GENERAL AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS
It is imperative to follow these instructions to properly care for your cosmetic tattoo. Although healing stages may vary per individual, following these steps will help achieve the best results possible. Should you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me. If you see any signs of a severe allergic reaction, seek medical attention at once.
- You may experience some tenderness (sunburned like sensation) Swelling, redness and mild bruising may occur and may last for a period of 2 - 3 days. Icing it down while elevated may help soothe it and reduce the swelling.
- The appearance of your new cosmetic tattoo tone of color and shape will be much darker and thicker due to pigment oxidation and swelling of the tissue. This is temporary. The color will tone down dramatically after the exfoliation process, projecting up to 50% or more of pigment loss and as the swelling subside, the shape will shrink in size.
- Your procedure site may secrete some bodily fluids. If the area oozes, gently blot directly over the area with a damp paper towel. Do not rub! Pressure may be applied but never on the eyes. Continue to blot the area as needed to prevent it from developing into a thick crusty scab. For an eyeliner procedure, prevent tears to well up by immediately blotting it gently with a tissue or a dry cotton swab
- Treat the area as an open wound so to avoid the risk of infection, do not touch with dirty hands and always keep the area clean. It's recommended that you gently wash the area using a mild soap lathering gently with the tips of your fingers, rinsing with lukewarm water and gently patting it dry. Lightly apply a thin layer of mild lotion or the provided aftercare cream given by your technician. Repeat this regimen twice a day for the next 2 weeks. (Discontinue use of cream if you develop an allergic reaction. Rinse it off and let it dry heal or replace with a mild lotion)
- While showering, do not soak or run the water directly over the tattoo site. Avoid makeup, moisturizers or harsh cleansers on the site. No swimming, heavy exposure to the sun, tanning, saunas or hot steam showers. Avoid heavy workouts or activities which will produce excessive sweating. It's best to resume your normal activities after the exfoliation period is complete which can take up to 2 weeks.
- Avoid sleeping on your face. if you develop some crusting over the site, gently wash as directed. If crust remains after rinsing, do not attempt to pick at it. Allow the crusting to exfoliate on its own.
- In 3-5 days, scabbing and flaking will take place. It may feel dry, tight and itchy. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SCRATCH OR PICK AT THE SCAB! Doing so may damage the skin, cause scarring and lose pigment. Let the skin peel naturally. Shedding of the skin is normal and all part of the healing process.
- Once the scabs completely sheds, you'll notice shrinkage, it will appear lighter and a bit reddish in color due to the dermal layer still undergoing some healing. Allow 4-6 weeks to reveal its full healed results.
- If this is your initial procedure, a touch up may be needed to complete the procedure. This treatment includes any necessary adjustments or additions to your healed results. This is vital to the integrity and longevity of your cosmetic tattoo and its best carried out in 6-8 weeks from your initial procedure.
- To avoid permanent makeup to fade overtime, avoid direct use over the area with products or topical medication that exfoliates and whitens the skin. Refrain from excessive exposure to the sun, UV rays and indoor tanning. Always use a good sunscreen or moisturizer with SPF-15 or higher.
- In order to keep your permanent cosmetic looking at its best, maintenance is required. A touch up /color boost may be necessary every 1-2 years. Future retouches will assess a fee by the number of application needed. Your touch up fee will be quoted upon scheduling your appointment.