Permanent Makeup Pre/Post Instructions

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Pre – Permanent Makeup Instructions

For at least 24 HOURS beforehand, do not

  • Alcohol of any kind
  • Fish oil
  • Multivitamins
  • Vitamin E supplements/drinks
  • Ibuprofen and/or Aspirin

NOTE: If you are currently taking chemotherapy drugs, blood thinners, strong antibiotics, high blood pressure medication, and/or Accutane, please let your provider know prior to treatment.

Post – Permanent Makeup Instructions

Aftercare is very important, please read carefully  

For the first 3 – 6 days, the color intensity of the permanent makeup will appear significantly darker, larger and sharper than what is expected for the final outcome. Although the area will appear healed after 10 days, it will not be fully healed for 4 – 6 weeks (8 weeks for lips), depending on the rate of skin exfoliation of the individual. The final coloration of the permanent makeup will be revealed after this healing process.

One procedure cannot guarantee the desired outcome. In many cases, a touch-up visit within 3 months of the first procedure may be necessary to finalize results to client specifications. In very complicated cases (involving removal/color correction/camouflage/scar tissue/iron disorder) an extra charge may apply on extra touch-ups.

*IMPORTANT – If you sleep on your side or face down, please let us know as there are special instructions.

Aftercare Instructions

  • 1 – 2 hours after your procedure use a dampened cotton ball to gently remove body fluids. Using sterile Q-tips, carefully re-apply a thin layer of provided aftercare product, being careful not to chafe at the skin. For the remainder of the day, repeat this step every 3 hours, being sure to be gentle with the procedural area when re-applying the aftercare product.
  • Keep the area MOISTURIZED but be sure not to wet the area during the first phase of the healing process (the first 5 – 10 days). During this initial period, use either the aftercare gel provided or Aquaphor. Gently apply the ointment twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening, with a Q-tip, covering the area with a thin, even layer. Should the area continue to feel tender, itchy or dry, continue this for up to 10 – 14 days following the initial procedure. This should provide pain relief and will promote healing to help retain color.
  • Avoid soaps/facial cleansers on pigmented areas (wash around them), pat dry with a clean towel.
  • Before showering, gently apply Aquaphor or provided aftercare product in a thicker layer on pigmented area. Use the provided shower visor in order to avoid wetting the area; DO NOT directly expose the treated area to the shower.
  • Before sleeping, apply a thicker layer of Aquaphor to keep the area moisturized overnight. Try to sleep on your back.
  • DO NOT rub, scratch, or pick any crust/scabs that may form along the tattooed area. Allow it to flake off by itself. Early removal of pigment crusts may result in loss of color.
  • DO NOT apply makeup on the pigmented area during the healing process.
  • Avoid swimming, soaking, steam bath and facials for the first week.
    Avoid sweating/physically demanding activities where possible. DO NOT allow sweat to drip onto the pigmented area.
  • Avoid applying exfoliates or AHA/glycolic acid products to the tattooed area for at least 2 weeks.
  • Avoid sun exposure (including tanning beds) during healing process.
  • The eyebrows may be swollen for the first few hours. The color will appear darker for the first 5 days until the scabs begin to peel. Following this the color will lighten.
  • After your eyebrows are completely healed, you may go back to your regular cleansing and makeup routine.
  • Use sun block after the procedure area is healed to protect the pigments from sun fading.

Failure To Follow Aftercare Instructions May Result In Infections Pigment Loss Or Discoloration

  If you have any questions or concerns, call The Skin Center at 1-800-429-1151

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