COSMETIC BROW TATTOOS — AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS
***Proper care following your procedure is necessary to achieve the best results!
***Keep in mind that in many cases, some unevenness of color is to be expected.
***The final results heal 20-40% lighter than the day you got them done. The darkness of the first few days is followed by peeling/scabbing and a few days of patchiness. Color looks uneven, light and dark, during this time. When ALL of the scabs have fallen off, it takes another week or so for the color to settle in. I put a lot of color in during the procedure, so if the skin does not retain a desired amount of color, you should come in for a touchup.
***TOUCHUP PRICING: $150 1-6 months, and $300 within 7-12 months.
Most clients want a touch-up immediately after the first procedure has healed to reach optimal results. Once you are happy with the microblading (or microblading + touchup), a yearly touchup is recommended to maintain the color and shape.
Soreness only lasts for a few hours after the procedure. There should be no persistent, redness, pain, swelling, or pus on the area. If so, please consult your physician to inspect for infection. Infections are extremely uncommon are usually caused by not following proper aftercare instructions!
DO NOT apply makeup, skincare products, soaps, facewashes, ointments (Vaseline, Aquaphor, A&D, Neosporin, Bacitracin, etc.). You may use coconut oil or grapeseed oil if you have scabbing, itchiness or dryness/flaking skin around the brows.
DO NOT touch or pick at scabs, peel off the shedding skin, wax, thread, or touch the brows in any way during the full healing process. If you do, you will also take away color and interfere with the results. Itching is normal – Anytime skin heals, there is itchiness. DO NOT scratch! If you want to remove brow hairs to clean up around the microblading, tweezing is the only safe method to avoid irritating the skin. DO NOT sleep on your brows!
Keep the area of treatment AS DRY AS POSSIBLE. Especially for the first week, DO NOT get the brows wet – This means you should avoid washing your hair, or be very careful doing so.
DO NOT expose your healing skin to direct sun (3-4 weeks or until fully healed), tanning beds (1 month) hot tubs, saunas, steam, salt water, chlorinated pools, direct shower spray, gym and any sweating activities skin creams, ointments or lotions other than your sealant for at least 1 week following your procedure.
Once the brows are healed, use a good SPF over them in the summer months or for prolonged sun exposure. I recommend SPF with at least 8% zinc oxide in the formula.
LIP BLUSH TATTOO AFTERCARE:
***Apply Vaseline 2-3x per day, or however many times it takes to keep the lips moisturized. Dry lips = more peeling. More peeling = more color loss
Please drink through a straw or carefully with mouth open until fully healed and be careful while brushing teeth. Natural toothpastes are best
Cut food into small bites, no chomping into a sandwich or eating rough/tough foods - You wouldn’t believe how much our lips touch food!!!!
DO NOT PEEL OFF THE COLOR OR PICK AT YOUR LIPS - THIS COULD POTENTIALLY CAUSE BLOTCHY UNEVEN COLOR RETENTION!
***DARK LIP BLUSHING — Can take up to 2 full months to see final color outcomes due to the unpredictable nature of skin and darker skin tones settling the color in. You may conceal only after the peeling has stopped with a NEW lip product
EYELINER TATTOO AFTERCARE:
DO NOT PICK OR TOUCH THE EYELINER TATTOO - Picking or peeling the eyeliner scabs will result in poor color retention and raw skin
DO NOT WET the eyeliner tattoo as much as possible. Avoid direct water contact in the shower or while washing your face
This heals very smoothly after 7-10 typically and sometimes requires a touchup
***Eyeliner is the MOST DIFFICULT technique due to client’s pain level fluctuation, sensitive eye area, and the need for layering the pigment multiple times/skin rejection of pigments sometimes but is so beautiful when healed properly
SUPERIOR TATTOO REMOVAL AFTERCARE:
****KEEP AREA CLEAN and open to the air. Do not cover with a Band-Aid and do not touch the area unless you just washed
your hands - FULL HEALING can take up to 2 months even if it appears healed sooner than that
CLEANSE 2x daily with saline (contact lens saline solution is sterile and perfect). Dampen a cotton pad or gauze with over the counter saline and blot the area to cleanse.
DO NOT ICE AS THIS CONSTRICTS THE BLOOD VESSELS.
DO NOT SOAK the treated area in water. In and out of the shower avoiding getting area wet. If it does get wet, gently
pat dry - NO BATHING, SWIMMING, SAUNAS, HOT TUBS, TANNING OR EXERCISING DO NOT DISRUPT, scratch or pick the scab.
The unwanted pigment will be drawn up into the scab so it’s important to keep the scab as long as possible. Do not pick
and allow scab to fall off naturally
ONCE ALL SCABBING FALLS OFF apply one drop of Vitamin E Oil 3 to 4 times a day throughout the day for a minimum of
4 weeks. DO NOT start applying the Vitamin E Oil until all scabs have naturally fallen off
LIPS - Please drink through a straw until all scabs are off. Brush teeth with a natural toothpaste (no bleach, whitener or
peroxide). Cut food into small bites...no biting into a sandwich. Keep mouth expressions to a minimum. Once all scabs
fall off either vitamin E oil or an all-natural healing lip balm is appropriate. Chapstick or Blistex is not appropriate.
SALINE MANUAL REMOVAL — AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS
First Night: Apply a thick coating of Bacitracin Triple Antibiotic Ointment over the entire brow area where the removal took place, and let it spill out over the edges so the skin bordering around it gets coated as well.
Starting the next morning: 2 times per day, wash the brows with clean lukewarm water and gently wipe with a clean cotton pad with the water. Then apply Bacitracin generously over the removal areas with a clean cotton swab
*The white sticky saline paste residue remains stuck on the skin for a few days to a week. Some redness around the worked on areas is normal
*Do this cleaning routine for 4-6 weeks until completely healed and the skin has relaxed back to normal
*Keep makeup, lotions, soaps, or any product other than the antibiotic ointment away from the removal areas to avoid infection
Signs of infection: Persistent redness, swelling, oozing pus, pain that doesn’t go away and stays or spreads. Please seek medical attention immediately should signs of this occur. If unsure, it is always safer to get it checked at urgent care or your physician to rule out infection. Left unchecked, an infection only gets worse and may cause serious damage to the skin. Antibiotics may be required and prescribed by a medical doctor in the case of infection.
SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION — AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS
***Heal time is about 1 week for most clients, but can take as long as 2+ weeks depending on the person. You may experience some redness, swelling, or soreness for a few days after the procedure. The pigment may appear dark for some days, but does lighten once the skin is completely healed.
If you normally wear a hair system, rug, or hair piece, DO NOT to wear the hair system for 10-14 days to allow skin to breathe. By not doing so, you take the chance that the procedure will not heal properly.
***If you have hair transplant scars, you should come back within 5 to 7 days or when swelling disappears for a session that strengthens the fast fading pigment in the scar area.These areas require more attention because scar tissue fades out the color more than normal skin.
FOR 7 DAYS:
Do not touch the healing pigmented area with your fingers, they may have bacteria on them and create an infection.
Apply your favorite antibiotic ointment or Vaseline 3-5 times daily until the procedure area has healed. Always use a clean cotton swab and not your fingertips.
No make-up, sun, soap, sauna, jacuzzi, swimming in chlorine pools or in the recreational bodies of water, contact with animals, gardening for 7-10 days, (until area is completely healed) post procedure and after all touch-ups.
Before bathing, gently apply a light coating of Vaseline on the procedure area using a clean cotton swab. Continue this regime until the procedure area has completely healed.
Do not rub or traumatize the procedure area while it is healing (pigment may be removed along with crusting tissue).
Use a “total sun block” after the procedure area has healed to prevent future fading of pigment
Do not use products that contain AHA’s on the procedure area. (Example: Glycolic, Salicylic or Lactic Acids)
If you are a blood donor, you may not give blood for 1 year following your Permanent Make-up application (per Red Cross).
Touch-up visits should be scheduled between 30-45 days post procedure. All Permanent Make-up procedures are a two-step process. Results are not determined until touch-up application is completed.
If you experience any itching, swelling, blistering or any other complications post-procedure, stop using product and call your technician immediately. You may be allergic to the after care product you are using!