FOR THE FIRST DAY
Proper care following your treatment is necessary to achieve the best results.
- Ice packs protected with a cloth may be applied as necessary if swelling occurs.
- If you have had a lip treatment and suffer with cold sores presently (or at any time in the past, we suggest the use of anti-herpes medication which can be obtained from your doctor or over the counter at your chemist.
- Please remember that the colour is up to 50% darker immediately after the treatment. It will start to become lighter after four to seven days. The true healed colour will not come through until approximately four to six weeks after the initial treatment. During the healing process, the colour may seem to have disappeared as it is obscured by the healing layers of skin. Under no circumstances should you have any further permanent cosmetics work undertaken during this four-to-six-week period.
DAILY AFTERCARE ROUTINE
Follow this routine for at least one week following the treatment, or until it has healed.
- Always wash your hands before applying the balm provided to you as part of your aftercare.
- Apply the balm a minimum of four times daily. You should do this using a clean microbrush or clean cotton bud for each application (this will prevent infection).
- We recommend you use a gentle facial cleanser to clean the face during the healing period.
- Keep hair away to prevent any infection.
- If the area gets wet, gently pat dry using clean lint-free tissue. Do not rub.
IMPORTANT "DO NOTS"
During this period you also need to look after the treatment area in other ways.
- Some itching is normal. Do not pick, peel, or scratch the treated area. This may result in the colour healing unevenly and you could also risk scarring and infection. Allow the wound to flake on its own.
- Do not apply make-up until 72 hours after the treatment If you have had an eye treatment, use a new mascara.
- Do not take part in any strenuous activity which could result in perspiration.
- If you have had a lip treatment, you should also avoid eating spicy and salty foods, drink liquids through a straw, refrain from kissing.
- Do not apply petroleum type ointments to the area for a week after the treatment. After this time, ointments of this type can be applied and are recommended if you plan to use chlorinated pools and jacuzzis.
Do not expose the healing skin to extreme heat, cold or moisture for two weeks following your treatment. This can include direct sun, tanning beds, jacuzzis, saunas, salt water, chlorinated pools, direct shower spray, hot water; skin creams or ointments other than what you have been instructed to use.
TWO TO FIVE DAYS AFTER THE TREATMENT
You may experience the following for two to five days after the treatment:
- Dryness and itchiness in the treated area
- Swelling and redness
- After eye procedures, eyelashes may stick together and eyelids appear red and puffy.
If you are feeling less than 100% healthy it may take longer for your treatment to heal and symptoms may appear more prominent.
LONG TERM CARE
Permanent cosmetics are a low maintenance treatment, not a no-maintenance treatment.
- In order to keep your permanent cosmetics in perfect condition it may be necessary to have a maintenance procedure around every 12 to 18 months, though this will vary for each individual.
- To avoid pigment fade for as long as possible, avoid excessive exposure to the sun or UV rays.
- Take care when using moisturisers and other skin products which contain glycolic or fruity acids as these can fade permanent make-up.
- If you are planning an MRI scan, chemical peel or any other similar procedures please inform your practitioner that you have had permanent cosmetics.
- You may not be eligible to give blood for four months post-procedure.
- If you are planning having anti-aging injectables or cosmetic surgery, remember these procedures can alter the shape of your lips and eyebrows.
- Laser hair removal can fade and change the shade of your lip or brow procedure, always advise the laser technician you are wearing permanent cosmetics and they can act accordingly.