Permanent makeup creates wounds to the skin, therefore you must to keep the treated area clean and dry for 1 week, because germs love moisture.

If you follow the right aftercare you will ensure a fast recovery, prevent premature colour fading and complications such as infection.

These recommendations refer to healing the skin in general so you can follow it for almost all type of permanent makeup care, except from lips.

Very important

All permanent makeup procedures must heal, peel and fade. They will be much darker for the first 7-10 days or until the tissue has healed due to a mixture of blood, lymph (clear, watery fluid) and stained pigment on the skin surface. After the area peels, the color will be softer. Most tattoos fade up to 30% within the first month.

While the skin is in the process of forming of healing, the lymphatic fluids is active and you may see secretion or ooze on the skin. This is normal, but the fluid must be cleaned off to prevent hardening and the formation of a thick, hard scab. Thick scabs are known to take great amounts of the ink with them when they fall off. Wiping the lymphatic fluid off will promote the growth of a thin, soft scab. Thin scabs that flake off on their own are the key to successful ink retention.

Extra after care especially for lips

  • Keep your lips moist, using Vitamin E oil for 2 weeks following.
  • Do not let the area dry out completely, this can cause scabbing and cracking on the skin surface
  • Avoid touching citrus fruits, salty or spicy foods on your lips for 1 week, and also be careful when wash your teeth. The acid from the fruits, the salt from the food and the toothpaste may pull the pigments out of the lip vermilion. If you touch your lips with one of the items described, wash immediately with water.
  • While eating, do not constantly wipe your lips with a napkin or keep licking your lips, as this will impede the healing process
  • Also, do not bleach your teeth while your lips are healing.
  • Don’t touch your lips on the pillow, it will permanently stain your sheets.
  • In the presence of herpes use zovirax ointment on the affected area.
  • And the most difficult one: don’t kiss for 7 days! Be patient, after healed you can enjoy the kiss proof lip blushing!

Day 1

  • Right after the procedure, wipe it off the treated area with damp cotton discs to absorb the excess of lymph fluid that is formed. Do this every half an hour, at least five times, or until the oozing stops. And make sure the area is dry between each cleaning session.
  • Before sleeping you can wash with water and gentle soap like Dial Soap, Cetaphil, or baby shampoo, Rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. And dry by gently pat with a clean tissue or cotton disc.

Day 2-7

  • Wash with gentle soap every morning and night, to remove bacteria, build up of product and oils, and dead skin. Don’t worry, this doesn’t remove the pigment. Rinse well with water and gently dry with a clean tissue or cotton disc.
  • Do not use any cream, exfoliants or cleansing containing glycolic acid (AHA) or salicylic acid (BHA).
  • Keep the area as dry as possible for the first week! Except for lips and areola (read the special after care for lips and areola).
  • Do not scratch, rub or try to rush the scab-flaking process. Doing so, it can cause loss of pigment in those areas. Let your scabs fall off naturally.
  • Avoid heat and sweaty exercise for one week.
  • Only touch treated areas with clean hands, but avoid touching it.
  • Avoid topical makeup and sunscreen on the area.
  • In the morning, if eyes are stuck together, after eyes procedures, use a wet Q-tip and gently separate. Do not rub, peel or pick.
  • Apply ice as often as you like to reduce swelling from eyes or lips, but make sure it is wrapped in a clean towel or you can use clean cotton pads soaked in ice cold water, make sure you gently dry completely the area afterwards.
  • Avoid long and hot showers, and avoid taking baths.
  • Important Instructions for Showering
  • Limit your showers to 5 minutes so that you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/procedure area out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair.
  • Your face should only be getting wet only at the end of the shower.
  • Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area.

Day 1-30

  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after the procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors or use a broad spectrum sunscreen with zinc oxide.
  • Avoid swimming (pool and sea) within 30 days, salt and chlorine fade away the colour of the pigment.
  • Avoid chemical peels, retinol, glycolic acid, AHA, BHA, exfoliation, microdermabrasion, they can speed up the fading process.