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. This is the purpose of the touch-up visit. Please review the following directions and refer to them as necessary. If during your healing process you have any questions or concerns, please contact your technician.
- Purchase Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and wash your tattoos once daily. Gently pat dry before applying a fresh coat of after care. Keep moist throughout the day by reapplying aftercare 3 to 4 times each day until exfoliation and flaking is complete.
- Ice packs protected with a cloth may be applied as necessary to reduce swelling. Sleeping slightly elevated helps alleviate swelling sometimes seen the morning after facial procedures.
- Wash your hands before touching any treated area. Cotton-tipped applicators may be used to gently cleanse the eye area. Do not expose the area to dirty or unsanitary conditions. Wearing glasses outdoors is a good way to protect new eyeliner from dust, etc., that can stick to healing agents. Apply recommended healing agents sparingly.
- Some itching is normal. DO NOT PICK, PEEL, OR SCRATCH the treated area or your color may heal unevenly and you risk scarring and infection.
- No makeup is to be applied for 72 hours after the procedure. After any eyeliner procedure, use new mascara. Do not use an eyelash curler for two weeks.
- Do not expose your healing skin to direct sun, tanning beds, hot tubs, (tub baths if body area treated), saunas, salt water, chlorinated pools, direct shower spray, hot water, skin creams, ointments, or lotions other than what you have been instructed to use for 2 weeks following your procedure.
- After a lip procedure, keep your lips moist at all times. Avoid spicy foods or heat. If using herpes medication, continue as prescribed. Do not use teeth bleaching products until fully healed.
- Use a good sunscreen daily - even the lips require protection. Sun exposure will fade your permanent cosmetics and may cause irritation even years later.
- If you are planning chemical exfoliation, MRI, or other medical procedure, please inform your physician of your cosmetic tattoo.
- If you donate blood, it is a Red Cross policy that you must wait one year after any tattooing procedure in unregulated states – check if restrictions apply to you.
Micro-Stroke Eyebrow Service After Care
4-5 hours after your procedure clean your brows only once with sterile water at room temperature, (water boiled for 10 minutes becomes sterile), and cotton balls, pads, or gauze. Squeeze out any excess water so they are not saturated before wiping off any ointment or lymph fluids.
- NO water, cleansers, creams, makeup or any other products on treated area for 10 days, or until they have completely exfoliated. I recommend keeping a hand towel by the shower and washing your hair with a hand piece or keep your head tilted back to keep the water from running into your eyes. Use the towel to wipe the water back from the forehead and blot the brows gently if they get water on them. You may consider having your hair washed at the salon.
- DO NOT rub, pick, or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can remove pigment and cause scarring. If they itch, press a fingernail into the itchy area but don’t scratch.
- Avoid heavy exercise to the point of sweating for 10 days following the procedure.
- Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for the first 10 days following the procedure.
- Avoid hot and chemically treated water and pools for 10 days following the procedure.
- Avoid sleeping on your face for 10 days following the procedure. (I recommend a crescent shaped pillow for side sleepers.)
***Do not despair when they peel and it appears there is nothing underneath. All is well. They will darken up in the following 2 weeks as your treated skin returns to its natural translucency.