All permanent cosmetic procedures are a multi-session process. You are required to come back for at least one touch-up visit before it can be determined that your work is complete. Touch-up visits are scheduled at 6-8 week intervals or longer.
Be prepared for the initial color intensity of your procedure to be significantly sharper, brighter, or darker than what is expected for the final outcome. It will take time for this transition based upon how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates.
While these tattooed colors may initially simulate the exact color and tone desired, they will not always remain a perfect match. Tattooed colors are constant, while your own skin color will vary depending on exposure to cold, heat, sun, and circulatory changes. For example, if your skin tans and you had a scar camouflage, your surrounding skin will become darker in appearance than the treated area.
Proper care following your procedure is necessary to achieve the best results. Keep in mind that in many cases, some unevenness of color is to be expected. The purpose of the touch-up visit is to correct any color or shape issues. Please review the following directions and refer to them as necessary. If during your healing process you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
|Day||What to Expect|
|1-2||What you see is about 20-60% darker, bolder, and more solid than what your healed result will present. There may be minimal swelling; however, as the eyebrow area typically does not retain much fluid, swelling will be limited. The top layers of skin will begin to shed about day 3-5 and you will see a loss of color. This is normal.|
|3||Your eyebrows may begin to itch and the pigment may appear somewhat raised. DON’T SCRATCH THEM!|
|4-6||Your skin is now in rapidly exfoliating and if left alone, will shed evenly. The color under the skin will continue to appear light until the epidermis becomes more transparent.|
|30-40||Your eyebrows have had a full cycle of cellular regeneration in which the tattoo has now become part of the dermis, seen under the epidermis. Color might come back a little bit more, however I recommend to come back for the following touch up to make them stay better.|
|Day||What to Expect|
|1||This can vary from slightly puffy to swollen, heavy lids; light sensitive and possibly bloodshot eyes. It’s advisable to sleep in an elevated position to help reduce swelling at night.|
|2||Eyes might be swollen and perhaps a bit ‘crusty’ upon waking. The swelling will reduce after being in an upright position and from blinking and increased circulation to the area. Avoid heavy lifting, physical exertion, and crying.|
|3||Eyes will be less swollen, but will feel tight. The lash area will feel sore if touched.|
|3-4||The top layer of skin will begin to flake off in little stitch looking lines, although some people do not notice the exfoliation. DO NOT PICK– you will pull pigment out and end up with uneven color. Blinking helps eliminate the small pieces of pigment and epidermis that has detached. It is important not to pick at it or rub the eyes.|
|7-9||All shedding should be complete. You are safe to put your face back in the shower spray. During this time, the tattoo may appear to have vanished, this is a normal part of the healing process, and the pigment will re-emerge.|
|10||Pigment, if it faded, should have returned. What you see now is very close to the healed result. The color might be come back a little, however we recommend to come back for a following touch up to make the color stay better. Make sure you have a following touch up appointment.|
NOTE: The outcome of semi-permanent cosmetic procedures is dictated by the canvas (your skin). The better condition your skin is in, the better the final result will be. Very oily, dry, or sun damaged skin can be very difficult to achieve a beautiful even result. Mature clients may need an additional one to two weeks healing for the final results to appear. The better you take care of your skin and protect it from UV rays, the better the outcome and lifespan of the permanent cosmetics procedures.
|Day||What to Expect|
|1||It is very important to remove lymph from the surface of the skin in order to avoid heavy scabbing. Right after the procedure clean the lips with damp cotton) coal bottled water) every 30 min until bedtime. Before sleep if the lips still got some dry lymph then wash with lukewarm water gently removing the dry lymph. pad dry and apply Aquaphor Healing Ointment (you can find it in any grocery store, kids section)|
|2||The lips may be swollen the second day as well. Please do not ice the lip’s skin. Keep the skin moist at all times, do not let the lips to be dry.|
|3-7||Keep applying the Ointment as needed, means as soon as the lips start feeling dry apply the Ointment. From Day 1 to Day 7 or even longer (until the scabs are gone) AVOID water (for the PMU area), make up, excessive sweating, no sauna, no pools, no sunbathing, do not PEEL the scabs at all (you may cause scaring if otherwise) Do not apply anything besides Aquaphor ointment such as vaseline, antibiotic creams, Neosporin etc. Grasped oil may be sued to substitute Aquaphor.|
|For 4 Weeks||After the procedure is best to not use creams that contain acids or ingredients that will lighten or exfoliate the skin.|