot guarantee you an exact colour result, as colours heal differently in all individuals. The chosen colour will be darker immediately after the treatment.
This darker colour should exfoliate and lighten up to at least 50% within 7/14 days. The colour after healing is lighter but will be darker again after aprox 3-4 weeks. Lighter colours fade faster than darker colours, and all colours will change with time. Permanent makeup procedures are affected by the canvas (your skin) that they are performed on.
If your skin is sun damaged (even from tanning beds), thick and uneven in texture, or excessively dry or oily the result cannot be expected to be perfect. Scars on the lips from fever blisters cause pigment removal. Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery, and age of skin all contribute to fading.
Touch-ups can be performed at least 30 days after your initial procedure to ensure the best result and to keep your permanent cosmetics looking the best. Your procedure maintenance, as outlined in your post procedure directions, is very important.
Permanent Make-up Aftercare Advice
Remember For 7 days following application of permanent cosmetics:
- Avoid direct sun exposure for the first 14 days.
- After 7 days an SPF of 20 or higher should be applied to the area.
- Avoid on the pigmented area: water, soap, facial cleanser, make-up, Retin-A, Glycolic Acids, Peroxide, chlorine pools, salty water, sun exposure, Jacuzzi, sauna or steamy, long showers.
- Avoid swimming, sun beds and sun bathing until the newly treated area is fully healed, as direct sunlight/chlorine can interact with pigments causing skin irritation and inflammation.
- Keep the area of pigmentation dry and moist twice a day with the topical cream recommended to you.
- Use a cotton bud to apply a cream but please do not use your fingers. Wash the treated area with water and pat dry.
- Avoid unnecessary rubbing, scratching or picking of the treated site while it is healing to reduce the risk of infection.
- Always wash and dry your hands before and after handling a newly treated site!
- Do not use skin products on the treated area that have not been recommended by your practitioner or are not intended for open wound healing.
- Continue this regime until the procedure area has completely healed.
- In the event that you would have any laser or IPL treatments in the area of your permanent cosmetics, please inform thephysician/technician that you have permanent makeup and to avoid the areas.
- Laser or IPL can discolor permanent makeup and cause it to darken.
Permanent Make-up Aftercare – Maintenance ( Long Term)
It is advisable to use a high SPF to protect your enhancement and keep the colour vibrant.
Strong sun, skin peels, exfoliation, AHA, retin-A creams will all contribute to the colour fading quickly. Avoid exfoliation on the treatment area.
An annual or two year colour refresh treatment (for eyebrows and lips) will be needed to ensure the stunning results remain fresh and long lasting.