Permanent Makeup Aftercare
Applies to All Permanent Makeup Treatments
• The colour his up to 50% darker immediately after the treatment. It will start to become lighter after 4-7 days. The true healed colour will not show through until about 4-6 weeks after the initial treatment.
• Ice packs protected by a cloth may be applied if necessary to reduce soreness & swelling.
• Treat the area as you would an open wound. Always wash your hands before touching or applying any products given at your treatment.
• Only use gentle facial cleansers on your face while the healing process occurs, and be mindful not to get the area wet.
If the area does get wet, pat it dry with a tissue, do not rub.
• Keep head hair away from the area to prevent infection.
• Some itching is normal. Do not pick, peel or scratch the area.
This may result in an uneven colour heal, scarring or infection.
• Do not apply makeup for 72 hours after the treatment.
• Do not take part in any strenuous activity which will cause perspiration for the first 72 hours.
• Do not expose the healing skin to extreme heat, cold, or moisture for 2 weeks following your treatment.
This can include 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).
• A week after the treatment, if you wish to go swimming, a petroleum product can be used to protect the area.
• You may experience tenderness, flaking, dryness, itchiness, swelling, and redness after the treatment.
If you are feeling less than 100%, then it may take longer to heal, and our symptoms may be more severe.
Applies to Eyeliner Permanent Makeup Treatments Only
• You will need to buy a new mascara to prevent infection.
• Eyelashes may stick together and eyelids may appear red and puffy.
Applies to Lip Permanent Makeup Treatments Only
• If you suffer with cold sores, it is recommended that you take anti-viral medication fo 2 weeks before, and for 2 weeks after the treatment.
• You should avoid eating spicy and salty foods. Drink liquids through a straw. And refrain from kissing.
Long Term Care
• In order to keep your permanent cosmetics treatment looking its best, it is recommended you have maintenance treatments around every 12-24 months (this timeframe will vary from person to person).
• To avoid pigment fade for as long as possible, avoid excessive exposure to UV light.
• Take care when using skincare products that contain exfoliating acids or retinol, these can fade permanent cosmetics faster.
• If you are to have an MRI please inform the practitioner that you have permanent cosmetics.
This is because permanent cosmetics can show as a shadow on scan results.
• You may not be eligible to give blood for 4 months after the procedure.
• If you are planning on having any injectable treatments, please be mindful that these can change the shape of your facial features, and in turn, your permanent cosmetics.
• Laser treatments can fade or alter the colour of permanent cosmetics.
You must inform the laser technician that you have permanent cosmetics and they can act accordingly.