Permanent Cosmetics - After Care 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. 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.
  • Sleeping slightly elevated helps alleviate swelling sometimes seen the morning after facial procedures. Do not smash your face in a pillow while sleeping, especially the first couple of days.
  • Wash your hands with anti bacterial soap before touching the brow area.
  • Try to keep hair off of the procedure area and use clean pillowcase and change frequently for the first week.
  • Avoid strenuous activity for 2 days. Increased blood pressure and dilated blood vessels increases swelling and oozing. Also, sweat running into a wound stings. 
  • 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.
  • Do not expose the area to dirty or unsanitary conditions. Wearing glasses/sunglasses outdoors is a good way to protect new eyeliner from dust, etc., that can stick to healing agents
  • For 2 weeks - Do not expose your healing skin to direct sun, tanning beds, hot tubs, saunas, salt water, chlorinated pools, direct shower spray, hot water, skin creams, ointments, or lotions other than what you have been instructed.
  • Many anti-aging and acne products (and services) containing acids, lighteners, and exfoliates cause premature fading of pigment. ALWAYS keep these products at least 1/4 inch away from area(s) with permanent makeup.
​After Eyebrow Procedures

Day 1 - to prevent the wound from getting dirty and to avoid heavy scabbing, perform the following steps to wash the procedure area.           
  • Cleansing for day 1 - The first cleanse should be 30-60 minutes after the procedure then every 2 hours after that until bed time. Gently cleanse the tattooed area with warm water and a dot of neutral shampoo (baby or Cetaphil), gently rinse off,  gently pat dry, apply a small, thin layer of the healing antibiotic ointment provided to you (do NOT use anything else).
  • If your procedure finishes late in the day (past 3pm), you should apply saran wrap and a headband to keep the area protected and hydrated when you sleep during the first night. You should apply sterile bandage(s) or other sterile dressing(s) when necessary.
Days 2-7 cleanse brows per above instructions 1 time per day and apply brow balm up to 3-4 times per day, or when area feels dry or tight. The balm should last for 7 days. After 7 days if they still seem dry or tight, you may use a small amount of grapeseed oil to keep them hydrated.

After Eyeliner Procedures
  • Do not get procedure area wet (includes sweating) or use makeup on the area for 72 hours
  • First day (or two) - Apply ice packs protected with a cloth to reduce swelling – alternating for few minutes on, then a few minutes off. 
  • First 2 nights - Use Celluvisc in the evening RIGHT before you go to bed, 1 drop in each eye for first 2 nights
  • After care balm is included in your after care kit. Carefully apply to eyeliner up to 3 times per day only when it feels tight or is starting to exfoliate.
  • Only use a brand new mascara after 72 hours
  • Do not use an eyelash curler for two weeks 
LONG-TERM CARE
  • Use a good sunscreen daily. 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 technician/physician of your cosmetic tattoo.
  • It is a Red Cross policy that you must wait one year after any tattooing procedure to donate blood in some states – check if restrictions apply to you.