Aftercare instructions for all procedures
- Do not get your tattoo wet in the first 24 hours following the procedure. After 24 hours, let warm soapy water run over the area. Avoid hot water and direct water pressure while healing, approximately 2 weeks.
- Avoid strenuous activity for 3 days following procedure. (I.e. Sweating)
- Do not compress your face in a pillow while sleeping, especially during the first few days.
- Do not swim in fresh, salt, or chlorinated water for 2-3 weeks. Avoid environments that would cause dirt or germs to come in contact with the area while healing.
- Avoid the sun and tanning beds pre and post procedure. Sun will lighten the color.
- Do not apply topical cosmetics over area during the healing process, approximately 2 weeks.
Eye Liner After Care
- Do not let your eyes get wet in the first 24 hours following the procedure. If you must wash your face or shower avoid getting the eye area wet. (Facial cleansing cloths and baths are recommended)
- Do not let the eyeliner become dry in the first 24 hours.
- Only use the after care ointment provided, for the first 3 days. Apply a few times each day, and always in the morning and at night. Use a fresh Q‐tip for every application.
- Keep the area clean and blot off any oozing.
- Itching is common. Eyes may be swollen and tender for a few days. This is normal and will dissipate after a few days. Swelling can be at its peak on the following morning (post procedure) sleeping with your head slightly elevated can help reduce any residual swelling of the eyes. Sleeping with a towel or t-shirt over your pillowcase is recommended for the first few nights as residual pigment may cause soiling. An ice pack protected with a barrier of film or a paper towel can be used for swelling. Icing is most effective during the first 24 hours. Please do not ice for more than 10 minutes at a time.
- In the morning, if your eyes are stuck together, use a clean wet Q-tip and gently separate. Do not rub, peel, or pick.
- Eyes heal very well, however, it is possible to be exposed to a secondary infection like conjunctivitis. Seek medical attention for an antibiotic steroid eye drops.
- Eyes are sensitive to pet dander, gardening, dust and dirty hands. Avoid environments that would cause exposure to these, dirt or germs while healing, (approximately 2 weeks).
- Avoid the sun and tanning beds pre and post procedure. UV protective sunglasses add wonderful protection from the sun.
- Avoid hot water, direct water pressure, pools, and other bodies of water until healed.
- Avoid all creams around the eye area, for approximately 2 weeks. If ointment causes irritation, please discontinue and contact your technician for an alternative crème.
- Always use a brand new tube of mascara after each eyeliner procedure.
Eyebrow After Care
- Do not let your eyebrows get wet in the first 24 hours. (Facial cleansing cloths are recommended)
- Your technician has applied a barrier cream to your brows which will last 3 days. It is waterproof but not scrub proof. After the 3rd day you can expect some flaking. It is not uncommon for the flakes to be the color of the ink we used. Your tattoo is not falling off.
- Let the brows flake naturally without exfoliating or sloughing them off.
- Avoid the sun and tanning beds post procedure.
- Avoid direct water pressure, pools, and other bodies of water until healed. (2 weeks)
- Do not pick or rub the area.
- Brows will oxidize and get darker before they soften after the flaking process. This is normal.
- After weeks 2 you may resume your normal cleansing routine without having to baby the area as much.
- The color often ‘blooms’ or flourishes during weeks 3-4 so if they seem too light post flaking, be patient.
Lip Liner and Full Lip After Care
- Do not wash your lips for the first 24 hours. If you must wash your face use a facial cleansing cloth. Please be advised it is a good idea to brush your teeth with just water for the first 72 hours, post treatment.
- Lips will feel swollen and very dry after your procedure. Apply after care ointment several times a day. This should be done for at least 14 days post treatment. Do not allow lips to become dry. This may interfere with healed color. During the day if lips feel dry, apply a liberal amount of ointment. Just tap on skin as opposed to rubbing it in.
- After the lips are no longer tender to the touch they may become flaky. This is normal and is expected. Please do not pick or scratch them.
- Avoid the sun and tanning beds pre and post procedure. Be sure to the use a lip balm with SPF 30 once lips are healed, approximately 2 weeks.
- Do not use any Glycolic, Hydroxy, or fruit acid products on lips.
- Avoid hot water, direct water pressure, pools, and other bodies of water until healed. Please avoid any friction to lip area.
- You can resume wearing lipstick once lips are healed, approximately two weeks. Use a new lipstick after all lip treatments.
- Redness, swelling, tenderness, and dryness are all common post treatment side effects and will dissipate in a short period of time. It is best to avoid oily, salty, acidic foods, and alcohol while healing.
- Lips are a muscle and will need 2 to 3 sessions to complete this procedure. Lips are unpredictable. Some clients will yield very strong lip color. Others will only heal with slight color uptake. This will vary on an individual basis. Clients with sun damage, scar tissue (from injury or fever blisters) and clients with implants may not have strong results. Hyperpigmentation (darkening) can happen on any lip without warning. Fever blisters are a known side effect of all lip procedures. Clients are asked get a prescription for an anti-‐viral medication (Valtrex) from their doctor prior to any lip procedure, to help avoid an outbreak.
- Lip retouch must be scheduled 30-‐45 days apart from initial session to help with color retention.
- Lips heal in three stages: too dark – too light – just right. This takes one month to happen.