Aftercare Instructions for Permanent Cosmetics
Proper care following your treatment is necessary to achieve the best results.
Keep in mind that in many cases, some unevenness of colour is to be expected. This is the purpose of the re-touch visit.
Please review the following directions and refer to them as necessary. If during the healing process you have any questions or concerns, please contact your technician.
For the first day
Ice packs protected with a cloth may be applied as necessary to reduce swelling.
You may experience the following for 72 hours
Dryness and itchiness in the treated area.
Swelling and redness.
Remember, your selected colour will be stronger and more sharply defined immediately after treatment but as the healing process occurs the colour will soften and lighten.
Daily aftercare routine
Follow this aftercare routing for at least 7-10 days following the treatment, or until it has healed:
For the first 7 days not add any creams or healing barms. You must keep the area dry at all times. If the area gets wet, gently pat dry using clean tissue. Do not rub.
Wash your face around the healing brows and try to avoid any contact with the brow area. Please use a gentle cleanser with a cotton bud or make up wipe. After 7 days you can get the brows wet however you should only clean using a microbrush or clean cotton bud for each application (this will prevent cross-contamination). be very careful not to rub off any remaining flakes.
Keep hair away to prevent any infection.
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.
No makeup should be applied for 72 hours after the treatment.
Do not expose the healing skin to 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 for two weeks following your treatment.
Long term care
Use a good sunscreen. Sun exposure will fade your permanent cosmetics.
If you are planning a chemical peel, MRI scan or other medical procedure, please inform your doctor of that you have permanent cosmetics.
Please inform the National Blood Service if you donate blood, as you may not be eligible to give blood for six months post-procedure.