PERMANENT MAKEUP BEFORE AND AFTER CARE
BEFORE CARE INSTRUCTIONS
* Do not wear contact lens during the procedure or for 24 hrs after.
* Bring sunglasses to wear home. Eyes may be light sensitive.
* Do not dye or perm lashes for 2 days prior.
* Do not use eyelash curler the day of the procedure.
* If you have had any type of eye surgery, consult with the physician about how long you should
wait before having a permanent eyeliner procedure. Most physicians are giving a 2 month ok
after cataract, lasik, and blepharoplasty.
* Do not wax, or dye brows for 2 days prior.
* Electrolysis should not be done for a week prior.
* If you get cold sores you will need an antiviral prescription. Physician usually instructs to begin taking it 3-7 days before procedure.
* If you have had any type of lip surgery, consult with the physician about how long you should wait before having a permanent makeup procedure on the lips. Most physicians are giving a 3 week ok after lip filler injections like collagen or Restylane.
AFTER CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Apply ice, wrapped in a cloth or towel, to treated area for 10-15 minutes. Ice helps to reduce swelling and aids in healing.
* Keep moist with healing ointment at all times while outer healing occurs (3-5 days eyes, 7-10 days lips). Use healing antibiotic ointment sparingly throughout the day until outer healing is complete. Apply antibiotic ointment twice a day for 2-3 days. Use a clean cotton swab, not your fingertips. If a product stings or burns when you apply it do not use it.
* Notify permanent makeup artist or physician at first sign of allergic reaction or infection. If you suspect a problem is developing, the first thing to do is switch the type of ointment you are using. The ointment is often causing the problem. An occasional slight healing itch is normal. Constant intense itching, abnormal thick yellow discharge, yellow crust, hot burning pain, lumps, bumps, and blisters are not normal.
* No Scrubbing. Do not rub, wipe, or scratch area. Use patting motions only.
* Keep area clean. Blot or rinse off oozing. Soap/ cleansers may be used as long as they are not alcohol based and do not have anti-aging acids or acne acids in it. Some cleansing chemicals might burn or bleach. If you wouldn’t use a product on any other type of injury, don’t use it on the healing permanent makeup. Rinse and pat dry.
* Do not expose the area to full pressure of the shower. You don’t want the water to beat on it, but water will not erase the tattoo despite the myths being told. Not keeping it clean sets it up for infection. Germs love the extra warmth generated by inflamed tissue, and they like the moistness provided by the oozing and ointment. Germs will be breeding in it. Clean it and keep ointment on it. Scabs that dry out take longer to heal off..
* Do not peel or pick at crust, this could cause pigment loss, scarring, and delayed healing. Allow this crust to flake off on its own.
* Do not expose to sun or tanning bed while outer healing progresses. Use of sunblock after healing is completed will help prevent premature fading.
* Do not swim in fresh, salt, or chlorinated water for 2 weeks.
* Avoid environments that would cause dirt or germs to contact area while healing.
* Do not apply topical cosmetics over area while healing.
* Ibuprofen or your favorite pain reliever may be used to reduce swelling and discomfort.
* Final healed result is at about 2 months. If a touchup is needed, it is not done any sooner than 6 to 8 weeks after the first procedure. Performing a touchup too early could cause scarring. Some colors (especially eyebrow colors) take that long or longer to see how they are going to settle in and look. Free touchup period is within 3 months. Brows may need additional fill-in strokes.
* Many anti-aging products and services containing acids, lighteners, and exfoliates cause premature fading of pigment. Avoid pigmented area. Stay about 1/4 inch away from permanent makeup.
* If you are a blood donor you cannot give blood for 1 years following your procedure. (Per The American Red Cross)
Failure to follow post-treatment instructions may cause loss of pigment, discoloration or infection. Remember, colors appear brighter and more sharply defined immediately following the procedure. As the healing progresses, color will soften. A touch-up procedure may or may not be necessary. Final results cannot be determined until healing is complete.
ENJOY YOUR PERMANENT COSMETICS!!!