HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SEMI- PERMANAENT MAKE-UP
General postcare Instructions:
Although each individual may heal differently and healing time may vary, remember that semi- permanent make-up is made to enhance your features not to replace make-up. In each procedure the appearance of your pigment will be darker the final results. We suggest waiting at least 30-60 days for full healing before any touch ups.
- Keep area clean. Blot or rinse off oozing
- No scrubbing. Do not rub, wipe, or scratch area. Use patting motions only.
- Soap/cleansers may be used as long as they are not alcohol based and do not have anti-aging acids or acne acids in it.
- Keep moist with healing ointment at all times while outer healing occurs (3-5 days for eyes, 7-10 days for lips)
- Clients do best with water soluble or non comedogenic/pore clogging products that let the skin breathe.
- The treated area must remain dry, covered with a watertight bandage while showering.
- Do not expose the area to full pressure of the shower. Clean it and keep ointment on it. Scabs the dry out take longer to heal off.
- A permanent make up procedure is the equivalent of a skin- deep wound, a scab may form over the treated area in 3-7 days and fall off.
- It is very important not to pick or pull at scabs, this will increase the risk of scarring and prolong recovery.
- You may cool the skin a few times after permanent make up procedure with a cold pack for 10 minutes, every couple of hours for the first day. Don’t overdo it. Inappropriate/overuse the ice pack on fragile skin may cause cryotherapy complications.
- Avoid strenuous activity for 2 days.
- Do not compress your face in a pillow while sleeping, especially the first couple of days.
- Use of sunblock after healing is completed will help prevent premature fading.
- Do not apply swim in fresh, salt, or chlorinated water for 2 weeks. Avoid environments that would cause dirt or germs to contact area while healing.
- Do not apply topical cosmetics over area while healing.
- If no allergies, ibuprofen may be used to reduce swelling and discomfort. If other medication is desired it is best to consult with your physician.
- Notify permanent make up artist or physician at first sign of allergic reaction or infection. If you suspect a problem is developing the first thing to do is switch the type of ointment you are using. The ointment is often the cause of the problem. An occasional slight healing itch is normal. Constant intense itching, abnormal thick yellow discharge, yellow crust, hot burning pain, lumps, bumps, and blisters are not normal.
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Use healing ointment continuously throughout the day until outer healing is complete. Apply antibiotic ointment twice a day for 2-3 days.
Keep in mind antibiotic ointment is more likely to cause a red itchy reaction with prolonged or continuous use.
Recommendation: Bacitracin, A&D, Aquaphor, GenTeal PM Ointment, or lip balm. GenTeal_PM makes a great healing ointment after permanent eyeliner because it is ophthalmic/ safe for eyes- you can also put some of it in eyes if they dry and irritated. GenTeal is preservative free. (Remember to read directions).