Permanent Makeup Aftercare
Aftercare Specifics For Lips
- Do not excessively stretch lips while day are healing with big smile, or pucker lips with smoking. Those motions push and pull against the lips edges, applying tension and friction between the strong normal skin surrounding the mouth and broken inflamed lip edges. Lip skin is a continuation of the delicate mucous membrane in the mouth. It is not strong like normal skin.
- On the third-forth day lips start peeling. The light, wet massage helps to get loose skin off that is ready to come off without yanking out skin that is not ready to come off.
- Try to keep toothpaste off lips while healing.
- Do not have teeth bleached while healing
- During the peeling process it may look like there is not much color there. Color is more apparent by the second week. Final result is not judged for 2 months.
- It is normal to have discomfort or a feeling of pressure the day of the lip procedure. The next day should be minimal. If you begin having pain on the 3rd or 4th day after being pain-free, it is a signal that something is wrong-infection or cold sore. Contact your GP to start antibiotics for infection. Do not use any ointment for sore cold or blisters, because although they initially feel moisturizing, they turn around and dry the lips out. Applying vitamin E will usually help. Take vitamin C 1000mg and B-complex daily for 10 days to speed up the healing process.
- Permanent make-up will appear extremely intense and thick immediately after the procedure. The color will not even look right the first few days. Some color initially look to bright and others look to dark.. But don’t worry-it changes. Excess pigment sheds off over 2-3 days, and then the skin starts healing over. A layer of healed skin on top of the pigment masks and tones it down considerably. As swelling goes down the line will be thinner. Color will continue soften over the next few weeks.
- Outer healing completes in about 3-6 days for eyes, 7-10 days for lips. Inner healing complete in 1-2 months, that is way the touch-treatment should be done after 1-2 months.
Aftercare Specifics For Eyebrow
- Do not dye, wax, tweeze, or use electrolysis for 2 weeks in the cosmetic tattoo area. You can tweeze outside / around the permanent makeup.
- It can take a little time for the eyebrow tattoo to soften up, and to see how the color is going to do. After the skin is healed over you can put brow powder on it to mask it while waiting. Many women buy eyeshadow to use as brow powder because there are more tones available. Just make sure it is matte and doesn’t have sparkles in it.
Aftercare Specifics For Eyeliner
- Do not wear contact lenses during the procedure and for 24 hours after.
- Have sunglasses available. Eyes may be light sensitive or even dilated immediately after. The sunglasses are also handy for hiding puffy eyes.
- Do not dye, perm, or use eyelash curler for 2 weeks.
- Do not use mascara until outer healing is complete (3-5 days). Most clients are returning to work in 2 days and are noncompliant about this, so at least begin with a new tube of mascara due to risk of bacterial presence in used tubes. Stay a little farther out on the lashes, not too close to the liner. Remove with vaseline or baby oil without rubbing it into the liner.
- Eyes will be swollen for a few days. Eyes may feel dry or irritated. Lubricating refresher drops may be used.
General Permanent Makeup Post-Procedure Aftercare Instructions
- A permanent makeup procedure is the equivalent of a skin wound -like a scratch. Expect it to ooze a little, scab a little and heal in similar time frame.
- You may softly cool the skin with a dry cold pack a few times after procedure-do not overdo it./Do not apply straight to the pigmented area wet ice cube-freezing. Is not beneficial to the traumatized tissue as can cause skin cells damage/
- Keep moist with healing ointment at all times while outer healing occurs /3-5 days eyes,7-10 days lips/ You may use your favorite healing ointments that have vitamins in it.If a product stings or burns when you apply it do not use it.
- Avoid strenuous activity for 2 days. Increased blood pressure and dilated blood vessels increases swelling and oozing.
- Allow the pigmented area to peel off on it own.
No scrubbing, pulling, picking or scratching pigmented area. Use patting motion only. Picking and pulling off the skin that is not ready to come off will cause pigment loss and pull out deeper tissue.
- Keep the area clean. Not keeping it clean steps it up for infection. Blot or rinse off oozing. Cleanser may be used as long as they are not alcohol based and have anti-aging acids or acne acids in it. Leave dry it up and apply again healing ointment.
- Do not expose the area to full pressure of the shower. Protect area prior to shower with thicker layer of vaseline. You do not want the water beat on it, but water will not erase the pigmented area.
- Do not smash your face in pillow while sleeping, especially the first couple days.
- Do not expose freshly pigmented area to the to intense sunshine or tanning bed while outer healing progresses./At least 10 days/Use of sunblock after healing is completed will help prevent premature fading.
- Do not swim in fresh, salt or chlorinated water for 2 weeks after procedure.
- Do not apply topical cosmetics over area while healing.
- Final healed result is at about 2 months. If a touch-up is needed, it is done any sooner than 1 month after the first procedure. Some colors-especially eyebrow colors take that longer to see how they are going to settle in and look.
- Many anti-aging products and services containing acids, lighteners and exfoliates cause premature fading of pigment.
- Do not use laser or foto-facial too close to pigmented area. Most laser operators know protect a permanent makeup.