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Semi-Permanent Makeup Aftercare
For approximately the first week after the procedure, you may experience symptoms such as swelling, dryness, itching, tenderness, red skin and flaking. It is really important to understand that this is completely normal and to leave the area well alone to avoid pigment dropping out.
If you are feeling less than 100%, you may find the healing process takes slightly longer than the average healthy person. This is nothing to worry about, just bare it in mind when keeping an eye on how you’re healing.
Eyebrows: If you find your brows are itching, place your finger on an ice cube and put this onto the area to subside the itching.
Lips: If you have ever suffered from cold sores previous to the procedure it is important to use a recommended topical cream/medication for 7 days prior to and after the procedure to avoid traumatizing the area. This will help stop an outbreak that could become extremely uncomfortable and potentially cause scarring.
Eyeliner: You may find after the eyeliner procedure your eyes may stick together and become red and swollen. Wrap some ice in a towel and place to your eyes to help reduce swelling.
For the first week or so until the area appears to have healed, we recommend following these steps in your daily routine:
Eyebrows: You will need to clean the area every 2 hours after the treatment and for the first day. Your skin will create lymph which will try and push the pigment out the body as it heals. You can use water wipes, any water-based wet wipes or baby soap and water to wipe over the brows gentle then pat dry.
Use a gentle face cleanser (or just use a fragrance-free soap and water) to wash with and avoid the treated area.
AVOID GETTING THE AREA WET after the first day. If you do happen to get the area wet, just gently pat dry with a tissue or clean towel or flannel.
DO NOT pick the scabs.
You will be given aftercare cream to use for at least two weeks or until the scabs have completely gone. You will need to apply this to the area 2-3 times a day using both ends of a cotton bud. Make sure to wash your hands before and after doing this and use a new cotton bud each time to avoid infection.
Lips: Keep the lips and surrounding area dry.
DO NOT pick the scabs or dry skin.
Blot the area every half hour after the treatment.
Don’t get the area wet. If you do, pat dry with a clean towel or flannel.
Apply a constant amount of cream to keep the area moist and stop them from drying out.
Eyeliner: Keep the area dry.
Avoid excessive sunlight.
DO NOT pick the scabs or dry skin.
Dry heal unless you have had a thick liner. If so, apply a thin layer of cream until healed.
Things to avoid: DO NOT wear makeup on or around the treated area for at least 7 days after the procedure. If you have had the eyeliner procedure – please buy a new mascara to prevent infection.
DO NOT expose the area to severe heat until fully healed. This includes the sun, steam rooms, sunbeds and saunas.
DO NOT touch the area! No scratching, picking, itching or rubbing. You could end up removing the pigment from the skin resulting in uneven healing and the possibility of causing an infection.
It is important to remember that the colour you leave with is not the final look. This will heal 30/40% lighter and could take 4-6 weeks for the true colour to show. It will begin to fade after 4-7 days, and during the healing process, the colour will come and go while your skin regenerates. This is completely normal so try not to panic! If you do have any worries or questions, then don’t hesitate to contact your technician.
To keep your new semi-permanent makeup looking at what is best for a long time it is vital to avoid excessive exposure to the sun. Use a really good sun protector with a high SPF to protect the area.
You will be required to have a yearly top up after your initial appointments. How often you need this just depends on the person and your skin type.
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