After Care Advice
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Here are your aftercare instructions for you to have a read over and use as your Bible for the next 2 weeks, Proper care following your enhancement is necessary to ensure you achieve the best results.
If you have any questions or concerns that aren’t listed on your aftercare sheet please do not hesitate to contact me via email or telephone.
Please ensure to follow the instructions for the next 2 weeks, referring to them as necessary.
Avoid for 2 weeks;
Do not expose your enhancement to direct sun, tanning treatments, Jacuzzis, saunas, salt water, chlorinated pools and direct shower spray.
Keep exercise and sweating to a minimum
(sweating creates the secretion of salts in our bodies and we use salt and saline to remove SPMU!)
I recommend that you use a mild antibacterial cleanser or water on a cloth or flannel to freshen your skin during the first week. Do not splash wash your face. Do however clean your enhancement twice daily with damp cotton pads - dabbing not rubbing.
Do not receive skincare beauty treatments for 14 days after the application of your enhancement (including botox/Fillers).
No make-up should be applied directly on to your enhancement for 2 week.
If your enhancement gets wet, gently pat the area dry using a clean tissue.
Keep your hair away from your enhancement to prevent the possibility of infection or irritation of the skin which will pull the colour out.
Some itching is normal. DO NOT PICK, PEEL OR RUB your enhancement as the colour may heal unevenly and you could risk infection, which in turn could lead to scarring. Allow the colour to flake away by itself.
Minor redness, bruising, swelling and tenderness. (very dependant on skin type)
Eyelashes can stick together, particularly overnight from an eyeliner treatment.
Dryness and itchiness in the treated area and dry flaking particles from eyebrows in particular.
Dry lips for up to 3 weeks for Lip enhancements.
These symptoms are a normal part of the healing process.
During week one
It will look patchy as tiny scabs form and come away
The enhancement will look paler
The colour starts to come back to the surface of the skin
The true healed colour presents itself until your fine tune treatment.
Please note the skin takes 28 days to self-renew and repair and we cannot go back on the skin until a minimum of 4 weeks. Your enhancement is not complete until you have had your fine tune session. If your desired result is not dark enough or your skin doesn’t except pigment as well and you require a 3rd application of colour, this can be done within 3 months as an ‘additional application of colour treatment’ at a minimal cost
IMPORTANT NOTE: The approximate healing period is 14 days, however healing can be prolonged if your immune system is compromised, if you are generally stressed and or by poor diet.
If you are planning eye surgery or an MRI scan, please inform your doctor of your permanent cosmetics. Please inform the National Blood Service if you donate blood, as you may not be eligible to give blood for 6 months post application.
Use a high factor sun cream or lip balm on your enhancement (minimum SF 30) to prolong the colour for continued use. Tanning creams, AHA creams (anti-wrinkle creams with retina products) will fade your enhancement quicker.
For the first 2 weeks keep the brows clean and dry. Avoid showers or baths for 48 hours. If you have oily skin and produce a lot of lymph fluid during the treatment your pmu artist may advise you to dab your brows with tissue every 1-2 hours to lift excess fluid.
You may be given a healing balm to apply to your brows for 7 – 10 days, a grain of rice amount, once a day using a cotton bud. (again this may vary depending on skin type, I will adapt and advise accordingly.
Keep the brows clean but don’t over wet them, after 48 hours you can wash your hair but don’t put your face under the shower directly, wash your hair from the back and dab brows dry once you re out - no rubbing!
After a brow enhancement your selected colour will be stronger and more sharply defined for 1 to 5 days after application but as the healing process occurs the colour will soften and lighten.
Remember, around 4-5 days they will start shedding and flake, this is normal - please bear with and trust the process!
Apply a thin layer of your healing balm several times a day to keep lips protected and from drying out.
Do not use lip plump products after a lip enhancement.
Do not receive lip filler products after a lip enhancement.
Avoid eating spicy and salty foods and drink through a straw for 7 days for Lip enhancements
No kissing for 5 days to prevent infection for lip enhancements.
Lips: If you suffer with cold sores at present or anytime in the past then you'll need to take anti-herpes tablets 4 days prior and 4 days post treatment. Along with anti-herpes topical medication cream such as Zovirax, 5 times daily for a period of 1 week. If an outbreak does occur it will generally break out on day 3/4 post treatment.
Any sign of an allergic reaction/infection such as skin irritation, redness, weeping etc please contact me ASAP and seek medical attention.
Disposable cold packs may be applied as necessary to reduce any swelling in the first 2 days.
Apply the healing balm once a day with a cotton bud unless otherwise instructed.
You may wish to use an antibiotic eye cream obtained from a chemist to prevent eye infections during the healing process for eyeliner treatments. Your chemist will advise you how to use it.
Do not wear contact lenses for 24 hours from an eyeliner enhancement.
Avoid eye cream sparingly taking care to ensure it is not applied directly over your enhancement.
Use sunglasses to protect your eyes from wind and pollution.
New mascara must be used after AN EYELINER TREATMENT AND ONLY ONCE SKIN HAS HEALED. (Approxmately 2 weeks)
Do not receive eyelash tinting, permanent curling or artificial eyelash application after eyeliner enhancement or before your top up treatment.
Do not use lash growth products for 2 weeks after an eyeliner enhancement.
Loss of some eyelashes during the healing process is a possibility. Lost eyelashes will normally grow back with your natural lash cycle.
After an eye enhancement your selected colour will be stronger and more sharply defined for 5 to 7 days after application but as the healing process occurs the colour will soften and lighten.