For the best, longest lasting, most gorgeous results, follow these directions closely.
Basic Aftercare for all treatments
Blot every 30 minutes for 3 hours after treatment with water moistened, clean cotton pad.
Do a light cleansing with Microtonic morning and night for 14 days.
Use a small amount of Microbalm after each cleanse as a protectant and humectant.
Put an extra layer of ointment on the treated area as it starts to get dry, flaky or itchy.
Do not pick, scrub, rub or exfoliate the treated area. It will make the deposited pigment come out and could cause scarring. Let any scabbing or dry skin exfoliate naturally.
Keep as dry as possible for 14 days.
Use brow shield while in the shower. Wait until the very end to wash and rinse your hair. Avoid excessive rinsing, hot water, and steam on the treated area for 14 days.
Do not apply any topical creams, ointments or makeup to the area including sunscreen for 14 days.
Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for 14 days.
Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 14 days.
Do not go swimming by any means ( pools, lakes, hot tubs, etc. ) for 14 days.
Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 3-4 weeks after the procedure.
No facials, botox, chemical treatments, or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
Discontinue Vitamin A or any Retinol products for 4 weeks after treatment.
eyebrow tattoo Before procedure
It is important that you follow the steps provided below. Failing to do so may result in excessive bleeding and loss of deposited color.
Do not work out the day of your procedure.
Do not consume coffee before your procedure.
Discontinue Vitamin A or any Retinol products 4 weeks prior to treatment.
Do not get Botox 3 weeks prior to your appointment.
Do not have any kind of peel or facial two weeks prior to treatment.
Do not tan two weeks prior to your appointment or have a sunburned face.
Do not pick, tweeze, wax, or perform electrolysis one week before your procedure.
Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior. (Natural Blood Thinners)
Do not wax or tint your eyebrows three days before the procedure.
Do not drink alcohol 24-48 hours before your appointment.
Avoid taking aspirin or ibuprofen for pain relief
Eyebrow tattoo Aftercare
Oily skin cleans the skin every 30 min for the first 3 hours(total 6 times) after the procedure using a damp cotton( using clean bottled water) and washing hands before each cleaning time. -Dry skin cleans every hour for the first 3 hours (total of 3 times) -Right after the last wipe apply a thin layer of Microbalm. Before bed oily skin may wash using lukewarm water very gently removing the lymph, pat dry and apply ointment. Dry skin may not wash if the skin does not have visible lymph on top of the skin, just make sure your skin is moist before bed. Oily or dry skin may wash one more time if the skin eliminated lymph during night, pat dry and apply thin layer of ointment. If no lymph then just keep the eyebrows hydrated with the ointment as needed, means apply ointment only when you feel the skin is dry. Everyone’s skin has its own healing process and duration. It is recommended to apply ointment as long as the skin is still scabbed, and even after. The ointment will help your skin regenerate faster and better. During 4 weeks after the procedure is best to not use creams that contain acids or ingredients that will lighten or exfoliate the skin. The touch up is best to be done 6 weeks later and allow extra time for clients that heal longer, also give extra healing time for mature clients as well.
Lip Tattoo Aftercare
DO NOT pick the dry lips.
Do not apply anything besides Microbalm ointment (no Vaseline, antibiotic creams, aquaphor etc). Following the procedure, do not use creams that contain acids or ingredients that will lighten or exfoliate the skin. Touch ups (if needed) can be done no sooner than 8 weeks after the original appointment.
Day 1 (Day of the Procedure)
It is very important to remove the lymph fluid from the surface of the skin in order to avoid heavy scabbing. Before bed, if the lips still have some dry lymph, rinse with lukewarm water, gently removing the dry lymph, pat dry and apply Aquaphor Healing Ointment. Sometimes the lips can bruise even after the procedure. Bruising will subside within 24 hours post procedure.
Day 2 - 7
The lips may be swollen the second day as well. Please do not ice the lips. Keep the skin moist at all times, do not let the lips dry out. Continue to apply ointment every 30 minutes throughout the day. Again, do NOT let the lips dry out.
During Day 1 to Day 7 (or until the scabs are gone)
Water (on the PMU area) aside from cleaning them
Eyeliner Tattoo Aftercare
Do not touch the eyes. Before bed you can ice the eyes by applying it over a clean cloth. Do not apply ice directly on skin. -Do not wash the eyes, try to keep them dry -If the eyes are swollen you may take a Tylenol. The eyes may be swollen the next day after the procedure, it is a normal reaction, some clients swell more than others. The swelling should start going down during this day and the eyes should be looking better by the end of the second day. If the skin feel very dry by day 3 you can apply a very thin layer of Microbalm. Do not apply too much to avoid adverse reactions. Wash your hands before applying ointment. The touch up is best to be done 6 weeks later and allow extra time for clients that heal longer, also give extra healing time for mature clients as well.
7 Factors That Affect Permanent Make-up Healing
As we’ve already read, wound healing is not a straight line from A to Z - wounds can progress both forwards and backward on the road back to health, and how they do so will depend on several outside factors.
Aging affects everything in the body and (as anyone who’s ever read a beauty magazine already knows) that includes the structure and function of the skin. Everything slows down during the aging process, including the phases of wound healing. Skin gets thinner and the body shows a decreased inflammatory response meaning that, as you get older, your skin is predisposed to injury and will heal slower when an injury occurs.
Proper nutrition is vital to optimal healing. A wound is unable to heal properly if you lack the necessary nutrients for cell repair and growth.
Anyone surpassing their ideal body weight by 20% or more has a greater risk of infection when healing a wound.
If you have multiple wounds or have undergone a severe trauma (e.g. surgery) your body’s defense mechanisms will be limited and slow wound repair.
Skin needs an adequate amount of fluid and moisture to be viable. If you’re prone to dry skin (especially common in the elderly) you may be at risk for skin lesions, infection, and thickening, which will all impair wound healing. On the flip side, if the skin is too wet, you’re at risk for developing maceration and/or infections, so maintaining an optimal level of skin moisture is imperative for healing wounds.
Chronic diseases have a direct impact on the body’s natural ability to heal. Cardiovascular conditions are among the most detrimental, but diabetes and immunodeficiency conditions can also slow wound repair.
Prescription medications can have a negative effect on healing. For instance, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs often prescribed for arthritis and found over the counter as aspirin and ibuprofen, can interfere with the inflammation stage of the healing process. Anticoagulants have the capacity to disrupt blood clotting, while immunosuppressants may weaken the immune system and enhance the risk of infection.
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